Tracey Weinberg Jumps to New Heights Winning the Ambassador's Cup at the Washington International Horse Show

(Washington, DC) ' October 12, 2007 ' Seventeen Amateur-Owner Jumpers competed for the top honor of the Ambassador's Cup, at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a world-class championship event, drawing leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the world.

After the first round, ten riders advanced to a competitive jump-off against the clock. Hillary Dobbs and VDL Lotus Excel, the first rider and horse duo of the second round, set a competitive pace with a time of 29.643 seconds. Preceding Dobbs two horses later, Tracey Weinberg and Larone advanced into the lead with the narrowest of margins 29.595 seconds'4/100th of a second faster than Dobbs and VDL Lotus Excel.

Yesterday's Amateur-Owner Speed Class winner, Subliem, ridden by Whitney Weeks, finished third trailing behind Dobbs with a time of 30.897 seconds.

Larone and Weinberg's win in the Ambassador Cup clinched the Amateur Owner Jumper Championship, sponsored by Dennis and Mary K. Shaughnessy and the Fox Brook Perpetual Trophy with Subliem and Weeks garnering the Reserve Championship.

'To win at the Washington International Horse Show is a privilege,' said Weinberg after the awards presentation. 'Particularly since this year my role as a competitor is coupled with the role of marketing, promotions and public relations. For the first time I've had the opportunity to blend my passion and hobby of equestrian competition with my professional career and business. I can't say enough about the team of professionals at Weinberg Harris & Associates, who have led the effort enabling me to take a few hours out of each day to focus on the preparation of Larone and subsequent competition.'

To view complete results from today's competition, please visit:
http://wihs.showjumping.tv/results/resultResponse.php?show_id=2

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 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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