Wellington, Florida is known as the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World, and for good reason. It’s home to an international equestrian community featuring more than 57 miles of trails. This elaborate trail system provides visitors and locals with plenty of opportunities for recreation, exercise, and transportation throughout the village.
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 played in the United States. The local polo season opens on the first Sunday in January and concludes 16 weeks later. Polo matches are open to the public, and tickets start at just $10.
The Winter Equestrian Festival attracts national and international athletes competing for prizes, readying for the Olympics, or beginning careers in the equestrian field.
Wellington International is open to spectators from Wednesday to Sunday between January 4 and April 2, 2023. Wellington International is an equestrian venue known throughout the world. The Center encompasses a total of 500 acres and the competition arenas alone cover 80 acres. In all, there are 18 arenas, and the main International Arena is surrounded by stadium and box seating as well as hospitality pavilions. The main grounds house more than 250 permanent equine stalls, horse trails, pedestrian paths, golf cart tracks, and dedicated shopping areas.
Saturday Night Lights is a horse-jumping competition that happens on Saturday evenings, starting in January and going through April. Jumping starts at 7 p.m., but doors open at 6 for family fun—a carousel, face painting, and a petting zoo are just a few of the highlights. Admission is free, but you are charged for self-parking ($20 per carload).
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