Wellington Norton Museum of Art
Wellington, Fla., has held a winter equestrian circuit for over four decades. It is the largest and longest-running equestrian competition in the world. Beginning in a small polo grounds not far from the current site, WEF, as it is known, is now one of the preeminent facilities for world-class dressage, hunter, and show jumping competition. Wellington offers many options for entertainment both on the show grounds and off. Friday nights are reserved for the “Friday Night Lights” dressage competitions at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Each Friday night, top international dressage riders compete head-to-head under the lights of the stadium. Delicious food and varied clothing and souvenir shops offer a great start to the weekend.
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The next night you can drive across the street to the International Arena to enjoy show jumping at its finest. “Saturday Night Lights” features Grand Prix competitors from over two dozen countries in an electric atmosphere of bright lights, big crowds, and great competition. The venue includes a merry-goround and face painting for kids, many different food and libation options, and live music. It is truly an evening that offers something for horse enthusiasts and casual fans alike. The International Polo Club (IPC) is a few miles from the WEF grounds and is the premier polo destination in the world. IPC hosts the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. Open to the