The Washington International Horse Show Announces 2007 Junior Hunter Division Champions

(Washington, DC) ' October 12, 2007 ' The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization benefiting local and national charities, announced today the four Junior Hunter Division Champions. The following divisions competed over a two-day span for the titles of Champion and Reserve Champion: Small Junior Hunter (15 and Under), Large Junior Hunter (15 and Under), Small Junior Hunter (16-17), and Large Junior Hunter (16-17).

After two days of stiff competition, Sublime ridden by Jessica Springsteen, garnered the Small Junior Hunter (15 and Under) division championship with Zoom and Jennifer Waxman earning the Reserve Championship title. In the Large Junior Hunter (15 and Under) division, sponsored by Far Niente Stables, LLC, it was Whitney Roper's Saloon, ridden by Jennifer Waxman, walking out of the winner's circle as Champion of the division. Tiziano and Jennifer Springsteen earning the Reserve Championship. Saloon and Jennifer Waxman also earned the overall Best Junior Stake Round of all Junior Hunter divisions.

In the Small Junior Hunter (16-17) division, MVP and Amelia McArdle earned the title of Champion as well as the overall Grand Champion Junior Hunter. The Reserve Championship was Castle and Addison Phillips. The Large Junior Hunter (16-17) division, sponsored by Brooke Carmichael McMurray-Fowler and Pam Carmichael Keenan, championship was won by Mimosa and Addison Phillips with Cortie Wetherill's Take Away garnering the Reserve Championship.

The Juniors also saw Catie Boone jump to the win with Naleida in the afternoon's Junior Jumper Class, sponsored by The King-Kaplan Family, with a double clear round. Naleida's fast jump off time of 28.523 clinched the win over Tina Dilandri and Chanel 292's jump off time of 29.599.

While eleven hunter division titles have already been awarded, the Pony Hunters will take place Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14. The Washington International Equitation Finals, sponsored by Tad Coffin Performance Saddles, will also take place on Saturday, October 13.

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

For official images of the WIHS, visit http://www.acphotovideo.com/07DC-07/dc07.htm.

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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