FAQ

The 63rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) will be hosted in full at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on October 26 – 31, 2021.

WIHS’ traditional venue of Capital One Arena in Washington DC is unfortunately unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the heart and history of WIHS remains in the D.C. community, given the continued COVID-19 uncertainty and strict D.C. reopening policies for events, WIHS will return to the safe, horse and rider friendly TIEC in 2021 before planning a return to a venue in the Washington, DC area in 2022.

WIHS will offer its complete schedule of hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions, the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington CSI4*-W, and a full International FEI division. A new Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper Division will be added as well as welcome classes for Child and Adult Hunter and Jumper competitors and a WIHS Halloween Hunt Teams offering for WIHS pony hunters. 

WIHS will utilize two competition rings – Tryon Stadium and the Grand Hunter Ring. Competition will take place during the day with evening sessions featuring International Jumper competition on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Please click here to view the tentative schedule. 

  • Increased prize money for FEI International Jumper division and in the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington CSI4*-W
  • Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper Division
  • WIHS Halloween Hunt Teams (for WIHS pony hunter competitors)
  • Children’s Hunter Welcome Class
  • Adult Hunter Welcome Class
  • Children’s Jumper Welcome Class
  • Adult Jumper Welcome Class
  • Ticketed schooling ring throughout show week
  • Professional and Amateur Owner Hunter Divisions – Tuesday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 27
  • Junior Hunter Divisions – Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29
  • Pony Hunter Divisions – Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31
  • Children’s and Adult Hunter Welcome and Finals – Tuesday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 27
  • Children’s and Adult Jumper Welcome and Finals – Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29
  • Low, Medium, and High Junior/Amateur Jumper Divisions – Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30
  • International FEI Jumper Division – Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30
  • WIHS Equitation Hunter Phase – Friday, October 29
  • WIHS Equitation Jumper Phase and Finals – Saturday, October 30
  • WIHS Pony Equitation Finals – Saturday, October 30
  • WIHS Halloween Hunt Teams – Sunday, October 31
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The WIHS Prize List and entries will open in July. Entries will close in September. Invitations will be issued for the WIHS Equitation and Pony Equitation Finals. 

The Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington CSI4*-W will be hosted in Tryon Stadium on the evening of Saturday, October 30. 

There is no longer a TIEC Fall Series scheduled for the week of WIHS. WIHS will be the only hunter/jumper competition occurring on TIEC grounds. The Para Dressage National Championships will be taking place October 28 – 30 in a different area of TIEC. 

Spectators are welcome at WIHS at TIEC. Admission is free of charge. 

Information for booking stabling will be sent out with acceptance emails. Please do not contact Tryon directly for stabling in advance of receiving an acceptance email. Stalls are guaranteed for WIHS competing horses. Any additional horses or stabling requests for other Tryon Fall Series shows must be arranged via TIEC.

For information on lodging options, please visit here or email lodging@tryon.com

Tryon International Equestrian Center’s protocols are available to view here. USEF, TIEC and WIHS are all dedicated to providing the safest and highest-quality competition environment for dedicated members, exhibitors, and their families. Show organizers will continuously monitor the COVID-19 status and will adjust or amend protocols based on the guidance from federal, state, and other public health officials. 

The WIHS Regional Horse Show and Zone 3 Championship is returning to Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA on October 21 – 24 using outdoor rings. The Prize List will be available in August.

WIHS has a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for both personal and corporate support. Please contact maryhelen@wihs.org to learn more about options and how you can support WIHS. As a 501c3, all donations to WIHS are tax deductible less the value of goods received.

WIHS hopes to host a socially distanced VIP area in the Legends Club at Tryon Stadium following COVID-19 and USEF protocols. VIP Tables for purchase for the week will offer daily breakfast and lunch, and dinner during evening sessions. For table pricing and more information please email info@wihs.org.

Vendors for WIHS show week at Tryon are managed by TIEC. Click here to learn more about options at Tryon. For information about vendor opportunities for WIHS Regional Horse Show at Morven Park, email evan@wihs.org.

WIHS is returning to TIEC for 2021 for one year only given uncertainties and restrictions related to COVID-19 in the Washington, DC area. WIHS will return to the Washington, DC area for 2022.

For questions regarding applications, entries, and qualifying – please email wihssecretary@wihs.org. For all other questions – please email info@wihs.org.

Please stay tuned for more updates and follow us on social media for the latest news. Thank you for your patience and support!

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.