WIHS Equitation

Qualify for The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals at Capital One Arena

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. If you're not already a member, sign up today and start earning points toward the WIHS Equitation and Pony Equitation Finals at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.  > Membership Application > Upcoming  Qualifying Events > LMCF WIHS Equitation Grant Application

See current WIHS Equitation Standings.
 

 The 2017 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals will be held at Capital One Arena, Oct. 27 and 28:

  • WIHS Equitation Hunter Phase, Friday, Oct. 27, Afternoon
  • WIHS Equitation Jumper Phase, Saturday, Oct. 28, Afternoon                       
  • WIHS Equitation Final Work-Off, Saturday, Oct. 28, Evening

The 2017 WIHS Pony Equitation Finals:

  • WIHS Pony Equitation, Sunday, Oct. 29, Afternoon

    Overall winner of the 2016 WIHS Equitation Finals,
    Hunter Holloway and Any Given Sunday
    The 2016 Pony Equitation Winner
    Sophie Gochman and Storyteller

    Qualifying
  • 40 riders will be invited to compete in the finals based on points earned in WIHS Equitation classes held during the qualifying period (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, 2016, through shows starting on or before Aug. 31, 2017. See list of upcoming shows.
  • WIHS Equitation competitors must be WIHS members in order for points to count toward the Finals. Sign up now!


The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund 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.

The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Grant

Introduced this year, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Grant will give a rider the opportunity to participate in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals in Washington, D.C., without the financial burden that accompanies the event. The grant is not strictly monetary in nature but rather experience-based.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be WIHS members and in the top 70 of the WIHS Equitation Rankings at the time of application. The deadline is Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  

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

For additional information, visit WIHS Equitation and Championships.