WEF Newsletter

It’s Week 7 of the

Winter Equestrian Festival!

Sponsored by Lugano Diamonds

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We are thrilled to announce that we’re galloping into Week 7 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, and the anticipation is at an all-time high! Wellington International is set to showcase an array of prestigious events, beginning with the FEI jog. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the WEF Sport Horse Auction horses, presented in the International Arena at 3 PM on Tuesday, February 20.

A special “Thank You” to our 5* competition sponsor, Lugano Diamonds and our 2* competition sponsor, Ethel M Chocolates. This week is sure to be sweet. Continue reading to see what’s in store.

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, February 20

  • The CSI5* jog starts at noon
  • Don’t miss the presentation of the WEF Sport Horse Auction horses in the International Arena at 3 PM

Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 22

Friday, February 23

Saturday, February 24

  • Starting at 6 PM the International Club lobby will host a Sip & Shop event. Don’t miss exclusive shopping as well as passed cocktails and hors d’oeurves!
  • 7 PM – Saturday Night Lights: $385,000 Lugano Diamonds CSI5* Grand Prix. Gates open at 6 PM. Looking for upgraded dining and seating? Visit here.

Sunday, February 25

WEF 7 Schedules

Schooling Schedule
Show Schedule

Gregory Bodo makes his horse show debut in the USA at WEF. Photo: Sarah Eakin for Paper Horse

Paris Olympics’ Course Designer Brings French Flair to Winter Equestrian Festival

France’s Gregory Bodo is world renowned as a course designer but it was not until Week 5 of the Winter Equestrian Festival that he set foot on U.S. soil for the first time – and in a year when he will be designing the show jumping courses for the Paris Olympics.

“I’ve pursued course designing for 30 years,” said Gregory, who started taking an interest in his equestrian vocation at the age of 15. “Therefore, the Olympics is a bit like the holy grail. I think it’s a good stepping stone for starting to travel a bit more in countries that I don’t usually go to – for example, the USA. For me, this is the first time.”

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Dinner & Drinks With a View!

Tickets in the Blue Ribbon Club and the Gallery are available for next week’s competition! Grab your friends, family or clients and enjoy a buffet dinner, an open bar and incredible views of the $385,000 Lugano Diamonds CSI5* Grand Prix. Don’t wait. Tickets are expected to sell out!
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Catch Up on Last Week’s Competition

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Take advantage of all the latest competition updates from Wellington International! Click below to catch up on the 2024 Winter Equestrian Festival competition action ranging from hunters to jumpers to equitation!
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