WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship

We are pleased to welcome you to the lovely grounds of Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Virginia, for this year’s WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship on October 21 – 24, 2021.

  • Show Manager: Tom Blankenship 
  • Show Secretary: Beverly Abbott,  bev.abbott2575@gmail.com, 410-259-2575
  • Enter online on horseshowing.com
  • Show Approvals: USHJAUSEFMHSAVHSA
  • USHJA Zone 3 Championship: Sunday, Oct. 24
  • MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Final: Saturday, Oct. 23 
  • MHSA Invitational Thoroughbred Classic: Thursday, Oct. 21
  • Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award: Sun, Oct. 24 
  • Official Show Photographer: Shawn McMillen Photography, www.shawnmcmillen.com, 606-356-0518
  • Spectators permitted in accordance with Virginia and USEF guidelines
  • Vendor opportunities: contact info@wihs.org 
  • Sponsorship opportunities: contact lara@wihs.org
  • Many thanks to WIHS Regional Horse Show Official Artist Kelly Wilkinson Coffin for the lovely poster art. 

For more information, visit Morven Park International Equestrian Center

*Reference Washington International Horse Show at Morven Park for a special rate.

Comfort Inn
80 Prosperity Ave SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Distance to Morven Park: 4.1 mi.

Red Roof Inn
721 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
Distance to Morven Park: 4.1 mi.

Other Hotels in the Area

Hampton Inn & Suites Leesburg
117 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
Distance to Morven Park: 3.9 mi.

Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center
726 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
Distance to Morven Park: 4.1 mi.

10th Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona

Now in its 10th year, the award will be presented to an “up and coming” adult or child rider and their trainer competing at the WIHS Regional Horse Show who best exhibit the enthusiasm, dedication, style and commitment to excellent horsemanship that brings out the best in horse and rider. 

Nominees will be designated by wearing a pink armband and will be judged both in and out of the show ring.  The winner will be chosen by committee and will be notified on Sunday, Oct. 24. The winner will receive a custom show coat by Charles Ancona. A presentation will take place at approx. 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the WIHS Regional Horse Show & Zone 3 Championship. 

Apply for the Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award.

Application Deadline: Oct. 24 at Noon 

*Please submit forms to Regional Show Secretary Beverly Abbott by email at bev.abbott2575@gmail.com or in the show office by noon on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.

Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)
2020  Kayla Wolfe / Kristin Mangum
2019  Kaitlyn Nicely-Harvey / Carolyn Krome and Jamey Prettyman
2018  Beatrice VanSant / Virginia Wilbrandt
2017  Emily Gebhardt / Kimbreley Hill
2016  Daisy Fenwick / Miranda Scott
2015  Bailey Austin Doloff / Dorna Taintor
2014  Louise Whitner / Marti Bigler
2013  Morgan Bland / Chris Wynne
2012  Mary Elizabeth Cordia / Jenny Graham

Presenting Sponsor
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Champion Sponsors
Archie Cox, Charles Ancona, The Clothes Horse, Heisley-Bishop Family, The Madeira School, Three Bars Farm, United Metro Golf Cart, USHJA Zone 3, Victoria Lowell, Winterfell Farm

Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Bruce & Patti Schindler, Haven Hill Farm & Catherine & Andrew Ellis, Maryland Horse Show Association, Orchard Manor Show Stables, Paxton International, Rokeby Farm Stables, Rolling Acres Farm

Supporting Sponsors
Anne Taylor, Bay View Farm, Best Horse Shows, Big Easy Farm, Brown Hall Farm LLC & William Brown, Caves Farm, Cedar Creek, Charm City Jumper Jems, CK Sporthorses, Clairvaux LLC, Code Four Show Stables, Country Hill Farm, Devon Hanbury Winsor, Dream Catcher Farm, Endeavor Farm, Frick Horse Transportation, Friends of Highgarden Farm, Germania Farms, The Gwinup Family, K2 Show Stables, Isabel Kurek, Lake View Farm & The Bartko Family, Little Clovelly Farm, Lohman Stables, Maye Show Ponies, Mitchell and Morin Eye Institute, The Olmsted Family, Robert Laycock, Shades of Bay LLC, Skyland Farm & Denice Derisio Perry, Stoneridge Farm, St. Timothy’s School, Sue & Chuck Grossman, Tudane Farm, Willow Wood & Kim Williams

      

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.