Welcome to week two of the World Equestrian Center ‘Fall Classic’ 2021 horse show series. Our Fall Classic I was a success and we welcome everyone back for another great week of equestrian sport!
Check out what’s happening during Week II at the World Equestrian Center – Wilmington facility, from feature class action to after hours family-friendly events as well as shopping, day spa and other amenities to experience this week at Fall Classic II – October 6 – October 10.
Each week WEC plans after-hours happenings for our exhibitors, trainers, and guests. This week will feature:
Drift on in for a fun movie night! Golf Cart movie drive-in will be a night time spectacular for everyone!
Saturday October 9th 8:00 PM
Location: Bradley Arena
What to Watch:
Sanctuary Arena – $15,000 Welcome Prix 1.35m
R&L Arena – $20,000 WEC Hunter Derby 3’ Open
$20,000 WEC Hunter Derby 3’ Non-Pro
R&L Annex – $3,500 Non-Pro Derby 2’6”
Sanctuary Arena – $10,000 Futures Prix 1.30m
$50,000 Grand Prix 1.40m-1.45m
Many vendors at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington span throughout the chic, yet quaint Vendor Village. Vendors may also be found in the R + L hallway, as well as in the R + L arena. Join us and shop this thoughtfully curated list of vendors:
- A Bit of Class Salon and Day Spa
It’s no secret that every equestrian could use a little pampering during their down time at horse shows – treat yourself! Join us at A Bit of Class Salon and Day Spa located in Vendor Village. The salon offers a wide selection of services – everything you would find at a traditional salon!
- Rider’s Boutique
Riders Boutique is a mobile and online boutique for the equestrian lifestyle. RB offers equestrians a myriad of top-of-the-line products for both horse and rider, including show clothing, schooling attire, bridles, bits and plenty of accessories to accompany any outfit.
- The Apothecary
When it comes to products, The Apothecary offers everything, both prescription and non-prescription, needed for the horse, small animal and even human. For equines, medical supplies are abundant. They also offer services like pre-purchase exams, lameness exams, digital radiographs, ultrasonography, shockwave treatment and emergency care.
- The Sugar Shack
Your sweet tooth at the World Equestrian Center! Visit The Sugar Shack to satisfy all of your sweet cravings.
- Dark Horse Coffee Co.
Dark Horse Coffee Co. is now serving up all of your favorite Starbucks creations! Completely customize-able hot, iced and frozen beverages. Quick snacks can also be purchased here.
- Shaggy Chic Pet Parlor
The Pet Parlor features a state of the art iClean Dog Wash, plenty of dog treats and stacks of fluffy towels for furry friends to dry off after their baths.
- A Sudden Impulse
Get your WEC merchandise at this charming boutique featuring clothing, insulated drinkware, jewelry and more. A Sudden Impulse meets all of your on-site customization needs with our full service monogramming and engraving services as well.
R + L Hallway
- Winslow Photography
Winslow Photography is the Fall Classic’s OFFICIAL show photographer. You may recognize owners Josh and Karrin Winslow and their fantastic team of photographers from the various shows held at our facility. Visit their booth located in the R+L Hallway.
- The Custom Fox
The Custom Fox offers a plethora of products for both the horse and rider, each hand selected and tested by Beth’s family of horsemen. This store is conveniently located in their mobile tack shop outside the R+L Hallway.
R + L Arena
- Saeks Chiropractic
Dr. Saeks of Saeks Chiropractic, L.L.C. is a familiar face at World Equestrian Center. Visit his tent booth in the R+L arena to make sure you are feeling your best!
Where to Eat
We’re offering a delicious NEW menu at the Paddock Club! Open to exhibitors every day at 4 p.m. during horse show days, The Paddock Club is one of the family-friendly, World Equestrian Center restaurants as well as a gathering place featuring a full bar, flat screen TVs, free WiFi and multiple comfortable seating areas. Stop in to dine or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail.
For a quick grab, The International Café at the World Equestrian Center is conveniently located outside the Roberts Arena and next to the Horse Show Office. The International Café opens at 7 a.m. on show days. The cafe features a classic on-site dining menu consisting of full breakfast, lunch and dinner options. We offer daily specials and a selection of beer and wine.
Larry the Preacher Guy provides weekly services at World Equestrian Center. You can attend a 15-minute service on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. at the in-gate of the Sanctuary Arena. All are welcome: people, dogs and horses. A second service will take place later that day at 11:00 a.m. in the Vendor Village chapel. For those unable to attend, please visit WEC.net to listen to Chaplain Larry’s sermons available as weekly podcasts.
The WEC farrier will be on the grounds from Wednesday – Sunday each horse show week. Please stop by Barn A or ask one of the horse show staff to radio him if your horse needs shoeing. Exhibitors are welcome to call him after hours for emergencies.
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:
We extend our sincere thanks to our generous sponsors for their continued support. Many sponsors and their products are on-site weekly at World Equestrian Center, so be sure to stop in and say hello.
General Admission & Parking | Free
Upcoming World Equestrian Center Wilmington events:
Fall Classic Show Series
- October 13-17
- October 20-24
- October 27-31
Midwest Indoor Show Series
- November 10th – 14th
- November 17th – 21st
Entries and stall reservations will continue to be open for the remaining weeks of the World Equestrian Center – Wilmington Fall Horse Show Series, which features five weeks of NSBA sanctioned hunter/jumper competition and nearly $1.2 million in prize money.
New in 2021 are nine special Leading Awards for the 5-week fall circuit with an overall payout of nearly $100,000.
Fall Classic Show Series:
Midwest Indoors Show Series:
Midwest Indoors prize list https://www.horseshowing.com/show_upload/9051/86.pdf
Midwest Indoor Stalls https://www.horseshowing.com/show_upload/9051/88.pdf
Check out the events calendar on our website to learn more about what’s happening in weeks to come!