Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2024

Horses In The City: A Look Inside Washington International

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Washington, D.C.—Oct. 28

Most weeks of the year the Capital One Arena plays host to mainstream sporting events and concerts, but as October comes to a close, footing and jumps are brought in, and downtown streets are blocked off for the Washington International Horse Show.

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It’s a unique competition held in a major metropolitan city. Take a trip around the show with us.

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It’s a hockey arena, a basketball court and a concert venue, and once a year the Capital One Arena hosts a horse show. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Do you have any cookies for me? Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Hello, driver? If we don’t leave now we’re going to get stuck in traffic. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Keeping with the season. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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The crew works tirelessly to get horses and their gear in and out of the city. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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I’d like to see some identification, please. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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The Peeps Foundation has some very cute representatives. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Just an itty-bitty warm-up. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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We’re focused on the horse show, but the World Series is just down the road. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Just an ordinary day in the city. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Down the ramp and into the Capital One Arena. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Just some horse trailers with your Smithsonian museums. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Horses stay at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Maryland throughout the week and are trucked in the day before they show. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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It’s tight quarters in the underground stabling. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Team logos, concert memorabilia and photographs line the walls downstairs. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Horse trailers become a familiar sight on 6th Street. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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People walking down the street have an opportunity to interact with the horses. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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The concourse has everything you could ever want, including a silver dog bowl. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Horses plus businessmen and women equal a normal day at Washington International. Kimberly Loushin Photo

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Welcome to the city! Kimberly Loushin Photo

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