Welcome or welcome back to World Equestrian Center’s ‘Winter in the Midwest’ horse show series! Check out what’s happening from amazing vendors to feature class action, the relaxing day spa, restaurants and other amenities to experience during week 13 at the Midwest’s premier indoor show facility.
Our 2021 Year-End Championship awards are in! Stop by the horse show office in the Sanctuary Lobby to see if you are on the list and to pick up your ribbons and prizes.
Take a photo with the beautifully decorated vintage WEC truck in the R+L arena and tag us in your photos on Instagram and don’t forget to connect with our Official Photographer – Winslow Photography, to secure photos with the bright and airy touches in each ring.
Saturday | Braiding Contest | Judging in Vendor Village 11AM – 3PM | Get ready for the return of an exhibitor favorite! This week’s braiding contest is St. Patrick’s Day themed – Divisions: 15 & Under and 16 & over. WEC gift cards will be awarded to first and second place winners.
Saturday | Adoption Event | 11AM – 2PM in Vendor Village | Find your lucky charm! The Clinton County Humane Society will be visiting with adoptable pets.
What to Watch:
$10,000 Welcome Stake – Sanctuary
$10,000 USHJA National 3’ Hunter Derby – Open – R&L
$10,000 USHJA National 3’ Hunter Derby – Non Pro – R&L
$2,500 WEC Pony/Children’s Pony Hunter Derby – R&L Annex
$10,000 Futures Prix – Sanctuary
$30,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix – Sanctuary
$3,500 Non-Pro Hunter Derby – R&L Annex
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!
- Ride EquiSafe
Ride EquiSafe is not your standard tack store. They specialize in equestrian rider safety equipment and helping you look stylish using it.
- 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
Indulge your sweet tooth at the World Equestrian Center! Visit The Sugar Shack to check out our fun, nostalgic candy selection and 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.
R + L Hallway
- Winslow Photography
Winslow Photography is the 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.
- A Sudden Impulse
*Visit the new Location* 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 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
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:
Ohio Winter Classic Show Series
- Ohio Winter Classic 14 3/16 – 3/20
- Ohio Winter Classic 15 3/23 – 3/27
- Ohio Winter Classic 16 3/30 – 4/3
- Ohio Winter Classic 17 4/6 – 4/10
Winter Classic Prize List http://horseshowing.com/show_upload/9053/92.pdf
Winter Classic Entries http://horseshowing.com/show_upload/9053/94.pdf
Winter Classic Lodging https://us01.iqwebbook.com/WECOH873/
Check out the events calendar on our website to learn more about what’s happening in weeks to come!