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Wellington Horse Shows 2021

Including all Palm Beach County Equestrian Events

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The 2021 editions of WEF Wellington and GDF Wellington are here. The Winter Equestrian Festival kicks off on January 6, 2021 and the Global Dressage Festival on January 13, 2021.

COVID-19 rules will be in place at all horse shows until further notice. Check with each venue to get specific requirements. Most venue are not allowing spectators at the present time.

Other Wellington Equestrian Events in 2021

Throughout the year, Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) holds rated horse shows for all levels of riders at the Equestrian Village and PBIEC.

Wellington Classic Dressage and Gold Coast Dressage Series April - December

Wellington dressageWellington Classic Dressage presents dressage shows throughout the year and produces the Gold Coast Dressage Series held at the Global Dressage Stadium and the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex.

Wellington Classic Dressage and Gold Coast Dressage for Calendar for Remainder of 2021.

Palm Beach Polo 2021

Wellington Palm Beach PoloIt was another great season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach even as the season was cut short because of the pandemic.

World famous high goal polo at Wellington's International Polo Club Palm Beach is a 3.00 pm Sunday afternoon ritual in the Palm Beaches from January through April. Drawn by the champagne brunch and prestigious polo tournaments, the Sunday polo crowd enjoys the options of grandstand viewing or field tailgating parties. Many spectators dress to the nines and help contribute to the festive atmosphere of the polo matches.

Wellington's polo matches feature some of the best polo players from all over the world and are played at a very high level which makes for very exciting horsemanship.

Winter Equestrian Festival

WEF January 6 - April 4, 2021

With a coronavirus shortened season, the Winter Equestrian Festival WEF still had a stellar year and everyone is looking forward to the 2021 season.

The Winter Equestrian Festival is the premier horse show series in Florida each yearthe WEF Show Jumping events feature top competitors from throug, hout the world. You will not want to miss Saturday Night Lights


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Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF)

January 13 - April 4, 2021

While the 2020 GDF was cut short by the coronavirus lockdown, everyone is looking forward to 2021. Featuring CDI 1*- 5* shows with three months of rated dressage shows January - March of each year, the GDF has grown to be the largest dressage show circuit in the world and boasting its own stadium with Musical Freestyle Dressage every Friday night.

Wellington Horse Show Venues

Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC)

Featuring 12 competition rings throughout the show complex designed for show jumping, hunter, dressage, western/trail riding, driving, and polo.

The Stadium

A beautifully manicured grass derby field with natural obstacles covering 60 acres. Shaded stands and easy access to all seating make this stadium a standout for horse show spectators.

International Arena

Featuring the popular "Saturday Night Lights" show jumping finals each week during the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington each season.

Global Dressage Festival Grounds

Home to "Friday Night Stars" featuring the finest musical dressage performances. The musical freestyle, in which horse and rider dance to their own choreography, draws large crowds on Friday nights throughout the Wellington show season.

International Polo Club (IPC)

IPC is the largest and most spectator-friendly polo facility in the United States and features seven tournament polo fields. It is here that polo lovers gather every Sunday afternoon during the January-April polo season.

Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex

Located at 13070 Pierson Road in Wellington, the PBESC offers 330 stalls for horse show participants and is home to several Gold Coast Dressage Series shows throughout the year. Featuring a covered arena, two dressage rings, and two jumping arenas.

White Fences Equestrian Center

Located in nearby Loxahatchee, the White Fences Equestrian Center hosts horse shows throughout the year.

White Fences Polar Express: Dec 12-13, 2020

Welcome Back to White Fences I: Feb 5-7, 2021

Welcome Back to White Fences II: Feb 26-28, 2021

Welcome Back to White Fences III: Mar 19-21, 2021

Welcome Back to White Fences IV: Apr 9-11, 2021 Level 3 applied for (NAYRC, YH, DH)

Wellington Horse Farms

Wellington has many horse farms in all sizes and shapes. Most boast designer homes and first class barns for your horses. Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Lorne Michaels, and Bruce Springsteen are among the proud owners of horses farms and show horses in Wellington. Their daughters are accomplished equestrians who enjoy all that Wellington offers in the way of facilities and world class horse shows.

Current Wellington Equestrian News

Jan 16, 2021
HITS Ocala Winter Season Premiers January 19, 2021
Twenty Years of Shows in Ocala
A long time horse show tradition returns to Ocala with a USEF 5* competition. Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS,) with top-level jumping horses and riders from all over the world, is known for its quality horse shows. And with a $1 million Grand Prix prize at season's end, the excitement builds each week during the winter circuit. More info...

Jan 14, 2021
Florida Horse Shows
Horse Show Season
Well, Florida's horse show season is well underway, with all venues showing now, but mostly without spectators. We can still see enjoy the photos and videos of the beautiful equines and talented riders showing their stuff. Check out the Florida Horse Shows Facebook page for lots of pics and videos of each week's action. More info...

Jan 8, 2021
Horse Shows Underway in Florida
Wellington, Ocala, and Venice
It's horse show season with all of Florida's major venues swinging into action this week. At Wellington, the January 6-10: WEF Premier USEF Premier “AA” show began on January 6. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival will open with the AGDF 1: (January 13–17) CDIW.
Up in Ocala, the World Equestrian Center has launched the World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #1 January 5-10, 2021. Level II Dressage is underway January 8 -10, 2021.
Over at Post Time Farm, HITS will launch its season, Ocala January Classic - I January 19-24, 2021 USEF National / 5*.
And finally, Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida has gotten underway with its 2021 Winter Circuit - January 7-13, 2021.
Check out links to all of these Florida Horse Show venues and others. More info...

Jan 1, 2021
Happy New Year 2021
Looking Forward
Last year saw many horse events cancelled in the spring, but as the year went on horse show venues started adapting to the new reality. The new year promises to be better, especially if everyone can get vaccinated over the next several months. In a meantime, the horse shows will go on, many without spectators. Check-in with the show sponsors to see what COVID-19 protocol is in place. More info...

Jan 1, 2021
Horses Without Humans Equine Rescue
Horses for Adoption
Bell, Florida horse rescue offering horses for adoption. And of course, the rescue organization is always in need of funds for its ongoing rescue work. Click on the link for more information about adopting the horses and how to donate. More info...

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