WIHS Tickets

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Tuesday, October 25, 7AM:
WIHS kicks off with top professional, amateur-owner and young riders in hunter competition. Riders have campaigned all year to qualify for WIHS and will be in top form. A highlight of the afternoon is the WIHS Childrens' Hunter Championship.

Tuesday, October 25, 7PM:
Tuesday evening showcases the High Performance Working Hunters and the WIHS Adult Hunter Championship. Only the top horse and rider combinations qualify to compete.

Wednesday, October 26, 7AM:
Stop by Breakfast with the Mounted Police (8:00-10:00 am in front of Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW) to meet the officers and their mounts. Later in the afternoon is the first show jumping class, the WIHS Children's Jumper Championship, where riders under 18 compete to win a share of $10,000.

Wednesday, October 26, 7PM:
Show jumping is the name of the game tonight. WIHS Adult Jumpers go for their championship title. Plus, the top national and international show jumpers compete in their first class of the week, the $10,000 Timed First Round, where the fastest horse and rider combination takes the prize.

Thursday, October 27, 7AM:
Thursday starts with junior riders (under 18) competing early in the day on hunters, where it's style and rhythm that count, and on jumpers in the afternoon when it's all about speed and clear rounds. Then the international jumpers are in the ring for the Welcome Stake.

Thursday, October 27, 7PM:
Thursday is WIHS Barn Night, a favorite with young horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to enter contests, win great prizes, and enjoy entertaining competition. Events include the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, and with Halloween in the air, top show jumpers compete in costumes in the $35,000 Accumulator Top Score Costume Class!

Friday, October 28, 7AM:
Friday offers a mix of hunter and show jumping classes with riders of all ages, including the first phase of the prestigious WIHS Equitation Finals, a national three-phase competition for junior riders.

Friday, October 28, 7PM:
Friday night is all about power and speed as we salute the military on our annual WIHS Military Night. First in the ring is the $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final. Then comes the $25,000 International Jumper Puissance (high jump) where the brave will jump the great wall until only one horse and rider combination remains. WIHS is one of the few shows in the US to offer this class. 

Saturday, October 29, 7AM:
Today you'll see the very best youngsters on ponies at the start of their riding careers. Later in the day, junior and amateur riders jump for their division championships, and top juniors compete in the second phase of the WIHS Equitation Finals. WIHS Kids' Day activities take place from 10 am-2 pm on the Verizon Center concourse and outside Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW.

Saturday, October 29, 7PM:
You may spot a future Olympian among the riders in the WIHS Equitation Finals, where top junior riders compete in the final work-off for the championship. The highlight of the week is the $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington for the President's Cup. With the most challenging jumps and the largest purse of the show, this class is a favorite with top riders including Olympic veterans and their superstar horses.

Sunday, October 30, 7AM:
On Sunday morning, the top pony hunters in the country take the spotlight, followed by the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, judged on the skill and technique of the young riders. The show draws to a close with the WIHS Regional Horse Show Hunter Finals for a final competition to determine the champions.