The 61st Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™

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The 61st Annual Washington International Horse Show Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™, one of the most exciting, competitive and entertaining equestrian events in North America, returns October 22-27 to Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.




TICKET INFORMATION




Children’s free and discounted tickets and military, senior and student offers are available online at Ticketmaster.com and at Capital One Arena box office. Group sales discounts (10+ people) are available only through Group Sales at 202-661-5061.
Please allow extra time for arena security for evening performances.

Opening Day Special: All Tuesday tickets $2!
Two sessions daily (except Sunday):

Daytime: Doors open at 7am. Classes run to approx. 5pm.

Opening Day Special | Tues: $2 general admission.
Wed through Sat: $15 general admission.
Sun: Preferred & Standard Seating: $15. Children 12 and under admitted free to all daytime events.

Evening: Doors one hour before show begins.
Opening Day Special | Tues: All tickets $2 (no other discounts apply).
Wed: Preferred Seating: Adult $45/Children $25; General Admission: Adult $25/Children $15
Thurs: Preferred Seating: Adult $45/Children $25; Standard Seating: Adult $25/Children $15
Fri/Sat: Preferred Seating: Adult $65/Children $55; Standard Seating: Adult $45/Children $25

Hospitality Tickets: Doors open at 6:30pm.
WIHS parties are held in the new Stella Lounge VIP Club located on the concourse of Capital One Arena near seating and shopping, the perfect place to socialize with friends, watch the action in the ring, and support WIHS charity partners:

Tickets include food, open bar and arena tickets. Tickets $150 with Standard Seating, $250 with Preferred Seating.




Best Deal for Daily Attendees
Anytime Ticket Package - Admits holder to all 11 performances (not necessarily the same seat for each performance).
Adults $100 (value $219) / Children 12 and under $50 (value $82). Preferred Seating not included.
Available for sale only through the end of the show on Tuesday, Oct. 22.




Free Ticket Program
Limited quantity of complimentary tickets are available to members/employees of several groups and organizations. Subject to terms and conditions.

WIHS EVENT SCHEDULE



Tuesday, Oct. 22



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Professional, amateur-owner and junior riders in hunter competition.
Riders have campaigned all year to qualify for WIHS and will be in top form.

Special Opening Day Price: All tickets $2. (Tuesday only) No additional discounts apply.



High Performance Conformation Hunter
Green Conformation Hunter
Green Hunter 3'6" & 3'9"
Amateur-Owner Working Hunter 3'3" & 3'6"
$10,000 WIHS Children’s Hunter Championship


Evening (7 - 9:30pm)

Hunt Night

High Performance Hunters (professional riders) and the WIHS Adult Hunter Championship. Only the top horse and rider combinations qualify to compete.

Special Opening Day Price: All tickets $2. (Tuesday only) No additional discounts apply.



High Performance Hunter
High Performance Handy Hunter
Side Saddle Demonstration
$10,000 WIHS Adult Hunter Championship





Wednesday, Oct. 23



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Professional and amateur hunter riders finish their divisions, and the WIHS Children's Jumper Championship gets underway.



Green Hunter 3'6" & 3'9"
Green Conformation Hunter
High Performance Hunter
Regular Conformation Hunter
Amateur-Owner Working Hunter 3'3" & 3'6"
$10,000 WIHS Children's Jumper Championship


Evening (7 - 10pm)
Show jumping is the name of the game tonight with WIHS adult jumpers going for the championship title. International jumpers are in the ring the first time for the 90-Second Training Competition.



$10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Championship
90-Second International Jumper Training Competition (1.45m)


Special Event:

Breakfast with the Mounted Police


Stop by Breakfast with the Mounted Police to meet the officers and their special mounts.

8-10am in front of Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW

No Ticket Required

Thursday, Oct. 24



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Junior riders compete on hunters, where it's style and rhythm that count. Later, jumpers take center stage and it's all about speed and clear rounds.



Small Junior Hunter
Large Junior Hunter
Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper
$50,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake, First Round (1.50m)


Evening (7pm - 10:30pm)

WIHS Barn Night
"Halloween on Horseback"

Tonight is all about fun! The WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase presented by Charles Owen, show jumping with surprising and entertaining costumes and lots more.



$50,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake, Winning Round (1.50m)
Exhibition: WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase
$36,000 Accumulator Costume Class (1.45m)


Buck Breast Cancer Benefit (6:30pm)
Stella Lounge VIP Club

Celebrate the lives of survivors, friends and family and support Capital Breast Care Center. Ticket includes food, open bar and arena ticket. $150 for Standard Seating, $250 for Preferred Seating. Available at Ticketmaster.com, ShopWIHS.com and on site. Subject to capacity limitations.

*Additional convenience charges apply*





Friday, Oct. 25



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
A mix of hunter and show jumping classes with riders of all ages, and the first phase of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, a national three-phase competition for junior riders.



