WIHS Regional Moves to Upperville Show Grounds


June 22, 2023–The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) board of directors is pleased to announce the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and the Lowham-Ruzzo Family will relocate to Upperville, VA, on October 19-22.

The popular four-day competition offers a wide range of hunter, jumper, equitation, and exciting WIHS qualifying classes. Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, family and friends will enjoy great sport and hospitality in a picturesque and convenient setting.

The WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship will relocate to the Salem Farm show grounds, home to the Upperville Colt and Horse Show and the Loudoun Horse Show, in Upperville, VA, Oct. 19-22, 2023.


  • The WIHS Regional Hunter Finals will return to the Washington International Horse Show, on Monday, October 23, after a three year absence.
  • Qualifier for WIHS Children’s & Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships at WIHS
  • USHJA Zone 3 Championships
  • Daily hospitality in an exhibitor-friendly atmosphere
  • 12th Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award. Nominations will open in September
  • Kelly Wilkinson Coffin returns for fourth year as the official WIHS Regional Horse Show artist
  • Four days of competition recognized by USEF, USHJA (pending approval), VHSA, MHSA


After a three-year absence, the WIHS Regional Hunter Finals will once again be held at the Washington International Horse Show, on Monday October 23.

USHJA Zone 3 Championship
The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will be held on Sunday, October 22, with hunter, jumper and hunter breeding (Thursday) sections. The top horses in each division, based on total USHJA points, will be invited to compete. Invitations will be sent in early October.

The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will include Hunter, Jumper and Hunter Breeding sections. Shawn McMillen Photography

New Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Showcase your products and services to exhibitors and spectators on the new vendor row with close proximity to show rings. For options, visit https://www.wihs.org/vendors/.
  • Sponsorships are available at all levels. Contact Lara McPherson for details.

More to Know

  • WIHS Regional Prize List will be available online in August
  • Online entries accepted on horseshowing.com
  • Sign up for text alerts provided by RingSidePro text alerts
  • Pre-order golf carts from United Metro Golf Cart
  • Hotel and camper information will be available online in July
  • Official Photographer: Shawn McMillen Photography https://www.shawnmcmillen.com/
  • Learn more about the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship at www.wihs.org/wihs-regional.
  • The 65th Annual Washington International Horse Show will be held Oct. 23-29, at The Show Place Arena, in Upper Marlboro, MD. Learn more.


The WIHS Regional Horse Show is proud to welcome back Teach For America as our Official Charity Partner, and to help support its goal to provide every child with an excellent and equitable education.

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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, competitive, and entertaining equestrian events. Highlights include the $406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington CSI5*-W for the President’s Cup, the WIHS Equitation Finals and Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships, plus popular community and charity events, including WIHS Kids’ Day and Barn Night. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit wihs.org.
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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.