Kids’ Day Set for Saturday, Oct. 30


kids day graphicKids’ Day Comes to the Washington International Horse Show

Free Pony Rides, Arts and Crafts, Special Guests and More!

Washington, DC, September 28, 2010 – On Saturday, October 30, 2010, as Olympians and their horses get ready for the President’s Cup Grand Prix and junior riders practice in the schooling ring to compete at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a team will be erecting a tent on F Street outside the Hotel Monaco for WIHS Kids’ Day, to be held from 10am-2pm. This free, family-friendly event will offer kids an opportunity to ride and meet ponies and learn about equestrian sport!

WIHS Kids’ Day will host free pony rides, a grooming station, a chance to meet, Bubbles, a miniature horse, a book nook and arts and crafts. There will be photo opportunities with Dr. Bear from Children’s National Medical Center, Klinger, the Caisson horse, Pinkie-Pie from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” on The Hub and Major, the WIHS mascot.

“Some of the nation’s greatest sporting events have days just for kids. Celebrating horse sport and introducing it to youth is what WIHS Kids’ Day is all about. Kids will get a voucher that enters them into a contest to win prizes and allows those 12 and under a free pony ride. After they visit the arts and crafts table or grab a free Georgetown Cupcake, they can take their parent into Verizon Center to enjoy the show for free. This is a fun way to engage the local community and share some of the magic of the show,” said Diana Roday Hosford, Marketing & Community Relations Director for WIHS. 

Fast Facts
Free Pony Rides for the first 200 kids 12 and under
Free Georgetown Cupcakes for a lucky 200 Kids 12 and under
Lots of photo opportunities – don’t forget your camera!
Drawings to win prizes, art and crafts and a face painter!
Take a ride on Splinter, the practice polo pony
Snap a commemorative WIHS photo at the Animal Planet Booth

Find out more about our charity partners when you visit the Book Nook or the Caisson Horseshoe table…and more!

 About Washington International Horse Show

The Washington International Horse Show is a unique and storied equestrian event held annually at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. For news, photos, event information, visit  Join us October 26-31, 2010, for the 52nd WIHS! The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is one of the leading equestrian events in the country and hosts the top horses and riders from around the nation and the world in the last great metropolitan indoor horse show. A highlight of the annual equestrian calendar!                                                           

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WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and holds the highest rating,  CSI5*-W, awarded by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, as well as a US Equestrian 6* Jumpers and  Premier Hunters. It is recognized by the US Hunter Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Show Association, and Virginia Horse Show Association. WIHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.