Welcome to week three of the World Equestrian Center ‘Fall Classic’ 2021 horse show series! We are excited to see many new and old faces for another great week of equestrian sport!
Check out what’s happening during Week III 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 III – October 13 – 17, 2021.
Each week WEC plans fun and family-friendly after-hours events for our exhibitors, trainers and guests. This week will feature:
Trivia Night Friday October 15th / 7:00PM in the Paddock Club
Put your equestrian knowledge to the test with WEC Trivia Night! Bring a team or just yourself and get ready for a fun time! Trivia Night is an event the entire family can enjoy!
Barn Decorating Contest October 16 / Judging begins 12 noon and ends 7:00pm
Get into the Fall and halloween spirit and enter your barn in the WEC Barn decorating contest! Awards will be given for: Spookiest Barn, Most Creative Barn, and Best Use of Horses. Each winner of these categories will receive $100 cash and a $50.00 Sudden Impulse gift Card! Sign your barn up in the show office!
What to Watch:
$15,000 WEC Welcome Prix 1.35m Sanctuary Ring
$20,000 WEC 3′ Hunter Derby Open R+L
$20,000 WEC 3′ Hunter Derby Non-Pro R+L
$30,000 WEC 3’6″ – 3’9″ WEC Derby R+L
$3,500 WEC Non-Pro Derby 2’6″ R+L Annex
$10,000 WEC Futures Prix 1.30m Sanctuary Ring
$50,000 WEC Grand Prix 1.40m-1.45m Sanctuary Ring
Vendors with many unique products may be found at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington throughout our 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 group of companies:
- 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!
- Equestrian AF Apparel
This unique and stylish boutique is new to WEC! Equestrian AF Apparel,
traditionally an online boutique, is debuting their trendy tees for the first storefront in Vendor Village. They offer an abundance of quirky tops that resonate well with horse lovers. Their instagram can be found at: @equestrianAF_apparel
- 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. Keep up with them on instagram at @Riders_boutique
- Women at Risk International – Jewelry fundraiser
Chaplain Larry & Tammy Speelman are hosting a Jewelry Sale in Vendor Village Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm. This is a fundraiser for Women at Risk International which helps rescue human trafficking victims. Come browse the many unique items being offered!
- 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. They even have popular fall flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple!
- 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.
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!
- The Custom Fox
The Custom Fox has all you need to survive a horse show! Their mobile trailer 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.
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. Try this week’s featured dish – The Fried Korean Chicken Sandwich.
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 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!