WIHS Regional Horse Show
& USHJA Zone 3 Championship

New Classes at the WIHS Regional Horse Show, October 17-20  

The 2024 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and the Lowham-Ruzzo Family will be held October 17-20 at the Salem Farm Showgrounds in Upperville, VA. 

The popular four-day competition offers a wide range of hunter, jumper, equitation, and exciting WIHS qualifying classes. Recognized by USEF, USHJA, VHSA, MHSA

Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, and family and friends will enjoy great sport and hospitality in a picturesque and convenient setting.

Handy Links – Available mid August

  • WIHS Regional Prize List
  • WIHS Regional Schedule
  • Enter on horseshowing.com
  • 2024 Laura Pickett Award Nomination Form 


Highlights

  • New! USHJA Zone 3 Championship for Low Adult Hunters and Low Children’s Hunters
  • New! WEST Timing Scoreboard & Timers
  • New! WIHS Pop-up Souvenir Shop
  • Qualifier for WIHS Children’s & Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships at WIHS
  • MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals, Saturday, October 19
  • USHJA Zone 3 Championship and Zone 3 Hunter Breeding Championship
  • Daily hospitality
  • Vendor Row
  • 13th Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award. Nominations open in September.    
  • Kelly Wilkinson Coffin returns for the fourth year as the official WIHS Regional Horse Show artist
  • MHSA Horsemanship Contest
  • Tack Room Contest sponsored by Evergro


USHJA Zone 3 Championship  

  • The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will be held on Sunday, October 20, with hunter, jumper and hunter breeding sections held on Thursday, October 17. The top horses in each division, based on total USHJA points, will be invited to compete.
  • Zone 3 Qualifying Lists 
  • Questions? Contact Beverly Abbott, 410-596-7592, or bevabbott2575@gmail.com


Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Showcase your products and services to exhibitors and spectators on the new vendor row handy to the show rings. Details coming soon. 
  • Sponsorships are available at all levels. Contact Lara McPherson for more information.

Available mid-August

13th Annual Laura Pickett Award for Excellence in Horsemanship!

Now in its 13th year, the Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona, will be given 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. 

Nominations open in September.

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. 27. The presentation will take place at the Washington International Horse Show on Barn Night, Thursday, Oct. 24, at The Show Place Arena.

The winner will receive a custom show coat by the iconic brand, Charles Ancona. Learn more at  https://www.charlesancona.com/

About the Award 
The Laura Pickett Trophy for Excellence in Horsemanship was created by Vicki Lowell in memory of a very special equestrian and trainer, Laura Pickett, who lost her fight against breast cancer after a five-year battle. The trophy honors her contributions to the sport she loved and the legacy she leaves behind. She inspired enthusiasm for life, in addition to good horsemanship, and her award is presented to an “up and coming” rider who best exhibits the same qualities.

Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)

2023
2022 Savannah Smith / Dorna Taintar and Michelle Mahoney
2021 Madison Smyth / Kim Williams
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 AND THE LOWHAN-RUZZO FAMILY 

CHAMPION SPONSOR

  • CHARLES ANCONA
  • ARCHIE COX
  • THE HEISLEY-BISHOP FAMILY
  • THE CLOTHES HORSE
  • VICTORIA LOWELL
  • THE MADEIRA SCHOOL
  • UNITED METRO GOLF CART
  • USHJA ZONE 3

 
BLUE RIBBON SPONSOR

  • ANNE TAYLOR
  • BAY VIEW FARM LLC
  • BRECKENRIDGE MANOR
  • CHARM CITY JUMPER JEMS
  • COLT HILLS FARM
  • DREAM CATCHER FARM
  • MARION DUPONT SCOTT EQUINE CENTER
  • MARYLAND HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION
  • ORCHARD MANOR SHOW STABLES
  • PAM C. BAKER LLC
  • PAXTON INTERNATIONAL
  • REVA RIDGE FARM
  • ROKEBY FARM STABLES
  • ROLLING ACRES FARM
  • TURNER FARMS EVENTS INC.
  • TONKA FARM

 
STAR SPONSOR

  • ANNE & PETER DATTELS
  • BEST HORSE SHOWS
  • BIG EASY FARM
  • CAVES FARM
  • CEDAR CREEK
  • CK SPORTHORSES
  • CLAIRVEAX LLC
  • CODE FOUR SHOW STABLES
  • DELOISE NOBLE-STRONG
  • ENDEAVOR FARM
  • FRICK HORSE TRANSPORTATION
  • FRIENDS OF HIGHGARDEN FARM
  • GERMANIA FARMS
  • THE GWINUP FAMILY
  • KATHRYN MEADOWS
  • K2 SHOW STABLES
  • LAKE VIEW FARM & THE BARTKO FAMILY
  • LITTLE CLOVELLY FARM
  • LOHMAN STABLES
  • MITCHELL AND MORIN EYE INSTITUTE
  • THE OLMSTED FAMILY
  • QUIET HAVEN FARM AND RACHEL HOWELL
  • ROBERT LAYCOCK
  • RONNIE W. BROWN RACING STABLE
  • SABLE HUGHES
  • SHADES OF BAY LLC
  • SKYLAND FARM & DENICE DERISIO PERRY
  • ST. TIMOTHY’S SCHOOL
  • TUDANE FARM
  • WENDY LIBERT
  • WILLOW WOOD & KIM WILLIAMS

ABOUT WIHS

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.