WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018–-The 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), which will celebrate its 60th anniversary from October 23-28 at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, D.C., is proud to offer significant travel savings to its competitors, spectators, and fans through the Delta Air Lines Meeting Network®. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of the Washington International Horse Show.
The partnership between Delta Air Lines and WIHS includes savings of up to 25% on airline tickets for travel within the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to transatlantic destinations. The special discount is available to all riders, trainers, vendors, sponsors, and visitors to the historic event.
“We are thrilled to enter into a partnership with Delta Air Lines. Travel has become a huge part of the show jumping industry, and we are very excited to introduce a program which is both valuable to our clientele and also innovative within the horse show community,” said WIHS President Vicki Lowell. “Being a part of the Delta Meeting Network® is yet another added value that we are excited to introduce during our 60th anniversary year in Washington D.C.”
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer its Meeting Network® program to WIHS and sponsor the Delta Winner’s Circle during the week of the show.
“We’re excited to be supporting the Washington International Horse Show as part of our commitment to the Washington D.C. area,” said Heather Wingate, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “We want to attract the highest caliber of events to our Nation’s capital, and flying people from all over the world to take part in these spectacular events is what we do best. We’re looking forward to horse show competitors and visitors experiencing Delta’s unmatched reliability and renowned customer service.”
Discounted Delta Meeting Network® flights can be booked here. Travelers may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMSGE. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.
Discounts are applicable worldwide for eligible Delta Meeting Network® passengers and Zone Fares are applicable for travel from U.S. and CA only to worldwide destinations except International Transpacific Asia and Australia. Travelers may earn SkyMiles, but must adhere to TSA regulations and SFPD guidelines.
To learn more about travel to WIHS, click here.
WIHS will continue a longstanding tradition as one of the world’s most celebrated indoor horse shows in 2018 and again host the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington, presented by Events DC, with coveted qualifying points on offer for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Final taking place in Göteborg, Sweden, in April. Additionally, WIHS will welcome qualified hunter, jumper, equitation, and pony riders from across the nation and celebrate year-end titles, including the coveted Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals.
For more information, please visit www.wihs.org, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Tag us using #WIHSTurns60, #WIHS2018 #HorsesInTheCity, #FEIWorldCup, and #Longines.
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About Washington International Horse Show, wihs.org
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for the President’s Cup, presented by Events DC, the $25,000 Puissance high jump and $50,000 Speed Final on Military Night and Kids’ Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C.