The Washington International Horse Show Hosts Zone III Finals

Leesburg, VA ' (September 9, 2007) ' The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) hosted the Zone III Finals today during their annual Local Weekend competition. Top riders from Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia were invited to compete in the following divisions: Adult Amateur 18-35, Adult Amateur 36 & Over, Children's 14 & Under, Children's 15-17, Children's Hunter Pony Small/Medium and Children's Hunter Pony Large.

Highlights from today's Zone III Finals include:

Adult Amateur 18-35:
Champion - Quattro ridden by Kirkland Brown
Reserve Champion - Regarding Paris ridden by Mary Keevil

Adult Amateur 36 & Over:
Champion - On The Air ridden by Lysa Burke Horkan
Reserve Champion - Pin-Up ridden by Hilary Gerhardt

Children's 14 & Under:
Champion - Annabelle ridden by Phebe Scott Jenkins
Reserve Champion - Sunny Banks ridden by Meredith Harris

Children's 15-17:
Champion - Max Q ridden by Blair St. Ledger-Olson
Reserve Champion - Wallstreet ridden by Haley Funger

Children's Hunter Pony Sm/Med:
Champion - Hillstreett Blues ridden by Alexis Sicher
Reserve Champion - Roaring Run Blue Rambler ridden by Ellen Ferguson

Children's Hunter Pony Large:
Champion - Hidden Springs Right Pretty ridden by Emily Raynor
Reserve Champion - Take Notice ridden by Courtney Ensor

For a complete list of results, visit http://www.horseshowing.com/horseshowingcgi/results.pl?show=116.

To conduct interviews with today's winners, contact Nicole Halsey/Brittany Fowler at 410-427-0123 ext. 232/226, respectively.

About The Washington International Horse Show (www.wihs.org):
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.