WIHS Honor & Service Award

Presented by EQUUS Foundation

The WIHS Honor and Service Award recognizes a horse, individual or organization that best demonstrates the values of honor and service.

The 2023 award recipient will be recognized during WIHS and be presented the award by the EQUUS Foundation. The recipient will receive a special prize and will have the opportunity to select an equine charity on the Equine Welfare Network of EQUUS Foundation to receive a $1,500 grant from the EQUUS Foundation.

The WIHS Honor and Service Award was created in 2013 to honor the Caisson Platoon’s Klinger, a special horse who has touched the lives of many through his life of service with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon. Klinger has served as the official escort to the President of the United States, and led the Presidential Inaugural Parade. The EQUUS Foundation and United States Equestrian Federation inducted Klinger into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame for his service.

2024 Honor and Service Award application period will open August 14 and close September 15. The 2024 application form can be downloaded on this page in early August 2024, and submitted to info@wihs.org by September 15. 

For information, contact info@wihs.org


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.