The World Equestrian Center and Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club recently announced that it will build a 140,000-square-foot sports complex and a luxury residential community in Ocala, Fla., and serve as a core for equine and community events.
The arena, which has not yet been named, will be adjacent to Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian club. The center will open in 2019 and hold 17 outdoor arenas, a 3-acre outdoor stadium, four climate-controlled arenas and 1,500 horse stalls, according to The Alligator.
Other features will include a covered grandstand on three sides, a state-of-the-art sound system, all weather footing with built-in irrigation and climate-controlled judging booths.
In addition, the project also promises more than 600,000 square feet of pavers and 18,000 square feet of vendor space, according to a press release.
This will be the second World Equestrian Center (WEC), following the first location in Wilmington, Ohio — one of the largest climate-controlled equine facilities in the country for year-round shows.