WESTPORT, CT - October 12, 2011 - The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) in support of its Kids' Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading year-end championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce the popular kid-centric Barn Night will return to the show on Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. The 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show will take place Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
The Washington (D.C.) International Horse Show announced they are now accepting entries for their second annual poster design contest. Work from U.S.-based amateur or professional artists over the age of 18 will be accepted for review. Artists will retain the original artwork.
The Washington (D.C.) International Horse Show welcomes Bridget Love Meehan as the new executive director. A rider and competitor herself, Meehan arrives at WIHS after having worked with Discovery Communications, a non-fiction media company, since 2004.
Earlier in her career, Meehan, Washington, D.C., was vice president and managing director at an event production organization, Hayes & Associates. Before that, she acted as the director of communications for the U.S. Equestrian Federation.
There aren’t many people who would consider the Washington International a warm-up show. But the veteran team of McLain Ward and Sapphire made a stop in the nation’s capital a priority before heading to Europe this winter and topped the $100,000 President’s Cup CSI-W.
“My plan all along was that if Sapphire came out of the world championships well, we would do two shows in Europe in December,” said Ward, Brewster, N.Y. “I wanted to do one warm-up show, and she’s handled this well in the past.”
Washington, D.C.--Jan. 27, 2010--The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading year-end championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of Belinda Hyde of Purcellville, Va., to manage sponsorship and advertising sales. The 52rd Washington International Horse Show will take place Oct. 26-31, 2010, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
With all of the different things going on at WIHS, it seems almost impossible to have a dull moment! When you are not showing, you can be browsing the venue’s many boutiques and vendors or watching the amazing classes and exhibitions going on in the ring.
On Friday night, before the Puissance Wall class began, the exhibitors had the privilege of watching the Terrier Races, Caroline Williams’ “Chiffon Act," and Ashley Holzer, from the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team, all perform in the prestigious Verizon Center indoor arena.
It’s been 19 long years since Todd Minikus topped the feature class at the Washington International Horse Show, but he captured another with Callie Seaman’s Alaska on Saturday night in the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI-W.
“I won this in 1990, when I was 11 years old, the youngest rider ever to win it,” joked Minikus. “I always enjoy it because of the history behind the class. The President’s Cup is one of the most prestigious grand prix, but any win is a good win.”