A stunning, hand-painted Venetian carousel now sits as a warm welcome to the entryway of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and show promoters hope the whimsical fixture will serve as a beacon for the children and families of Wellington.

The carousel will be open to the public during the Saturday Night Lights events at PBIEC as well as for events during the week.The carousel also goes hand-in-hand with a newly installed Italian wood-fire pizza oven that is serving up delicious slices for attendees.

“It’s really amazing,” said Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sport Productions. “We thought it would be a great opportunity not only to have it as an entrance feature, but also to try to create a magnet that will bring families to the facility.”

“During the week, we hope to do a pizza night where the carousel is free and families can come out, enjoy a slice of pizza and ride,” Bellissimo said. “We really want to engage the community with something that is fun and accessible. We want to work it out so that it’s open more often, maybe with special events in the afternoon so families have a place to go.”

Exact dates for the pizza nights and other events will be posted online at www.equestriansport.com, Bellissimo said.

The carousel is imported from Italy, made by Bertazzon, one of the oldest and highest-quality manufacturers in the world, he said.

Reposted from The Town Crier