Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador


2015 WIHS Youth Ambassador Miriam Dupree 
with her horse, Medrano. 
Photo Emily Ambach. 

Welcome Miriam Dupree, 2015 WIHS Youth Ambassador! In her role, she will serve 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!

WIHS Junior Committee: This great group of teens attends school in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  They spend time with WIHS staff over the summer at the office in Georgetown, and during show week at Verizon Center working on youth programs and community-focused educational events, like Barn Night and Kids’ Day. They use their creativity and teamwork on a variety of projects from planning the scavenger hunt to shooting photos for social media. They also take on other roles, such as giving tours and escorting media. All are enthusiastic equestrians, who share their knowledge to help educate show visitors about horses and horse sport.

Interested in joining? Applications for 2016 will be available in March. For questions,  email info@wihs.org

Meet the 2015 WIHS Junior Committee!

  • Miriam Dupree, Youth Ambassador, 17, The Potomac School
  • Jocelyn "Jacey" Albaugh, 15, The Madeira School
  • Madison Allen, 14, Hayfield Secondary School
  • Haley Antonielli, 14, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
  • Ana Bertozzi, 14, Stone Hill Middle School
  • Thea Bitar, 13, The Langley School
  • Charlotte Burch, 15, The Madeira School
  • Mary Elizabeth Cordia, 16, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
  • Adam Edgar, 15, Loudoun County High School
  • Sarah Holladay, 17, Connelly School of the Holy Child
  • Olivia McCarren, 14, Westland Middle School 
  • Katie McCoy, 15, Yorktown High School
  • Rachel Michael, 16, The Madeira School
  • Holden Rafey, 15, Walter Johnson High School
  • Natalie Ralston, 17, Langley High School
  • Jenny Searles, 16, home schooled
  • Chace Simmons, 17, Colonial Forge High School
  • Jennifer Taylor, 14, Mount De Sales Academy 
  • Mollie Thomas, 17, The Madeira School
  • Louise Whitner, 13, Hill School
  • Kendall Ann Youngblood, 14, Cooper Middle School
  • Jenna Zimmerman, 14, Kilmer Middle School

2014 Junior Committee Photo Gallery.  Stay tuned for photos of the Junior Committee Class of 2015! 

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!