Escaping Bombogenesis at WEF 2018!

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At last, the main competition season is nearly upon us in Wellington! 

Riders, residents, and business owners are gearing up for an exceptional season of equestrian sport in Palm Beach County. Whether you’re here as a competitor or simply someone who loves this area’s lifestyle, wintering in Wellington has never been more enticing.

East coast Equestrians who have arrived ahead of the cold snap are relieved they’re avoiding the weather forecast predicting a bombogenesis. This rare weather event is predicted to create blizzard cyclone-like conditions formed by a massive drop in atmospheric pressure circling over the Atlantic. While arctic temperatures grip most of the USA and Canada, Wellington residents are celebrating being back in this region, eagerly anticipating the 2018 WEF season!


January 10th – Official Launch Of The 2018 WEF Season

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Equestrian Sport Productions, the media group which manages the Winter Equestrian Festival, is gearing up for the biggest circuit yet in Wellington. In their recent press release announcing the launch of the winter circuit, ESP promises plenty of action in every ring at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

“The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) and Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC (ESP) have begun preparations for what is expected to be one of the most expansive Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) season yet, welcoming top equestrian athletes from around the globe to the venue from Wednesday, January 10, through Sunday, April 1. The 2018 WEF will feature 12 consecutive weeks of elite equestrian competition, hosting eleven FEI weeks and four CSI 5* competitions.

 “The Winter Equestrian Festival has been the pinnacle of equine competition in South Florida for more than four decades, welcoming enthusiasts and athletes annually to contest one of the most competitive shows in the world. This year’s circuit will offer more than $9 million in prize money throughout the duration of the season and will feature many of the world’s top internationally ranked riders including reigning World #1 Kent Farrington (USA), #2 Mclain Ward (USA), and #8 Eric Lamaze (CAN), who all call Wellington, FL, home during the winter months.

“We look forward to delivering another amazing season in 2018, with bigger classes, more prize money, and incredible sponsors, as we host the most talented riders in the world,” said Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions and managing partner of the Wellington Equestrian Partners (WEP). “We  are proud to continue organizing the sport’s largest equestrian competition and look forward to making this year one of the best WEF seasons yet.” 

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Wellington Equestrian Realty is pleased to announce that we will continue our sponsorship at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). “Our involvement at WEF has been part of a long standing commitment to our community and our clients”, stated Craig Martin, who has been part of the Wellington Equestrian Realty team since 2013. “Much of our business centers around the activity at PBIEC and Global Dressage, and we look forward to this time of year when we welcome our friends and clients back for the season.”

2018 promises to deliver a full dance card of hunter, jumper, and equitation classes for amateurs, juniors and professional riders. This year WEF will host AA rated hunter and equitation classes as well as multiple FEI level grand prix show jumping competitions and two new weeks of classes on the Derby Field to include a significant rider bonus for the top three finishing combinations.

To see a detailed list of events scheduled for the 2018 WEF, please visit the January 2nd press release, courtesy of the Equestrian Sport Productions. 

Wellington Equestrian Realty welcomes you out of the cold and back to Wellington!  Contact us regarding our wide variety of properties ranging from rentals and condominiums to luxury homes and equestrian estates.

Craig Martin
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