January through April in Palm Beach, Florida and the community of Wellington, means one thing, the Winter Equestrian Festival, otherwise known as WEF. Located just 15 miles from Palm Beach International Airport, this major event in Wellington is one of the most anticipated and attended equestrian competitions worldwide. While other parts of the country are covered in snow and ice, sunshine prevails in this winter horse capital of the United States. This is a magical wonderland where horses have the right of way (as they should) and seeing everyone in riding clothes at the market is the normal.
At the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, showcasing show-jumping riders from around the world, as well as Olympians, Wellington has no shortage of entertainment both inside and out of the ring. We all know that horses and dogs mix well together and this is why Oliver Thomas is thrilled to be a part of this equine wonderland. Saddle Up for all the amazing things at this ultimate equestrian destination!
If you are looking for horse-riding paradise, you will fall in love with the 57 miles of trails throughout the city. The elaborate trail system provides the opportunity for exercise and recreation.
If Polo is your thing, The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier destination. The most prestigious polo tournaments in the U.S. are played at The Palm Beach Polo Club. During non-covid years, polo spectatorship is open to the public for only $10/ticket.
Had enough horsing around for the day? Be sure and check out Worth Municipal Beach with it’s selfie famous fishing pier or head to the beautiful Palm Beach Municipal Beach (just steps from the shopping Mecca Worth Ave).
Wellington is a Nature lover’s paradise where you can spend and entire day at the Wellington Environmental Preserve, which boasts a six-story observation tower, nature trails and equestrian trails. Need more outdoor adventures? Head over to the Peaceful Waters Sanctuary.
Speaking of shopping, for all your Equestrian Lifestyle needs, look no further than Gretchen Hunt Ltd. The perfect blend of fashion and equestrian pursuits.
You really haven’t been to Palm Beach if you have not walked the famed Worth Avenue. A resort destination in Florida featuring one-of-a kind boutiques and a collection of the best luxury brands. Worth Avenue has the unique ability to combine Old World feel and modern luxury all on one street.
If you are looking for a fun, healthy get-away, this internationally recognized equestrian community, with a tremendous social scene to match, the Winter Equestrian Festival should definitely be on your bucket list!
About The Real Oliver Thomas:
Oliver “Ollie” Thomas is the Co-Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of the brand Oliver Thomas who makes the ultimate in lightweight, functional, washable and customizable bags, duffles, backpacks, totes and accessories.
He has appeared in Forbes and Time, Inc and major fashion publications. Ollie loves good treats, belly rubs and long adventurous walks in the great outdoors. When he is not being an Dogpreneur, Oliver enjoys bringing together his squirrel, feline & all furry friends in order to promote a more peaceful world.