Horse & Style Magazine 2022 Vol. 1

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DINING

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by Laurie Berglie photos courtesy of World Equestrian Center

Stirrups

Elegant southern steakhouse in Ocala, Florida

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seventies and eighties, my animals traveled very well, and my heart was so happy!

While I did take two of my horses, (and my dogs, of course), and planned on riding as much as possible, my main reason for heading south for three months was simply to enjoy the warm weather – and that I did. The sun shone, the temperatures soared into the

Although I had planned on beautiful weather, what I hadn’t planned on was falling head over heels in love with the World Equestrian Center (WEC). I could write a book about my time at WEC, as it is, without a doubt, an equestrian’s paradise. But this is the Dining Out column, so I will instead focus on one of my favorite parts of WEC: their upscale steakhouse called Stirrups.

his winter, I did something I’ve been wanting to do for years – I ditched my cold, snowy home state of Maryland in favor of Ocala’s horse country – and it did not disappoint. I quickly learned that Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason!

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DINNER WITH A VIEW Centrally located in their five-star Equestrian Hotel, Stirrups offers fine dining for guests wanting a view as fantastic as their food. Prime steaks and chops, sustainable Florida seafood, and seasonal specialties are served in a refined dining room and terrace overlooking the Grand Outdoor Arena. As you walk into the well-appointed space, you will be greeted by a wall of windows on the far side showcasing the outdoor arena where high level competitions, like