Horse Shows

Wellspring Farm offers an unrated Hunter/Jumper Show Series each spring. We also have several schooling Dressage and clear round jumping shows. These shows are open to outside riders as well as riders from Wellspring Farm. All of the pre-show and day of show work is done by volunteers and/or working students. Some of the parents get involved on the day of the show. Before the first show series began, the jumps have to be built and painted.

For the students at Wellspring Farm, both children and adults, the shows offer an opportunity to compete with each other and with those from the outside as well. A complete hunter division is offered including beginner and advanced beginner divisions for children and adults that are just starting to ride.

In the Dressage show we start with walk-trot tests and go from training level through fourth level Dressage.

The jumping starts with a peewee division elementary ground poles to provide classes for our beginner riders, and goes through preliminary (jumps 3′ 7″) for advanced riders. For all shows we attempt to find judges that are constructive and positive in their comments so that the shows are enjoyable as well as educational to the competitors.

We try to offer activities for all levels of riders. Many people are not interested in competitive riding, or they aren’t accomplished enough to participate in a horse show. For these people, we offer several fun shows each year. They basically consist of games on horseback and much fun is had by all!

The public who come to the park always line the fences and thoroughly enjoy the show. We’ve had numerous park visitors (who may have not been horse enthusiasts) as spectators. Many of them mention how much they have enjoyed watching and ask for the dates of upcoming events.

2019 Wellspring Farm Horse Shows

To find the Release Forms and Entry Forms Click Here

Dressage and Clear Round Jumping:

Show Date: July 19, 2019
Friday: afternoon/evening
Judge: Danni Toscano

Show Date: August 23, 2019
Friday: afternoon/evening
Judge: Lauren Arnett

Show Date: October 6, 2019
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Judge: Jane Cory

Show Date: November 10, 2019
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Judge: Anne Moss

Organizer: K. C. Van Dyck — Secretary: Tiffany Wallace
Wellspring Farm, 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19809 (302) 798-2407

DRESSAGE CLASSES – Entry Fee: $30.00 per class

1. USDF Introductory Level Test A
2. USDF Introductory Level Test B
3. USDF Introductory Level Test C
4. Training Level Test 1
5. Training Level Test 2
6. Training Level Test 3
7. First Level Test 1
8. First Level Test 2
9. First Level Test 3
10. Second Level – Test of Choice
11. Third Level and above – Test of Choice
12. USEA Beginner Novice Eventing Test A
13. USEA Beginner Novice Eventing Test B
14. USEA Novice Eventing Test A
15. USEA Novice Eventing Test B
16. USEA Training Eventing Test and above – Test of Choice

JUMPING CLASSES – Entry Fee: $15.00 per round

17. Pee Wee (Ground Poles)
18. Elementary (Cross Rails)
19. Low Jumper (Fences 18″ inches)
20. Starter (Fences 2′)
21. Introductory (Fences 2′ 3″)
22. Beginner Novice (Fences 2′ 7″)
23. Novice (Fences 2′ 11″)
24. Training (Fences 3′ 3″)


a) Draw checks to the order of Wellspring Farm, Inc.
b) No refunds after closing date
c) Negative Coggins within 12 months


Six ribbons per class.


Times will be available on our web site: on the Thursday before the show date or if you do not have internet access call 302-798-2407.


From South, I-95 North to Exit 9 (Marsh Rd.); left at end of ramp go straight, through light. Bellevue State Park on right. Follow road to stables. From North: I-95 South to Exit 9 (Marsh Rd.); turn left onto Marsh Rd. At next light turn left onto Carr Rd. Bellevue State Park on right. Turn in and follow road to stables.