World-famous Wellington horse show community & beautiful year-round weather
The Village of Wellington is a world-famous equestrian community and destination boasting beautiful year-round weather and is home to the largest horse show in the world, The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). There are few other equestrian communities more dedicated or tailored to the avid equestrian.
The Showgrounds and Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center encompass more than 150 acres and is the centerpiece of the Wellington winter circuit. Every age and skill level is represented at the show including lead line for the smallest competitor, junior/young rider and adult-amateurs classes and Olympic level events for top international equestrians.
Wellington Horse Show Venues for Every Discipline
At the WEF showgrounds, take part in the thrill of Wellington horse show jumping, the grace of the show hunters, the elegance of dressage. Tailgate and stomp divots at the International Polo Club Palm Beach which hosts the world’s highest goal polo during the winter season. 2015 also marked the inaugural year for the Wellington Eventing Showcase, seeing Olympic level event riders flock to the area for top prize money.
Wellington’s Rich Culture
Looking for other forms of entertainment? There are plenty of activities for the non-horsey set in Wellington as well. Take your pick of fabulous restaurants, unrivaled shopping, and exciting nightlife! There are a number of entertainment and cultural venues – such as The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and The Norton Museum of Art – in nearby West Palm Beach. In the greater Wellington area you will find every imaginable cafe, restaurant and retail boutique desired, including the true shopper’s utopia at the gorgeous 1.3 million square foot Mall at Wellington Green.
Perhaps a little time to relax is on your agenda? Getting away for a day of relaxation couldn’t be easier with the Palm Beaches just a half hour’s drive due east or head south for 60 miles to Miami!
Wellington balances its commitment to equestrian activities while maintaining one of the best family atmospheres in the country. With some of the highest rated schools in the state complemented by a community focused on recreation and overall health, it is easy to see why Wellington is recognized annually by Money Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” in the United States.