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Inside an all-new expo center guests will enjoy a fabulous display of exotic & classic cars, craft cocktails served from open bars, fine culinary offerings from chef attended stations, Samba team, great music, best derby hat contest, rare scotch & bourbon tastings and more.
Over 200 exotic, classic & American muscle cars will be placed for display on the Grand Plaza of this Four-Diamond resort. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, McLaren and others will make for an incredible display. Onsite are numerous restaurants, bars, luxury brand retail stores, horse competitions and more. After the car show watch the Kentucky Derby on massive 100 ft jumbotrons right in the Grand Plaza and after that enjoy a fabulous Arabian Horse competition in the Grand arena.
FESTIVALS OF SPEED ATTENDEES can view these amazing horse competitions Free of charge! Region XII Championship Horse Show at FESTIVALS OF SPEED OCALA! 600+ Arabian Horses will compete. The 2023 Region 12 Arabian & Half Arabian Championships will be held at the incredible World Equestrian Center Ocala, May 4-7, 2023. KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWING. After the car show watch the KENTUCKY DERBY on Two massive 100 ft Jumbo Trons in the hotel courtyard plaza!
TO DISPLAY YOUR CAR WITH US
Premium Brands Open Bar
Craft Cocktails, Fine Wines & Exclusive Spirits
Freshly Brewed Coffee with cream and sugar
Artisan Greens with Tomato, Red Onion & Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Grilled Vegetable Salad with Zucchini, Squash, Eggplant, Pepper, Goat Cheese & Aged Balsamic.
Chicken Pesto with Caramelized Onions.
Market Fish with White Wine Caper Sauce, Parsley & Olive Oil.
Baked Penne with Mushroom Ragu, Grano Padano, Mozzarella & Basil. Lemon Rapini, Pine Nuts & Red Pepper
Mascarpone Cannoli & Ricotta Cheesecake
MENU: Luxury Lifestyle Derby Reception.
Sit Fry Station
with Egg Noodles or Jasmine Rice including Shrimp, Ginger Soy Beef, Chicken or Tofu. Toppings include Scallions, Lemongrass Broth, Red Curry Cream, Bok Choy, Bean Sprouts, Carrots, Broccoli, Snow Peas, Baby Corn, Bamboo Shoots & Napa Cabbage
Featuring Cheese Tortellini, Orecchiette, Cavatappi with Alfredo, Marinara & Bolognese sauces. Toppings include Parmesan, Basil Pesto, Artichokes, Kalamata Olives, Herb Chicken, Italian Sausage & Chile Flakes
A Fine Selection of Domestic & Imported Cheeses & Cured Meats, Dried Fruit, Mustard, Cornichon, Chutney & Assorted crackers.
Please note, menu is subject to change. VIP tickets must be purchased online in advance and are limited in quantity.
At the heart of World Equestrian Center – Ocala, we invite you to the latest paragon in luxury accommodations. The Equestrian Hotel is a prestigious venue that assures guests an unforgettable stay.
The grand lobby has 20-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, Mahogany and Italian porcelain throughout the entire first floor. Worldly inspirations are found beyond the lobby, adorning each of the hotel’s five stories. Each floor has a large, elevator lobby featuring an art gallery which showcases the work of local artists.
In recognition of its superb hospitality design, The Equestrian Hotel has been named a 2021 Gold Key Awards finalist in the Best Hotel Luxury category. Presented by “Boutique Design” magazine, this prestigious honor demonstrates the hotel’s dedication to luxury accommodations and quality service.