The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington

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Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is considered the most recognizable equestrian sporting venue in the United States today. It encompasses a total of 500 acres, and the competition rings alone cover over 80 acres. PBIEC has two core facilities containing over 18 competition arenas, including one derby field and the largest covered riding surface in the world. Both show grounds are operated by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC (ESP). Equestrian Sport Productions owns and operates 42 weeks of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rated horse shows from September through June, including the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival.

The Main Show Grounds house 256 permanent stalls, wash racks, bridle paths for horses, pedestrian sidewalks, and golf cart tracks, along with dedicated shopping areas like Vendor Village, Hunter Hill, The Bridge, Shops at The International Club, and Tiki Hut Row.

The 12 show rings with adjoining schooling rings all feature top-of-the-line footing from Equestrian Services International. The feature of the property is the International Arena (357’x256’) that is surrounded by VIP box seating, general admission seating, and hospitality pavilions. It is highlighted by the famous bridge arching over the in-gate, where horses enter into the arena, and welcomes everyone to the best equestrian facility in the world.

Spectator Entrance:

3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414.

Equestrian Competitor Entrance & Administrative Offices:

14440 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL 33414.

The Stadium, built on almost 60 acres, features a beautifully maintained grass derby field with natural obstacles next to the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival grounds, which houses a main arena surrounded by grandstand seating, 200 permanent stalls, the Wellington Equestrian Realty arena that can fit three regulation-size dressage arenas, and one of the world’s largest covered arenas (360’x210’), the Van Kampen Arena.

In addition to the facility being home to world-class dressage, it also hosts exciting jumper derbies and grand prix events, horse exhibitions, and equestrian clinics. It is the home to The Palm Beach Riding Academy, where everyone is welcome to take lessons or make a weekend experience at PBIEC. Horses are available for lease to ride and to show.

Spectator and Competitor Entrance:

13500 South Shore Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414.
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  • We were non-horse people who were visiting the Equestrian Center to watch a friend ride in the amateur events. The Center is very impressive -- large, well laid out, clean, busy, and well-run. It's a ...  more »
  • A fabulous experience for equine fans or anyone. The horses are absolutely stunning, the riders so talented, and the setting is lovely. Very friendly service and great seats no matter where you sit. E...  more »
  • We attended the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup at the Equestrian Center. We were very close to the show ring and could easily see the action and also follow it on a screen. The riders and countries were ide...  more »

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