World Equestrian Center – Ocala Welcomes Jumping’s Best for Five-Star Action

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Ocala, FL – World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) welcomes athletes, media and fans from around the world as CSIO5* competition begins on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in the final week of the Winter Spectacular Show Series, which features the Longines League of Nations™ Team Competition on Saturday, March 23. As one of the most anticipated competitions on the equestrian calendar and the second stop on the global tour for the inaugural Longines League of Nations™, it’s a can’t-miss event.

Eight of the top 10-ranked Jumping athletes in the world will be at WEC – Ocala this week to compete for winning honors with Longines League of Nations™ teams lined up from the United States, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

Along with the 40 riders that will compete in the Longines League of Nations™, an additional 21 athletes representing Australia, Canada, Colombia, Israel, New Zealand and the United States will forge their five-star path around the WEC Grand Arena throughout the week.

The U.S. team will be represented by Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, Aaron Vale and McLain Ward, and they will be joined by many other international Olympians from around the world all seeking victory in this top-rated international show. Don’t miss a moment of the action!

Event Schedule: On Thursday, March 21, a field of the world’s best Jumping athletes vies for $330,000 in prize money in the Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSIO5*, held under the lights of the WEC Grand Arena. Secure your spot with reserved seats while they last.

The week reaches a pinnacle on Saturday with the $770,000 Longines League of Nations™ Team Competition, where the world’s top 10 teams compete in a two-round format. 

2:00 p.m. – Seating Open4:00 p.m. – Parade of Nations4:30 p.m. – First Round, Top 10 Teams7:30 p.m. – Second Round, Top 8 Teams*All competition start times are subject to change

Find all the details on the latest schedule for the full week of events online.

See Event Schedule

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Eight of the top 10-ranked Jumping athletes in the world will compete at WEC – Ocala. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

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