The Cadets Horsemanship Program is a unique educational program designed to teach critical horsemanship skills to young riders competing in the Junior divisions at the World Equestrian Center. First introduced in 2016 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, the program is free and open to all.
The Cadets Horsemanship Program formed to address industry-wide concerns over a lack of horsemanship skills in young riders coming up through the ranks. Because many of the riders on the horse show circuit do not care for their own horses, they do not get the opportunity to learn skills ‘out of the saddle’ that help them become better all around horsemen. The clinic schedule is designed to include a mix of classroom learning and hands on, practical knowledge that riders can apply to their knowledge base and put to practice in their everyday routine.