WIHS Leaderboard Spotlight: Equitation—East   

Looking forward to her first WIHS Equitation Finals– Q&A with Aedan Mooney, currently 4th in the WIHS Equitation East rankings! Rider: Aedan Mooney Age: 18  Hometown: Golden, CO  Class/Division: Equitation, Hunter Derbies, Junior Hunters, Junior Jumpers Trainers: Val Renihan, Findlay’s Ridge, Indianapolis, IN, and Brannon Mooney, Capall Glen Equestrian, Golden, CO  Horse: Astro De Ravel “Finn,” 10, Selle Francais gelding, […]

WIHS Leaderboard Spotlight: Children’s Hunter 

Name: Emily Sudderth Age: 18 Hometown: Tampa, FL Trainer: Clair Kellner Barn and Location: Kingsmeade Farm in Lutz, FL Division: WIHS Children’s Hunter Emily Sudderth is a 18 year old from Tampa Florida, she currently attends Plant High School and furthering her education at Berry College in the fall where she plans to ride on […]

WIHS Leaderboard Spotlight: Equitation—West  

West Coast Show Jumper on the road to the WIHS Equitation Finals–Q&A with Noah Nelson,current 5th in the WIHS Equitation West rankings. Rider: Noah Nelson Age: 18  Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA  Class/Division: Equitation, Junior Jumpers, Junior Hunters  Trainers:  Leslie Nelson, Sterling Silver Stable, Santa Barbara, CA and Ken and Emily Smith, Ashland Farms, Wellington, FL and Lexington, KY  Horse: Quite Cassini, […]

WIHS Leaderboard Spotlight: Children’s Jumper  

Eloise is 14 years old. She is from Malibu, California. She rides at Back Country Farm with Jill Shulman, Sydney Desiderio, and Gabby Hero. Eloise rides 3-4 days a week and has been riding since she was 9 years old. She and her horse that she’s had for about a year now, Stan, will be […]

Washington International Horse Show Announces 2023 Youth Ambassador and Junior Committee Presented by Signature Academics

We are pleased to announce Barbara Closter, of Fairfax, VA, has been selected as the 2023 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Junior Committee Youth Ambassador. She will lead 35 local teens attending schools in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, who have been accepted to the 2023 WIHS Junior Committee, presented by Signature Academics. Junior Committee members are an […]

Full Circle Moments for WIHS Youth Ambassador, Catie Ries

It’s a full-circle moment for Washington International Horse Show’s new Youth Ambassador Catie Ries. The 17-year-old from Reston, Virginia, has a long history with WIHS! As a child, Catie regularly attended WIHS with her father as a spectator. When she was 10, she was in a wheelchair due to a fractured patella growth plate, an […]

Meet the 2022 WIHS Junior Committee presented by Signature Academics

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2022 – Catie Ries of Reston, Va., has been selected as the 2022 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Youth Ambassador, and 46 local teens attending schools in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., will join the 2022 WIHS Junior Committee presented by Signature Academics. Members of the Junior Committee are an integral part of WIHS, working […]

Britta Stoeckel – A Chicago equestrian on her way to WIHS

By Sierra Steigerwald, WIHS Intern Rider Spotlight Name: Britta Stoeckel Age: 21 Hometown: Chicago, IL Horse: Everest De Muze Division: WIHS Adult Jumper Trainers: Ken Berkley & Scott Stewart at Rivers Edge Britta Stoeckel, a 21-year-old equestrian from Chicago, Illinois, began competing competitively at the age of 12.  Britta currently stands at the top of […]

Q&A with Camden Kitchens – WIHS Children’s Jumper Hopeful!

By Isabelle Larrabee, WIHS Intern Rider Spotlight Name: Camden Kitchens Age: 16 Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH Horse: Nemo Division: WIHS Children’s Jumper Trainer: Amanda Lyerly, Meghan Kaupp and Carol Lewis at Madison Hill Farm When Camden Kitchens was 3 years old, her mother, a member of the Great Falls Pony Club in Virginia, started her […]