A Glance Behind The Scenes Of The 2017 Washington International

Oct 26, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

The Washington International Horse Show is a unique experience. It’s one of the few shows left in this country set in the middle of a city, and it’s extra special because it’s settled in the center of the nation’s capital. A glance down 6th Street will show you a distant view of the National Gallery of Art, which is right off the National Mall.

We took a walk down the city streets and behind the in-gate of the Capital One Arena to give you a behind the scenes look at the WIHS.

Banners for the Washington International Horse Show hung above the Hotel Monaco. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Horses gathered in the streets of Washington, D.C. during the Washington International Horse Show. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Careful orchestration brings horses in and out of the city the day before they’re set to compete. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The mounted police came out Wednesday morning for a breakfast event where the public were welcomed to meet the officers and their horses. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Horses and riders descended a ramp off Gallery Place to enter the Capital One Arena. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Pedestrians were treated to a rare sight beside the street stabling at the WIHS. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Breitling LS hangs out in the schooling area with groom Sue Schlegel. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
McLain Ward (center) watches student Adrienne Sternlicht compete in the $35,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
A look down 6th Street will give you a view of the National Gallery of Art. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The horses were unfazed by the bustle of the nation’s capital. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
The WIHS shared banner space with some famous faces. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Beat Mandli’s grand prix horse Dsaire got some love. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Beezie Madden and Breitling LS head into the ring for the $35,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Cooper Dean led his equitation mount Kori d’Oro off the trailer and into the temporary stabling on the streets of downtown Washington, D.C. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Georgina Bloomberg’s Manodie II H waited patiently to cross the street to enter the Capital One Arena. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
Breakfast with the mounted police highlighted some serious pumpkin carving skills. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Guard dogs on duty in the city. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
The street stabling for the WIHS before Wednesday’s competition. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Laura Kraut gave Confu a kiss after walking the course for the $35,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
While some horses are stabled underneath the Capital One Arenas, others have to ascend the ramp back onto the city streets where three wings of stabling are set up. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.
The street stabling for the WIHS encouraged all sorts of visitors. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Visitors got to meet D.C.s friendliest law enforcers. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Horses traversed 6th street NW during the WIHS. Photo by Kieran Paulsen.
Denise Moriarty shares a moment with Kent Farrington’s mount Creedance. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

IMPORTANT LINKS:  All the COTH Washington International  coverage  |  What You Need To Know  |  live results/order of go  |  live streaming  |  show website

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