The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to welcome back the Washington Area Chevrolet Dealers (WACD) as the title sponsor of the WIHS Winner’s Circle, where top awards presentations will take place during show week. WIHS, the country’s leading indoor championship horse show will take place Oct. 21-26, 2014, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The top horses and riders in the country and throughout the world including Olympic champions will compete during six days of exciting competition in the heart of our nation’s capital.
WACD also returns for a second year as sponsor of the crowd favorite celebrity barrel racing exhibition. This year it will take place Friday evening as part of WIHS Military Night with an Army vs. Navy theme. Professional barrel racers affiliated with National Barrel Horse Association, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association or American Professional Rodeo Association will team up with a celebrity rider to run the barrels.
International show jumper Aaron Vale running the barrels during Celebrity Barrel Racing sponsored by Washington Area Chevy Dealers | Shawn McMillen Photography
In addition, WACD is generously offering a limited number of free ticket vouchers to dealership visitors during the month of October. WIHS fans can pick up these general admission ticket vouchers at any local Washington Area Chevy dealership. While at the dealership, Chevy encourages fans to enjoy their complete lineup of trucks. As the 2014 North American Truck of the Year, the Silverado 1500 offers better fuel economy than the leading competitor. Heavy duty jobs deserve heavy duty strength, and the Silverado HD offers the proven power with its heavy duty engines, including the Duramax Diesel and Allison transmissions, and now the all new Chevy Colorado is here to reinvent the midsized truck.
“There’s no power like horsepower! Chevrolet is proud to partner with WIHS, an event that represents the very best in equestrian competition in the heart of our city just like Chevrolet represents the highest caliber of automotive lineup in the industry and top service in the area. We are pleased to be a part of this fantastic event for the third year in a row.” said Karen Radley, owner of Radley Chevrolet.“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Washington Area Chevy Dealers,” said WIHS Executive Director, Bridget Love Meehan. “They offer great support to our outreach in the D.C. community and bring an important local distinction to our event.”
About the Washington Area Chevrolet Dealers Association
The Washington Area Chevrolet Dealers Association is a local group consisting of 27 dealerships located throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the greater D.C. region. Operating as a Local Marketing Association (LMA), the group offers members an expansive network designed to assist with marketing initiatives, share in resources, and gain a competitive advantage in the Washington D.C. area. The group is dedicated to making each member’s business a success.
About the Washington International Horse Show, wihs.org
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 26,000 spectators to the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. In 2014, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines, raised the show’s rating to CSI4*-W to reflect the increase in prize money for international show jumping. Event highlights include the Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday), the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup qualifier (Saturday night) and Kids’ Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and is recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group.