Despite the turbulent months following the COVID-19 outbreak and the suspension of all competition from March to June, we finally have arrived at indoors season and the start of Capital Challenge. Like most things in this pandemic world, the horse show looks a little different this year. Instead of taking place in its normal location in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, the horse show moved to Wilmington, Ohio, at the World Equestrian Center.
Despite this major change, the show is carrying on much like before, running Sept. 25-Oct. 4. The biggest features begin on Wednesday, Sept. 30, with the World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Challenge and the WCHR Developing Pro Challenge. Then the top professionals return on Oct. 2 to test out their catch-riding skills with the WCHR Pro Finals. In addition, the show offers WCHR challenge classes from the ponies to the children’s to the amateur-owners throughout the week and into the weekend.
Here’s what you need to know:
Where: World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
When: Sept. 25-Oct. 4
Where To Watch: USEF Network
How You Can Follow Along: Though the pandemic has prevented the Chronicle from sending staff to cover the horse show in person, we are still bringing you all the details on the winners. Be sure to check back online throughout the week and in the Oct. 19 & 26 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse.