Wellington Council Considers Palm Beach Horse Park By Maureen Gross of Phelps Media Group International
Wellington, FL – June 7, 2013 – On Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m., the Wellington Village Council will review and discuss proposed plans to build the Palm Beach Horse Park on the K-Park property, a 67-acre parcel of land located on the corner of Stribling Road and State Road 7. To demonstrate their support for the project, many enthusiastic equestrian spectators, replete with cowboy hats and boots, are expected to fill the council room on Tuesday night.
Jack Van Dell, a longtime resident and business owner in Wellington, has spearheaded the effort to create this unique, completely new horse park in the Village of Wellington. The Horse Park will feature facilities for the American Quarter Horse, as well as many other breeds, in its design.
“Wellington already offers plenty of competitions, facilities and instructors to equestrians from around the world in the disciplines of dressage, hunter/jumper and polo,” explained Van Dell. “But many other large equestrian groups are not represented – for instance, the Quarter Horse industry – and we are building this facility with their needs in mind.”
The Palm Beach Horse Park development team’s vision is to create a destination facility that will attract visitors from around Palm Beach County, the state of Florida, the United States and the world to come enjoy a wide spectrum of equestrian activities. The plans for the Horse Park include a 4,000-seat enclosed and climate-controlled stadium, a number of covered indoor and outdoor show rings, a supporting commercial district, a hotel, a unique veterinary instructional facility and an international riding school. The Palm Beach Horse Park has unveiled a new website, http://www.palmbeachhorsepark.com, that outlines the project’s vision and plans.
The creation of the Palm Beach Horse Park will not only complement the equestrian activities already represented in town, but by including the American Quarter Horse and many other breeds, it will complete the equestrian circle in Wellington and make it the most varied and comprehensive equestrian village in the world.
“We’ll have a facility that will provide opportunities for all breeds and disciplines to showcase their unique qualities to the world in one central location, Wellington, FL, all with a Palm Beach Flair,” Van Dell said.