Small Junior Hunter
Large Junior Hunter
WIHS Equitation Finals (Hunter Phase)
Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper
High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper


Evening (7pm - 10:30pm)

Military Night presented by Caterpillar Inc.


Power and speed rule the night as we salute the military on our 7th annual WIHS Military Night. In the Land Rover Puissance, the brave will jump the great wall -- the record to beat is 7'7½" set at WIHS in 1983!



$50,000 International Jumper Speed Final (1.50m)
Exhibition: Army v. Navy v. Air Force Barrel Racing Challenge
$25,000 Land Rover Puissance (High Jump)


Armed Forces Reception (6:30pm)
Stella Lounge VIP Club

To benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the WIHS Military Charity since 2010. Tickets include food, open bar and arena ticket. $150 for Standard Seating, $250 for Preferred Seating. Available only at Ticketmaster.com and ShopWIHS.com. Subject to capacity limitations.

*Additional convenience charges apply*



Saturday, Oct. 26



Daytime (7am - 5pm)
Watch the very best youngsters on ponies at the start of their riding careers. Junior and amateur riders jump for their division championships. Top juniors compete in the second phase of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals.



Small Pony Hunter
Medium Pony Hunter
Large Pony Hunter
Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
SJHF High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
WIHS Equitation Finals (Jumper Phase)





Special Event:

WIHS Kids' Day Free Event 10am - 2pm


Activities take place at Capital One Arena and on a closed city block next to the arena in front of Hotel Monaco at 700 F Street NW.

No Tickets Required
Evening (6:45pm - 10:30pm)

World Cup Night


You may spot a future Olympian among the riders in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, where top junior riders compete in the final work-off for the championship. The highlight of the week is the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington presented by Events DC for the President's Cup, with the biggest, most challenging jumps and the largest purse of the show. Add the Shetland Pony Steeplechase presented by Charles Owen and you have a perfect show evening.



WIHS Equitation Finals (Work-Off and Championship)
Exhibition: WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase
Exhibition: Dressage Musical Freestyle
$136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington (1.60m)


President's Cup Party (6:30pm)
Stella Lounge VIP Club

Wear your best equestrian chic and join DC’s business, diplomatic and community leaders to benefit the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Tickets include food, open bar and arena ticket. Tickets are $150 for Standard Seating and $250 for Preferred Seating. Available at Ticketmaster.com, ShopWIHS.com and on site. Subject to capacity limitations.

*Additional convenience charges apply*





Sunday, Oct. 27



Daytime (7am - 4pm)
The top pony hunters in the country are in the spotlight, followed by the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, judged on the skill and technique of the young riders. The show draws to a close with the WIHS Regional Horse Show Hunter Finals to determine the champions.



Small Pony Hunter
Medium Pony Hunter
Large Pony Hunter
WIHS Pony Equitation Finals
WIHS Regional Pony Hunter Finals
WIHS Regional Hunter Finals




NEED TO KNOW: EQUESTRIAN SPORT




Equestrian Competition at WIHS: The beauty and style of hunters, the excitement of jumpers and the challenging tests of junior riders in equitation. Here's what you need to know.

Click a photo for details.


HUNTER COMPETITION

JUMPER COMPETITION

EQUITATION

NEED TO KNOW: SPECIAL NIGHTS




While great sport and amazing horses and riders are part of every competition at WIHS, there are three special nights when super fans, newcomers, and anyone looking for a fun and entertaining night out can all come together to enjoy equestrian sport.

Click a photo for details.


BARN NIGHT

MILITARY NIGHT
Presented by Caterpillar Inc

WORLD CUP NIGHT

NEED TO KNOW: EXHIBITIONS




WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase presented by Charles Owen
(Thursday & Saturday Nights)

WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase racing was called “D.C.’s newest and cutest sport” by The Washington Post. It's run like a professional horse race with a bugler, race caller and photo finish, but in miniature. The jockeys are youngsters from eight to 13 in colorful silks mounted on traditional Shetland Ponies jumping a course of mini-hurdles.

Photo by Ashley Neuhof


Dressage Musical Freestyle
A form of dressage where the horses paces are set to music, creating a lovely dance.

Photo by Andrea Evans


LOCATION







Capital One Arena
601 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

T: (202) 628-3200
capitalonearena.com


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Join us October 22-27 for the 61st Annual Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC! Tickets available August 5 at Ticketmaster.com.



The Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ is one of the most prestigious, competitive and exciting equestrian sporting events in North America. Celebrating its 61st year in 2019, WIHS brings top horses and riders throughout the country and the world to the nation's capital each October for six days of championship competition and community and charity events.

Tens of thousands of equestrians, non-equestrians, celebrities and politicos alike gather in D.C. to enjoy equestrian sport at its finest, with the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington, hunter and equitation competition, entertaining exhibitions, plus Kids' Day, Barn Night presented by Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, Military Night presented by Caterpillar Inc., shopping and VIP hospitality.

WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, DC.