Tracey Weinberg Jumps to New Heights Winning the Ambassador’s Cup at the Washington International Horse Show


(Washington, DC) ‘ October 12, 2007 ‘ Seventeen Amateur-Owner Jumpers competed for the top honor of the
Ambassador’s Cup, at the Washington International Horse
Show (WIHS), a world-class championship event, drawing
leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the

After the first round, ten riders advanced to a
competitive jump-off against the clock. Hillary Dobbs and
VDL Lotus Excel, the first rider and horse duo of the
second round, set a competitive pace with a time of 29.643
seconds. Preceding Dobbs two horses later, Tracey Weinberg
and Larone advanced into the lead with the narrowest of
margins 29.595 seconds’4/100th of a second faster than
Dobbs and VDL Lotus Excel.

Yesterday’s Amateur-Owner Speed Class winner, Subliem,
ridden by Whitney Weeks, finished third trailing behind Dobbs with a time of 30.897 seconds.

Larone and Weinberg’s win in the Ambassador Cup clinched
the Amateur Owner Jumper Championship, sponsored by Dennis and Mary K. Shaughnessy and the Fox Brook Perpetual Trophy with Subliem and Weeks garnering the Reserve Championship.

‘To win at the Washington International Horse Show is a privilege,’ said Weinberg after the awards presentation. ‘Particularly since this year my role as a competitor is coupled with the role of marketing, promotions and public relations. For the first time I’ve had the opportunity to blend my passion and hobby of equestrian competition with my professional career and business. I can’t say enough about the team of professionals at Weinberg Harris & Associates, who have led the effort enabling me to take a few hours out of each day to focus on the preparation of Larone and subsequent competition.’

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About The Washington International Horse Show (

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a 501 (c)
(3) charitable organization benefiting local and national
charities, is a world-class championship event, drawing
leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the
world. Each year riders participate in qualifying shows to
earn the honor of riding at the WIHS. The WIHS welcomes
more than 600 horse and rider duos to compete to win the
attention of the equestrian world, non- equestrian world,
celebrities and politicos alike with events such as show
jumping, dressage, barrel racing and terrier races.
October 2008 will mark the 50th anniversary of the WIHS.

The Washington International Horse Show is supported by the following 2007 sponsors: Salamander Hospitality, LLC, Hidden Trail Farm, LLC, FTI Consulting, Inc., Merial, LTD (UlcerGard), Monica & Hermen Greenberg, Canadian National
Railway Company (CN), Monarch International, Gotham North,
St. Michelle Wine Estates, Lynn Ellen Rice & Last Name Left Productions, Pat Carleton & The Cottonwood, Ltd., Pedigree/Masterfoods, Crawford Communications, Shalanno Farm, Tara Management, Tad Coffin Performance Saddles,
Halstrum, LLC/Lubrisyn, Brooke Carmichael McMurray-Fowler & Pam Carmichael Keenan, JPC Equestrian, Betty & Ernie Oare, Berkley Underwriting Partners, LLC & EMO Insurance Agency, Inc., The Reid Family, Hillary Stiff & Chris & Nalini Rogers, Platinum Performance, Far Niente Stables, LLC and Cornell University.

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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.