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Florida Horse Show Venues

Nearby Hotels and Vacation Rentals

 horse and rider jumping at a Florida horse showFlorida horse show venues and nearby hotels and vacation rentals. Riders and spectators will want to book hotels early for the 2023 - 2024 Florida horse show season. Find the best hotel close to your horse show, polo match, or Florida rodeo and book online for the best price. Riders and support staff be sure to stay near your horse and near your riding venue.

Spectators will find nearby lodging ideally situated near their favorite horse show. Also, fans may even enjoy an opportunity to rub elbows with some of the star riders.

By booking your hotel here you can be assured of achieving the lowest possible price and best accommodations.


Wellington, FL Equestrian Venues

Wellington International WEF at Wellington, FL Wellington Hotels

picture of wellington hotelWellington International is home to the world famous Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and the Global Dressage Festival (GDF) which are held during the January - March winter season. Additionally, during the remainder of the year the venue hosts horse shows sponsored by Wellington Classic Dressage, Gold Coast Dressage, and Equestrian Sports Productions.

It was recently announced that the Wellington equestrian community will expand. "A 600-acre luxury development planned for Wellington is also going to expand equestrian sports (Wellington International,) and experts on the matter said it could make the area the top equestrian destination in the country or even the world."

Furthermore, Wellington, FL is located in Palm Beach County, FL, an integral part of Florida's Gold Coast. The Brightline train stations in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton connect the county by hi-speed rail with Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and even Orlando (summer 2023.) And, of course, there are the fabulous beaches of Palm Beach County, including iconic Palm Beach.

White Fences at Loxahatchee

The Ridges at Wellington Grove

World Class High Goal Polo at Wellington's National Polo Center Wellington Hotels

Each year, during the January - April season, polo players gather from all over the world to play fast and furious polo on the famous turf of the National Polo Center. Wellington is now home to the United States Polo Association headquarters.

Enjoying polo matches is a Sunday afternoon tradition for South Florida residents and visitors seeking an exciting social and sports event in the beautiful Florida outdoors.

Ocala, FL Horse Show Venues

horse capital of the world signOcala, FL, located north of Orlando in Marion County, is home to hundreds of horse breeding farms. Here, Thoroughbred race horses are bred and trained with many joining the international racing stables.

The area also hosts several prestigious horse show venues such as the World Equestrian Center. Accordingly, Ocala is considered by many to be the horse capital of the world.

HITS Ocala at Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL Ocala, FL Hotels

The next busiest horse show venue is Post Time Farms in Ocala where the Ocala HITS show jumping events are held from mid January through March every year. HITS offers some of the largest prize money in the horse show business with a $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix. Admission for spectators is free Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday there is a $5.00 charge and children under 12 are free.

Florida Horse Park in Ocala Hotels Near Florida Horse Park, Ocala, FL

Florida Horse Park is where horse shows and local events are held throughout the year including an eventing series and dressage shows. Florida Horse Park also hosts the popular Ocala Polo Club matches throughout the year.

Majestic Oaks near Ocala Ocala, FL Hotels

Majestic Oaks in Reddick, FL sprawls over 100 acres of oak tree cover hills. Majestic Oaks hosts eventing, driving, and cross country schooling. Additionally, the venue is home to Englert-Farren Sporthorse Jumper Shows throughout the year.

Grand Oaks Resort and Equestrian Activities in Weirsdale, FL. Hotels near Grand Oaks Resort

Grand Oaks Resort is known for its rated driving events as well as hosting dressage and other equestrian shows.

The World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL Ocala, FL Hotels

The World Equestrian Center in Ocala is a fantastic equestrian venue hosting horse shows and events in its world class indoor and outdoor arenas. and its The World Equestrian Center features its own luxury hotel overlooking the main outdoor show arena and offers a variety of restaurants throughout the venue. Book the five star Equestrian Hotel and enjoy the spa and fine dining at the Stirrups Restaurant overlooking the main arena.

West Coast Florida Equestrian Venues

Fox Lea Farms Venice, FL Venice, FL Hotels

Lodging near Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida which holds horse shows throughout the year including quarter horse events and rated show jumping and dressage shows. Fox Lea is also known for its summer horse camps for all age groups.

Terra Nova Equestrian Center in Mayaka City near Sarasota, FL Sarasota, FL Hotels

TerraNova Equestrian Center is Florida's newest horse show venue and is located west of Sarasota in Southwest Florida. This beautiful venue is developing as a first class addition to Florida's equestrian culture.

The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at Florida State Fair Grounds Tampa, FL Hotels

The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center is home to 4-H State Champion Horse Shows. Also, many local equestrian shows are held throughout the year including the AQHA Orange Blossom Classic, Gasparilla Charity Horse Show, and the Florida Gulf Coast Circuit. Other frequently held horse shows include the South Florida Reining Horse Show and the Pinellas County Hunter Association Horse Show.

With different horse shows happening almost every month of the year, there is almost always something to enjoy at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center.

Other Florida Horse Show Venues

Rocking Horse Stables Horse Shows in Altoona, FL Hotels Near Altoona, FL

The Rocking Horse Stables venue covers 150 acres in Altoona, FL has a great cross country course sporting over 100 jumps and hosts numerous USEF eventing trials and USDF dressage shows. Additionally over 100 stalls are available for overnight rental and permanent boarding is available.

Alachua Equestrian Center in Newberry, FL Hotels Near Newberry, FL

Located just outside of Gainesville, FL in Newberry, Alachua Equestrian Center has been a favorite horse show destination for many years. Alachua offers dressage, reining, halter, and other horse show disciplines.

Clarcona Horse Park in Orlando, FL Hotels near Clarcona, Orlando, FL

Clay County Fairgrounds at Green Cove Springs, FL Nearby Hotels

Horse shows at the Clay County Fairgrounds include Dressage Shows, Hunter Jumper Events, AQHA Shows, 4H Activities, Horse Clinics, and Team Roping Competitions. Conveniently located midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL on Florida's east coast.

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center

Jacksonville, FL Hotels

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Northeast Florida's premier horse show venue, hosts horse shows throughout the year. Notably, this indoor facility offers an all weather arena suitable for every kind of riding discipline from cutting horses, to rodeos, to dressage shows.

The Silver Sands Bridle Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL New Smyrna Beach, FL Hotels

The Silver Sands Bridle Club is a membership organization specializing in monthly English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Hunter Jumper and Barrel Racing Shows. New Smyrna Beach is located just south of Daytona Beach and has many fabulous beachfront hotels.

Wickham Park in Melbourne, FL Melbourne, FL Hotels

Wickham Park hosts horse shows for Dancing Horse Dressage and Space Coast Arabians in Brevard County. Additionally, the Space Coast is home to the Kennedy Space Center, and Port Canaveral, the world's busiest cruise port.

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