World Equestrian Center to Sanction All Competitions with National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA)

Aaron Vale and Elusive compete at World Equestrian Center – Ocala. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

World Equestrian Center management has decided that beginning May 3rd, all 2021 competitions at their Wilmington, Ohio, and Ocala, Florida, venues will be sanctioned by the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA).

WEC released the following statement:

“As a competition organizer we have experienced incredible support from the NSBA and their executives. For our exhibitors, in addition to being an affordable choice, the NSBA offers many benefits including transparency, safe and clean sport and amazing opportunities for junior, amateur and professional riders.

This decision is based on the success of our 2021 Ocala Winter Spectacular and discussions with our exhibitor base. The move to consolidate our competition sanctioning to one organization that we have developed a strong relationship with makes sense for us and for our exhibitors who have grown to know and trust the NSBA.

We plan to expand the number of horse shows in the calendar which will allow exhibitors to accrue more points to qualify for exciting National Championship opportunities coming soon.

We look forward to an exciting year of horse showing and as things move toward the new normal, welcoming all of the equestrians in our WEC family home to our Ohio and Ocala facilities.”