Chagrin Saddlery and WEC, the Premier Equine Show Complex, Launch Partnership

29 Sep 15 | Facilities | SHARE

Chagrin Saddlery and World Equestrian Center (WEC) proudly announce their newly formed partnership. Phase one of this exclusive relationship will address an area of need that will excite horse show exhibitors and enthusiasts alike. Together, Chagrin Saddlery and WEC will offer a service where they buy, consign, market and sell high-quality used saddles. The staff of Chagrin Saddlery will utilize their expertise to purchase the most […]

Discover Fine Dining, Relaxing Break at WEC

28 Sep 15 | Facilities | SHARE

The thrill and excitement of a horse show seem to permeate even the atmosphere. The movements, the presentation and the feel of an equestrian event – this majestic symphony of horse and human– course through your blood, reaching every part of your being. Preparing for and participating in a horse show is, on one level, a uniquely physical experience. To keep energy levels high and […]

How Does the 4-H Club Help Children?

23 Sep 15 | Wilmington, OH | SHARE

It may feel instantaneous – the time between when your hand reacts to brain signals sent as a response to visual stimuli. But the human reaction time (eye-to-hand) is about 1/100th of a second, nearly imperceptible. Why this little ophthalmological factoid, especially as it relates to the horse industry? We at World Equestrian Center (WEC) will answer that question by pointing to a youth organization that […]

Just Who Is Dawn R. Martin?

15 Sep 15 | Wilmington, OH | SHARE

If you look close enough at life, you will always find something good. Living is a positive experience – at least it can be, if you take the time and put forth the energy. That’s the philosophy of Dawn R. Martin, in a nutshell. And it’s not just talk. It’s attitude. Martin is the assistant manager at World Equestrian Center (WEC). She is in charge […]

WEC Expands, Becoming the Largest Indoor Arena in the U.S.

01 Sep 15 | Equestrian News | SHARE

WILMINGTON, OHIO, AUGUST 18, 2015 – World Equestrian Center (WEC) recently completed a series of expansions and additions, making the Wilmington, Ohio facility the largest indoor arena in the United States. WEC assistant manager Dawn Martin said the expansion is a prelude to even further growth and an exciting future. “There’s no other place in the world like WEC to have a horse show.” Six months in the […]

WEC Hosts Cruise-In Car Shows

27 Aug 15 | Equestrian News | SHARE

The roaring black-and-white images of unseemly automotive contraptions tear as some unworldly wildfire across the flickering screens of ancient cinematic shorts. The moving marvels, showcasing strange excitement from the human passengers, set a piece of Americana on display. This was becoming a love affair of sorts; this was man and machine, ripping along the landscape with an uncanny velocity. Older generations were appalled. This new-fangled […]

WEC-Sponsored US Pony Finals Concludes

17 Aug 15 | Equestrian News | SHARE

The weeklong US Pony Finals – one of the premier events in the equine industry – concluded Aug. 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park. World Equestrian Center (WEC), the largest indoor equine arena in the United States, was one of the sponsors of the finals. The United States Equestrian Federation hosts the 56-year-old finals that began as a challenge from the British National Pony Society. […]

Things You Need to Know About the US Pony Finals

03 Aug 15 | Wilmington, OH | SHARE

The United States Equestrian Federation, the national governing board of the equestrian board, is hosting the 2015 US Pony Finals Aug. 3-9 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. World Equestrian Center (WEC), the nation’s largest indoor equine facility, is one of the sponsors of the event. The pony finals is considered the premier event for riders and trainers in the United States. Here are […]

WEC to Sponsor US Pony Finals

31 Jul 15 | Equestrian News | SHARE

What is it that draws people to the pony? How does that beautiful bond form between the Equus ferus caballus and the Homo sapien? One: a small horse generally with thicker manes, shorter legs, wider barrels and thicker necks; the other: a bipedal mammal whose name in Latin means “man who knows.” Perhaps it has instinctual origins – reaching back thousands of years when both […]

What Are the Best Ways to Exercise a Horse During a Show?

28 Jul 15 | Wilmington, OH | SHARE

It’s a strong, agile, noble creature – and it follows you with gentility. The horse exudes an eerie trust for its human companion. This is a little understood relationship, one of mutual respect, of honor and of dignity. The horse. The human. It is living wonder on display. And you. You are the horse’s trainer and owner; you are the one who is presenting this […]