The 2023 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty will be held October 19-22.
A popular stop on the mid-Atlantic horse show circuit, the four-day competition offers a 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 2023 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship Prize List will be available in August. Entries will be accepted on horseshowing.com.
USHJA Zone 3 Championship Invitation List:
Laura Pickett Award
Nominations are now open for the 12th annual Laura Picket Excellence in Horsemanship award. Full details and 2023 nomination form will be available in August. See 2022 nomination form for reference.
Stop by the WIHS Regional hospitality tent on Saturday, Oct 21, at 1:00 p.m. for a slice (or several!) thanks to a sponsorship by The Madeira School.
Apply now for the 2022 Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award!
Link to nomination form: Laura Pickett Award Nomination Form 2022
Now in its 11th 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.
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.
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 left 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)
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
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