Wilmington, Ohio – Calling all young horses! New for 2024, World Equestrian Center – Wilmington is thrilled to offer a special Young Hunter and Jumper Incentive Program. Beginning January 3, 2024, WEC is offering an affordable and exciting way to bring along young horses at its premier, climate-controlled, centrally located facility. All five, six, and seven-year-olds are eligible to be nominated.
All nominated jumpers will be eligible for the $45,000 Young Jumper Championship. Jumpers will pay a one-time nomination fee to enter the program. Entry fees and jumper nomination fees will be FREE for every show through November 2024.
All nominated hunters will be eligible for the Young Hunter Championship, where they will be offered back 100% of the nomination fees collected throughout the year as prize money (with a minimum of $2,500 guaranteed). Hunters will pay a one-time nomination fee to enter the program. Entry fees in the Young Hunter Division will be FREE for every show through November 2024.
The Young Hunter and Jumper Incentive Championships are tentatively scheduled to take place during Fall Classic #3 in October 2024.
Enrolled jumpers can compete in all WEC – Wilmington shows in all jumper classes, not restricted to amateur or junior riders. Horses competing in the Young Jumper Incentive Program are not eligible for the Welcome Prix or the Grand Prix.Horses that are competing in the Young Jumper program are not eligible to receive prize money.
“I am thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for our customers. Young horse development is a crucial part of our industry and creating an affordable way for exhibitors to accomplish these goals is part of the value of what we offer at World Equestrian Center. We are blessed to be able to host these events at a beautiful facility with an atmosphere that should prepare your horse to go anywhere. Introducing this program is furthering our commitment to the equestrian community,” said TJ Campbell, General Manager of WEC – Wilmington.
HOW TO ENTER:
Jumper Nomination ONE TIME Fees:
- $650 – if completed by April 1, 2024
- $800 – if done prior to the closing date of the championship
- $1,000 – if done after the closing date of the championship
Hunter Nomination ONE TIME Fee:
- $250 – competing once in the division will automatically be converted to a nomination fee for all future shows
Join us at World Equestrian Center in 2024 with all of your young mounts! Our premier facility, schooling opportunities, inviting courses, and frequency of horse shows make WEC the ideal place to bring along future superstars in Ohio!
The purpose of this program is to promote the safe and ethical training and development of young horses in the country; therefore, jumpers will be limited to seven classes per week under the program.
Full details and specs are available in the 2024 Winter in the Midwest prize list.
Contact TJ Campbell at 352-857-4572 for more information.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction. Learn more at wec.net