Washington International Horse Show | Pony Pavilion

Kids' Day

Sharing the joy of horses with the DC community!

Hundreds of children and their families attend WIHS Kids' Day each year — a free, fun, family-friendly event created to share the joy of horses with the local DC community. Children participate in more than a dozen hands-on educational and fun activities, including pony rides, the Horseless Horse Show, a coloring station, face painting, pony brushing. There's even a pony kissing booth.

A special guest this year was Blossom, a miniature, painted donkey who was rescued at auction by EQUUS Foundation Guardian, Omega Horse Rescue of Pennsylvania. She is affectionate and loving -- and despite her challenging past, absolutely loves getting hugs and kisses. 

Blossom represented America’s many at-risk horses of all shapes and sizes that are also waiting for a lifeline and their chance to be the champion of someone’s heart. 

WIHS Kids' Day takes place on Saturday of show week from 10 am - 2 pm, rain or shine. Outdoor activities are held in front of the Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW (the street will be closed for the event) and face painting and other events are held on the concourse of Capital One Arena. One adult per child is permitted entry into the arena, free of charge.  

WIHS Kids' Day is presented and supported by the WIHS Junior Committee


Blossom the Mini Donkey who will be at the kissing booth this year! 

Enjoying the pony grooming station!

Ponies everywhere! Kids have a chance to groom and ride around on ponies.

Kids can take part in the horseless horse show.