A visit to Hilton Ocala is a trip to the heart of Florida’s thriving horse country. With over 70,000 acres of thoroughbred breeding and training farms alone, Marion County is the birthplace of many champion horses and home to nearly every breed of horse.
The equine enthusiast will find much to see and do in the area, from visiting horse farms and taking scenic drives through the countryside, to exploring the 500-acre Florida Horse Park and attending international and professional equestrian events. What’s more, you can take a photo with our very own Clydesdale mascot “Buddy,” just steps from your room!
The area features a number of equestrian events throughout the year. Here are a few highlights:
For more equestrian events and other special events in Marion County, please check the Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau’s online calendar.
Our close ties and relationships with the Equine Community have led us to develop special events at our Starting Gate Bar & Grill and Arthur's Bistro. Please check our Facebook page often to see upcoming signature events.
Hilton Ocala is proud to be your “home away from home” when visiting the Heart of Horse Country. No matter if you are here for equine related business or pleasure, enjoy our special rates for horsemen, including complimentary breakfast and all the special full-service amenities that makes Hilton Ocala the most sought after place to stay in Marion County.
Call 1-352-854-1400 for Horseman rate details and to make a reservation.