WIHS CHAMPIONSHIPS

WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships presented by MARS Equestrian.

Reminder: You must be a WIHS member for points to count toward the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championship Finals. If you’re not already a member, Join Now.

New for 2021, all divisions include a Welcome Class as well as the Championship event. 

  • WIHS Children’s Hunter
  • WIHS Adult Hunter
  • WIHS Children’s Jumper
  • WIHS Adult Jumper

(Subject to Change)

  • Children’s and Adult Hunter: Tuesday Oct 26 and Wednesday October 27
  • Children’s and Adult Jumper: Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29

Eligibility: Approximately 29 horse/rider combinations will be accepted based on points earned during the qualifying period. In addition, the overall children’s and adult hunter champions at the 2021 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship, automatically will qualify. Riders are limited to showing two horses in the Hunter Championships. Riders may not compete in any other hunter class at the Washington International Horse Show. Horses may not compete in any other class at the WIHS except the WIHS Equitation Finals.  

Format: Competitors will be judged on performance and soundness with suitability and manners to count. To be scored under the open numerical judging system. Each competitor will jump one round of approximately 10 fences. The 12 horses with the highest scores from the first round will return to jump a second round. In the event of a tie that affects the selection of the top 12, one judge’s score will be designated as the tie breaker. The scores of the 12 horses/ponies in the second round will be added to their first-round scores and placed in order of their total score for the two rounds.

Horses/ponies tied for first place only will jump a third round over a shortened course. Ties for all other places will remain tied. Formal attire is required. To be shown over a course of approximately 10 jumps not to exceed 3′ in height with spreads to 3′. 

Eligibility: Approx. 25 horse/rider combinations will be accepted, based on points accumulated in WIHS qualifying classes during the qualifying period. In addition, the overall children’s and adult jumper champions at the 2021 WIHS Regional Horse Show will automatically qualify. Riders are limited to showing two horses in the Jumper Championships. Riders may not compete in any other jumper class at the Washington International Horse Show. Horses may not compete in any other class at the WIHS except the WIHS Equitation Finals.  

Format: Classes will be run under Table II, Sec. 2(a). Time First Jump-Off. The first round and first jump-off, if any, are decided by adding together the faults incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed. In the event of equality of faults after the first round, there will be one jump-off for the first place in which time will decide in the event of equality of faults. Time in the first round will decide between horses tied for other than first place. To be shown over a course of approximately 10 jumps. 

      

  • WIHS Championship competitors must be WIHS members in order for points to count toward the finals > Membership Application.
  • Approx. 29 horse/rider combinations will be accepted in WIHS hunter 
  • Approx. 25 horse/rider combinations will be accepted in WIHS jumper
  • Qualifying period for 2021: Shows starting on or after Sept. 1, 2020, through shows starting on or before Aug. 31, 2021. See list of upcoming shows.
  • Horse/rider combinations will qualify based on points accrued during the qualifying period in WIHS-sanctioned classes or classics. Horse/rider combinations wishing to compete in the WIHS Championship Finals must enter on the Washington International Horse Show entry blank. Entries must be submitted by the closing date of entries.

       

ABOUT WIHS

WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (CSI4*-W), US Equestrian (6* Jumpers, Premier Hunters), US Hunter Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Show Association, and Virginia Horse Show Association.