Washington International Horse Show High Performance Hunter Championship Classic Results

(Washington, DC) ' October 16, 2007 ' The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a world-class championship event, drawing leading equestrian riders from around the nation and the world, today announced that an error occurred in the calculation of Saturday's High Performance Hunter Championship Classic.

After two rounds, a tie existed between Wesley (John French) and Take Away (Cortie Wetherill). Wesley and French were named the overall class winner with Take Away and Wetherill receiving the second place award. However, after post-event review, a scoring tabulation indicated an error had occurred.

Today, the WIHS announces that Take Away and Cortie Wetherill have earned the Championship honors with Wesley and John French garnering the Reserve Championship.

'The WIHS is pleased to host the High Performance Hunter Championship Classic during last week's horse show. It is unfortunate that an error was made and our sincere apologies go out to all participants. It is our intent to make every effort to hold fair and equitable competition during the show,' stated Susie Webb, WIHS Executive Director.

The High Performance Hunter division, sponsored by John R. Ingram Advised Fund through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a new addition to the sport, created by the United States Hunter Jumper Association. The goal of this division is to create a program that will bring back tradition and true horsemanship, while promoting show hunters on national and international levels.

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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