Washington International Horse Show’s President’s Cup Grand Prix Featured on NBC Sports Network

Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is excited to announce that the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W will be aired on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, October 28, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST.

The $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup Qualifier, will be held at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 27, and will be broadcast on Sunday afternoon the 28th.

WIHS President Juliet W. Reid stated, “It is a fantastic indoor equestrian event in the heart of the nation’s capital, and with the President’s Cup Grand Prix, has the prestige and history of more than five decades. We are proud to work with NBC Sports Network, which has a heritage of broadcasting the Olympic Games and top equestrian sport. To be able to see a grand prix competition in 75 million homes just one day after it happens is thrilling and unprecedented.”

Carr-Hughes Productions will bring the great sport of show jumping into the homes of millions along with highlights from the Washington, D.C. event and the history of the horse show. With NBC on-air talent Kenny Rice and Melanie Smith-Taylor, the broadcast is essentially a live production. “This represents a very rare opportunity for show jumping,” said Bob Hughes. “Not only will the President’s Cup Grand Prix be on a national network, but the quick turnaround lets people see the event in less than 24 hours from it happening.”

“We want to make show jumping visible to a broader audience,” said Bridget Love Meehan, Executive Director of WIHS. “WIHS is the event in which to do that. No other show jumping event in the United States has this timely and visible presence on television. We have the team that can set a new standard, from the highest level equestrian competition, to the best production company to document and produce a high-quality show for a national TV sports audience. With those pieces in place, our goal of reaching new fans becomes more attainable. We think this sets WIHS apart as the premier international show jumping event in our country.”

To buy your ticket for the President’s Cup Grand Prix at Washington International Horse Show and be a part of show jumping history, please visit http://www.wihs.org/tickets/

Tune in at 3:30 p.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network to watch the President’s Cup Grand Prix at Washington International Horse Show. Click here to find NBC Sports Network in your area: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/

About the Washington International Horse Show

An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show and the pinnacle of the equestrian year with top riders, including Olympic medalists and their world-class horses.

Since its debut, the WIHS has been a Washington, D.C. institution attended by celebrities, business, military, and diplomatic leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.