World Equestrian Center FAQ – Wilmington

Address/Entrance for Exhibitors

4095 OH 730
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Phone Customer Service: 937.382.0985
Free Parking

How do I get to the show grounds? What are the closest airports?

The World Equestrian Center is conveniently located in Southwest Ohio, less than two hours north of the Kentucky Horse Park. We have plenty of free, on-site parking and can accommodate vehicles of all sizes.

There are three major airports within 50 miles of the World Equestrian Center – John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), and Dayton International Airport.

The World Equestrian Center offers on-site landing access to customers with helicopters.
Please call ahead to make arrangements.

The Wilmington Air Park is open to private aircraft and is less than 15 minutes away from the World Equestrian Center. Car rentals are available at the airport. The facility can accommodate aircraft as large as a 747.

I’ve never been to the World Equestrian Center before. Is there a map of the show grounds available?

Click here to view a map of the show grounds.

What are the dates of World Equestrian Center horse shows?

For specific show dates throughout the year, please see our online calendar of events.
The World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, currently hosts 28 USEF rated hunter/jumper horse shows, year-round. Our largest show is the 18-week Winter Series of the Midwest, running from late November through the end of April. Additionally, we have a Spring and Summer Series and a Fall Series.

For specific show dates throughout the year, please see our online calendar of events.

Where can I find a prize list?

Prize lists are available here

What is the NSBA and WEC position of Safe Sport?

Safe Sport, World Equestrian Center and the NSBA will comply with all requirements for amateur sport as set forth in the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and will refer all complaints to the United States Center for Safe Sport for independent investigation. World Equestrian Center shall uphold standards equal to those set forth in the Equestrian NGB’s Safe Sport Policy. World Equestrian Center shall give full reciprocity to any sanctions imposed by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport that are published on the Centralized Disciplinary Database.

Where can I find out what health documents are required to show?

A lits of required forms is available here

What is the phone number to call the show office?

You can reach our Wilmington show secretary, Julie Agar, by calling 248.892.6806.

Who can I contact for stall reservations or about feed and bedding?

Stalls must be reserved on the official stall reservation form and submitted to Stabling Manager Kelley Douglas by calling 937.556.8438.

Where can I see results? Where can I watch videos of my round?

Results, orders-of-go, ring statuses and more can all be viewed here

Where can I download a copy of your security tips and rules?

World Equestrian security tips can be found here. Access our rules and prohibited items guide here.

How can I contact World Equestrian Center Security?

If you need to report suspicious activity or call World Equestrian Center security for any reason, call 937.382.7878. Security services are available 24/7.

Is there a livestream from the World Equestrian Center?

Click here to view our livestream.

Where can I see a list of judges and officials?

Click here to see a list of the judges and officials.

Do you have on-site shopping at World Equestrian Center?

On-site shopping has never been better at the World Equestrian Center! At any given horse show, we have between 20 and 25 carefully curated vendors on-site who offer a selection of:

  • Equipment
  • Horse care products
  • Saddles and tack
  • Horse clothing and boots
  • Supplements and treats
  • Clothing for in and out of the show ring
  • Accessories
  • Tack trunks
  • Jumps
  • Specialty foods
  • Equestrian-inspired home goods

Our Sudden Impulse boutique also features an eclectic selection of elegant gifts and jewelry, whimsical home goods, fun stuff for kids and dogs, and a variety of WEC-branded clothing and merchandise.

Spectator Frequently Asked Questions

WEC Events
Learn everything you need to know about events and our facilities with the following Wilmington equestrian spectators FAQ helpful information.

Where can I learn more about the schedule of events that are happening at the facility?

There is a calendar accessible on the homepage of our website. You can also sign up to receive emails from World Equestrian Center or submit questions directly through our website.

What type of events are happening at World Equestrian Center?

We hold 32 weeks of top USEF rated Hunter/Jumper horse shows. We host an additional 11 shows that feature other disciplines and breed events such as Quarter Horse, Arabian and Appaloosa.

What is the address of the facility?

The World Equestrian Center is located at 4095 OH-730, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

What are the hours of operation?

It varies. The horse show day typically runs from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The shows typically run longer on the weekends.

Is there an admission fee at World Equestrian Center shows?

No, World Equestrian Center Shows are free and open to the public.

Is there seating available at the events?

Yes, each of our three main arenas have grandstand seating that is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Is there a charge for parking?

No. Parking is free at the facility. Wilmington equestrian spectators should enter the show grounds at the main gate and park out front in designated spots.

Are World Equestrian Center shows handicap accessible?

Yes, the grandstands in the Sanctuary Arena and the R+L Arena are handicap accessible with lifts to accommodate wheelchairs.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes. World Equestrian Center welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs at the horse shows.

Are the World Equestrian Center events family-friendly?

Yes, we invite spectators to bring the whole family to the events at World Equestrian Center.

Are there places to eat at the World Equestrian Center?

Yes. We have three main eateries on site: The Paddock Club, The International Café and Dark Horse Coffee Co. proudly serving Starbucks. The International Grille offers traditional breakfast and lunch fare, while the Paddock Club offers a heartier dinner menu.

Dark Horse Coffee Co. proudly serves all of your Starbucks favorites, as well as pastries and grab-and-go sandwiches.

Do you serve alcohol at the facility?

Yes. The International Café and the Paddock Club serve beer and wine.

Is there shopping on site at World Equestrian Center?

Yes, many vendors attend each horse show and can be found in the storefronts of Vendor Village and in the hall of the R+L Arena. Our very own A Sudden Impulse boutique located in both the Roberts Arena and in Vendor Village, features World Equestrian Center-branded gear, along with an eclectic collection of antiques, whimsical housewares, gifts, jewelry, toys and stuffed animals.

Can I take photos at the facility?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos while spectating at the facility. However, you may not sell the photos to exhibitors due to contracts with official horse show photographers.

Can I rent out the facility for a function?

If you are interested in having an event at the facility, please call TJ Campbell at 352.857.4572.

Can my organization have an equestrian event at the facility?

Yes. If you are interested in hosting an equestrian event at the facility, please call TJ Campbell at 352.857.4572 for Wilmington, OH.

Are there job opportunities at World Equestrian Center?

Yes. Please see our Careers Page for postings on job openings at World Equestrian Center.

Are there volunteer opportunities at World Equestrian Center?

Not at this time.

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