The 2015 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals will be held Oct. 16-18 at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The USHJA Zone 3 Finals will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18.
> Link to the 2015 Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals Prize List
> Online entries will be accepted on Horseshowing.com.
> Laura Pickett Award Nomination Form
- The MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals featured class on Friday at 6:00 pm
- Children's and Adult Jumpers offered as qualifying classes for the WIHS Jumper Championships at Verizon Center, Wednesday, Oct. 21
- Fourth Annual Laura Pickett Award for Excellence in Horsemanship
- 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! Open to all exhibitors.
- Qualify to compete in WIHS Regional Hunter Finals at Verizon Center on Sunday, Oct. 25.
New this year, the Regional Horse Show will host a Shetland Pony Steeplechase Race on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5:00 pm. in the indoor arena. Fans can cheer on their favorite ponies and jockeys in an exciting qualifying event for the 2015 WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series presented by Charles Owen. The top finishers will compete in the finals at WIHS at Verizon Center on Thursday, Oct. 22 (Barn Night) and Saturday, Oct. 24 (Grand Prix Night)
The Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award
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 Finals, 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. The winner will receive a pair of custom boots courtesy of Fabbri Boots.
Nominees will be designated by wearing a pink armband and will be judged both in and out of the show ring. The winner will be chosen by committee and will be notified Sunday, Oct. 18. The winner and their family will be invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Verizon Center where the presentation will take place center ring during Barn Night at the 57th Annual Washington International Horse Show. > Laura Picket Award Nomination Form
Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)
2014 Louise Whitner / Marti Bigler
2013 Morgan Bland / Chris Wynne
2012 Mary Elizabeth Cordia / Jenny Graham
- WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals Prize List
- Directions to Prince George's Equestrian Center
- Show Manager: Tom Blankenship, Westfield, IN
- Stabling Manager: Paul Jewell, Pennington, NJ
- Show Secretary: Beverly Abbott, BevAbbott2575@gmail.com, 410-259-2575; and Julie Agar
- Show Approvals: USHJA, USEF, MHSA, VHSA
- Official Show Photographer: Shawn McMillen Photography,
- Official Show Videographer: EquestrianGameTape.com, 410-812-1029
- Hotels: Equestrian Travel, www.equestriantravel.com,
404-844-4404, link to Hotel Reservations
For additional hotel options, contact Equestrian Travel direct:
Monday – Friday, 6am – 5pm (PST), 855-GO-GALLUP ( 855-464-2556)