World Equestrian Center – Ocala to Host FEI Jumping Competition in March 2023
World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) will host FEI jumping competition on March 1 to March 4, 2023, in Ocala, Florida, during week IX of the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series. The competition is rated CSI3* and will feature highlight classes for exhibitors and spectators alike to enjoy in the WEC Grand Arena. National hunter/jumper competition will be held from Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, March 5. Admission and parking are free for the week’s horse show events.
In June 2022, Australian show jumper Lauren Balcomb was the winner of the first FEI-rated grand prix at WEC, the $140,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix, with her top mount Verdini D’Houtveld Z. It was her first international grand prix victory, although she also proved her mettle by going double clear in her first Nations Cup the previous March.
Balcomb said, “I feel so fortunate having the World Equestrian Center in our backyard, and to have FEI events here is unbelievable. It is the most spectacular place to compete at, and I’m so looking forward to seeing more dates on the calendar for the summer too!”