WILMINGTON, Ohio — November 4, 2017 — Entries are now open for the World Equestrian Center ‘Winter Series of the Midwest” featuring 16 weeks of USEF AA rated horse shows held in America’s largest climate controlled indoor equestrian sport facility. The WEC Winter in the Midwest Series prize list is available online at http://www.WEC.net and entries are now open at www.horseshowing.com. Stalls can be reserved on the official stall reservation form and submitted via email to Caroline Smith at StallReservations@wec.net.
The World Equestrian Center features 200,000 sq. ft. of riding space with premium footing, permanent stabling and charming onsite accommodations. At the World Equestrian Center exhibitors enjoy a different kind of indoors – bright, clean, fun, family friendly and customer service-focused.
Weekly jumper highlights include a $7,500 Futures Prix, for horses and riders that aspire to the Grand Prix ranks, a $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake and the $25,000 WEC Grand Prix. Hunter highlights include a weekly $2,500 USHJA National 3’ Hunter Derby, as well as a new Thoroughbred Hunter /USEF and Take2 Rated 3’ division with year-end awards.
The popular Cadets Horsemanship Program continues with a weekly educational clinic that meets each Saturday upstairs in the Sanctuary at 7:30 a.m. Interested juniors must enter online using class 2000 on www.horseshowing.com.
All WEC exhibitors are encouraged to register themselves and their horses for WEC POINTS which make them eligible for circuit and year-end awards. Register for FREE on www.WEC.net. Exhibitors can also track their points online at the site.
WINTER SERIES OF THE MIDWEST DATES
Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2017
Dec. 6-Dec. 10, 2017
Jan. 3-7, 2018
Jan. 10-14, 2018
Jan. 17-21, 2018
Jan. 24-28, 2018
Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2018
Feb. 7-11, 2018
Feb. 14-18, 2018
Feb. 21-25, 2018
Feb. 28-Mar. 4, 2018
Mar. 7-11, 2018
Mar. 14-18, 2018
Mar. 21-25, 2018
April 4-8, 2018
April 25-29, 2018
HORSE SHOW INFORMATION
The entry closing date for mailed entries is received 7 days before the first day of the show, or the Monday before the show for online entries submitted at www.HorseShowing.com.
Entries must be received by this date to be considered on time. Entries completed ONLINE at www.HorseShowing.com will not be charged a late fee until after 5pm the Tuesday before the show. Late fee is $25 after the closing date and $50 if received after 5pm the night before the show starts.
Horse Show Secretary
Stalls for showing horses will be $75 IF prepaid by 14 days prior to the first day of the competition, $125 if not prepaid. Stalls must be reserved on the official stall reservation form and submitted to Stabling Manager Caroline Smith at StallReservations@wect.net.
Stalls can be paid by credit card on HorseShowing.com at no additional fee, however you will need to have a free account. Use the STALL RESERVATIONS menu to prepay for stalls. This feature will be turned off on the stall closing date. Whether paid or not, no stalls will be reserved unless the official stall reservation form has been submitted and accepted by Caroline Smith. An open check is not considered prepayment. Any stall not occupied by a showing horse will be billed at $250. A showing horse will be defined as a horse competing over fences in at least one class and competing in a minimum of 3 classes per show. Stalls are not refundable for any reason after the stall closing date.
Stabling: Most stalls are permanent wood construction, 10×12 with doors; some may be 10×10 with doors. Please note that in the event stalls are sold out, preference will be given to those exhibitors showing multiple weeks.
Feed and Bedding: Must be ordered on your Stall report or by emailing email@example.com prior to arrival. Forms are available in the office to order feed and bedding during the competition.
To reserve your Cabin (sleeps 4-6) or “Home Away From Home” (sleeps 4-8) call 937-382-0985 x3 or follow this link to the online reservation form:
Holiday Inn – Roberts Centre 937-283-3200
General Denver Hotel– 937-383-4141
Hampton – 937-382-4400
Holiday Inn Express – 937-382-5858
Ramada – 937-283-3200
Royalton Inn and Suites – 937-366-6864
Cowan Lake Cabins – 866-644-6727
Camping Sites: The World Equestrian Center has many camping sites equipped with electric, water, and sewer for $175 per week or any portion thereof, you must reserve these on your entry form or stall reservation form. Check in at the horse show office prior to parking your RV.
Bill Harless – firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin McMurry – mailto:email@example.com
Gray Campbell – GCampbell@columbushospitality.com
MEDIA / PR
Candace FitzGerald – firstname.lastname@example.org – 603-738-2788
Contact/Mailing During the Show:
World Equestrian Center
Horse Show Office
4095 SR 730
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
The World Equestrian Center is located one hour from Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati airports. For driving directions and to learn more about the World Equestrian Center Winter Series of the Midwest, visit www.wec.net.
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