Washington Goes Western!

What Fun We had at WIHS Barn Night
presented by MARS

Contests & Prizes
Showjumping, Entertainment, Disguises & Surprises!

Howdy, Horse Lovers!

Oh, what a night it was … MARS Barn Night was a blast! Horse-loving groups, riders and spectators rocked the arena on Thursday for a night of top international sport, hilarious costumes, tee-short toss and lots more.  

Barn Night Contest Winners!

  • Largest Group Contest – Largest Group Contest
    • Overall Largest Group: $1,500 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate ENTICEMENT STABLES
    • Largest Group – Maryland: $500 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate MEADOWBROOK STABLES
    • Largest Group – Virginia: $500 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate TAMARACK STABLES
  • Best Group Costume Contest 
    Champion: Grooming Wall Box courtesy of TOP JOCK ST MARGARET’S PONY CLUB
    • Reserve Champion: $500 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate QUINN HAVEN STABLES
  • Group Traveling Farthest To Barn Night
    Champion: $500 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate HOOF-N-WOOF ALBEMARLE COUNTY 4-H HORSE CLUB
    Champion: Maryland Saddlery Goodie Basket BRISTOL EQUESTRIAN
  • Best ‘Wanted Poster’ Contest (human or animal)
  • Champion: Wooden-framed Wipe Board courtesy of Top Jock THE BIG EASY FARM
  • Reserve Champion: $250 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate FREE REIN EQUINE
  • Best of the West Video
    Champion: Top Turnout Clinic with Ruthann Smith & Basket of Coat Care System Products GREAT ESCAPE STABLES
    Reserve Champion: $750 Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate A MOMENT IN TIME
  • Best Decorated Reusable Water Bottle 
    Champion: Surprise Prize GREEN IS THE NEW BLUE ALLIE WOLF
    Reserve Champion: $250 Dover Saddlery Gift CertificateComing soon!

Thank you to our Barn Night Sponsors and Partners!

MARS, Dover Saddlery, Green is the New Blue, Lucky Braids, Maryland Saddlery, Navigators Global, Top Jock, The Equiery

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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.