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Equestrian Season Preview Top Equestrian Competition Set To Return To Wellington For The 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival With each passing year, the global reach of the renowned Winter Equestrian Festival expands, luring riders from Europe, South America and Asia to Wellington, the bustling hub for winter show jumping, hunter riding and equitation competition in the heart of South Florida. The 12-week-long event serves as the largest and longest-running horse show in the world and features talent, both rising and veteran, throughout its duration, which will begin in 2018

on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and continue through Sunday, April 1. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), longstanding home venue of the Winter Equestrian Festival, is free and open to spectators from Wednesday through Sunday each week, highlighted by the Saturday Night Lights competition each Saturday evening. The most popular night of the week features top riders of the sport competing at the highest international levels. Free entertainment and activities

including carousel rides, face painting and crafts, creating a family-friendly atmosphere for equestrian and nonequestrian enthusiasts alike. Equestrian Sport Productions is once again at the management and operational helm of WEF, producing a competition unlike any other in the world, welcoming Olympians and world champions, while simultaneously providing opportunities for any level of competitor, pony level to Grand Prix. “While WEF is a massive undertak-

Karen Polle rides With Wings at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival.

PHOTO BY SPORTFOT

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Wellington The Magazine November 2017  

November 2017 | ON THE COVER ON THE COVER Dressage star Kasey Perry-Glass, featured in this month’s issue, is coming off an amazing year...

Wellington The Magazine November 2017  

November 2017 | ON THE COVER ON THE COVER Dressage star Kasey Perry-Glass, featured in this month’s issue, is coming off an amazing year...