Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador

Young equestrian Katherine F. McCoy (Katie), 16, of Arlington, Va., takes up the reins as Youth Ambassador of the 2016 Washington International Horse Show, with her horse, Redwood. Photo ©WIHS.

Join the 2017 WIHS Junior Committee!

The WIHS Junior Committee and Youth Ambassador Program engages local teens to represent the show’s youth perspective and support WIHS staff while gaining hands-on experience. Now in its eighth year, this community-focused program is gearing up to welcome Junior Committee members and a new Youth Ambassador to kickoff activities for the 2017 show. Participants in the program have been featured in a number of media publications, including Washington Life Magazine, the Kids’ Post, John Kelly’s Washington, several DC area community newspapers, cable and internet broadcasts, news radio, print and local television.

• All applicants for the WIHS Junior Committee and Youth Ambassador Program must be local, Washington, DC area students between the ages of 14 and 18.
• Applicants must demonstrate that they are well versed in the horse world and be able to articulate clearly when asked questions about WIHS and related activities.
• Applicants should demonstrate they are interested in and comfortable with special events, the press, TV, radio, print and be active in social media.
• In addition, applicants for Youth Ambassador should demonstrate leadership experience as he or she will serve as chairman of the Junior Committee, a group of approximately 24 students, and help organize all group activities.

Application for the WIHS 2017 Junior Committee and Youth Ambassador

Members of the 2016 WIHS Junior Committee:

• Jocelyn (Jacey) Albaugh, 16, McLean, Va., The Madeira School
• Madison Allen, 15, Alexandria, Va., Hayfield Secondary School
• Hayley Antonelli, 15, Bethesda, Md., K12 International Academy
• Ana Bertozzi, 15, Leesburg, Md., Stone Hill Middle School
• Thea Bitar, 14, McLean, Va., The Langley School
• Emma Bishop, Washington, D.C., The Madeira School
• Charlotte Burch, 16, Raleigh, N.C., The Madeira School
• Lauren Dean, 15, Great Falls, Va., Flint Hill School
• Bailey Doloff, 17, Sykesville, Md.,Glenelg Country School
• Adam Edgar, 16, Leesburg, Va., Loudon County High School
• Cari Farmer, 15, Arlington, Va.,HB Woodlawn
• Erin Gill, 14, Reston, Va., Langston Hughes Middle School
• Grace Hetherington, 14, Great Falls, Va., Cooper Middle School
• Ciara (Cici) Jackson, 16, Chantilly, Va., Foxcroft School
• Olivia McCarren, 15, Chevy Chase, Md., Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
• Katherine McCoy, 16, Arlington, Va., 2016 WIHS Youth Ambassador, Yorktown High School
• Madeline McManus, 16, Glyndon, Md., McDonogh School
• Elizabeth Parent, 17, Leesburg, Va., McDonogh School
• Holden Rafey, 16, Bethesda, Md., Walter Johnson High School
• Jenny Searles, 17, Gaithersburg, Md., Home Schooled
• Jennifer Taylor, 15, Odenton, Md., Mount De Sales Academy
• Louise Whitner, 14, Middleburg, Va., Hill School
• Kendall Ann Youngblood, 15, Great Falls, Va., Langley High School
• Jenna Zimmerman, 15, Great Falls, Va., Langley High School

Photos: Alden Corrigan     

JC1 JC with Potus
(L to R) Lily Barber, Natalie Ralston, Elizabeth Kruse, Hanna Powers, Mary Elizabeth Cordia, Mollie Thomas, Emma Suarez-Murias, WHS intern.  (L to R) Natalie Wachowiak, Rachel Michael, Olivia McCarren, Caroline McGranahan, Jenna Zimmerman. Show jumpers Meagan Nusz and Lillie Keenan enjoy lunch with the WIHS Junior Cte during show week.