The 59th Washington International Horse Show

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The 59th Annual Washington International Horse Show, one of the most exciting and entertaining equestrian events in North America, returns October 24-29 to Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) in Washington, DC.




TICKET INFORMATION




Children’s free and discounted tickets as well as the military, senior and student offers are all available online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Capital One Arena box office. Group sales discounts (10+ people) are only available through Group Sales at 202-661-5061.

Two sessions daily (except Sunday):

Daytime: Doors open at 7am. Classes run to 5pm.

Tues through Sat: $15 general admission. Children ages 3-12 admitted free.
Sun: Standard Reserved: $15. Children ages 3-12 are admitted free.

Evening: Doors open at 7pm. Classes scheduled to end at 10:30pm.
Tues/Wed: VIP Reserved: Adult $40/Children$20; General Admission: Adult $20/Children $10
Thurs: VIP Reserved: Adult $40/Children$20; Standard Reserved: Adult $20/Children $10
Fri/Sat: VIP Reserved: Adult $60/Children $50; Standard Reserved: Adult $40/Children $20

Hospitality Tickets: Doors open at 7pm.
WIHS parties are held in The PwC Club on the sky box level of the Capital One Arena, the perfect place to socialize with friends, watch the action in the ring, and support three worthy charities:
Thursday, Oct. 26: Buck Breast Cancer Benefit to support Capital Breast Care Center
Friday, Oct. 27: Armed Forces Reception to benefit TAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Saturday, Oct. 28: President's Cup Party to benefit the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.

Tickets, $150, include dinner, open bar and arena tickets.




Best Deal for Daily Attendees
Anytime Ticket Package - Admits holder to all 11 performances (not necessarily the same seat for each performance). Adults $100 (value $230) / Children 12 and under $50 (value $75). VIP seating not included.
Available for sale only through the end of the show on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

WIHS EVENT SCHEDULE



Tuesday, Oct. 24



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Professional, amateur-owner and junior riders in hunter competition. Riders have campaigned all year to qualify for WIHS and will be in top form.

High Performance Conformation Hunter
Green Conformation Hunter
Green Hunter 3'6" & 3'9"
Amateur-Owner Working Hunter 3'3" & 3'6"
$10,000 WIHS Children’s Hunter Championship


Evening (7 - 9:30pm)
High Performance Hunters (professional riders) and the WIHS Adult Hunter Championship. Only the top horse and rider combinations qualify to compete.

High Performance Hunter
$10,000 WIHS Adult Hunter Championship






Wednesday, Oct. 25



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Professional and amateur hunter riders finish their divisions, and the WIHS Children's Jumper Championship gets underway.

Green Hunter 3'6" & 3'9"
Green Conformation Hunter
High Performance Hunter
Regular Conformation Hunter
Amateur-Owner Working Hunter 3'3" & 3'6"
$10,000 WIHS Children's Jumper Championship


Evening (7 - 10pm)
Show jumping is the name of the game tonight with WIHS Adult Jumpers going for the championship title. Then international show jumpers compete in their first class, where the fastest horse and rider combination takes the winner's share of the purse.

$10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Championship
$10,000 International Jumper (1.45m)


Special Event:

Breakfast with the Mounted Police


Stop by Breakfast with the Mounted Police to meet the officers and their special mounts.

8 - 10am in front of Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW

No Tickets Required

Thursday, Oct. 26



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Junior riders (under 18) compete on hunters, where it's style and rhythm that count, and later on jumpers, when it's all about speed and clear rounds. Then the international jumpers are in the ring for the Welcome Stake.

Small Junior Hunter
Large Junior Hunter
Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper
$35,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake (1.50m)


Evening (7pm - 10:30pm)

Barn Night


It's all about fun on Barn Night with the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, presented by Charles Owen, and top show jumpers competing in surprising and always entertaining costumes in the $35,000 Accumulator.

High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper
Exhibition: WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase
$35,000 International Jumper Accumulator Costume Class (1.45m)
Autograph Signing


Buck Breast Cancer Benefit
PwC Club, Thursday, Oct. 26, 7pm

Celebrate the lives of survivors, friends and family. The night will benefit Capital Breast Care Center. Let's Buck Breast Cancer! Tickets are $150* which includes dinner, open bar and arena ticket. Tickets will be held at the box office on the night of the event. Offer NOT available at retail outlets or at the venue box office and is subject to capacity limitations.

*Additional convenience charges apply*





Friday, Oct. 27



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
A mix of hunter and show jumping classes with riders of all ages, including the first phase of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, a national three-phase competition for junior riders.

