Welcome to week four of the World Equestrian Center ‘Fall Classic’ 2021 horse show series! We are excited to see everyone for another great week of equestrian sport.
Check out what’s happening during Week IV 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 IV – October 20 – 24, 2021. Don’t forget to stop by Vendor Village this Friday October 22 from 10am – 2pm to pick up your complimentary exhibitor bags!
Exhibitor Gifts Bags
World Equestrian Center sponsor Alltech has generously donated exhibitor gift bags which can be picked up on October 22 between 10am and 2pm in the Vendor Village. One special bag contains a valuable Golden Ticket! The Golden Ticket holder wins a beautiful WEC Gift Basket overflowing with items from A Sudden Impulse!
Come chat with Stephanie Andring of Alltech on Friday, between 10 and 2pm in the Vendor Village, enjoy some refreshments and pick up your fun Alltech/WEC exhibitor bag*
*Each exhibitor bag is unique and may contain different items. Clothing items cannot be exchanged.
Each week WEC plans fun and family-friendly after-hours events for our exhibitors, trainers and guests. This week will feature:
Oddtober Music Night Friday October 22nd / 6pm – 9pm / The Paddock Club
Get ready to dance the night away with WEC’s Oddtober Music Night! Returning guests Teacher’s Pet will bring some classic rock melodies that will get everyone on their feet and enjoying the night!
Halloween Braiding Contest Saturday October 23rd / Judging begins 9am and ends at 4pm / Vendor Village
WEC’s braiding contest is all set! Bring your horse and their best spooky braids by A Bit of Class in Vendor Village for judging between the specified time. Top three winners will take home a cash prize!
$500 Dog Costume Contest Saturday October 23rd / 7:00pm / Sanctuary
Put your best paw forward with our Halloween dog costume contest! Bring your barn pups for a chance to win a cash prize! The $500 pot will be divided amongst the top placings! You don’t want to miss this fun event!
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
$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!
- Country Gal Decor and More
Country Gal Decor and More features modern farmhouse items, primitives, rustic decor and accessories.They have decor for all styles and needs. You will find unique products at Country Gal Decor & More for everyone from 0-100 years of age.
- Larocque Chaps
Larocque Chaps, Inc. have been making custom chaps for over 25 years. They are a small, family owned company that hand crafts all their own chaps and products right here in the U.S.A. Their chaps are worn by everyone from amateurs to professionals, all across the country. Offering stock, semi-custom and custom chaps in both full and half chaps
- 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
- 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.
- 70 Degree
70 Degree is back at WEC and offering cute and casual riding clothing as well as fun accessories. Find them inside Vendor Village, across from A Sudden Impulse.
- 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 Angus Flat Iron Steak.
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 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!