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

 2016 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

2016 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 2015!

It was high-test fun 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 speedy and adorable WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, presented by Charles Owen, plus a scavenger hunt, a tee-shirt toss and lots more.

View the 2015 Barn Night results.

Top prize in the 2015 Best Barn Spirit Contest: a riding clinic with 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 2015 Overall Largest Group and $750 Shopping Sprees for Largest Groups from MD, VA and DC/Other. 


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    


Presented by Dover Saddlery with the generous support of The Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor

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