Barn Night

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 2017 will be held Thursday, Oct. 26. Contests and registration forms will be available in July.

Meadowbrook Stables - Largest Group of 2016


 2017 Contests

  • WIHS Barn Night Largest Group Contest (Overall, MD, VA, DC/Other)
  • WIHS Barn Night Group Spirit Contest
  • WIHS Barn Night Banner Contest
  • WIHS Barn Night Video Contest

For each contest, prizes are awarded for three places: first, second and up to three honorable mentions

2017 Prizes

  • Stay tuned for exciting prizes!

How to Enter

  • Register your barn or group (forms available in July 2017) 
  • Special prize drawing for barns that enter early. The lucky winner will be announced on Facebook.
  • Read the Contest Rules & Regulations, when available, and prepare and submit your contest entries as specified in the rules. Be creative and have fun!
  • Call Verizon Center Group Sales at 202-661-5061 for information on discounts for groups of 10 or more.
  • Barn Night festivities begin at 6:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 26, at Verizon Center!

See what happened at Barn Night 2016!

It was high-test fun with 59 groups from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia participating in Barn Night 2016. The evening was packed with exciting competition and exhibitions, including the $35,000 International Jumping Accumulator Costume Class, sponsored by the Gochman Family, and the speedy and adorable WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, presented by Charles Owen, plus a scavenger hunt, a tee-shirt toss and lots more.

View the 2016 Barn Night Results & Participants

Cheering on the competitors!

Andy Kocher and Ciana in the Costume Class

Jockeys making their plan for the Shetland Pony Steeplechase.

Tamarack Stables showing their spirit!






















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