As we turn the calendar to 2019, we look forward to the largest and longest-running circuit in horse sport- a 12-week show jumping competition. The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, in Wellington, in close proximity to Palm Beach and Jupiter Island. It’s a world-class event not to be missed.
WEF Fun Facts
Riders from 42 countries and 50 U.S. states come to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
Exhibitors compete for more than 10 million dollars in prize money, which is the largest amount distributed over 12 weeks in the world.
WEF hosts the world’s premier winter equestrian event and offers competition for children, junior, adult amateur, and professional equestrians.
With 70 unique divisions, WEF sees competitors from the ages of 2-70 years old.
More than 6,000 horses, with a collected net value of over half a billion dollars, compete at Palm Beach International Equestrian Festival (PBIEC) throughout the 12 weeks of WEF.
Over 100 food and retail vendors provide a unique shopping experience for spectators and competitors of all ages.
During the 12 weeks of WEF, 250,000 spectators will pass through the gates.
Watch the Action!
Visit WEF during the day from Wednesday through Sunday and watch 12 arenas with everything from adorable pony hunters to Olympic show jumpers. Stroll the grounds at your leisure, grab a bite to eat and shop till you drop at our unique boutiques, art galleries, jewelers, high-end fashion and so much more.
Saturday Night Lights
On Saturday Nights, over 10,000 spectators will pack the stands to watch the Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix. Families can enjoy fun activities such as pony rides, face painting, live music, petting zoos and more during the Saturday Night Lights events held each week.
Shopping at the Show Grounds
Shop in a variety of locations throughout the PBIEC, including the Vendor Village, Hunter Hill, and The Bridge Deck. These boutiques offer fashion for men, women, and children, jewelry, home design, fine art, photography, horse ware, and more.
Take a Lunch & Tour
See the world-renowned equestrian competition, vendors, stables and various venues that Palm Beach International Equestrian Center has to offer, followed by a catered lunch. with your group. Explore twelve of the competition rings, the stabling area where horses prepare for competition, and a stroll through Vendor Village.
Enjoy a festival that provides a level of excitement that is unmatched in most sports. Check out the Winter Equestrian Festival, right here in our backyard.
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