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Qualify for the 2014 WIHS Equitation Finals
at Verizon Center! 

The WIHS Equitation and Pony Equitation Finals are highlights of the Washington International show week for junior riders, and a proving ground for future grand prix and Olympic riders. Riders compete
throughout the year to earn points to compete in the finals.

The 2014 Finals will be held at Verizon Center in Washington, DC at the 56th Annual Washington International Horse Show, Oct. 21-26, 2014.

  • 40 riders will be invited to compete in the finals based on points earned in WIHS Equitation classes held year round throughout
    the country --30 riders will be invited from the East Coast League
    and 10 from the West Coast League. 
  • 25 riders will be invited to compete in the Pony Equitation Finals.
  • The qualifying period runs from shows starting on or after
    Sept. 1, 2013, through shows starting on or before Aug. 31, 2014.
  • WIHS Equitation competitors must be WIHS members in order
    for points to count toward the finals. Sign up now!

Learn about competing in the WIHS Children's and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships.

WIHS Equitation Finals

Eligibility: Invitations will be extended to the top 40 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period in the East Coast and West Coast Leagues as follows: 30 riders will be invited from the East Coast League and 10 riders will be invited from the West Coast League. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September. The same horse must be used in all phases of the class. No exceptions will be made. Riders competing in the WIHS Equitation Finals may not compete in the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals.

Format: The class will be conducted as a two-phase competition (a hunter course and a jumper course) followed by a final work-off. Horses to jump 3'6" in hunter and jumper phases. The order for the first round will be drawn. The order of go for the Jumper Phase will be in reverse standing order of the Hunter Phase with the winner of the Hunter Phase competing last.

WIHS Pony Equitation Finals

Eligibility:  Invitations will be extended to the top 25 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September.

Format: Ponies to jump 2'3" (small), 2'6" (medium) and 3'0" (large). The same pony must be used throughout the class. Each pony may be ridden by one rider only, unless the judges request a change. Conventional tack per USEF rules. Riders competing in the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals may not compete in the WIHS Equitation Finals. This class will be conducted as a one-phase competition and a work-off. 

For more information, contact:

Diane Kaminski, Ryegate Show Services, Inc.
Tel: 717-867-5643
Fax: 717-867-2174
wihs@ryegate.com

Link: WIHS info on ryegate.com