WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship

The 2022 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty will be held October 20-23 at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA.

A popular stop on the mid-Atlantic horse show circuit, the four-day competition will offer a wide range of hunter, jumper, and equitation classes, plus hospitality and special events. Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, and family and friends will enjoy great sport in a picturesque and convenient setting.

The prize list will be available online in August.

Link to wrap release with 2021 winners. 

  • Show Manager: Tom Blankenship 
  • Show Secretary: Beverly Abbott,  bev.abbott2575@gmail.com, 410-596-7592
  • Enter online on horseshowing.com
  • Show Approvals: USHJAUSEFMHSAVHSA
  • USHJA Zone 3 Championship
  • USHJA Zone 3 Championship Hunter Breeding
  • MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals
  • MHSA Invitational Thoroughbred Classic
  • Qualifier for WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships
  • Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award
  • Official Show Photographer: Shawn McMillen Photography, www.shawnmcmillen.com, 606-356-0518
  • Receive a special exhibitor rate when you book your hotel rooms at the SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North using the online booking form.
  • Vendor opportunities, contact info@wihs.org 
  • Sponsorship opportunities, contact lara@wihs.org
  • COVID-19 protocols in accordance with USEF and county guidelines

11th Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona

Now in its 11th 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 the Washington International Horse Show at The Show Place Arena during show week. 

Applications will be available in June.

Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)
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

ABOUT WIHS

WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition, and is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (CSI5*-W), US Equestrian (6* Jumpers, Premier Hunters), US Hunter Jumper Association, Maryland Horse Show Association, and Virginia Horse Show Association. WIHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.