WASHINGTON, April 28, 2020--Following the recent update in guidance from US Equestrian, the Washington International Horse Show presented by Mars Equestrian will extend the temporary suspention of sanctioning of WIHS Equitation and Championship qualifying classes (WIHS Equitation East and West, WIHS Pony Equitation, WIHS Children's Hunter, WIHS Children's Jumper, WIHS Adult Hunter, and WIHS Adult Jumper), through May 31, 2020.
We request any competitions held during this time period not offer or hold any WIHS Equitation and Championship qualifying classes. Members are advised that points will not be awarded to riders competing in any WIHS Equitation and Championship qualifying classes offered at horse shows held during this time period.
This is a challenging time for us all and we are optimistic that safe competition will return. As the show resumes, we will keep you updated with any changes and updates to the qualifying criteria. The safety of our community is our primary concern.
To the riders, trainers, owners, sponsors, grooms, officials and beyond who are the heart of WIHS, we encourage you to be safe and smart in the coming months as we look forward to seeing you in October.