The Winter in the Midwest series at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington offers an affordable opportunity for riders and horses of all levels, and with a welcoming environment, a stunning facility and sanctuary from the winter weather, it’s the perfect place to spend your winter showing. The indoor circuit features a combination of premier USEF- and NSBA-sanctioned hunter/jumper shows, with 13 weeks remaining through April 10. Entries are still open, and stalls are available to reserve. If making the trek to Florida isn’t in your winter plans, see how World Equestrian Center – Wilmington can make your winter showing dreams come true.
World Equestrian Center – Wilmington offers a family-friendly place for riders to enjoy their time with horses. The USEF-rated competitions offer “Opportunity” sections for beginner riders to start their competition career with no USEF fees. A full schedule of divisions is available for green horses and riders all the way up to a weekly $30,000 grand prix and four hunter derby classes each week at USEF and NSBA shows.
The World Equestrian Center – Wilmington is a renowned venue designed to keep horses and riders warm in the winter months with spacious indoor arenas for schooling and showing, climate-controlled barns and enclosed pathways that connect the entire facility. With the best footing, unique and creative jump design and exhibitor-friendly schedules, the Winter in the Midwest shows cater to the exhibitor.
Unique amenities at World Equestrian Center – Wilmington abound making it easy for riders’ friends and family to enjoy their time at the shows. Work out at the new Fitness Center, satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sugar Shack candy store, pamper yourself at A Bit of Class Salon & Day Spa or do the same for your canine friend at Shaggy Chic Pet Parlor dog spa. Rev up with Dark Horse Coffee, featuring a Starbucks coffee shop with a ride-thru window, and shop the eclectic offerings of the many vendors in Vendor Village and throughout the facility. Check out the brand-new menu at the charming Paddock Club restaurant or opt for grilled favorites, taco bar and grab n’ go options ringside at the International Café.
A Sudden Impulse Boutique, which features WEC-branded merchandise and anything else you need for horse and rider, has moved into a beautiful new area and welcomes everyone to shop daily specials to celebrate. Customization services are available for monogrammed stable curtains, apparel and more.
World Equestrian Center – Wilmington offers four convenient, on-site lodging options, including the luxury Wilbur Estate, cabins within walking distance to the show, the Home Away from Home Park and RV sites.
The full Winter in the Midwest series schedule includes:
2022 USEF Show Dates* – USEF Premier/Level IV
WEC Winter 4 – Jan. 5-9 – A World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week
WEC Winter 7 – Jan. 26-30
WEC Winter 8 – Feb. 2-6
WEC Winter 9 – Feb 9-13
WEC Winter 11 – Feb. 23-27
*See USEF prize list.
2022 NSBA Show Dates
WEC Winter 5 – Jan. 12-16
WEC Winter 6 – Jan. 19-23
WEC Winter 10 – Feb. 16-20
WEC Winter 12 – Mar. 2-6
WEC Winter 13 – Mar. 9-13
WEC Winter 14 – Mar. 16-20
WEC Winter 15 – Mar. 23-27
WEC Winter 16 – Mar. 30-April 3
WEC Winter 17 – April 6-10
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premiere equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
Learn more at wec.net.