Early Leaders Named in Washington International Horse Show 2018 Championship Rankings

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2018--The official early rankings for the 60th Anniversary Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) championship events, running October 23-28, at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. have been released.

For a complete list of current rankings, visit http://www.wihs.org/wihs-rankings/.

“Riders from all over the country set the WIHS championship events as major goals each and every year,” said WIHS President Vicki Lowell. “This year, qualifying for WIHS is made even more prestigious as we celebrate our 60th anniversary, and it is really special to see the passion and commitment that these riders put into competing throughout the season to qualify. We are humbled every year when watching these accomplished riders unloading their horses onto the streets of D.C. to compete at one of the nation’s most coveted events!”

Gold Lux, ridden by Lindsey Tomeu, sits atop the $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championship rankings. Photo by Jump MediaC

Congratulations to all the competitors riding their way to WIHS this year!.

Current Leaders (as of February 16, 2018)

WIHS Equitation East, Ava Stearns, Chilmark, MA, 2,350 pts
WIHS Equitation West, Isabella Bleu Baxter, Wright City, MO, 1,406 pts
WIHS Pony Equitation, Josephine Rose of Springboro, OH, 491 pts 
Children’s Hunter, Hyde Park ridden by Lauren Katz, Potomac, MD, 1,000 ts
Adult Hunter, Pluto LWF ridden by Claire Taylor, Ellicott City, MD, 684 pts
Children’s Jumper, Umano de la Ruche ridden by Lauren McCaulley, Lake Charles, IL, 1,890 pts
Adult Jumper, Gold Lux ridden by Lindsey Tomeu, Wellington, FL, 2,823 points

For a complete list of current rankings, visit http://www.wihs.org/wihs-rankings/.

There's still time to qualify!

With six months remaining in the qualifying period, which ends August 31, there is still plenty of time to qualify for the 60th Anniversary WIHS. Riders must be active WIHS members in order for points to count. Membership can be obtained here: www.wihs.org/membership.

Don't miss the chance to qualify for the WIHS Championships! WIHS looks forward to hosting the best horses and riders from around the nation in 2018 and encourages all riders to continue their drive to qualify.

Qualifying events for the WIHS championships are held at more than 650 horse shows in North America. Riders who earn the most points throughout the year are eligible to compete in the WIHS Championship Finals, which include the $10,000 WIHS Children's Hunter Championship, $10,000 WIHS Children's Jumper Championship, $10,000 WIHS Adult Hunter Championship, $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championship, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, and WIHS Pony Equitation Finals.

Umano de la Ruche, ridden by Lauren McCaulley, currently leads the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Jumper Championship rankings. Photo by Jump Media

For the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, invitations will be extended to the top 40 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period in the East Coast and West Coast Leagues as follows: 30 riders will be invited from the East Coast League and ten riders will be invited from the West Coast League. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September. For the pony equitation, invitations will be extended to the top 25 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September. For the hunter championships, 29 horse/rider combinations will be accepted in each division, while 25 will be accepted for the jumper championships.

For more information or to sign up to earn points for the WIHS Championship Finals, visit www.wihs.org/membership.

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About Washington International Horse Show, wihs.org
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America's most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington for the President's Cup, presented by Events DC, the $25,000 Puissance high jump and $50,000 Speed Final on Military Night and Kids' Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Early Leaders Named in Washington International Horse Show 2018 Championship Rankings