WIHS Regional Horse Show & Zone 3 Finals - Washington International Horse Show


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Online Entries at Horseshowing.com

The 2018 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship, presented by The Bishop Family, will be held Oct. 19-21 at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21. Entries close Monday, Oct. 8.

2018 Highlights

  • MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals, Friday Oct. 19, 6 pm (tent.)
  • NCEA 3'3" Junior Hunt Seat Medal and USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal 
  • Children's and Adult Hunters and Jumpers offered as qualifying classes for the WIHS Hunter and Jumper Championships at Capital One Arena, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 (Hunters) and Wednesday, Oct. 24 (Jumpers)
  • 7th Annual Laura Pickett Award for Excellence in Horsemanship presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona 
  • Grand Championships awarded for Children's and Adult Hunter and Children's Hunter Ponies Ice Cream Social on Friday night and Pizza Party on Saturday afternoon. Open to all exhibitors.
  • Qualify to compete in WIHS Regional Hunter Finals at Capital One Arena on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Exhibitor Information

> Online entries will be accepted on Horseshowing.com.
> Zone 3 Championship accepted riders will be listed on Horseshowing.com in September.
> Nomination form for the seventh Annual Laura Pickett Award is available here

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The Regional Horse Show will host a Shetland Pony Steeplechase Qualifier on Friday, Oct. 19, following the MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals in the indoor arena. Come cheer on your favorite ponies and jockeys in an exciting qualifying event for the 2018 WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series presented by Charles Owen. The top finishers will compete in the finals at WIHS at Capital One Arena on Thursday, Oct. 25 (Barn Night) and Saturday, Oct. 27 (Grand Prix Night).

The Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award, presented by Vicki Lowell & Charles Ancona 

Introduced in 2012 in memory of Laura Pickett, a very special local equestrian and trainer, the award will be presented to an up-and-coming adult or child rider and their trainer competing at the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship, who best exhibit the enthusiasm, dedication, style and commitment to excellence in horsemanship that brings out the best in horse and rider. The Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award is presented by Vicki Lowell and Charles Ancona. 

Nominees are designated by wearing a pink armband and are judged both in and out of the show ring. The winner is chosen by committee and is notified Sunday. The winner and family are invited to attend WIHS at Capital One Arena on Thursday night for the presentation held during Barn Night. The winner will receive a show jacket courtesy of Charles Ancona. 2018 Nomination form available here

Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)

2017  Emily Gebhardt / Kimbreley Hill
2016  Daisy Fenwick / Miranda Scott
2015  Bailey Austin Doloff / Dorna Taintor
2014  Louise Whitner / Marti Bigler
2013  Morgan Bland / Chris Wynne
2012  Mary Elizabeth Cordia / Jenny Graham

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WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship