Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador

Young equestrian Jenna Zimmerman, of Great Falls, Va., takes up the reins as Youth Ambassador of the 2017 Washington International Horse Show, with her horse, Buttoned Up. 
Photo ©WIHS.

2018 WIHS Junior Committee presented by Signature Academics

The WIHS Junior Committee and Youth Ambassador Program, presented by Signature Academics, engages local teens (ages 14-18) to represent the show’s youth perspective and support WIHS staff while gaining hands-on experience. Now in its ninth year, this community-focused program is gearing up to welcome Junior Committee members and a new Youth Ambassador to kickoff activities for the 2018 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.

Are you or do you know a teen who would be interested in the WIHS Junior Committee? Apply here before April 3rd!

Members of the 2017 Junior Committee kick off the year at their first meeting

Members of the 2017 Junior Committee at WIHS Barn Night with Sponsor, Wendy Salomon of Signature Academics

Members of the 2017 WIHS Junior Committee:

• Jocelyn (Jacey) Albaugh, McLean, V.A., The Madeira School
• Madison Allen, Alexandria, V.A., Hayfield Secondary School
• Hayley Antonelli, Bethesda, M.D., K12 International Academy
• Ana Bertozzi, Leesburg, M.D., Stone Hill Middle School
• Emma Bishop, Washington, D.C., The Madeira School
• Libby Bishop, Washington, D.C., Connelly School of the Holy Child
• Thea Bitar, McLean, V.A., The Langley School
• Sarah Boston, Owings Mills, M.D., McDonogh School
• Nicole Butchko, Dunn Loring, V.A., Bishop O'Connell High School
• Lauren Dean, Great Falls, V.A., Flint Hill School
• Cari Farmer, Arlington, V.A.,HB Woodlawn
• Daisy Fenwick, Glyndon, M.D., McDonogh School
• Caroline Flood, Vienna, V.A., James Madison High School
• Erin Gill, Reston, Va., Langston Hughes Middle School
• Abby Green, Bethesda, M.D., The Potomac School
• Grace Hetherington, Great Falls, V.A., Cooper Middle School
• Ciara (Cici) Jackson, Chantilly, V.A., Foxcroft School
• Peyton Kanstoroom, Potomac, M.D., Winston Churchill High School
• Madeline McManus, Glyndon, M.D., McDonogh School
• Holden Rafey, Bethesda, M.D., Walter Johnson High School
• Casey Ruggiero, Arlington, V.A., H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program
• Maggie Siciliano, Dunn Loring, V.A., George C. Marshall High School
• Jennifer Taylor, Odenton, M.D., Mount De Sales Academy
• Kayla Wolfe, Burke, V.A., Bishop Ireton High School
• Kendall Ann Youngblood, Great Falls, V.A., Connelly School of the Holy Child
• Jenna Zimmerman, Great Falls, V.A., Langley High School, Youth Ambassador


Members of the Junior Committee share lunch with top Grand Prix rider, Jessica Springsteen,
at WIHS 2016. Photo by Jump Media LLC