WASHINGTON, August 15, 2014 —The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce the opening of ticket sales for the 2014 competition scheduled for Oct. 21-26 at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Verizon Center box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. General admission tickets for daytime performances are $15 (plus applicable service charges), Tuesday through Sunday, with children 12 and under admitted for free. VIP section seating is available for evening performances. For more information on ticket pricing and group discounts, military/seniors and students, please call 202-661-5061 or visit www.wihs.org/tickets.
Riders from around the world take on the toughest course of the week on Saturday night
in the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix. Last year's winner was Kent Farrington
aboard the amazing Blue Angel. Photo Shawn McMillen Photography
The WIHS is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show, and annually produces one week of exciting events and world-class competition in the nation’s capital. Spectators are invited to watch some of the world’s best international show jumping, elite hunter competition, and the top junior riders in the country. VIP hospitality, boutique shopping and a silent auction add to the special experience.
WIHS provides family-friendly entertainment options including the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championships and other exciting equestrian exhibitions, Saturday’s free Kids' Day, Thursday’s Barn Night, featuring spirit contests, scavenger hunts and Wednesday morning’s Breakfast with the Mounted Police. For further event details visit: http://www.wihs.org/schedule/
Enjoy the fast, furious and fun WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races
on Thursday and Saturday nights!
Highlights of the 2014 WIHS include the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier), presented by Events DC on Saturday, Oct. 25; the $25,000 Puissance (high jump competition) on Friday’s Military Night, presented by The Boeing Company; and the WIHS Equitation Finals, featuring the country's top junior riders, also on Saturday. More than half a million dollars in prize money and special awards will be presented at the show throughout the week. Learn more about the Washington International Horse Show and the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals at www.wihs.org, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About the Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 26,000 spectators to the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. In 2014, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines, raised the show’s rating to CSI4*-W to reflect the increase in prize money for international show jumping. Event highlights include the Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday), the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup qualifier (Saturday night) and Kids' Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.