All new! WIHS President’s Cup Grand Prix presented by MARS Equestrian™ Will Be Held at Tryon International Equestrian Center
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2020–The prize list for the 2020 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) presented by MARS Equestrian™ is now available online. The event will be hosted by Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C., Oct. 21–25.
Events will include the WIHS Equitation and Pony Equitation Finals and the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships.
A highlight will be the prestigious President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI4* presented by MARS Equestrian™ scheduled for Sat., Oct. 24, at 2:00 p.m.
Link to Prize List
Entries close on September 15, and will be accepted through online submission only. All equitation invitations will be emailed mid-September from Show Management System, and there’s not a way to pre-enter through the online system. Acceptance emails will be sent after entries are received. Stabling arrangements can be made after acceptance through a unique stabling link provided to each competitor.
Enter online at https://www.showmanagementsystem.com
While spectator access will be prohibited, all WIHS events will be streamed live on USEF Network and Tryon.com.
Tradition continues with the WIHS President’s Cup Grand Prix presented by MARS Equestrian contested since 1961. The CSI4* event will welcome international riders on Saturday, Oct. 24. Grand prix entries can be completed through TIEC. Additional details and prize money information will be released in the coming weeks.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena, home of WIHS since 2000, is closed. In an effort to find an outdoor venue equipped to accommodate effective social distancing and abide by all CDC and USEF COVID-19 protocols, a team from WIHS, Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) and US Equestrian (USEF) identified TIEC as the best host for these events.
“The organizations involved in making this happen worked tirelessly to seek out a venue that would not only offer the prestigious level of competition that WIHS is known for, but to also guarantee a safe competition environment,” said Victoria Lowell, WIHS President.
“We anticipate the same quality of competition that has become synonymous with WIHS, a cherished event on the North American show jumping scene, and we are dedicated to adapting to a changing environment and producing a safe and successful event for all those involved.”
The health and safety of WIHS exhibitors, staff, and sponsors is the top priority for WIHS in this unprecedented year. Safety protocols will be enacted to provide as contact-less an experience as possible.
Learn more about COVID-19 safety protocols.
Travel to Tryon on Delta Air Lines, the WIHS Official Airlines. Delta is offering its Meeting Network® program to WIHS. Discounted Delta Meeting Network® flights can be booked here with WIHS Meeting Event Code: NMUHK.
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About Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit wihs.org.