Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador



WIHS Junior Committee: Join a great group of equestrian teens, who attend schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, to help plan the 2016 WIHS! You'll spend time with the WIHS staff over the summer at the Georgetown office, and during show week at Verizon Center working on youth programs and community-focused educational events, like Barn Night and Kids’ Day.

Bring your creativity and teamwork to projects like the scavenger hunt. Use your social media skills to help with Instagram and Snapchat. You may also serve as a tour guide or media escort. Share your enthusiasm, love of horses and equestrian sport knowledge with show visitors. 

Interested in joining? WIHS is now accepting applications for the 2016 Junior Committee. All applications are due by April 1, 2016.

Application:  2016 WIHS Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador Application
Questions?  Please email info@wihs.org
Learn More:  2016 Junior Committee



Meet the 2015 WIHS Junior Committee!

  • Miriam Dupree, Youth Ambassador, 17, The Potomac School
  • Jocelyn "Jacey" Albaugh, 16, The Madeira School
  • Madison Allen, 15, Hayfield Secondary School
  • Haley Antonelli, 15, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
  • Ana Bertozzi, 15, Stone Hill Middle School
  • Thea Bitar, 14, The Langley School
  • Charlotte Burch, 15, The Madeira School
  • Mary Elizabeth Cordia, 17, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
  • Adam Edgar, 15, Loudoun County High School
  • Sarah Holladay, 18, Connelly School of the Holy Child
  • Olivia McCarren, 15, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
  • Katie McCoy, 16, Yorktown High School
  • Rachel Michael, 17, The Madeira School
  • Holden Rafey, 16, Walter Johnson High School
  • Natalie Ralston, 17, Langley High School
  • Jenny Searles, 17, home schooled
  • Chace Simmons, 17, Colonial Forge High School
  • Jennifer Taylor, 14, Mount De Sales Academy 
  • Mollie Thomas, 18, The Madeira School
  • Louise Whitner, 14, Hill School
  • Kendall Ann Youngblood, 15, Langley High School
  • Jenna Zimmerman, 15, Langley High School

Miriam Dupree, 2015 WIHS Youth Ambassador, served as the youth spokesperson for the show and chair the WIHS Junior Committee. Miriam,17, attends The Potomac School. She competes in hunter and jumper competition on the East Coast with her two horses, Medrano (shown here) and Eros.Read more about Miriam!

Junior Committee Photo Gallery.   

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.  Flat Major catches a ride with Chace Simmons at HITS Culpeper!