The WIHS Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador Program sponsored by Signature Academics was created in 2009 to offer Washington, DC–area teens interested in horses and event production the opportunity to be a part of the inner workings of the Washington International Horse Show.
Through an application process, approximately 30 teens from public, charter and private schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, are selected to join this innovative program.
During the summer and fall, working with WIHS staff, JC members develop ideas from the youth perspective for the show, learn new skills, and are involved in equine-related volunteer activities, such as helping at therapeutic riding centers such as Great & Small and Sprout.
During show week, members have assisted with autograph signings, social media takeovers, photography, WIHS Barn Night, community events and other operational activities.
The WIHS Youth Ambassador holds a leadership role as chair of the Junior Committee and represents the show’s youth perspective to the media. Those wishing to be considered for the 2023 WIHS Youth Ambassador position will complete an additional application to showcase strengths in leadership and management.
Meet the 2023 WIHS Junior Committee soon!
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