We welcome you to Winter in the Midwest’s Winter Classic 9 as we celebrate the love for our horses and the equestrian sport this Valentine’s Day.
Check out what’s happening from amazing vendor deals to feature class action, day spa, restaurants and other amenities to experience this week at Ohio Winter Classic 9. Connect with our Official Photographer Winslow Photography to secure photos with the bright and airy touches in each ring.
For the Love of Paws! Purchase and sign Valentine’s Day cards to benefit the Clinton County Humane society. $1 for one or $5 for 6. All proceeds donated.
While you’re here, stop by the show office to guess the Valentine’s Day candy jar count. Whoever guesses the closest amount wins a World Equestrian Center gift card!
Valentines Day Deals
-Book with Diane at the A Bit of Class Salon and Day Spa for Chocolate Spa Pedicures the entire month of February. Relax and enjoy chocolate wine and sweet treats during the $75.00 plus tax luxury service.
-Share the Love at A Sudden Impulse – Visit the NEW A Sudden Impulse Boutique to learn what oh-so-sweet deals are offered this week!
-Shop A Custom Fox each week for different sales on equestrian items. Sales change week-to-week, so don’t miss out.
-Shop the Rider’s Boutique in Vendor Village for 15% off hunt coats.
-Stop by the International cafe or the Paddock club to enjoy sweet chocolate covered strawberry treats.
Braiding Contest | Show off your Valentine’s Day themed braids at A Bit of Class Salon in Vendor Village from 10am-2pm on Saturday. 1st place winners will receive a $75 gift card.
Adopt Your Valentine! | We’ve partnered with the Clinton County Humane Society so you can find the paw-fect pet for you! Join us in Vendor Village from 11am-2pm on Saturday.
#LoveWEC Photo Truck | Stop by the WEC Truck in the R+L Arena this week and post a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #LoveWEC.
Super Bowl Party | Join us in the Paddock Club for food, drinks and the big game! 5-11pm on Sunday.
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.
- Equestrian AF
Equestrian AF Apparel, traditionally an online boutique, offers an abundance of quirky tops that resonate well with horse lovers. Their instagram can be found at: @equestrianAF_apparel
- 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!
- Rider’s Boutique
Riders Boutique is a mobile and online boutique for the equestrian lifestyle, currently located in Vendor Village. Riders Boutique offers equestrians a myriad of top-of-the-line products for both horse and rider, including stunning show clothing, eye-catching schooling attire, gorgeous bridles, essential bits and plenty of fun accessories to accompany any outfit.
- 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.
- Urban / Equestrian Sundry
Urban Sundry is a beautifully curated boutique that offers a whimsical selection of home décor, jewelry, paper goods, things for little ones and a growing selection for the hoof, paw and claw community.
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.
Stop by the Paddock Club or a Sudden Impulse to try the delicious chocolate covered strawberries.
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 10 2/16-2/20
- Ohio Winter Classic 11 2/23-2/27
- Ohio Winter Classic 12 3/2 – 3/6
- Ohio Winter Classic 13 3/9 – 3/13
- 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 16 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!