There will be something for everyone at the 2017 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). The world’s number one and number two show jumpers, Americans Kent Farrington and McLain Ward, lead a strong field in competition. Adorable Shetland ponies will race for top billing, and charity events each night make WIHS North America’s most exciting and entertaining equestrian event.
Harrie Smolders (NED) has dramatically won the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour title making history with victory before the final leg has even played out.
A high drama first round of the Global Champions League of Rome has thrown the Championship title wide open, after Valkenswaard United secured pole position with the only team double clear of the day.
For the last three years, Melissa Rogers and Kristine Hegglin have been on the same dressage trajectory with their respective mounts, each taking turns earning championship titles as they successfully rose through the levels. And on the final day of the 50th Anniversary California Dressage Society (CDS) Championship Show, September 21-24 in Rancho Murieta, the two competitors shared the spotlight as each earned both Champion and Reserve Champion Fourth Level Adult Amateur honors.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce that Abigail Brayman, 18, of Charlestown, Rhode Island, was awarded the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Grant. The Washington International Horse Show will run on October 24-29, 2017, at Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) in Washington, D.C.
The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Ben Asselin, Mario Deslauriers, Eric Lamaze, and Ian Millar placed fourth in the $400,000 BMO Nations’ Cup held Saturday, September 9, as part of the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgary, AB.
With 30 years of riding and training, Duke has extensive first-hand knowledge of the show jumping industry and now showcases and shares his methods as a clinician. Clinic packages range from one to four-day sessions with no minimum skill requirements.
One of the most popular nights at the Washington International Horse Show is Barn Night, which returns Thursday, Oct. 26, to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to enter contests, win great prizes, and enjoy a fun, horse-filled evening of exciting jumping competition.
Beth Underhill of Schomberg, ON, won the $50,000 Brookstreet Grand Prix on Sunday, July 16, at the Ottawa National Horse Show held at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.
After Joe, ridden by Aaron Donnan, and Rio de Janeiro, ridden by Sophia Morrell, were crowned champions of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred divisions during the first of six weeks of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival, running throughAugust 13 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.