STEEED Wins $10,000 at the Washington International Horse Show's Inaugural Charity Cup Classic

(Washington, DC) ' October 12, 2007 ' The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a world-class championship event, drawing leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the world, premiered the Charity Cup Classic, sponsored by Hidden Trail Farm, LLC.

Six non-profit organizations were partnered with a team of two show jumping riders. Each team earned money for their organization based on the number of points accumulated. The course consisted of ten obstacles of increasing difficulty. Rider and horse duos competed at speed againstthe clock, earning bonus points for additional obstacle jumps.

Participating non-profit organizations included: Canine Companions for Independence, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, STEEED, Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center (TRRC), Washington Humane Society, and Thorpewood.

'The Verizon Center in Washington, DC has been home to the Washington International Horse Show for nearly a decade. We're excited to host this new class in an effort to give back to the greater Washington community by raising awareness and funds for selected regional charities,' said Susan Webb, Executive Director of WIHS.

After two rounds of competition, the riding team of Regina V ridden by Addison Phillips and Indy Star 11 ridden by Laura Bowery accumulated a high score of 120, which earned STEEED the top honors and a purse of $10,000. Each participating charity received a prize ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.

(STEEED) is dedicated to expanding the educational and recreational opportunities for youth and families through equestrian, environmental, and ecological programming to those who traditionally would not have access to such activities.

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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