Living the Dream: Participating in the Wellington Equestrian Festival (WEF)
Every year between January and April, western Palm Beach is transformed into an international equestrian extravaganza. The best riders from around the world take part in a variety of equestrian competitions from show jumping to dressage in the world’s largest and longest running horse show in the country. The festival attracts more than 250,000 visitors and more than 2,800 riders from over 40 states and 30 countries in a beautiful 150 acre show ground at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
For young riders, taking part in WEF is a valuable training ground, enabling them to compete against top riders, make friends, and learn good sportmanship. Forget Me Not Farm provides training and pony/horse leasing opportunities whether you wish to show in one WEF show, or all twelve weeks of the circuit. Forget Me Not Farm’s riders under the guidance of trainer Stefanie Mazer have taken top ribbons at WEF shows representing every age and skill level from lead line to adult-amateurs and top international equestrians.
Our beautiful ten acre facility is located only 10 minutes from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and boasts an indoor riding arena, and a 100′ diameter covered round arena outfitted with fans and lights. We offer training, boarding (annual or seasonal) centered around our riders’ participation in WEF and other top national shows.
Forget Me Not Farm’s Concierge Program
Many of our riders travel from the Northeast or West Coast to participate in WEF events. We work directly with you or your trainer to facilitate an experience tailored to your needs, short term or for the duration of WEF. For those riders who will be missing school to take further their riding goals, we have partnered with a top-notch local tutoring program specializing in meeting the needs of equestrians and other student athletes, Open Minds Academy. http://www.openmindsacademy.org Open Minds Academy will work directly with students’ home schools to ensure that academics are not only not sacrificed, but emphasized during participation in WEF.
WEF SHORT TERM LEASE PROGRAM
Don’t want to bring your pony or horse or don’t have one to show? Forget Me Not Farm has sale and lease programs available for individual shows or for longer term.
WEF is run by Equestrian Sport Productions and Wellington Equestrian Partners and held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. All 12 weeks are “AA” rated and Jumper Rated 6. For more information about WEF see http://pbiec.coth.com/.