Equestrian enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the country’s most celebrated winter equestrian mecca through Wellington Insider Tours.
Based in the Wellington area, the newly launched company 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,” Wellington showcases world-class dressage, show jumping and polo events every winter season. 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, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and the 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.”
After putting her ideas on paper, El-Ramey launched the company, and has just announced its open tour dates for the 2017 season. The company offers two package tours, including a three-day Introductory Insider Tour and a five-day Luxury Insider Tour. 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 Adequan 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 U.S. Equestrian Federation senior dressage judge herself, El-Ramey offers a unique educational opportunity for 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 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 Palm Beach. Guests will experience every aspect of a signature Sunday afternoon at the polo grounds.
“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 said.
To get more information on the exclusive Wellington Insider Tours packages, or to book a trip, visit www.wellingtoninsidertours.com.
ABOVE: The company will offer VIP visits to equestrian venues and top competitions such as the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.