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2008 News

Juliet W. Reid Elected President of the Washington International Horse Show
Juliet W. Reid Elected President of the Washington International Horse Show Top Equestrian Georgina Bloomberg and Animal Planet Executive Vicki Lowell Join Board of Directors

Ward and Sapphire Win $100,000 Presidents Cup Grand Prix, CSI-W
Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, and Sapphire, owned by Blue Chip Bloodstock and Ward, won in the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, CSI-W at the 2008 Washington Internati...

Katherine Newman named 2008 WIHS Equitation Classic Finals Champion
Katherine Newman of Upperville, VA, rode Class Action, a nine-year-old gelding owned by Bar X Ranch, for the first time three days ago. This evening, she rode through two beautiful rounds to win the 2...

Michael Morrissey and Scaraberas jump 7-1/2" to win 2008 Puissance - but no new record
Michael Morrissey and Scaraberas jump 7'1/2" to win 2008 Puissance...but miss record.

Jessica Springsteen and Tiziano are Grand Junior Hunter Champions
Jessica Springsteen and Tiziano are Grand Junior Hunter Champions

Alise Oken awarded Best Junior Hunter Stake Round at 2008 Washington International Horse Show
Alise Oken is awarded Best Junior Hunter Stake Round at 2008 Washington International Horse Show

Deslauriers and Dobbs take wins in early open jumper classes
Deslauriers and Dobbs take wins in early open jumper classes; Paige Johnson wins Amateur-Owner Jumper class; Alexandra Arute wins Junior Jumper class.

O'Mara and Donovan win $10,000 Children's and Adult Jumper Championships
Meg O'Mara wins WIHS Children's Jumper Championship; Kenzie Donovan wins $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championships

Shawn Casady wins 2008 WIHS Pony Equitation Finals
Shawn Casady, 13, of Harriman, TN, won the 2008 WIHS Pony Equitation Finals at the 50th Washington International Horse Show. Riders compete yearlong to qualify for the finals.

WIHS Welcomes Chester Weber
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50th Washington International Horse Show Welcomes Olympian Ashley Holzer for Dressage Exhibition
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WIHS readies for Equitation Classic Finals and Children's and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships
The WIHS Equitation Finals brings together the top junior riders in the country, who have earned the most points competing in qualifying classes throughout the year.

WIHS Fast Facts
Horse-crazy or not, if you like championship sport and fast-paced entertainment and fun, this is the event for you.

Top Show Managers Robert Ridland and David Distler Join Washington International Horse Show
Robert Ridland, of Irvine, CA, and David Distler, of Norwalk, CT, have been named managers of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), it was announced today by Jorge Carnicero, WIHS president....

Washington International Horse Show extends contract with Verizon Center through 2009 and announces ...
The Washington International Horse Show has reached an agreement with Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., to extend its contract through 2009. New staff added for 50th anniversary show in October.

WIHS 2007 Honor Roll of Champions
The Washington International is proud to salute its 2007 champions, and winners of special awards and international/open jumper classes!

2008 Articles

Rack on! American Saddlebreds return to Washington
Carson Kressley and the elegant, high-stepping American Saddlebreds are highlights of the show's 50th anniversary celebration.

Exhibition: Big & Little, Tesoro and Chabo to perform at show
Caroline Williams will bring her Friesian and Mini to the show for an entertaining "pas de deux."

60 Second Q&A with Andre Dignelli, Leading Trainer
Andre Dignelli rode at WIHS as a junior and later became a teaching professional. ny of his students compete and win in equitation and junior hunters.

60 Second Q&A with Archie Cox, Top Hunter Rider and Trainer
California trainer Archie Cox plans to bring more than a dozen for trip East.

60 Second Q&A with Aaron Vale, International show jumper
Aaron Vale: from WIHS Best Child Rider to two-time President’s Cup winner.

60 Second Q&A with David Distler, WIHS Show Manager
David Distler has a lot going on. Apart from his usual assignments, he recently joined WIHS as show manager with Robert Ridland, is judging at the Olympic Games in China, and is expecting a baby this ...

60 Second Q&A with Mark Leone, Grand Prix Rider and Trainer
Mark Leone is one of the most successful show jumpers in WIHS history.

60 Second Q&A with Frank Chapot, Olympic Medalist, USET chef d'equipe, breeder of champions
Frank Chapot, rider, trainer and breeder of champions for half a century, remembers his first WIHS win.

60 Second Q&A with Don Stewart Jr., Top Hunter/Jumper Trainer
Don Steward has had champions at Washington since 1985.

60 Second Q&A with Hillary Dobbs, college student and leading rider
WIHS Leading Rider Hillary Dobbs has mastered the delicate balance of college and a winning grand prix career.

60 Second Q&A with Missy Clark, Top Equitation & Hunter/Jumper Trainer
Missy Clark and North Run are in the equitation groove.

Wayback Machine 1981: Artist Peter Max paints "The Horse" for WIHS
Peter Max, whose works have become symbolic of an entire generation, created an original work of art for the show.

60 Second Q&A with Anthony d'Ambrosio, Indoor Puissance Record Holder
Anthony d'Ambrosio and Sweet 'n' Low jumped into the record books in 1983 by clearing the Puissance at 7 feet 7-1/2 inches, a record which stands to this day.