Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024

2016 Washington International Horse Show

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“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.

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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.
Farah Rizvi won 3 of the biggest pony titles on the last day of the Washington International, including Best Child Rider. “It’s a really big deal [to win the Best Child Rider Award]. It’s not just between your divisions, it’s out of everyone. I’m so happy for the champion, but Best Child Rider just adds so much more for me to be excited about.” she said.
Harrie Smolders rides a special stallion to a big win.

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