- Rivalry between equestrian centers Wellington and Ocala heats up in Florida.
- Wellington has been Florida's equestrian sports center for over 15 years, but Ocala's World Equestrian Center is trying to get a piece of the business.
- Spectators pack the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, which attracts tens of thousands of spectators during its 13-week run.
- Florida's low taxes, warm weather and business-friendly government policies attract wealthy homeowners and athletes from New York, California, and other areas in the U.S.
- The population of Florida increased by 1.9% between 2021 and 2022, the largest percentage increase in population of any state in the entire country last year.
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Two Florida Towns Vie to Be Center of the Equestrian World
Rivalry between Wellington and Ocala heats up as Florida's low taxes and warm weather draw wealthy residents. Florida's population increased by 1.9% between 2021 and 2022