I Toon and Maria Schaub clinch the Washington International Horse show Tad Coffin Performance Saddles Equitation Classic Finals

(Washington, DC) – October 13, 2007 – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization benefiting local and regional non-profit organizations, concluded the Washington International Horse Show Equitation division tonight.

The division, sponsored by Tad Coffin Performance Saddles, took place over the course of two nights and consists of three separate phases. The first phase was a Hunter class, the second was a Jumper class and the final phase was a second Jumper class, with riders required to switch horses to prove their skill.

After the first two rounds, Maria Schaub led the competition with 175.57 points, while Molly Braswell and Tina Dilandra were second and third respectively. Riders were required to switch horses during the third round, putting their equitation skills to the test. Maria Schaub proved worthy, receiving first place on I Toon. Tina Dilandri, on R.S.V.P., and Tatiana Dzavik, riding Littlefoot, received second and third, respectively.

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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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