OFF THE GROUNDS
A GUIDE TO WINTER CIRCUIT ACTIVITIES â€œMonday is the New Saturdayâ€? Last jump cleared, last lesson taught, last office bill paid, last horse put away: show is over. Trainers, grooms, riders, and parents have made it through another horse show week. A collective sigh of relief courses through the four major winter equestrian circuits in Ocala, Fla., Wellington, Fla., Aiken, S.C., and Thermal, Calif. We are all here to train and compete, but there is life off of the horse show grounds. Having escaped the hardships of winter weather, we are compelled to grasp all of the advantages - indoor and outdoor - that these destinations have to offer. Off the grounds and into town!
Opposite: Wellington City Place Hero Plaza Fountain at dusk