Event Schedule

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Tuesday

October 26

WIHS 2021 kicks off with top professional, amateur-owner and child and adult riders in hunter competition. Riders have campaigned all year to qualify for WIHS and will be in top form. The new WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter Welcome classes will debut in the afternoon.

TRYON STADIUM

Morning start - 9:00 AM

GRAND HUNTER RING

Morning start - 9:00 AM

Wednesday

October 27

Professional and amateur hunter riders finish their divisions with a stake class, offering a larger purse and champions will be named. Later in the afternoon the WIHS Children’s Hunter and the WIHS Adult Hunter Championships presented by MARS Equestrian will get underway. Only the top horse and rider combinations qualify to compete, so these riders are the best of their divisions.

TRYON STADIUM

Morning Start - 9:00 AM

GRAND HUNTER RING

Morning start - 9:00 AM

Thursday

October 28

Show jumping gets underway today with the Children’s and Adult Jumper Welcome classes and low, medium and high junior/amateur jumpers in the ring. High performance and green hunters finish their divisions and the grand champion hunter and leading rider awards will be presented. The WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunters are back to determine the champions.

In the evening, International Jumpers get underway with the $72,900 Welcome Stake.

TRYON STADIUM

Morning start - 8:00 AM

EVENING start – 6:30 PM

GRAND HUNTER RING

Morning start - 9:00am

Friday

October 29

Junior hunters take the stage today, and by day’s end the Grand Champion Junior Hunter and Best Child Rider on a Horse will be named. Junior/amateur jumpers are back in the ring. The WIHS Equitation Finals, a national three-phase competition for junior riders, begins today with the hunter phase. The WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase is back for the first of it’s two races!

If it’s Friday, it’s Military Night at WIHS! It’s all about power and speed as international riders are in the saddle for the $50,000 Speed Final (look for the American flag Jump for TAPS!) and the $25,000 Land Rover International Jumper Puissance, where the brave will jump the great wall until only one horse and rider combination remains fault-free. The North American indoor record to beat is 7’ 7-1/2,” set at Washington in 1983.

TRYON STADIUM

Morning start - 8:00 AM

Military Night - Start 6:30 PM

GRAND HUNTER RING

Morning start - 9:00am

Saturday

October 30

Today you’ll see the very best youngsters on ponies at the start of their riding careers. Top pony riders will compete in the WIHS Pony Equitation presented by Huntland. Later in the day, junior and amateur riders jump for their division championships. You may spot a future Olympian among the riders on the final day of the WIHS Equitation Finals, where riders will compete in the jumper phase and final work-off for the championship. Then for a little fun, the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase will line up for the final race of this series! 

Tonight, the ring will be electric as top riders and their superstar horses compete in the highlight of the week, the $215,000 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington presented by MARS Equestrian for the President’s Cup, with the biggest, most challenging jumps and the largest purse of the show. Riders will be looking for valuable points to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Final in April.

TRYON STADIUM

Morning start - 8:00 AM

EVENING start – 7:00 PM

GRAND HUNTER RING

Morning start - 9:00am

Sunday

October 31

On Sunday morning, the top small, medium and large pony hunters in the country will compete in handy and stake classes, and the Grand Champion Pony Hunter, Best Child Rider on a Pony, and the Gochman Style of Riding awards will be presented.

To celebrate Halloween, an enjoyable new event will debut this year–WIHS Halloween Hunt Teams, with teams of three riders not just jumping, but jumping in costume!

GRAND HUNTER RING

Morning start - 8:00 AM

ABOUT WIHS

WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (CSI4*-W), US Equestrian (6* Jumpers, Premier Hunters), US Hunter Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Show Association, and Virginia Horse Show Association.