Entries are now open for the World Equestrian Center Winter Series of the Midwest featuring eighteen weeks of exciting Hunter/Jumper competition in perfect indoor conditions. The prize list is available now online at www.wec.net. Entries are being accepted via www.horseshowing.com and through Equestrian Connect. Reservations for stalls, hay and bedding as well as RV spaces may all be made online at www.horseshowing.com.
Each of the eighteen weeks of the Winter Series of the Midwest will feature a $25,000 Grand Prix, a $7,500 Futures Prix, a $5,000 Welcome Prix, a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, and a $2,000 Non Pro 2’6” Derby along with countless post-horse-show events each week to keep the fun going through the night. WEC Winter Classic #3 will bring even more excitement to the Winter Series of the Midwest, featuring 4 judges, a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, and USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Member Events.
USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Events
The World Equestrian Center will be offering World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Member Events during the WEC Winter Classic #3 show January 9-13, 2019. The World Championship Hunter Rider Program was founded in 1992 to recognize and celebrate the hunter rider. Since the inaugural WCHR Professional Finals in 1992, the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for Professionals, Developing Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children’s and Pony riders. WCHR Program Members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. Points from a rider’s top four WCHR Member Events will be used to determine the National and Regional standings. For more information, about WCHR Program, visit USHJA’s website.
Winter Series of the Midwest Schedule
The Winter Series packs plenty of equestrian action into each show week, with classes tailored toward professionals early on in the week and Juniors and Amateurs taking center stage on Sunday. Each afternoon brings a new featured class, starting on Thursday with a $5,000 Welcome Prix. Friday features a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, and Saturday continues the hunter action with a $2,000 Non Pro 2’6″ Derby. Saturday also hosts a $7,500 Futures Prix as well as a $25,000 Grand Prix. Refer to the schedule for further details.
New World Equestrian Center Gift Cards
Looking for the perfect gift for an avid equestrian? Just in time for the holidays, we have released our brand new WEC Gift Cards! WEC Gift Cards are redeemable in the horse show office, the International Grille & Cafe, the Paddock Club, and at A Sudden Impulse. Stop in to pick up a gift card for a fellow equestrian during your next visit to the World Equestrian Center.
Register for WEC Points to be Eligible for Series Awards
Ready to rack up WEC points during the Winter Series of the Midwest? We’ll be awarding Series Awards in April at the conclusion of the Winter Series. Start earning WEC Points at the WEC November Horse Show November 28 – December 2, 2018!
Signing up for WEC Points is a quick and simple process that can be done either at the show office or online. Exhibitors can register as a Junior, Amateur, Professional, or Business, and can also register their horse for WEC Points. For questions or more information about WEC Points, please email our show secretary Julie Agar – [email protected].
Cadets Horsemanship Program
The Cadets Horsemanship Program is a mini clinic held on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. during every World Equestrian Center sanctioned show. The clinics feature professionals who lecture on topics ranging from basic barn skills to advanced equine care, providing young riders with the opportunity to learn about all aspects of equine industries from top professionals in their areas of expertise. The mini clinics are open to everyone, but only junior riders are eligible for a horse show credit. Each week, 40 junior riders chosen by random drawing will receive a horse show credit. 39 Cadets will receive a $250 horse show credit and one lucky Cadet will receive a $500 credit! Attendance is strictly enforced! Please check in by 7:30 a.m. with the attendant. Only those that check in on time are eligible for the random draw.
Daily Wheel Winner Classes
Each day during every World Equestrian Center sanctioned show, two classes from the prize list are selected at random to receive a $250 prize. Be sure to check the computer in the show office to see which two classes were the “wheel winners” each day!
World Equestrian Center Fall Horse Show Series Fast Facts
What: The World Equestrian Center Winter Series of the Midwest
Where: The World Equestrian Center – 4095 State Rte. 730, Wilmington, OH 45177
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Horse Show Management: Arena Horse Shows LLC – Brandon Saxton, Horse Show Manager – 216-554-2049
Information: Horse Show Secretary – Julie Agar – [email protected]
Accommodations: Charming onsite Cabins (sleep up to six) and Home Away from Home units (sleep up to 8) available. Reserve online or by calling 937-382-0985 ext. 3
Holiday Inn – Roberts Centre – 937-283-3200
General Denver Hotel – 937-383-4141
Hampton Inn – 937-382-4400
Holiday Inn Express – 937-382-5858
Royalton Inn and Suites – 937-366-6864
Cowan Lake Cabins – 866-644-6727
About World Equestrian Center:
Located in Wilmington, Ohio, the World Equestrian Center features more than 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled riding space, making it one of the largest indoor/outdoor equestrian sport venues in the world. The state of the art facility features premium footing, permanent stabling and onsite accommodations as well as more than 26 weeks of USEF rated Hunter / Jumper competition.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family friendly environment, the World Equestrian Center promises their exhibitors an experience built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
In 2021, the World Equestrian Center will debut a brand new location, providing world-class equestrian competition and equestrian-inspired country club living, all adjacent to the fabulous Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida.
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Media / PR: Candace FitzGerald – [email protected]
Vendors: Erin McMurry – [email protected]