Social Events

Each year WIHS hosts a number of social events to benefit local charities. The Acela Club on the Sky Box level of Verizon Center is the perfect place to socialize with friends and a wonderful vantage point for watching the action in the ring. In 2015 WIHS hosted three exclusive social events combining the excitement of world class equestrian competition and sophisticated hospitality (see invitations below). 

For information on 2016 social events, please contact Mary Helen Shaughnessy, Sponsorship & Hospitality Manager
202-525-3679 or

Buck Breast Cancer
Armed Forces Reception
President's Cup Party

Barn Night, Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7pm
Think pink, wear pink! Celebrate the lives of survivors, friends and family. The night will benefit Capital Breast Care Center.

Let's Buck Breast Cancer!

Ticket includes dinner & open bar.

Military Night, Friday Oct. 23 at 7pm
A special night dedicated to honoring the armed forces to benefit five local therapeutic riding centers offering programs to veterans and active duty US Military wounded warriors and their families: Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Therapeutic Riding and Recreation Center, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding and Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center.

Ticket includes dinner & open bar.

Grand Prix Night, Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7pm
Wear your best equestrian chic and join DC’s business, diplomatic and community leaders at this social event that combines the excitement of world class equestrian competition with sophisticated hospitality in the heart of the city. To benefit the USET Foundation on their Ride to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. Hosted by the Young Nelson Society of Washington.

Ticket includes dinner & open bar.