OCALA, FL–The Riding Academy Hotel is now open in Ocala. As the newest asset to come online at World Equestrian Center, The Riding Academy Hotel offers 390 upscale studios and suites for a world-class experience of Southern hospitality in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World®.

“We are all celebrating this opening as a major milestone for the property,” World Equestrian Center Senior Director of Hospitality Operations at Justin Garner said. “The Riding Academy Hotel will join The Equestrian Hotel to offer guests yet another world-class hospitality experience at WEC. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome guests this week.”

Poised at the perimeter of the World Equestrian Center property near the main entrance on 80th Avenue, those staying at the new, pet-friendly hotel will find charming artwork and custom furniture in the spacious and thoughtfully designed guest studios and suites, equipped with all the in-room comforts of home.

Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and expansive courtyard sundeck, complete with a stone fireplace and space for live music performances. First Floor amenities include an upscale reading room and dual state-of-the-art fitness centers, as well as fresh selections and Starbucks coffee served at the gourmet lobby marketplace, The Tack Room.

Venture out and explore the 378-acre World Equestrian Center resort, including Calluna Spa within The Equestrian Hotel, more than 30 retailers, seven restaurants and much more, all just a golf-cart-ride away.

Online reservations can be made through or by calling the reservations team at: 352.325.9935.