Shipping-Arrival

Shipping & Arrival Information

Stabling office telephone: 202-227-1170

In the interest of making the shipping process to and from Capital One Arena as smooth as possible, the following procedures will be implemented:

  • All vehicles bringing horses to Capital One Arena are required to come to Prince George’s (PG) Equestrian Center as a preliminary staging point.

  • All horses will be shipped to and from PG Equestrian Center by Johnson Horse Transportation, the Official Shipper of WIHS. WIHS personnel will be at PG Equestrian Center to coordinate this process.

  • A round trip transportation charge of $150 will be placed on each horse’s invoice. This charge includes a stall for any short-term waiting period at PG Equestrian Center.

  • The District of Columbia requires a Negative Coggins Test within the last 12 months of the horse show, a Routine Health Certificate within 30 days for horses crossing into the District, and proof of a valid rabies vaccination. All health paperwork must be presented to the Show Secretary upon arrival at Capital One Arena and therefore should not be mailed with the entry form. An official from the District Board of Health will be present at the show to inspect all certificates.
  • Layover stabling ($200 per week if paid with acceptance; $250 if paid later), camper spaces ($300 per week), and parking for trucks and trailers (free) is available at PG Equestrian Center. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE ACCEPTANCE INVOICE THE DATE YOU WILL BE ARRIVING at PG Equestrian Center for layover stabling. Failure to do so may result in no available layover stabling or a higher cost being incurred.  

  • All International Jumper horses must be on the grounds of PG Equestrian Center by 9:00 AM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. All horses, along with passports and proper credentials must be presented at that time for Official Horse Inspections. Horses will then be shipped by Official Shipper to the Capital One Arena as soon as the horse has completed the jog. ALL HORSES MUST SHIP AT THEIR DESIGNATED TIMES OR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND FORFEIT ALL ENTRY AND STABLING FEES. Stabling will be available at PG Equestrian Center.

  • All WIHS Equitation horses must be at PG Equestrian Center by 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and will be shipped to Capital One Arena between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

  • All WIHS Equitation ponies must be at PG Equestrian Center by 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and will be shipped to Capital One Arena between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.


When you arrive at PG Equestrian Center, please check in with the stabling/shipping office to schedule your horse’s shipping to Capital One Arena.  

Below is a schedule for the shipping of horses. Please be aware that arriving at Capital One Arena without checking-in first at PG Equestrian Center will result in horses and equipment NOT being allowed to unload and being sent back to PG Equestrian Center.  

Limited available layover stabling will be available beginning on Monday, October 14, 2019 at PG Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The fees are as follows:

  • Layover stall - Week 1, October 14-20 = $200 per stall (Week 1 Stalls will not be sold after October 9)

  • Layover stall - Week 2, October 21-27 = $200 per stall (Week 2 stalls are not available until 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 20, 2019; if you arrive before 5:00 PM, you will be charged for Week 1 and 2)

Stall fees will not be pro-rated. Beginning Monday, October 14, 2019, WIHS stabling personnel can be reached at (202) 227-1170 for further information.

Feed & Bedding

  • PG Equestrian Center: Beginning Monday, October 14, 2019, WIHS personnel can be reached at (202) 227-1170 for feed and bedding orders. Please call ahead so WIHS is aware of your needs. 
  • Capital One Arena: There are no pre-orders available. You may order when you arrive at Capital One Arena.


REQUIRED: YOU MUST indicate the date you will be arriving to PG Equestrian Center for Layover Stabling on the Acceptance Invoice. Failure to do so may result in no available stabling or a higher cost incurred.  

ALL HORSES/PONIES must be at PG Equestrian Center by 5:00 PM of the day they are shipping to Capital One Arena. Exception: International Jumpers, WIHS Equitation horses/ponies (see rules above). 

Helpful Hints for First Time WIHS Exhibitors

  • Make sure you check in by 5:00 PM at PG Equestrian Center on the day you are shipping to Capital One Arena. WIHS personnel is located at the two-story building between the outdoor rings.
  • The trucks are first come first served basis so if you sign up late you will be on a later truck.
  • After you have checked in on a truck, make sure you have someone there to put your horse/pony on to the truck. If we cannot find you, you will be replaced and put on a later truck.
  • Make sure someone is at Capital One Arena to take your horse/pony off the truck and to their stall. It is not the responsibility of WIHS personal to do this.
  • SPACE IS LIMITED at Capital One Arena so pack as much as possible in one container. We recommend the black trunks with wheels that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot. Tack trunks are OK but limit how many you bring.
  • You can bring your own hay, but mark it so you can recognize it when it is off loaded. Hay is also for sale at Capital One Arena.
  • Make sure everything is labeled so there is no confusion when your stuff is off loaded at the arena. Duct tape your broom, pitchfork, etc. together and put your name on it.
  • DO NOT BRING: Wheelbarrows, Water Hoses, Refrigerators, Freezers, Microwaves, Dog Cages. There is NO power in the tents except for lights and limited power inside the building. Manure is dumped with a muck tub into trash containers. There are plenty of places close to the arena to purchase ice.
  •  When you are done showing, your horse/pony must vacate the stall. There will be a representative from the Official Shipper where the horses are unloaded/loaded by Tent 4 (corner of 6th and F Streets). They will get you on a list to head back to PG Equestrian Center.
  • Before you sign up for a truck back to PG Equestrian Center, make sure you are packed and your horse is ready to walk onto the truck to leave. Make sure you have someone at PG Equestrian Center to receive your horse/pony when it arrives.
  • You are allowed to ride with the Official Shipper in the peak of the trailer or with the horses in the trailer.

Shipping Schedule 2019

Approximate shipping schedule between Prince George's Equestrian Center and Capital One Arena.  

Section

Depart Prince George's Equestrian Center

Depart Capital One Arena

 Green Hunter 3'6"

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM 

Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

 Green Hunter 3'9"

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM

 Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

 Green Conformation

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM

 Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

 High Performance

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM

 Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

 High Performance Conformation

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

 Amateur-Owner Hunter

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

 Children's and Adult Hunter

 Monday, 10/21 starting at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/22 conclusion of showing

 Children's and Adult Jumper

Tuesday, 10/22 starting at 2:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/23 conclusion of showing

International Jumpers

Wednesday, 10/23 starting after the Jog 

Check with Official Shipper

Junior / Amateur-Owner Jumpers

Wednesday, 10/23 starting at 2:00 PM

Saturday, 10/26 conclusion of showing

 Junior Hunters

 Wednesday, 10/23 starting at 2:00 PM

 Friday, 10/25 conclusion of showing

 Equitation- Horses

 Thursday, 10/24 starting at 1:00 PM

 Saturday, 10/26 conclusion of showing

 Pony Hunters

 Friday, 10/25 starting at 2:00 PM

 Sunday, 10/27 conclusion of showing

 Equitation Ponies

 Saturday, 10/26 starting at 1:00 PM

 Sunday, 10/27 conclusion of showing

 Regional Hunter Finals

Saturday, 10/26 starting at 2:00 PM

 Sunday, 10/27 conclusion of showing

 

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