Wellington Garden Club To Present Private Tour Of Equestrian Estates

One of the equestrian properties included on the Wellington Garden Club tour.

On Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Wellington Garden Club will offer a private, self-guided tour of five of Wellington’s most exclusive and spectacular equestrian stables and grounds.

These properties are home to world-renowned champion horses that reside in the lap of luxury in unique stables with elegant architectural styles and details. Some of the stables feature chandeliers, decorative ceiling panels, gleaming brass finials, imported tile and brick walkways surrounded by emerald green fields, lush tropical landscaping, lakes and even a koi pond. These stables can truly be called horse heaven!

A variety of equestrian disciplines are represented on the tour. Specialties at the various farms include dressage at Eagle Tree Farm; dressage and show jumping at Helgstrand Dressage USA; hunters at River Run Farm LLC; polo at Santa Rita Polo Farm; and international champion Clydesdales at Mida Farm, where the specialty is carriage driving. Since these are working farms, visitors may be able to view riders exercising their horses in the fields or in the covered arenas. They may even be lucky enough to see a polo match in progress.

The properties will be open to the public for one day only. Come see these spectacular and exclusive stables, elegant horses, expansive surroundings and more. Wellington Garden Club members and staff of the farms will be present at all sites with information and interesting tidbits about the residents of the stables.

Advance tickets for the tour are $75 and can be purchased at www.wellingtongardenclub.org. Day-of-tour tickets are $90 and may be purchased at Wellington Village Hall at 12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd. The tour is adults only; no children under 15 are allowed. Properties are not handicap accessible. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Proceeds from the tour will support the club’s scholarships for college and summer environmental camps, civic beautification, youth garden clubs and community projects.

The Wellington Garden Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating its members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, floral design and landscape design; and to promoting conservation of natural resources, civic beautification and youth education.