2016 Washington International Horse Show

2016 Washington International Horse Show

Follow along with The Chronicle of the Horse for everything you need to know from the Verizon Center—hunters, grand prix, pony steeplechase, costume class, equitation and more!

“I was really hoping to make this day memorable since it’s my last day on the ponies,” said Sophie Gochman as she and her sister Mimi bid goodbye to their pony careers.
“I’ve been second a couple times but I’ve never won it which makes you a bit hungry for it,” said Lauren Hough after her first win in $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup CSI-W.
“We push each other and try to put one/two finish so that a tie for champion was even better," said Madison Goetzmann after she and barnmate Katherine Strauss tied for the high junior/amateur-owner jumper championship.
It's Barn Night at the Washington International Horse Show, which means Shetlands steeplechasing and Olympians in costumes.
He just started training 3 1/2 years ago, but he's already proving himself on the national stage.
"I’d come out of the ring, and Pam [Baker] would go, ‘Child you can ride, we just need to give some finesse,’ ” said Virginia Fout reminiscing of her junior days after winning the grand low amateur-owner hunter championships with her horse Carma.
He earns his ninth leading hunter rider title at Washington.
"This year I came back and I said, 'I want one win.' I'm just so happy. This is my first final I've ever won," said the 27-year-old after her third try in the WIHS Adult Amateur Championship.
Annabel Revers and MTM Hands Down earn the grand junior hunter championship.

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