We look forward to you joining us on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Wellington International!
Below is a list of frequently asked questions:
What is the admission and parking fee?
Admission to our horse shows and events is free and no tickets are required. We hope you’ll bring the whole family or a car full of friends!
Free off-site parking is available at the Equestrian Village facility across the street at 13500 South Shore Blvd., Wellington, with a free shuttle to Wellington International (will start running at 5 PM).
On Site parking at 3400 Equestrian Club Rd., Wellington, is a $22 charge per car-load. Please note that handicap parking is offered at no charge at 3400 Equestrian Club Rd.
When should we plan on arriving on site? And when will the event end?
Our gates "officially" open at 6 PM but please note that as this is our busiest night of season, we highly encourage you to get here early! You can walk around the Showgrounds leading up to the start of the activities. Shuttles will officially start running at 5 PM for the general public.
The event has typically ended between 8:45 and 9:00 PM.
I’ve never been to a horse show. What should I wear?
Horse shows at Wellington International are casual outdoor events. We recommend sensible walking shoes so that you are comfortable while exploring the showgrounds as well as dressing for the weather as we are an outdoor venue.
If you are a participating charity, we encourage you to wear charity branded items so that we know who you are there representing!
If you are joining us in the VIP, the suggested attire is smart casual.
If you’ve never been to a horse show before, we recommend visiting our Horse Show 101 guide
to learn about some sights, competition and fun you’ll experience at Wellington International!
I made plans to come, but it’s raining. Should I still come?
All of our events are rain or shine —some of the most exciting jumping competition is in the rain! We only cancel or postpone a competition if the weather is severe to the point of risking anyone’s safety. We will post updates on our social media pages and our website if there are last-minute cancellations, postponements, or other changes.
Is Wellington International family friendly?
Bring the whole family! Kids will enjoy walking the grounds and seeing amazing costumes (both on the riders and horses!). Wellington International is the perfect place to begin your love affair with the equestrian sport! Our Family Festival features activities such as face painting, circus performers, dance contests, t-shirt tosses, petting zoos, free rides on the Venetian carousel and lively music!
Are there indoor viewing options open to the public?
Yes! We invite you to view the map below; the Blue Ribbon Club, Wellington Club and Gallery are all open to the public that evening.
Where can we view the Art Gallery, in partnership with Wellington Schools?
We invite you to stop by the Blue Ribbon Club to view this year's Art Project: “In Technicolor”, using recycled materials, illustrated by Wellington public schools in partnership with Resource Depot.
What is there to eat at Wellington International?
Come hungry! Our food vendors are open and boast a diverse range of affordable dining options. Please note that no outside food or beverages are allowed on site.
Are VIP dining options available?
Please note that we are fully SOLD OUT of VIP dining options for the evening of Saturday, February 3, 2024. Should you wish to be added to our mailing list for 2025, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How will we know when our charity goes in the evening?
The "Order of Go" will be published the evening of Friday, February 2, 2024 and be posted on our website and social media channels. This will tell you exactly the order of the charities joining us, along with the theme and corporate sponsors!
How can I find a specific participating organization that evening?
All pre-selected non-profit organizations will have reserved and appointed seating in the "Box Seats", situated alongside the wall of the Bridge. Please note that the number indicated in the "Order of Go" for a specific participating organization is ALSO their box seat number.
#1-#17 will be posted on the side of the Bridge closest to the Tiki Hut while #18-#34 will be posted closest to Beachside/the Media Center.
How much money will be distributed that night? Are there additional chances to receive funding?
We are aiming to distribute $2 million in association with the 15th Annual Great Charity Challenge sponsored by Fidelity Investments®! Join us that night to see if we reached our target! All additional grants and initiatives associated with the event will be done prior
to the evening of Saturday, February 3, 2024. In the event of excess funding received that evening and leading up to the event, additional grants will be awarded the week following the GCC (benefitting organizations will be notified via email and tagged on social media).
How can 100% of donations be redistributed to local non-profit organizations?
Thanks to Wellington International's support, the GCC is able to operate at ZERO costs to the donors. This means that 100% of donations received go straight back to work in the community. For additional information, we invite you to visit: https://bit.ly/2024gcc
I can't physically come but want to watch the show - is that possible?