The Washington International Horse Show Announces Jewel as the Friday Night Marquis Entertainment


WASHINGTON, DC (August 22, 2007) ' The 2007 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization benefiting local and national charities, proudly presents Jewel as the entertainer for Friday night's Marquis Performance on October 12 at the Verizon Center, in downtown Washington, DC. Jewel will perform as the highlight of Friday night's premier events. Terrier races, dressage, show jumping and the heart-stopping Puissance (horse high jump) will round out the evening.

The three-time Grammy nominee is a unique and authentic artist, exploring fresh musical avenues for more than a decade. She has opened for such acts as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. To date, Jewel has sold over 27 million albums worldwide, received an American Music Award and a MTV Video Music Award.

'We are thrilled to have Jewel take the stage on Friday evening as our marquis entertainer this year! With her popular hits, we are confident that her performance will amplify the excitement and energy of the 2007 WIHS,' said Susie Webb, Executive Director of the WIHS.

Jewel shares WIHS's belief in giving back to the community. She has donated time and effort to charities that help impoverished communities worldwide, as well as spending time in Washington on Capitol Hill rallying for various women's issues.

Along with the Marquis Entertainment event, WIHS presents new additions to its 2007 program including the Charity Cup Classic benefiting six local non-profits (taking place before Jewel's performance on Friday evening), an Urban Cowboy Party to benefit Autism Speaks (Wednesday, October 10th), the renaming of the President's Cup Grand Prix to the Gerald R. Ford President's Cup Grand Prix (Saturday, October 13th), and the Acela Club Caf', where tables of four experience exclusive arena seating, an intimate dining atmosphere and a first class menu. (Thursday, October 11th through Saturday, October 13th). Saturday afternoon will feature the WIHS High Performance Hunter Classic.

For more information on Jewel's performance or other WIHS events, please visit the WIHS website at For tickets please contact Ticketmaster at or by calling (202) 397-SEAT to order your tickets. Tickets go on sale on September 4, 2007.

About The Washington International Horse Show (
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization benefiting local and national charities, is a world-class championship event, drawing leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the world. Each year riders participate in qualifying shows to earn the honor of riding at the WIHS. The WIHS welcomes more than 600 horse and rider duos to compete to win some of the most coveted and prestigious awards in the world, including more than $400,000 in prize money. The show takes place every October in Washington, DC, attracting the attention of the equestrian world, non-equestrian world, celebrities and politicos alike with events such as show jumping, dressage, barrel racing and terrier races. October 2008 will mark the 50th anniversary of the WIHS.