Small Junior Hunter
Large Junior Hunter
WIHS Equitation Finals (Hunter Phase)
Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper
High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper


Evening (7pm - 10:30pm)

Military Night


Power and speed rule the night as we salute the military on our 6th annual WIHS Military Night presented by The Boeing Company. In the Puissance, the brave will jump the great wall -- the record to beat is 7'7½" set at WIHS in 1983!

$50,000 International Jumper Speed Final (1.50m)
Exhibition - Australian Guy McLean
$25,000 Puissance High Jump


Armed Forces Reception
PwC Club, Friday, Oct. 27, 7pm

To benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the WIHS Military Charity since 2010. Tickets are $150* which includes dinner, open bar and arena ticket. Tickets will be held at the box office on the night of the event. Offer NOT available at retail outlets or at the venue box office and is subject to capacity limitations.

*Additional convenience charges apply*



Saturday, Oct. 28



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
See the very best youngsters on ponies at the start of their riding careers. Junior and amateur riders jump for their division championships. Top juniors compete in the second phase of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals.

Small Pony Hunter
Medium Pony Hunter
Large Pony Hunter
Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
SJHF High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
WIHS Equitation Finals (Jumper Phase)





Special Event:

WIHS Kids' Day


WIHS Kids' Day activities, presented by Discovery Communications and EQUUS Foundation, take place from 10am-2pm on the Capital One Arena concourse and outside Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW.

No Tickets Required
Evening (7pm - 10:30pm)

President's Cup Night


You may spot a future Olympian among the riders in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, where top junior riders compete in the final work-off for the championship. The highlight of the week, the $130,000 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Washington, presented by Events DC, for the President's Cup, has the biggest, most challenging jumps and the largest purse of the show. Add the Shetland Pony Steeplechase presented by Charles Owen and Australian horseman Guy McLean and you have a perfect show evening.

WIHS Equitation Finals (Work-Off and Championship)
Exhibition: Australian Guy McLean
Exhibition: WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase
$130,000 Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Washington for the President's Cup (1.60m)


President's Cup Party
PwC Club, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7pm

Wear your best equestrian chic and join DC’s business, diplomatic and community leaders to benefit the USET Foundation. Tickets are $150* which includes dinner, open bar and arena ticket. Tickets will be held at the box office on the night of the event. Offer NOT available at retail outlets or at the venue box office and is subject to capacity limitations.

*Additional convenience charges apply*





Sunday, Oct. 29



Daytime (7am - 4pm)
Top pony hunters in the country take the spotlight, followed by the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, judged on the skill and technique of the young riders. The show draws to a close with the WIHS Regional Horse Show Hunter Finals, presented by The Linden Group at Morgan Stanley, for a final competition to determine the champions.

Small Pony Hunter
Medium Pony Hunter
Large Pony Hunter
WIHS Pony Equitation Finals
WIHS Regional Pony Hunter Finals
WIHS Regional Hunter Finals




NEED TO KNOW: EQUESTRIAN SPORT




Equestrian Competition at WIHS: The beauty of hunters, the excitement of jumpers and the rigorous testing of junior riders in equitation. Here's what you need to know.

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HUNTER COMPETITION

JUMPER COMPETITION

EQUITATION

NEED TO KNOW: SPECIAL NIGHTS




While great sport and amazing horses and riders are part of every competition at WIHS, there are three special nights when super fans, newcomers, and people looking for a fun and entertaining night out can all come together to enjoy equestrian sport.

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MILITARY NIGHT

BARN NIGHT

PRESIDENT'S CUP NIGHT

NEED TO KNOW: EXHIBITIONS






WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase presented by Charles Owen
(Thursday & Saturday Night)

WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase racing, called “D.C.’s newest and cutest sport” by the Washington Post, is run like a professional horse race with a bugler, race caller and photo finish, but in miniature. The jockeys are youngsters from eight to 13 in colorful silks mounted on traditional Shetland Ponies jumping a course of mini-hurdles.


Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
(Friday & Saturday Night)

Renowned Australian horse master Guy McLean will perform his one-of-a-kind liberty horse demonstration with his team of Australian stock horses bringing his gifted horsemanship and showmanship to D.C.

LOCATION







Capital One Arena
601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

T: (202) 628-3200
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Join us October 24-29 for the 59th Annual Washington International Horse Show at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC! Tickets available August 1 at Ticketmaster.com.



The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is one of the most prestigious and exciting equestrian sporting events in North America. Celebrating its 59th year in 2017, this championship event brings top horses and riders throughout the country and the world to the nation's capital each October for six days of championship competition and community and social events.

WIHS attracts the attention of tens of thousands of equestrians, non-equestrians, celebrities and politicos alike with exciting events such as World Cup show jumping, hunter and equitation competition, plus Kids' Day, Barn Night, Military Night, special exhibitions, shopping and hospitality.

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, DC.