Perfect Week of Sports: Winter Equestrian Festival

The Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington is the world’s premier winter equestrian event.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is hosting some of the top events in South Florida this season and there’s a way you can attend all of them in just one week. Introducing…the Perfect Week of Sports!

From Saturday, February 22 through Sunday, March 1 — you have the opportunity to watch tennis, polo, baseball, golf, and more all within reach of the Palm Beach County lines.

Here’s a look at the schedule for the six days of sporting events and what you need to know for each one:

Saturday, February 22

  • Delray Beach Open
  • Delray Beach Tennis Center
  • Catch singles and doubles semifinal matches on Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at just $55. Even better, the hard court action happens in the heart of Atlantic Avenue, just a short stroll from Delray Beach Municipal Beach. 
  • Get directions here!

Sunday, February 23

  • Gauntlet of Polo
  • International Polo Club Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach International Polo Season rides into town Dec. 29, 2019, and runs through April 19, 2020. Throughout those 16 weeks, the world’s finest horses, preeminent teams and most skilled players will be competing for the prestigious Gauntlet of Polo. On Sunday, Feb. 23, you can see the C.V. Whitney Cup Final, with general admission tickets starting at just $10. Or, VIP it with fieldside Champagne Brunch, starting at $125 per person.
  • Get directions here!

Monday, February 24

  • Spring Training: Washington Nationals v. New York Mets
  • FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
  • Spring Training is a can’t-miss experience in The Palm Beaches, where the teams of the Grapefruit League warm up for the regular season under the South Florida sun. FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach is the Spring Training home of not one, but two 2019 World Series teams: the world-champion Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros. On Monday, Feb. 24, the Nationals will take on their division rival New York Mets. See the big-league action from a blanket on the Banana Boat Lawn, or snag a stadium or Field Box seat for an up-close view of some of the best players in the game. Be sure to visit the Craft Corner, where a variety of beers flow from 32 tap handles.
  • Get directions here!

Tuesday, February 25

  • Spring Training: St. Louis Cardinals v. Washington Nationals
  • Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
  • Can’t get enough of America’s pastime? Head a few miles north to Jupiter’s Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins spend their Spring Training. With unparalleled player access and close-up encounters with veteran stars and up-and-coming prospects alike, the Spring Training experience here is truly one-of-a-kind. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, you’ll have another chance to see the Nationals, this time against the Cardinals. Settle in for this Grapefruit League showdown with a “Chicago Cubs Hater Dog” (featuring diced onions, tomatoes, neon relish, celery salt, sport peppers and a pickle spear) and a local craft beer.
  • Get directions here!

Wednesday, February 26

  • Winter Equestrian Festival
  • Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
  • Taking place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, this long-running festival is considered the world’s premier winter gathering of horses and riders. The 12-week show sees only the best riders of their class, including Olympians, adult amateurs, juniors and children from 52 countries and all 50 states. During Week 8 of the festival, you can catch Show Jumping and Hunter competition beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 a.m., and running throughout the week. Best of all, admission and parking are free! In addition to the impressive displays of equestrian prowess, spectators will have opportunities to shop exquisite vendors and take part in a variety of activities.
  • Get directions here!

Thursday, February 27

  • The Honda Classic
  • PGA National Golf Club
  • The Honda Classic has been bringing top PGA TOUR talent to The Palm Beaches since 2003, providing a week of entertainment and one of the finest fan experiences around. The tournament features a field of 144 players and a purse of $7 million, with net proceeds benefiting the locally based Children’s Healthcare Charity. The competition takes place on the world-renowned Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa. Originally designed by Tom and George Fazio, and redesigned by links legend Jack Nicklaus, the course is best known for “The Bear Trap” – a daunting three-hole stretch that is known as one of the biggest challenges in golf. Be there for the first round, beginning Thursday, Feb. 27.
  • Get directions here!