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2009 News

Todd Minikus and Alaska win $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix
Out of 29 starters, three went clear into the jump-off, and Minikus held off Kate Levy and Lirving du Volsin (2) and Mario Deslauriers and Vicomte D (3) to win. ...

Samantha Schaefer wins WIHS Equitation Classic
Schaefer, a local rider from Westminster, MD, led through all three phases of intense competiton. Chase Boggio, Canton, GA, was second and Tina Dilandri, La Jolla, CA, third. ...

McLain Ward and Vancouver clear 6'7" to win $25,000 Puissance
1983 record of 7'-7 1/2" set by Anthony D'Ambrosio still holds.

Hasbrouck Donovan and Confidential Win Grand Champion Junior Hunter Trophy
Washington, D.C. - October 23, 2009 - For the second time this week the Grand Champion cooler was awarded to Confidential at the Washington International Horse Show. Hasbrouck Donovan and Confidential...

Scott Stewart and Way Cool win $15,000 WIHS Hunter Classic Derby
Stewart topped champions from each of the hunter divisions by winnning the invitational derby class with Way Cool and finishing second with Declaration. ...

McLain Ward and Couletto K James win first open jumper class of show, $30,000 TFJO, CSI 4*-W
Ward, Rodriguez, Hahn and Gallegos winners in Thursday's jumper classes ...

Hunt, Jump & Pony Up Party
An evening of casino fun and much more culminating with the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix ...

Kelsey Thatcher and Mirasol master junior hunters
Today the Junior Hunter division got underway at WIHS in Washington, DC. Kelsey Thatcher took an early lead in the older division, winning the first Small Junior 16-17 class. Earlier, Hasbrouck Donova...

Smith and Kinsey Take Top Honors in WIHS $10,000 Children's and Adult Jumper Championships
Washington, D.C. - October 21, 2009 - The 2009 Washington International Horse Show continued today with the best horses and riders in the country competing in WIHS Children's Jumper Championship, WIHS...

WIHS Hunter Championships Awarded on Opening Day
Lexington and Sumavielle Win Children's Hunters; Sadlo and Vermilion Capture Adult Hunters

Scott Stewart leads pro hunter divisions opening day
Scott Stewart shoots to the top of the leader board with his mounts Declaration and Way Cool on opening day of the horse show.

New event! World of the Horse
New Family-Friendly Event, Washington's World of the Horse, Highlights Closing Day of 51st Annual Washington International Horse Show. Children 12 and under admitted free, courtesy of Comcast. ...

New family-friendly event, World of the Horse, highlights closing day of WIHS
A new family-friendly event, Washington's World of the Horse,will highlights cosing dy of 51st Annual Washington International Horse Show. Children 12 and under admittted free, courtesy of Comcast. ...

WIHS welcomes corporate sponsors
WIHS welcomes The Boeing Company, Honeywell International Inc., Animal Planet, Chevron Corporation and Comcast among others to corporate sponsor roster.

Special exhibition by The Caisson Platoon Therapeutic Riding Program
The Caisson Platoon of Ft. Myer, VA, will hold a very special exhibition on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:45 P.M. prior to the President's Cup Grand Prix. ...

Charity Partners
WIHS is pleased to be working with a number of local charitable organizations that are working to improve the quality of life for children, wounded veterans, and those suffering from catastrophic acci...

Gear Up! WIHS introduces cool new line for 2009
WIHS has style in ring and out!

2009 show poster is whimsical view of a horse jumping over the White House
Famed illustrator Michael Paraskevas designed this year's whimsical poster of a horse jumping over the White House.

Eric L. Straus joins WIHS as Chief Executive Officer
Eric L. Straus joins WIHS as Chief Executive Officer ...

Jamal Brown named Honorary Youth Chair
Jamal Brown, 16, an avid equestrian and member of the Barrie School Equestrian Team, will serve as honorary youth chair of the 2009 WIHS. ...

WIHS Announces Qualifying Periods for 2009
There's still time for riders to qualify to compete at Washington. Entries close Sept. 1, 2009.

Nearly $7 Million Generated Annually for the District of Columbia by Washington International Horse...
The Washington International Horse Show generates nearly $7 million in economic impact to the District of Columbia annually, according to a recent study conducted by Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D., Dwight S...

Anthony F. Hitchcock Named Chief Operating Officer
Anthony F. Hitchcock, a national figure in horse show management, named Chief Operating Officer of the Washington International Horse Show