Frequently Asked Questions

About the Show

How do I buy tickets?
Does the horse show offer hospitality or suites where can I entertain guests or clients?
Is there accessible seating?
Will I enjoy the show if I don't know anything about horses?

Sponsors

Is my sponsorship tax deductible?

Competitors

How do I get a prize list?

Vendors

How do I become a vendor at the show?

Silent Auction

How do I donate an item to the WIHS Silent Auction?

Media

How do I get press credentials?

About the Show

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets for the Washington International Horse Show are available at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets also may be purchased in person at the Verizon Center Box Office. See WIHS Tickets for more information. 

Learn about Accessible Seating.

For Group Ticket Sales, contact Verizon Center Group Sales at 202-661-5061. Group Sales can assist you with ticket discounts, special seating arrangements and personalized service. Take advantage of group rates and organize a group outing to the show with your barn, club, team, school, church, or group of friends.

The 58th Annual Washington international Horse Show will take place Tuesday through Sunday, October 25-30, 20156.

Two competition sessions are held daily except Sunday (start/end times approx.). Visit the WIHS Event Schedule for a list of daily competitions and events. 

  • Day tickets (Tues-Sat): 7:00 am.-5:00 pm
  • Evening tickets (Tues-Sat): 7:00-10:30 pm
  • Sunday 7:00 am.-4:00 pm



Does the horse show offer hospitality or suites where can I entertain guests or clients?

The Washington International Horse Show show offers several options for hospitality and entertaining, including dining packages and parties on the ringside dining platforms and in the sky-box level PwC Club.

Tickets are available for parties and receptions held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the PwC Club.

For more information on dining packages or to reserve your table, contact Mary Helen Shaughnessy, at 202-525-3679 or maryhelen@wihs.org.






Is there accessible seating?

Verizon Center has been designed and constructed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and its accessibility program is recognized as one of the best in the sports and entertainment business. The Accessible Seating and Services Office is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities.  

Verizon Center offers accessible seating in an integrated setting in all levels in the arena. For more information about accessible seating and services, call 202-661-5061 (voice) or 202-661-5065 (TTY). 

Learn more about Verizon Center accessibility services.

The Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop at Verizon Center has elevator access to the street level of the arena. There is a drop-off zone adjacent to the building, ample curb cuts, and accessible entrances into the arena. Once inside, each level is accessible via elevators.



Will I enjoy the show if I don't know anything about horses?

Absolutely! WIHS evening performances are fast-paced and entertaining with world class horses and top international riders, including many Olympians, jumping a course of challenging obstacles at speed, as well as fun, often humorous, equestrian-themed exhibitions.

The announcers are experts in equestrian sport and provide play-by-play commentary. The arena's state-of-the-art video board ensures everyone has an excellent view of the action.

Daytime competition features the best hunters in the country as well as junior and amateur-owner jumpers. Evenings include a combination of exciting international show jumping and equestrian-themed exhibitions.   

Visit the WIHS Event Schedule for details. 

In addition, there's great shopping at more than 50 specialty boutiques located on the arena concourse, and the WIHS Silent Auction, presented by Valencia Sport Saddlery, offers a variety of unique items for bidding.     




Sponsors

Is my sponsorship tax deductible?

The Washington International Horse Show is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations and sponsorships are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. WIHS will provide confirmation of your donation. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Helen Shaughnessy, Sponsorship & Hospitality Director, at 202-525-3679 or maryhelen@wihs.org.




Competitors

How do I get a prize list?

The 2016 WIHS Prize List is available online. Entries close September 6, 2016.




Vendors

How do I become a vendor at the show?

No doubt about it ... horse people love to shop. Become a WIHS Boutique Vendor and reach thousands of consumers in a unique and exciting venue during the important pre-holiday selling season. 

WIHS Boutique Vendors are able to showcase products and services to more than 26,000 motivated shoppers looking to buy a range of items during their visit, from the practical to the luxurious, from equestrian lifestyle-inspired clothing, saddlery and riding apparel to high-end jewelry and leather handbags, gifts for children, collectibles and more.

For more information, visit our vendor information page.

Visit our current vendors

 




Silent Auction

How do I donate an item to the WIHS Silent Auction?

Vintage wines, great getaways, lessons with champion riders and trainers, fashion accessories and jewelry ... the WIHS Silent Auction has something for everyone. 

The WIHS Silent Auction offers live online bidding allowing you to join in the fun and place bids from your computer or smart phone at home, at the barn, at work or anywhere you have Internet access. Visitors to the show may place bids at kiosks in several convenient locations including the Lugano Club, the ETC... Club, the PwC Club and at the Auction Center on the concourse where all the items are displayed.   

Your support through a silent auction donation is an opportunity to be a part of Washington’s equestrian tradition and for businesses and individuals to reach thousands of spectators and exhibitors while supporting WIHS charity partners and gaining valuable publicity. 

To donate an item to the WIHS Silent Auction, please contact Heather Theunissen, Commercial & Community Relations Director, at 202-525-3679 or heather@wihs.org. The Washington International Horse Show Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and your tax-deductible contribution is greatly appreciated.

 




Media

How do I get press credentials?

Apply for media credentials online in September in the Media section of this website.