Washington International Horse Show High Performance Hunter Championship Classic Results


(Washington, DC) ‘ October 16, 2007 ‘ The
Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a world-class
championship event, drawing leading equestrian riders from
around the nation and the world, today announced that an
error occurred in the calculation of Saturday’s High
Performance Hunter Championship Classic.

After two rounds, a tie existed between Wesley (John French)
and Take Away (Cortie Wetherill). Wesley and French were
named the overall class winner with Take Away and Wetherill
receiving the second place award. However, after post-event
review, a scoring tabulation indicated an error had

Today, the WIHS announces that Take Away and Cortie
Wetherill have earned the Championship honors with Wesley
and John French garnering the Reserve Championship.

‘The WIHS is pleased to host the High Performance Hunter
Championship Classic during last week’s horse show. It is
unfortunate that an error was made and our sincere apologies
go out to all participants. It is our intent to make every
effort to hold fair and equitable competition during the
show,’ stated Susie Webb, WIHS Executive Director.

The High Performance Hunter division, sponsored by John R. Ingram Advised Fund through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a new addition to the sport, created by the United States Hunter Jumper Association. The goal of this division is to create a program that will bring back tradition and true horsemanship, while promoting show hunters on national and international levels.

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 some of the most coveted and prestigious
awards in the world, including more than $400,000 in prize
money. The show takes place every October in Washington,
DC, attracting 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.