The Washington International Horse Show Hosts Lunch with the Mounted U.S. Park Police Horses

WHAT: The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a world-class championship event drawing leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the world, will host Lunch with the Mounted U.S. Park Police Horses at the Verizon Center. Six U.S. Park Police horses will travel to the Verizon Center to feast on DC's greatest stand-up vegetarian buffet of apples, carrots, hay and water! Lunch with the U.S. Park Police Horses promises to be one of Washington, DC's most exciting events!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
11 a.m. ' 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Verizon Center
601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Intersection of 6th and F streets (adjacent to the outdoor warm up ring)

NOTE: Media interested in covering this event should contact Kristi Betz or Nicole Halsey, Weinberg Harris & Associates, at 410-243-1333 ext 225 or 232, via email at kbetz@weinbergharris.com and nhalsey@weinbergharris.com or via cell phone at (443) 823-9034 and (443) 797-7674, 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.

The Washington International Horse Show is supported by the following 2007 sponsors: Salamander Hospitality, LLC, Hidden Trail Farm, LLC, FTI Consulting, Inc., Merial, LTD (UlcerGard), Monica & Hermen Greenberg, Canadian National Railway Company (CN), Monarch International, Gotham North, St. Michelle Wine Estates, Lynn Ellen Rice & Last Name Left Productions, Pat Carleton & The Cottonwood, Ltd., Pedigree/Masterfoods, Crawford Communications, Shalanno Farm, Tara Management, Tad Coffin Performance Saddles, Halstrum, LLC/Lubrisyn, Brooke Carmichael McMurray-Fowler & Pam Carmichael Keenan, JPC Equestrian, Betty & Ernie Oare, Berkley Underwriting Partners, LLC & EMO Insurance Agency, Inc., The Reid Family, Hillary Stiff & Chris & Nalini Rogers, Platinum Performance, Far Niente Stables, LLC and Cornell University.

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