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2012 Washington International Horse Show

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On Saturday at Washington, Elizabeth Benson won the Washington International Equitation Finals, Megan Nusz repeated her 2011 win in the high junior/amateur-owner jumper championship and Michael Hughes and his Red Hot burns rubber in the low junior/amateur-owner jumper championship.
A trainer's child doesn't always get to ride the fanciest horses—but Ailish Cunniffe did at Washington.
Top riders busted out their alternate identities for the gambler's choice costume class.

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See the WIHS come to life with this photo gallery from two of the championship classes.
Young professional Tom Brennan topped all three stakes classes he entered at Washington this year, riding Gramercy Park to the first year green and green conformation classes and Purple Heart to win the regular conformation edition in Washington, D.C.
No one paying attention to the hunter divisions would be surprised to hear that Scott Stewart picked up his seventh career leading hunter rider title at this year’s Washington International Horse Show. But the honor wasn’t lost on Stewart, as he still remembers the first time he came to the show, around 1986, when he was a young pro working for Ox Ridge.
Check out the Chronicle's coverage from the 2011 Washington International Horse Show.

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