Whether you’re a year-round Wellington resident, a winter snowbird or just a visitor, finding a centralized guide for activities in the area is tough to find.
We’ve put together this list of quick links to keep our visitors in the loop with the top equestrian competitions, attractions, and entertainment hot spots!
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
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. The show is owned and managed by Mark Bellissimo and Wellington Equestrian Partners, who also own the Chronicle of the Horse, the International Polo Center and Tryon International Equestrian Center.
PBIEC is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the 12-week show series which focuses on top level competitions for Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation riders. There are few other equestrian communities in the world more dedicated or tailored to the avid equestrian. The show grounds is all encompassing and includes multiple show rings, world class shopping, a variety of dining options and night time hot spots.
Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Located adjacent to WEF is the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF). Wellington Equestrian Realty is a founding sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
International Polo Club (IPC)
Acquired in 2016 by Mark Bellissimo and Wellington Equestrian Partners, The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Polo enthusiasts descend upon Wellington, FL, each winter season to enjoy their love of the sport in the most prominent and well-equipped polo facility. The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season runs from January through March and concludes with the USPA U.S. Open Polo Championship®.
Wellington Area Dining and Hotspots
- Oli’s Fashion Cuisine
Happy Hour from 4- 6pm with 50% off house wines and house liquors. Monday’s are half price bottles of wine, Tuesdays are half price appetizers (the brussels sprouts and tacos are very popular). During the season on Sunday, Oli’s is one of the hang out spots before heading to the night club.
- The Grille
Another hot spot before heading to the night club on Sunday nights. Has great food and great atmosphere with lots of outside tables.
- Suri West
The downstairs has a great restaurant with tasty food. There is an inside bar and an outside bar. On Sunday nights during season the restaurant stops serving food and the 2 downstairs bars stay open later. Then at 11pm the upstairs night club opens. Most people do not begin to arrive until midnight or later. For those night owls, the night club stays open until 4am!
- White Horse Fashion Cuisine
Located across the bridge from the GP Ring. Great place to go before the night classes during season. Website is under construction.
- JoJo’s Raw Bar and Grill
During season they have a lot of specials going on. The food is great and the atmosphere is more laid back. There are 3 pool tables and on Sunday nights during season this is the hangout for a lot of the locals who work for the top barns. Website is under construction.
- Backstreet’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill
Another local bar with a laid back atmosphere, really good burgers, live bands on certain nights, and happy hour specials all day, every day.
- The White Elephant Bar and Grill
Another casual environment with pool tables and live music. They have country night, which was fun, and they will hold raffles and give away prizes.
Wellington Chamber of Commerce
Looking to learn more about the greater community that surrounds this equestrian epicenter? Remember that Wellington is a beautiful thriving year round community with a variety of sports and recreational activities, nearby beaches, award winning schools, cultural arts and distinctive shopping. There’s something for every member of the family!
Walk About Wellington
Looking for even more local events, not centered around the equestrian activities? Walk About Wellington is a great resource for family-centric activities, local events, dining & entertainment, as well as outdoor activities. Check out out their website and sign up for their e-newsletter which sends out weekend events every Thursday.