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Wellington International hosts hunter/jumper horse shows year-round. Our biggest show is the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), which runs from January through March. For specific show dates, please click here for our current prize lists and join us on Facebook for current information on our shows, themed events and live updates as they happen.

View the corresponding show forms and required health documents by clicking here.

The best number to reach the horse show office is (561) 784-1115 or (561) 784-1116.

Call (561) 793-5867 for information regarding feed and bedding for the upcoming season.

Only competitors who have paid for stalls on the grounds are eligible to purchase a parking pass at the show office. One parking pass per stall can be purchased through exhibitor services. 

Results, orders-of-go, ring statuses, and more can be viewed on your Showgrounds Live account, or you can browse show results by clicking here. You can view videos on ShowgroundsLive by clicking here and searching by class number/name, horse, or rider/owner name. Double-check that the correct show date is also selected from the dropdown.

Wellington International is located conveniently at 3400 Equestrian Club Dr., Wellington, FL, 33414. For a map and detailed directions, please click here. Wellington, Florida, is located conveniently in Palm Beach County, 20 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), 45 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and approximately 1.5 hours from Miami International Airport (MIA), all offering direct flights from most major cities.

Click here to view a map of the Wellington International showgrounds.

Please click here to view a current prize list containing a list of the judges and officials for each show.

For more information, please visit the International Club page here or contact our Director of VIP Sales, Kathleen LaMour at klamour@wellingtoninternational.com

During the WEF season, vendors from top equestrian brands and classic jewelry to clothing boutiques, antique treasures and more are on-site. For more information on our on-site shopping for WEF, click here. 

One of our favorite nights of the week, Saturday Night Lights, is a Grand Prix show jumping event featuring food, fun, live music, and the highest level of competitive show jumping at Wellington International on Saturday evenings during the Winter Equestrian Festival. For more information, click here.

If you have questions, please get in touch with us by clicking here.

There are more than 1,500 blue general admission seats in the International Arena. 

Winter Equestrian Festival FAQs

The 2024 Winter Equestrian Festival will run from January 3 through March 31.

During the day, our visitors can enjoy dozens of food options, like our coffee vendors for breakfast and the Tiki Hut for lunch and dinner (during horse show competitions). Check out our food vendors here

Please note: We do not allow outside food or beverages during Saturday Night Lights. 

Yes! We have more than 90 vendors during the Winter Equestrian Festival that offer clothing, jewelry, art and home goods. Vendors are around the International Arena and in our Vendor Village behind the Oasis Cafe. Stop by the Wellington International Shop across from the Tiki Hut to pick up WEF-branded apparel. 

WEF awards more than $15 million in prize money each year. 

Each year, approximately 34 countries are represented in FEI competition at WEF. 

We host an average of 2,600 horses each week in competition at WEF. 

We have more than 34,000 horse entries during the WEF season. 

The Winter Equestrian Festival contributes more than $350 million to the local Palm Beach County economy over the 13-week season. 

The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) came to Wellington in 1979 and is one of the world's largest and longest-running horse shows. 

Wellington International FAQs

Bring the whole family! Kids will enjoy walking the grounds and seeing hundreds of beautiful horses up close. Wellington International is the perfect place to begin your love affair with the equestrian sport! Our Saturday Night Lights events are also great for children and feature activities such as face painting, circus performers, dance contests, t-shirt tosses, petting zoos, pony rides, free riders on the Venetian carousel and lively music!

For more information on Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix events, click here.

During the day, our visitors can enjoy dozens of food options, like our coffee vendors for breakfast and the Tiki Hut for lunch and dinner (during horse show competitions). Check out our food vendors here

Please note: We do not allow outside food or beverages during Saturday Night Lights. 

There are more than 40 weeks of horse shows at Wellington International. The Winter Equestrian Festival takes place for 13 weeks and the ESP Annual Series runs for 28 weeks. 

Wellington International spans more than 111 acres. 

There are 18 competition arenas. 

There are over 561 permanent stalls at Wellington International. 

The Global Equestrian Group purchased Wellington International in 2021. 

You can visit Wellington International from October until April and view equestrian competitions Wednesday through Sunday from roughly 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The competition moves to Equestrian Village (right across the street) from May through August.  

The Great Charity Challenge is a charity event organized by Wellington International. The event has been running for over 13 years and has distributed over $19.4 million to 300 local Palm Beach County non-profit organizations.  

Yes, our venue offers multiple locations to hold events. Please email events@wellingtoninternational to start planning!

Wellington International offers international hunter/jumper competitions and the National Polo Center offers polo competitions. Separate operating companies own each facility.

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