Entries Open Today and Will Close Sept 7. Enter Now!
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2021–The Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS EquestrianTM is pleased to announce the 2021 WIHS Prize List is now available online. Entries open today, July 15, and will close on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
The 63rd edition of the iconic event traditionally held in Washington, D.C., will take place Oct. 26-31 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C.
Highlighting the schedule is the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington CSI4*-W for the President’s Cup presented by MARS Equestrian™. You can expect more riders in this prestigious class as the FEI division will increase the number of accepted rider entries to 50, and allow up to three horses per rider. Competitors will have the opportunity to earn increased FEI ranking points in both the Welcome Stake and the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington presented by MARS Equestrian™.
In addition to a full competition schedule for professionals, amateurs, juniors and children, WIHS will offer several new classes including a Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper division, Welcome classes and increased prize money for all Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper riders, and the show-closing WIHS Halloween Pony Hunt Teams costume exhibition class.
Notably, MARS Equestrian™ returns as presenting sponsor of WIHS, as well the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington, the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships, and the WIHS Live Stream. Huntland is presenting sponsor of the WIHS Pony Equitation Championships.
Returning for the fourth year as WIHS Official Airline, Delta will offer discounted travel for WIHS exhibitors and fans to local airports in the North Carolina area.
“We are gearing up for what we will be a momentous event,” said Victoria Lowell, WIHS President since 2013. “Thanks to our dedicated sponsors, the 2021 Washington International Horse Show will continue to carry out its legacy as one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation, hosting the country’s top riders and a full schedule at Tryon International Equestrian Center, before returning to the Washington, D.C., area in 2022.”
Joining some of the world’s top riders and rising stars from across North America, WIHS management has confirmed an esteemed lineup of judges and officials for the 2021 event. Two-time Olympic silver medalist Anne Kursinski will judge the WIHS Equitation Finals with additional equitation judges Ralph Caristo, Sissy Wickes, and Callan Solem. Caristo and Wickes will also serve as hunter judges alongside Kim Dorfman and Mike Rosser.
WIHS Prize List Now Available Online
- View the 2021 Official WIHS Prize List and enter online via Show Management System. Entries accepted online only. Reminder: Entries close Tuesday, Sept. 7.
- WIHS 2021 Draft Schedule
- WIHS Membership. WIHS Children’s, Adult, and Equitation competitors must be WIHS members for points to apply.
Hospitality, Travel, and Sponsorship
- VIP Tables are available in the Legends Club for daily breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Thursday, with dinner during evening sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Table holders also receive the option to have a reserved table for viewing by the Grand Hunter Ring. For more information, explore VIP Hospitality at TIEC.
- WIHS Official Airline, Delta, will offer discounted travel for WIHS exhibitors and fans to local airports in the North Carolina area. Use meeting code: MUXN
- Lodging at Tryon