Shipping & Arrival

Show Secretary: Brett Waters, WIHSsecretary@wihs.org, Tel 202-679-5660, Fax 866-651-7132

Please note NEW telephone number for stabling office:

  • Prince George's Equestrian Center: 202-394-5727, as of Sunday, October 15
IMPORTANT: You must indicate the date you will be arriving at Prince George's Equestrian Center for layover stabling on the acceptance invoice. Failure to do so may result in no available stabling or a higher cost being incurred. 


Health Requirements
The District of Columbia requires both a Negative Coggins Test within the past 12 months of the horse show and a Routine Health Certificate within 30 days for horses crossing into the District. A Statement of Health is also required. The Statement of Health signed by a licensed veterinarian MUST certify that the horse has:

  • Been enrolled in a regular and consistent program of vaccination against EHV-1 and EHV-4 with the most recent booster being within 120 days (since June 21, 2016);
  • Has not shown symptoms of, nor been treated for, EHV-1 and/or EHV-4 within the past 28 days; and
  • Has not been exposed to any horses that have been treated for or shown symptoms of EHV-1 and/or EHV-4 within the past 28 days.

The Negative Coggins, Routine Health Certificate, and Statement of Health must be presented to the Show Secretary upon arrival and therefore should not be mailed. An official from the District Board of Health will be present at the show to inspect all certificates. Health Requirement form coming soon!


Shipping & Arrival


When you arrive at Prince George's Equestrian Center, please check in with the stabling/shipping office to schedule your horse’s shipping to Capital One Arena.  In the interest of making the shipping process to and fromCapital One Arena as smooth as possible, the following procedures will be implemented:

  • All vehicles bringing horses to Capital One Arena are required to come to Prince George’s Equestrian Center as a preliminary staging point.
  • All horses will be shipped to and from PG Equestrian Center by Johnson Horse Transportation, the official shipper of the Washington International. WIHS personnel will be at the PG Equestrian Center to coordinate this process.
  • A round-trip transportation charge of $150 will be placed on each horse’s invoice. This charge includes a stall for any short-term waiting period at PG Equestrian Center.
  • Layover stabling ($200 per week if paid with acceptance; $250 if paid later), camper spaces ($300 per week), and parking for trucks and trailers (free) are available at PG Equestrian Center. YOU MUST INDICATE THE DATE YOU WILL BE ARRIVING at PG Equestrian Center for layover stabling on the acceptance invoice. Failure to do so may result in no available layover stabling or a higher cost being incurred.
  • All International Jumper horses must be on the grounds of PG Equestrian Center by 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 25, 2016. All horses, along with passports and proper credentials must be presented at that time for Official Horse Inspections. Horses will then be shipped by Official Shipper to Capital One Arena between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. ALL HORSES MUST SHIP AT THEIR DESIGNATED TIMES OR WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND FORFEIT ALL ENTRY AND STABLING FEES. Stabling will be available at PG Equestrian Center.
  • All WIHS Equitation horses must be at PG Equestrian Center by 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 26 and will be shipped to Capital One Arena between 3:00 and 7:00 pm.
  • All WIHS Equitation ponies must be at PG Equestrian Center by 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 28 and will be shipped to Capital One Arena between 2:00 and 6:00 pm.

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Layover Stabling
Layover stabling will be available beginning Monday, October 16 at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Stall fees will not be pro-rated:

  • Layover stall – Week 1 October 16-22 = $200 per stall
  • Layover stall – Week 2 October 23-29 = $200 per stall 
IMPORTANT: You must indicate the date you will be arriving at Prince George's Equestrian Center for layover stabling on the acceptance invoice. Failure to do so may result in no available stabling or a higher cost being incurred. 


Feed & Bedding Orders

Please call ahead for feed and bedding orders so that we are aware of your needs:

  • Prince George's Equestrian Center: 202-394-5727, as of Sunday, October 15

Trailer Parking
Trailer parking will be provided at no charge at Prince George's Equestrian Center for exhibitors. No trailer parking will be allowed at Capital One Arena.

Shipping Schedule

Approximate Shipping Schedule Between Prince George's Equestrian Center and Capital One Arena.  

Section Depart PG Equestrian Center Depart Capital One Arena
 Green Hunter 3'6"  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after noon
 Green Hunter 3'9"  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after noon
 Green Conformation  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after noon
 High Performance  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after noon
 High Performance Conformation  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after noon
 Amateur Owner Hunters  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after 3 pm
 Children's and Adult Hunter  Monday, 10/23 between noon and 5 pm  Tuesday, 10/24 after 6 pm
 Children's and Adult Jumpers  Tuesday, 10/24 between noon and 5 pm  Wednesday, 10/25 after 9 pm
 Amateur Owner Jumpers  Wednesday, 10/25 between 5 pm and 9 pm  Saturday, 10/28 after 10:30 pm
 Junior Jumpers  Wednesday, 10/25 between 5 pm and 9 pm  Saturday, 10/28 after 10:30 pm
 Junior Hunters  Wednesday, 10/25 between 5 pm and 9 pm  Friday, 10/27 after 1 pm
 International Jumpers  Wednesday, 10/25 between 1 pm and 5 pm  Sunday, 10/29 after 6 am
 Equitation Horses  Thursday, 10/26 between 3 pm and 7 pm  Saturday, 10/29 after 5 pm
 Pony Hunters  Friday, 10/27 between 3 pm and 7 pm  Sunday, 10/29 after noon
 Equitation Ponies  Saturday, 10/28 between 2 pm and 6 pm  Sunday, 10/29 after 2 pm
 Regional Hunter Finals  Saturday, 10/28 between 2 pm and 6 pm  Sunday, 10/29 after 4 pm

 

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