Recent News and Equestrian Events

As a leading equine arena, we have access to the latest equine industry information and events, and we love keeping our guests up-to-date. We report on arena equestrian events as well as other popular events in the equine industry and additional information that we think you, our guests and future guests, will appreciate. Read and enjoy!

Paige Matthies Takes Top Honors in the $5,000 Welcome Stake

Tonight’s $5,000 Welcome Stake 1.35 m was a true test of accuracy for the for the 20 entries that contested the course designed by Bobby Murphy of Lexington, Kentucky. The course consisted of three doubles, several inside turn options and a galloping line as the final two fences. In the first round, a vertical to…

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Featured Finds at World Equestrian Center: The Apothecary

The uniqueness of the World Equestrian Center is unparalleled, and this is reflected in every aspect of the show grounds, including the various vendors that grace the halls of the R+L Arena and the shops in Vendor Village. The Apothecary is one particularly exceptional example, tucked away in the corner of the Vendor Village. The…

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WEC November Horse Show Highlights

It was a fantastic week of horse showing at the World Equestrian Center to kick off the start of the 18 week indoor World Equestrian Center Winter Series of the Midwest. The week was packed with stellar horse showing, exciting night classes, and fun events. DJ Jacoby lit up the Paddock Club on Friday night…

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Sunday Spotlight: Strike Zone and Emma Rupinski

Spotted (pun intended) this week in the Roberts Ring during the World Equestrian Center November Horse Show – the super stylish duo of Strike Zone and Emma Rupinski. The adorable Strike Zone (Salty Eyed Look x Irresistibly Tough) is a 13-year old Pony of the Americas, owned and trained by Katana Kennedy-O’Brien of Wildwood, Missouri….

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