WIHS Regional Horse Show Presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Taking Place at Morven Park

WIHS Regional Horse Show Presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Taking Place at Morven Park

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2020--The 2020 WIHS Regional Horse Show presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, featuring the USHJA Zone 3 Championship, is now underway at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Va.

The event will run through Sunday, Oct. 18, before the popular Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) presented by MARS Equestrian™ kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The WIHS Regional Horse Show showcases local riders in an exhilarating competition environment, and serves as a final qualifier for the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships presented by MARS Equestrian™, which will be held this year at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Creek, N.C., on Oct. 21 and 22. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18, and feature year-end honors for USHJA Zone 3 competitors.

Orders of go, results, and division placings can be found at Horseshowing.com

The 2020 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is now underway at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography

In a year filled with uncertainty, the WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship were able to move forward thanks to unwavering support from partners like presenting sponsor, TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Even faced with a change of venue and strict COVID-19 protocols to keep all those involved safe and healthy, the WIHS Regional Horse Show will include strong competition in 2020.

"The WIHS Regional Horse Show is a brilliant showcase for both athletic talent and sheer beauty,” said Mark Lowham, CEO of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. “We are proud to support the exceptional men and women that bring this remarkable sport to life."

2020 Highlights: 

  • New Location at Morven Park International Equestrian Center, Leesburg, VA
  • New four-day schedule including additional day of jumper classes
  • New classes including 3'3" Amateur-Owner Hunter Division added to USHJA Zone 3 Championship
  • Plus VHSA and MHSA Equitation classes, Children's and Adult Hunters and Jumpers
  • Ninth Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award
  • Qualify for 2020 WIHS Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Official Artwork for WIHS and Regional Horse Show Unveiled
The management teams of both the Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS Equestrian™ and the WIHS Regional Horse Show presented TTR Sotheby’s International Realty are proud to release the one-of-a-kind event posters for each competition. 

Poster artwork for WIHS was created by well-known equestrian artist Sharon Lynn Campbell, a self-taught talent who first picked up a paintbrush two decades years ago. She has been providing the official artwork for WIHS since 2015.

Virginia native Kelly Wilkinson Coffin created the artwork for the WIHS Regional Horse Show's first official poster. Coffin is a lifelong lover of horses and art, but only began to pursue her interests professionally about 20 years ago following a distinguished career as a Naval Aviator and airline pilot. She is married to Olympic eventing gold medalist and saddle maker, Tad Coffin.The official poster artwork of the 2020 WIHS Regional horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship by Kelly Wilkinson Coffin.

 The official 2020 WIHS poster featuring Laura Kraut and Fleurette, winners of the 2019 President's Cup Grand Prix, by artist Sharon Lynn Campbell.

Learn more about the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty at www.wihs.org/wihs-regional.

For more information on WIHS 2020 and the $214,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI4* presented by MARS Equestrian™, please visit www.wihs.org. Also, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Tag us using #WIHS2020.

About Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America's most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit wihs.org.