WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2019–The prize list for the 2019 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is now available online. The show will be held Oct. 18-20 at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.
A popular stop on the mid-Atlantic horse show circuit, the WIHS Regional Horse Show offers riders an exciting competition experience and the opportunity to qualify to compete at the 61st Washington International Horse Show, Oct. 22-27, at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
“We are proud to host the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship every year. We try to make it a very special competition for local riders,” said WIHS President Vicki Lowell. “It’s an important event that we have focused on for 2019, with qualifying opportunities and special moments such as the selection of the Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award.”
The WIHS Regional Horse Show will host the USHJA Zone 3 Championship again this year on Sunday, Oct. 20. Approximately the top 18 horses in each division, based on total USHJA points, will be invited to compete, and if invitations are not accepted, additional horses will be invited. Accepted riders will be listed on Horseshowing.com.
2019 Regional Highlights
- MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals, Friday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
- NCEA 3’3″ Junior Hunt Seat Medal and USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal
- Eighth Annual Laura Pickett Award for Excellence in Horsemanship presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona
- Exhibitor Hospitality: Welcome dinner, Friday; Pizza Party, Saturday; Zone 3 Championship Breakfast, Sunday; plus daily hospitality tents at both hunter and jumper rings
- Qualifying for WIHS at Capital One Arena: Children’s and Adult Hunters and Jumpers offered as qualifying classes for the WIHS Hunter and Jumper Championships; WIHS Regional Hunter Finals on Sunday, Oct. 27
For prize list, entry forms, Laura Picket application, schedule and more, visit www.wihs.org/wihs-regional. Entries close Monday, Oct. 7. Enter online on Horseshowing.com.
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About Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious, competitive and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level jumping plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for the President’s Cup presented by Events DC, the $25,000 Land Rover Puissance high jump, the $50,000 Speed Final on Military Night presented by Caterpillar Inc., and Kids’ Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C.