Winter Equestrian Festival 2009 in Wellington Florida! (LOCALISM FEATURED)

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Come see the sights of what makes Wellington Florida one of the most famous Equestrian centers in the world. Here we host the annual Winter Equestrian Festival which is gearing up to be in full swing. The Winter Equestrian Festival runs through March 29th this year and started today.

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This year there are competitors and horses from around the world including Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the Middle East.

Competitors compete for over $6 million dollars in prize money.

winter equestrian festival wellington Florida

Glen Straub and other land owners and developers around here might have a lot of money but Mark Bellissimo has class.

Mark Bellissimo has done a first class job of putting $10 million dollars into sprucing up the showgrounds and surrounding roads and property. Bellissimo visited one of the top rated Equestrian centers in Europe and decided he wanted to turn his Palm Beach International Equestrian Center into the best center in the world.

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The transformation of before and after is like night and day. You will really enjoy the new seating that Mark has installed already.

winter equestrian festival wellington Florida

He put in all new bleachers and much more seating to accomodate the spectators that love to watch the Equestrian competition here in Wellington Florida.

winter equestrian festival wellington Florida

Lush landscaping with colorful gorgeous flowers adorn the rings and walkways all around the show grounds.

You can stop off for lunch by walking over the bridge to the Tavern on the Green. Jenny Oz is down here riding her horse.

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Take a look around at our photos for a behind the scenes look at the workings of the Winter Equestrian Center.

The horses are happy with the largest improvement; special sandy material that is easy on the horses. This is an Olympic type footing and 3 of the rings have this material.

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South Shore Blvd down towards the Equestrian center has been widened to 4 lanes with easier turn arounds for large horse trailers.

winter equestrian festival wellington Florida

Admission is FREE on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets are $15 per person on the weekends. Kids under 12 and seniors get in free.

If you know anyone who is coming down and needs a rental we have a rental right next to the showgrounds for $15,000 per month. Contact us at our office, 561-753-0135 for details.

Enjoy The Show!





Contact Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset, CIPS, Realtors®, International Properties and Investments, Inc. Licensed Realtors® in Florida at 561-753-0135 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Lake Worth, Hypoluxo Island, Lantana, West Palm Beach and the rest of Palm Beach County Florida and Port St Lucie Florida. We are accepting referrals.

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  1. Lisa Schlitz 01/10/2009 11:51 PM
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Scott Guay
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Ocean Pines, MD
Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD

Looks like a great event!!  If I were in the area this post would have convinced me to check it out.

Jan 08, 2009 09:46 PM #25
David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES
Grady David Tipton Brokerage - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Broker - Tampa

Well done.  I sent this to my sister-in-law down in Plantation who has particpated in this Dressage event.


Jan 08, 2009 10:33 PM #26
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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate

Simply beautiful and we have lost many young aspiring equestrian trainers in the winter to your town.  Now I understand why.  They often work for next to nothing just to be there but they learn so much!  Thanks for the photos, I've never seen it myself.

Jan 08, 2009 11:26 PM #27
Kim Weis & Kelly Zarda
Platinum Realty, LLC - Overland Park, KS

Wow, Those pictures make me want to go there right now!  Nice post Katerina!

Jan 09, 2009 12:00 AM #28
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
Beautiful pictures and a very nice localism post.  I have recently begun to blog and begin to work the localism channels...I first stumbled on to Debe Maxwell and she, being the super sweetie that she is, has spoken so highly of you.  I really hope to learn more from both of you and enjoy reading your posts.  I am about to subscribe and add as an associate...something I have been meaning to do for a long time!
Lori Cofer Pullman WA

Lori Cofer, Beasley Realty

Jan 09, 2009 12:22 AM #29
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Terrific pics and support for this equestrian event.  I am trying to make it this year.  Please post some updates for us !

Jan 09, 2009 01:06 AM #30
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

That is a beautiful setting and event.  Your photos are outstanding.  My 7 year old neice would love to be there she started taking riding lessons 2 years ago and does local shows in Virginia.  Her parents fox hunt as did her grandfather.

Jan 09, 2009 01:15 AM #31
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

What a great localism piece. I love the pictures. Very well done!

Jan 09, 2009 02:47 AM #32
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor


Pictures are great. It looks warm down there too. Maybe I need to move to Florida for the better weather. Congrats on the feature!

Jan 09, 2009 03:08 AM #33
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Katerina,  Fabulous photo's ... thanks for sharing your local event!  pippa

Jan 09, 2009 05:34 AM #34
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Katerina, gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing.  Looks like you're enjoying some beautiful weather right about now -- just like we are here on California's coast!

Jan 09, 2009 06:58 AM #35
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I didn't know Wellington Florida one of the most famous Equestrian centers in the world. From your photos, I can see why. And I love the row of Foxtail Palms too. Those are my favorite palm trees  =)

Jan 09, 2009 09:42 AM #36
Jose Lopez
Remax Alliance - Sarasota, FL

Looks Great! Should be lots of fun for the whole family. Enjoy!

Jose Lopez
I specialize in Sarasota Florida Foreclosures and Bradenton Foreclosures

Jan 09, 2009 10:51 AM #37
Kari Battaglia, PA
PalmerHouse Properties - Nokomis, FL
Buy Sell Love Florida

Pictures are fantastic and you make me want to come and visit.  Great job.

Jan 09, 2009 02:13 PM #38
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Katarina, these are beautiful shots. I can see that I have to put Wellington on my travel itinerary. This is something and somewhere not to miss. Thank you my friend. Deb

Jan 09, 2009 02:53 PM #39
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Patricia- There are some great Rodeos in Colorado! :) You must see an equestrian event once in your lifetime.

Jan 09, 2009 05:53 PM #40
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Katerina, these are lovely shots. I especially like the second one with the horses and palm trees perspective. I think my husband shot a TV commercial there when we lived in Coral Springs years ago. I remember going to a really fancy equestrian center. It was for Canon EOS. Can't wait to see more - especially when the paparazzi follow you :)

Jan 10, 2009 04:03 PM #41
Sonja Adams
Samson Proprties - Purcellville, VA

I think I've met the guy on the horse in the second to last photo but his name escapes me.....I'm sure I've at least seen him at shows...great pics...we had a flock of riders and trainers head down to Florida for the winter although with the economy I was surprised at how many also stayed home....if I hear of anyone moving to Wellington, you'll be my first referral!

Jan 11, 2009 02:47 AM #42
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Nestor and Katerina, you've been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue. 

                                        Travellers in the Rain!

Mar 22, 2016 11:08 AM #43
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Thanks so much Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 

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