Welcome to week one of the World Equestrian Center ‘Fall Classic’ 2021 circuit. Check out what’s happening this week at the World Equestrian Center – Wilmington facility! The gorgeous facility has many fun events happening this week including the main event – Fall Classic I horse show. Fall Classic I will be running from September 29 – October 3. This fall show series spans five weeks and features NSBA sanctioned hunter/jumper competition and nearly $1.2 million in prize money.
What to Watch:
Thursday – Sanctuary Arena | $15,000 Welcome Prix
Friday – R + L Arena
$20,000 WEC 3’ Derby Open
$20,000 WEC 3’ Derby Non-Pro
$3,500 Non-Pro 2’6” Derby
Saturday – Sanctuary Arena | $50,000 WEC Grand Prix & $10,000 Futures Prix
Many vendors at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington span throughout the chic, yet 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 list of vendors:
- 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!
- Annette Ellen Design
This high-end boutique features ready-to-wear equestrian show jackets, stock ties, everyday fun equestrian fashion and an array of unique accessories.
- 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.
- Country Gal Decor & 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Custom Fox
The Custom Fox 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.
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!
Each week our events coordinator plans after-hours happenings for our exhibitors, trainers, and guests. This week will feature:
- Trivia night at 7:00PM in the Paddock Club
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.
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 want to extend our 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 weeks 2-5
- October 6-10
- October 13-17
- October 20-24
- October 27-31
Entries and stall reservations will continue to be open for 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.
For the Prize List http://horseshowing.com/show_upload/8847/60.pdf
Check out the events calendar on our website to learn more about what’s happening in weeks to come!