Winter Equestrian Festival

Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 3400 Equestrian Club Drive Wellington, FL 33414

Special Alert: The Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan Global Dressage Festival will continue as planned. through Sunday, March 15th.  However, in an abundance of caution the venues will be closed to the general public and there will be no general admission.  Only cars with an official car pass will be permitted on the venue grounds.

12 Weeks of Equestrian Competition

The Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington is the world’s premier winter equestrian event. In a partnership of horse and rider, participants from 2 to 70 years old and more than 6,000 horses compete for over half a billion dollars. In the course of three months, this largest and longest running horse show sees only the best riders of their class – Olympians, adult amateurs, juniors and children from 52 countries and all 50 states.

Considered one of the most distinctive equestrian sporting venues in the U.S., the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center spans 500 acres and 18 competition arenas, as well as a derby field and one of the world's largest covered arenas.

See many of the world’s finest horse and riders as they become one in a ballet of balance, and compete in the fields of show jumping and dressage. Each show week starts on Wednesday and concludes on Sunday, with major competitions showcased in the International Arena daily. Each Saturday night, 10,000 fans fill the stands to enjoy the main event: the Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix, with the most celebrated jumping show of the week, entertainment and 100-plus food and shopping vendors.

Horses at Equestrian Festival

More Fun Things to Do

Wellington is an equestrian enclave, and there is much to see and do at the equestrian center and beyond. Stroll the grounds at the family-friendly Vendor Village. Grab a bite to eat at the Oasis Café, and shop till you drop at unique boutiques, art galleries, jewelers and high-end fashion shops at Hunter Hill and The Bridge Deck. You can even take a Lunch & Tour and see the world-renowned equestrian facilities, vendors and stables up close, followed by a catered lunch.

Coinciding with the Winter Equestrian Festival is Palm Beach International Polo Season, held nearby at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. For just $10 general admission, you can watch the world's top polo players and ponies compete in the most prestigious polo tournaments in the world, including the C.V. Whitney Cup, USPA Gold Cup and U.S. Open Polo Championship .

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