Have the Best Day at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

text reads access our insider's guide photo of three majestic horsesThe Palm Beach International Equestrian Center is one of the most celebrated and recognizable equestrian sporting venues in the United States. What comes to mind when you think of horse shows? Perhaps you conjure up the familiar smell of hay along with the sights and sounds of bright lights and cheering crowds. Maybe you’re new to the scene and hoping to catch a glimpse into this distinguished realm of sporting and entertainment. With 18 different arenas, it comes as no surprise that this venue hosts a number of events throughout the year. Enthusiasts and competitors travel from across the world to enjoy dressage festivals and polo matches. Browse more suggestions for things to do in West Palm Beach in our comprehensive Insider’s Guide!

All About the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

Major Events

The Winter Equestrian Festival

Each year, people from around the world travel to the Palm Beaches for the Winter Equestrian Festival held at the International Equestrian Center. This festival features riders from all ages ranging from 2 to 70-years-old. Over 6,000 horses and their human counterparts compete to win over 500 million dollars. The event spans over the duration of 12 weeks. This allows visitors plenty of time to plan their visit to West Palm Beach to ensure they’re in town! In addition to watching jumping, riding, and dressage shows, peruse boutique shops, sample delicious food, and browse local works of art!

When: January-April

Adequan Global Dressage Festival

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is another renowned festival that takes place at this acclaimed equestrian center. It’s one of the world’s largest international dressage circuits. Riders compete at a Stadium associated with the Equestrian Center that comprises over 60 acres of beautifully maintained grounds.

When: January-March

The International Polo Club Palm Beach

Each winter season brings with it some of the most prestigious polo tournaments in the US! World-renowned players and polo enthusiasts travel to the Palm Beaches to revel in the mastery of the players and their horses. Enjoy a field-side champagne brunch and other activities that accompany this major affair!

When: December-April

Things to Know Before You Go

What to Wear

The horse shows held here are casual outdoor events. Therefore, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes! Consider shopping around at CityPlace for a one-of-a-kind look!

Admission Fees and Parking

The shows are typically free of charge! Parking is convenient and well organized, and they charge for parking and valet. If you took the Brightline into West Palm Beach, just call a cab, and they’ll be happy to take you to the Equestrian Center.

Stay at Casa Grandview

Beautiful patio at Casa Grandview's Key West Cottage vacation rentalIf you’re in town for a horse show or polo match at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, stay with us at Casa Grandview! The convenient location of our property allows guests to see the best of downtown WPB and walk to the beach (just over a mile away) in your downtime! Our accommodations range from elegant suites to spacious cottages and apartments. The Key West Cottage is ideal for guests looking to stay for a length of time because it offers plenty of privacy! What are you waiting for? The Palm Beaches are beckoning.

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