Join the 2016 WIHS Junior Committee! Apply today for an opportunity to join this great group of equestrian teens.

Join the 2016 WIHS Junior Committee! Apply today for an opportunity to join this great group of equestrian teens.

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016--Apply today for the experience of a lifetime working behind-the-scenes at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the most prestigious equestrian sports and entertainment events in North America. Each year, through an application process, new members are selected to join the WIHS Junior Committee.

Members of the 2015 Junior Committee get together to help plan events for WIHS.

This great group of teens from public, charter and private schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., works with the WIHS management team over the summer and fall and during the show to help prepare for the week-long event.

Use your creativity and teamwork on a variety of projects from planning the WIHS scavenger hunt to taking photos of the WIHS mascot for social media. Take on important roles during show week such as tour guide, press escort, Snapchat takeover, and share your equestrian knowledge to help educate show visitors about horses and horse sport.

If you are also interested in a position of leadership and are well-versed in the equestrian community, consider also applying to become the 2016 WIHS Youth Ambassador. The WIHS Youth Ambassador chairs the Junior Committee and represents the show's youth perspective to the media.

Applications are now being accepted for the WIHS Junior Committee and Youth Ambassador Program. Applicants must be students between the ages of 14 and 18 enrolled at local Washington, D.C.-area schools. Please review the requirements and complete the 2016 Junior Committee & Youth Ambassador Application forms.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 1, 2016.

The 58th Annual Washington International Horse Show will take place October 25-30, 2016, at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. For more information, email

2015 WIHS Youth Ambassador Miriam Dupree.

About the Washington International Horse
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian sporting events in the U.S. More than 26,000 spectators attend the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington, the President's Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, (Saturday night), The Boeing Company Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday) and Kids' Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and is currently ranked #7 in the Top 25 Horse Shows by the North American Riders Group. WIHS is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports.