Wellington Insider Tours Announces Tours for the 2018 Equestrian Season
Equestrian enthusiasts will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the exciting world of horses, and everything Wellington, Florida has to offer.
Wellington, Florida is world-famous for drawing equestrian enthusiasts and celebrities from all over the world during its horse season, which runs from January to April. Every winter, Wellington turns into a hub for the glamorous equestrian lifestyle. From the Global Dressage Festival, to International Polo, to the Winter Equestrian Festival, there is no simply no comparison to this horse-lover’s paradise. With Wellington Insider Tours, visitors are given a behind-the-scenes peek at what the judges, competitors, and show managers get to see… a true insider’s tour.
Wellington Insider Tours immerses its guests in dressage, show jumping, and polo during three-day VIP tours. Guests will be able to meet international riders and judges, and even learn directly from licensed judges what competitors must do to earn their dressage scores, giving them a true appreciation for the shows they attend during the tour.
The first night, guests will attend the Grand Prix Dressage Freestyle, accompanied by a dressage judge, offering insights and expertise that enhance the experience. On the second day, they will attend Show Jumping. The final day of the tour, guests will attend an International Polo Tournament final, where they will have the option to attend a VIP brunch at the famed International Polo Club and have a front seat to the action. To enjoy “the sport of kings”, guests will feel like royalty themselves, literally being given the champagne treatment. Each day, guests will have the opportunity to meet star players in dressage, jumping, and polo.
El-Ramey says, “I came to realize that what I was searching for was actually missing from my own local area!” She adds, “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.”
Wellington Insider Tours has announced their tour dates for the 2018 equestrian season:
Mar 29 – Apr 1
Wellington Insider Tours has teamed up with Hilton to provide discounted accommodations to guests. For bookings between now and January 1, horse lovers can use the discount code HOLIDAY18 to receive 10 percent off their dream vacation. El-Ramey says, “I want others to experience the Wellington I know, the Wellington every horse-lover deserves to experience. With Wellington Insider Tours, everyone is invited to be a part of the most exciting equestrian events South Florida has to offer.”
Lisa El-Ramey (Hyslop)
Lisa El-Ramey (Hyslop) is a long-time equestrian, and a USEF Senior “S” judge. A Florida native, El-Ramey was inspired to start Wellington Insider Tours to introduce Florida visitors and equestrian enthusiasts to everything that Wellington, Florida has to offer.
Raised on her family farm, which focused on breeding Arabians, El-Ramey began riding at the age of three. After being introduced to dressage at the age of 13, she went on to win multiple USDF Regions Championships and Reserve Championships, as well as receiving USEF and USDF Horse of the Year National and Reserve Championships and breed division awards. She is a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist, in addition to holding bronze and silver freestyle bars.
El-Ramey resides and trains at her farm, Oak Hammock Farm, in Loxahatchee, Florida. There, her current mounts include: Devon, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare she bred herself, DeLauren, a thirteen-year-old Oldenberg mare, bred by Lloyd Landkamer, and Bullseye, an eleven-year-old Dutch Warmblood, bred by Dr. Harrison.
Wellington is the epicenter of all things equine. World-class polo, show jumping and dressage competitions combine for a unbeatable social scene. With great shopping, beautiful golf courses and endless beaches nearby, why vacation anywhere else?
Wellington is well known for its equestrian community and premier equestrian events, notably show jumping, dressage and polo. Come enjoy this diverse community located to nearby world-class beaches and shopping!