Wellington, Florida – Equestrian enthusiasts from near and far now have the unique opportunity to explore the country’s most coveted and celebrated winter equestrian mecca through Wellington Insider Tours. Based in the Wellington, Florida area, the newly launched Wellington Insider Tours offers guests an incomparable experience of touring the famous elite equestrian community and top international competitions, all in VIP style.
Known as the Winter Equestrian Capital of the World, the village of Wellington showcases world-class dressage, show jumping, and polo events throughout every winter season. Each year, equestrian enthusiasts from around the globe flock to Wellington to watch equestrian sports’ most talented competitors vie for championship titles at the Winter Equestrian Festival, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, and International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Wellington Insider Tours was created by longtime equestrian and Florida native Lisa El-Ramey (Hyslop). “My idea of Wellington Insider Tours came from considering my own travel desires,” El Ramey explained. “I came to realize that what I was searching for was actually missing from my own local area! I enjoy traveling myself, and thought this would be a great way to introduce people to what so many of us ‘locals’ are fortunate enough to take for granted. There truly is nothing like Wellington’s equestrian community in the Western Hemisphere, if not in the world.”
After putting her ideas to paper, El-Ramey proudly launched Wellington Insider Tours, and has just officially announced its open tour dates for the 2017 season. The company currently offers two unique package tours, including a three-day Introductory Insider Tour and a five-day Luxury Insider Tour. Experienced and knowledgeable Tour Liaisons guide guests through an array of top equestrian events, with transportation and hotel accommodations included so that guests can relax and enjoy the horses.
Tour guests will enjoy a first class experience at the Global Dressage Festival, complete with dining and spirits in the VIP Pavilion during the crowd-favorite Friday Night Lights Grand Prix Dressage Freestyle competition set to music. As a United States Equestrian Federation Senior Dressage Judge herself, El-Ramey offers a unique educational opportunity for tour guests who want to learn about the movement and scoring of advanced dressage during the competition. The following evening, guests will experience the exhilarating Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix Show Jumping at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The venue’s electric atmosphere is contagious as horses conquer daunting obstacles in the ring.
Guests will also enjoy private barn tours with top competitors, as well as the best beaches, spas, and golf courses that the area has to offer. Unique souvenirs can be found at local equestrian merchandisers and on Palm Beach’s legendary Worth Avenue. Wellington Insider Tours will wrap up the weekend by taking guests to explore one of the world’s most prestigious polo competition venues, the International Polo Club of Palm Beach. Guests will experience every aspect of a signature Sunday afternoon at the polo grounds, including stomping divots at half time and enjoying a Sunday Champagne soiree while cheering on the world’s best polo players.
“I hope that our guests take home the memory of seeing the exceptional horses, riders, stabling, and great attractions that Palm Beach County has to offer,” El-Ramey commented. “We want our guests to go home with a better understanding of our equestrian sports and the dedication that both human and horse athletes make to this endeavor!”
To get more information on the exclusive Wellington Insider Tours packages, or to book your trip, visit www.WellingtonInsiderTours.com.