Week two of the WEC summer horse shows kicks off today with a full schedule of thrilling equestrian sport. The week is filled with feature classes that include nine hunter derbies, a welcome stake, a futures prix and a grand prix. Use this as your helpful guide throughout the week for everything from where to eat, to what to do. We thank our exhibitors for complying with our newly implemented COVID-19 protocols last week, and continue to ask everyone to follow USEF and WEC guidelines to keep everyone safe.
We have implemented a number of guidelines and protocols to aid in stopping the spread of COVID-19, and we ask that you do your best to follow these in order to keep yourself, other exhibitors and our staff safe:
Wear a mask when not mounted on a horse.
Wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly.
Stay at least six feet apart from others.
If spectating from the grandstands, keep at least one chair between yourself and others.
Monitor your temperature daily.
Stay up to date with class start times and orders of go via horseshowing.com and PA announcements.
Study your courses via horseshowing.com.
Limit the number of people accompanying a horse to the ring (maximum trainer, athlete, parent and groom).
Wear gloves when setting jumps in schooling rings and in communal areas such as wash racks.
Abide by schooling ring occupancy limits.
Utilize horseshowing.com to add, scratch and checkout.
Appoint one representative per barn to visit the show office, if necessary.
Thursday | $5,000 Welcome Stake sponsored by CWD
$2,000 Green Derby 3′, 3’3″
$2,000 Green Derby 3’6″, 3’9″
Friday | $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Saturday | $25,000 WEC Grand Prix
$7,500 Futures Prix
$2,000 Non Pro 2’6″ Hunter Derby
Sunday | $500 Children’s Hunter Derby
$500 Adult Hunter Derby
$2,000 Am/O Hunter Derby 3’6″, 3’3″
$2,000 Junior Hunter Derby
$2,000 Pony Hunter Derby
Where to Eat
There are plenty of dining options on-site at WEC during the horse show, including the brand new Dark Horse Coffee Co. proudly serving Starbucks, located in Vendor Village between Shaggy Chic Pet Parlor and A Sudden Impulse boutique. The stunning new coffee shop offers all of your favorite Starbucks beverages. Don’t have time between rides to grab a coffee? Swing by on horseback at the convenient ride thru window, located in the Sanctuary Arena hallway.
Looking for a bite to eat without leaving the outdoor rings? Visit the food truck for tasty sandwiches, fresh salads and other made to order favorites. The Sweet Shop will also be on-site in the courtyard by the R+L Arena serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts.
What to Do
Each horse show week, Chaplain Larry Speelman holds worship services on Sunday at the ingate of the Sanctuary Arena from 7:30-7:45 a.m. Join Chaplain Larry for an uplifting message. Please remember to social distance while in attendance. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to listen in, Chaplain Larry’s sermons are available as podcasts on WEC.net. This week’s sermon is titled “Don’t Get the Cart Before the Horse” and is part of the sermon series “Idioms with a Horse”. Chaplain Larry describes the sermon:
These days things happen at such a rapid pace that we often don’t take time to think through our decisions. That can be a good recipe for a disaster or at least a small embarrassment. Keeping our priorities in check can help offset the possibility of “Getting the Cart before the horse”. It is so easy to let the sense of excitement or the pressure to make a decision drive us into casting logic and priorities to the side. Jesus made a clear statement about this in Matthew 6:33 when he said “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you”. Don’t let the pressures of this life cause you to forget to keep first things first!
Need time to relax during the show? Look no further than A Bit of Class Salon & Day Spa, World Equestrian Center’s on-site boutique salon. Diane Bayless offers haircuts, styling, color, manicures and pedicures during normal show hours. Licensed Massage Therapist Katrina Hale is also at A Bit of Class Salon & Day Spa, so stop by for a relaxing massage. Text Diane at 937-728-4984 or Katrina at 513-623-9087 to make an appointment.
Where to Shop
Winslow Photography is the official photographer of the WEC summer horse shows and will be on-site each week capturing all of the horse show action at every ring. Stop by their tent next to the food truck outside to view and purchase your photos, or shop online at jwinslow.com.
Need an adjustment to get back into horse showing shape? Visit Saeks Chiropractic, L.L.C. Dr. Saeks believes in a holistic approach to healing his clients through muscle work and getting to the root of the cause to prevent future issues, benefiting riders by allowing muscles to move more freely. Pulse Equine is also on-site at WEC offering Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), which is said to restore the health of horses at a cellular level by stimulating cell metabolism.
Shopping for goods for you or your horse? Dandy Products, The Apothecary and Farm Vet are here for your stable essentials, so stop by for treats, medications or even custom barn padding. Get your new goodies personalized at Mona’s Monograms. From jackets to brass nameplates, they do it all. While you’re in Vendor Village, be sure to visit A Sudden Impulse to stock up on popular WEC branded merchandise including clothing and accessories.
Custom Fox is on-site in the R+L Arena hallway with a wide selection of show clothing, tack and accessories. 70 Degree is also at WEC this week offering cute and casual riding clothing. If tack is more your style, visit CWD, Voltaire or Devoucoux.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
We want to extend our thanks to all World Equestrian Center sponsors for their continued support: Antarès Sellier, Buckeye Nutrition, CWD, Dandy Products, EquiJet, Horse First Supplements, MARS Equestrian, Perfect Products, R+L Carriers, Sterling Thompson, Tribute Equine Nutrition, Sport Data, Inc. and Voltaire Design. Many sponsors and their products are on-site weekly at World Equestrian Center, so be sure to stop in and say hello.
We look forward to a fun week of horse showing! Please remember to do your part to help keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask and social distancing.