The village of Wellington is famous as a world-class center for golf, polo and equestrian facilities. In fact, it is known as the Equestrian Capital of America. Horse business drives about $214 million into this sphere annually.
Covering over 18,000 acres, Wellington is one of the largest communities in Palm Beach County, Florida. It was established in 1996 as the county’s newest municipality and is governed by a five-member council. One of the members is elected as a mayor by the other four.
Wellington village is a perfect place for those who appreciate the luxury country club living lifestyle. The village is proud to host a sizable Equestrian Preservation Area marked by horse paths and crossings. One of the most famous of the town’s horse shows is the annual Equestrian Winter Festival. Tens of thousands of fans come to see more than 5,000 horses competing from January through March. No other place in the world features this many show and polo ponies at a time.
During the winter months – from December to April – Wellington plays host to numerous polo activities that are attended by the rich and famous from all over the world. The Palm Beach Polo and Country Club is well known for holding spectacular and well attended events. Polo is known as the sport of kings, but people from all walks of life enjoy attending and playing the sport.
The Parks and Recreation Department of Wellington oversees 25 parks that have terrific athletic and recreational facilities. The parks encourage people of all ages to practice a healthy lifestyle and to exercise. Among the town’s noted parks is Wellington Community Park on Pierson Road, which covers 93 acres and cost more than $8 million to build. It features a full gymnasium, along with baseball, football, and soccer fields.
Other sports activities in Wellington include golf, croquet and tennis. Luxury country clubs in Wellington offer the best of golf facilities and professional instructors. Binks Forest, Greenview Cove, Lakes Executive, and the Wanderers are the well known golf and country clubs and attract golfers from all around the world.
Despite its reputation as a home for the horsey set, he village of Wellington is also geared to accommodate the needs of families. A new elementary school, high school, and a huge library opened in 1997. There is also an abundance of religious schools, private schools, and daycare centers in Wellington.
As for shopping, the 466 acre, 1.2 million square foot Mall at Wellington is a shoppers’ dream.