What’s Happening at WEC – Ohio Winter Classic 5

12 Jan 22 | Wilmington, OH | SHARE

Happy 2022! World Equestrian Center – Wilmington welcomes you to Winter in the Midwest’s Winter Classic 5 hunter/jumper horse show. Thank you for joining us at our premier climate-controlled competition facility, an equestrian’s dream winter oasis.

Check out what’s happening from feature class action to shopping, day spa, restaurants and other amenities to experience during your visit. Connect with Official Photographer Winslow Photography to secure photos with the bright and airy touches in each ring. 

While you’re here, visit our NEW A Sudden Impulse Boutique! A Sudden Impulse has relocated to the R+L Hallway. The new space is elegantly decorated and features many new items as well as old favorites. 


Each week WEC hosts after hours events perfect for having fun or unwinding after a long show day. This week WEC is hosting:

Trivia Night | Saturday 5:30 in the Paddock Club

Last week’s Grand Prix class winners: Kevin McCarthy and Catch a Star HSS

What to Watch:


             Sanctuary: $10,000 Welcome Stake 


             R+L: $5,000 WEC Derby 3’ – Open

             R+L: $5,000 WEC Derby 3’ – Non Pro

             R+L Annex: $2,000 WEC Pony/Child Pony Derby


             R+L Annex: $2,000 Non Pro Derby 2’6”

             Sanctuary: $10,000 Futures Prix

             Sanctuary: $30,000 Grand Prix

Shop equestrian clothing, horse wear and much more in Vendor Village.


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 products and services: 

Vendor Village

  • 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

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.

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. 

  • 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

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 Korean Fried 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:

Ohio Winter Classic Show Series

  • Ohio Winter Classic 6    1/19-1/23 
  • Ohio Winter Classic 7    1/26-1/30
  • Ohio Winter Classic 8    2/2-2/6 
  • Ohio Winter Classic 9    2/9-2/13 
  • Ohio Winter Classic 10  2/16-2/20
  • Ohio Winter Classic 11  2/23-2/27

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!