Aug. 29, 2023–Entries are now open for the 2023 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and the Lowham-Ruzzo Family, taking place October 19-22, 2023, at the Salem Farm Showgrounds in Upperville, VA.
The popular four-day competition will offer a variety of hunter, jumper, and equitation classes, including exciting qualifying classes for the 2023 Washington International Horse Show. Entries close Monday, October 2.
TWIHS Regional Hunter Finals Return
After a three-year absence, the WIHS Regional Hunter Finals will return to the Washington International Horse Show, on Monday, October 23. Approximately the top 20 horses and 15 ponies in the WIHS Regional Hunter and WIHS Regional Pony Hunter divisions at the WIHS Regional Horse Show will qualify for the WIHS Regional Hunter Finals and WIHS Regional Pony Hunter Finals at The Show Place Arena.
MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals and MHSA Horsemanship Contest
The Gittings Finals will again be held at the WIHS Regional Show. Qualifiers will be notified
in early October. MHSA will host a horsemanship contest at the Regional show. The contest, which will be divided into three age groups, young juniors, older juniors, and adults, includes a written test and a hands-on horse practicum. For more information and to register, contact Justine Powers-Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Top entries in the WIHS Regional Hunter and WIHS Regional Pony Hunter divisions automatically will qualify for the WIHS Regional Hunter Finals and WIHS Regional Pony Hunter Finals at The Show Place Arena
- Overall champions in the Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper divisions automatically will qualify for the WIHS Championships at The Show Place Arena
- 12th Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona. Nominations open Thursday, September 14
- MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals, Saturday, October 21
- USHJA Zone 3 Championship including Hunter Breeding Championship
- Grand Championships for Green Hunter, Children’s and Adult Hunters, and Children’s Hunter Pony, and Adult Jumper
- New trophy for Grand Champion Adult Jumper, The Papillion Peanut Perpetual Trophy donated by Wendy Libert
- Daily hospitality in an exhibitor-friendly atmosphere
- Everything you need to know about the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship at wihs.org/wihs-regional
- Sign up for text alerts provided by RingSide Pro
- Pre-order golf carts from United Metro Golf Cart
- Hotel information is included in prize list. Camper reservations may be made by emailing Hayley Alcock at email@example.com
- Official Photographer: Shawn McMillen Photography, https://www.shawnmcmillen.com/
- The 65th annual Washington International Horse Show will be held October 23-29, at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD. Learn more at wihs.org.
WIHS Regional Horse Show Location
Salem Farm Showgrounds
8300 John S. Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA, 20184
“We are thrilled that TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is returning as a presenting sponsor of the WIHS Regional Horse Show for 2023,” stated Mark Lowham, CEO and Managing Partner of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. “Each year, WIHS brings exceptional equestrian talent and traditions to our region and it’s an event that is highly anticipated by our clients and associates alike. We are inspired by the athletes and staff that continue to make this show extraordinary and we look forward to another successful competition.”
Teach for America (TFA) returns as the event’s charity partner. An organization that works toward the day when every child will receive an excellent and equitable education, Teach for America finds and nurtures leaders who commit to expanding opportunities for low-income students.
“The team at Teach For America – D.C. Region is humbled by the WIHS Regional Horse Show’s commitment to extending our mission to ensure students in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas have the educational foundation they need to learn, lead, thrive, and shape a better future for themselves and their communities,” said Ryan Tauriainen, Executive Director of Teach For America – D.C. Region. “We’re very grateful to WIHS for its support of children and TFA teachers and wish the equestrian athletes the best of luck at this year’s competition.”
Thank You to Our 2023 Champion Sponsors!
The WIHS Regional Horse Show wishes to welcome and express great appreciation for the support of our 2023 Champion Sponsors: Charles Ancona, The Clothes Horse, Archie Cox, The Heisley-Bishop Family, Victoria Lowell, The Madeira School, United Metro Golf Cart, and USHJA Zone 3.
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