Reflecting on 60 Years of WIHS

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5–Here’s to the remarkable horses and riders,
sponsors and friends, volunteers, supporters and fans, who together have made WIHS such a

special horse show for the past 60 years!

As the 60th anniversary Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) comes to a close, the entirety of the WIHS team extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the riders, sponsors, supporters, staff, spectators, friends, fans, and volunteers who have made this incredible horse show possible for the last 60 years!
As we reflect on all of the incredible moments, memories, and milestones of the past 60 years, it’s tough to put into words how much the horse show means to everyone involved and what it is that makes it so special. 
Guy McLean put it best in this heartfelt tribute:

“Ten years past a half a century of the equine elite in their field,
converging on the capitol city, with glory and riches to yield.
The Washington International, a horse show world renowned,
has given a million fine memories with stories of greatness abound.
“From the highest of station in life, to the regular man on the street,
this show has brought light to the masses, so that horses can lay down their feats of equine athletic perfection bright enough to blind out the sun.
When man and horse join together to display when two become one…
“May its journey be just the beginning. May it always be here to astound.”
– Guy McLean

Help us keep bringing horses to the city and having fun! 

Text ‘Horse’ to 50155 to make a donation and help WIHS keep
making memories for another 60 years.

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Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events, attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for the President’s Cup presented by Events DC, the $25,000 Land Rover Puissance (high jump), the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, 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.
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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.