Barn Night

Presented by Dover Saddlery

Barn Night at WIHS is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to enter group contests, win great prizes, and enjoy a fun, horse-filled evening. Barn Night 2016 will be held Thursday, October 27. 

It was high-test fun last year with 43 groups from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia participating in Barn Night 2015. The evening was packed with exciting competition and exhibitions, including the $20,000 Gamblers Choice International Show Jumping Costume Class, presented by Winter Equestrian Festival, and the adorable WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, presented by Charles Owen, plus a scavenger hunt, a tee-shirt toss and lots more.

Riders are in the Halloween spirit sporting costumes in the $20,000 Gambler's Choice Costume class, a favorite Barn Night tradition. This year's winner was "Major League Baseball player" Aaron Vale.

Everyone went wild for the adorable ponies racing in the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, presented by Charles Owen. 

Contests & Prizes

Exciting prizes were offered in the four group contests--Best Barn Spirit, Best Video, Best Banner and Largest Group--for top prizes, reserves and honorable mentions. Contest winners were announced throughout the evening.

View the 2015 Barn Night results.
Top prize in the Best Barn Spirit Contest: a riding clinic with top international show jumper Brianne Goutal.
(Fun fact: Brianne was WIHS Equitation Champion in 2004.)
Custom drapes from Dover Saddlery went to the winner of the Overall Largest Group. Plus, Dover gave $750 Shopping Sprees for Largest Groups from MD, VA and DC/Other. 


Scenes from Barn Night 2015

Kaitlin Campbell and Artani as African Pharoah.

Cedar Creek Farm showing their spirit!
Meadowbrook Stables - Largest Group of  2015! Jockeys are all smiles waiting for the start of the
Shetland Pony Steeplechase.


2015 Barn Night Participants

A Moment in Time Leonardtown, MD                                Liberty Ridge Stables Clinton, MD
Amazing Grace Equestrian Parkton, MD                   Loudoun 4-H Centerlopes Loudoun County, VA
Autumn Grove Stables Berlin, MD                   Oak Crest Farm Harwood, MD
Baywood Farms Harwood, MD                   Madeira School Mclean, VA
Canterlope Horse 4-H Club Purcellville, VA                   Meadowbrook Stables Chevy Chase, MD
Campbell's Lane Farm Preston, MD                    Merrymount Equestrian Center Upper Marlboro, MD
Cavallo Farm Leesburg, VA                   NFF Stables Poolesville, MD
Cedar Creek Farm Sterling, VA                   Patuxent Run Stables Prince Frederick, MD
Chapel View Farm Leesburg, VA                   Potomac Horse Center Potomac, MD
Clairvaux Leesburg, VA                   Rock Creek Park Horse Center Washington, DC
Clover Grove Farm Staunton, VA                   Scattered Acres Catlett, VA
Dream Catcher Farm Adamstown, MD                   Serene Acres Riding Center Bluemont, VA
Ebb Tide Stables Gambrills, MD                   South Breeze Equestrian Center Bryantown, MD
Enticement Stables Harwood, MD                   Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center Aldie, VA
Foxden Farm Dover, DE                   St. Margaret's Pony Club Annapolis, MD
Fieldstone Farm Paeonian Springs, VA                   Summerfield Farm Lothian, MD
Garrison Forest School Owings Mills, MD                   Tamarack Stables Tamarack, VA
Grovespring Farm Culpeper, MD                   The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program Clifton, VA
Hailey's Hope Equestrian Davidsonville, MD                   Wheaton Park Stables Wheaton, MD
Harmony Ridge Stables Lothian, MD                   Windsor Manor Sandy Spring, MD
Hideaway Horse Center Upper Marlboro, MD                   Woodland Horse Center Silver Spring, MD
Horse-N-Around 4H Club Montgomery County, MD                      


Barn Night 2015 is brought to you by The Peterson Family Foundation and our Generous Sponsors.

View the 2015 Barn Night Winners.


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