WIHS Regional Horse Show & Zone 3 Finals - Washington International Horse Show

WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship


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The 2019 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship will be held October 18 - 20 at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20. 


  • Children's and Adult Hunters and Jumpers offered as qualifying classes for the WIHS Hunter and Jumper Championships at Capital One Arena
  • *NEW* Welcome Dinner Friday evening during Gittings Finals
  • *NEW* Zone 3 Finals Breakfast on Sunday, presented by the Zone 3 Committee
  • MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals
  • NCEA 3'3" Junior Hunt Seat Medal and USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal 
  • Laura Pickett Award for Excellence in Horsemanship, presented by Victoria Lowell and Charles Ancona 
  • Qualify to compete in WIHS Regional Hunter Finals at Capital One Arena

Exhibitor Information

> Online entries will be accepted on Horseshowing.com.
> Zone 3 Championship accepted riders will be listed on Horseshowing.com in September.


Champion Sponsor - Zone 3 Committee   
Blue Ribbon Sponsors - The Clothes Horse, Maryland Horse Show Association
Supporting Sponsors - BEST Horse Shows LLC, Caves Farm, F.I.C.S. of Maryland, Germania Farms, Lake View Farm, The Madeira School, McDonogh School, Melinda Cohen, Rolling Acres Farm, St. Timothy's School


The Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award presented by Vicki Lowell & Charles Ancona 

 Introduced in 2012 in memory of Laura Pickett, a very special local equestrian and trainer, the award will be presented to an up-and-coming adult or child rider and their trainer competing at the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship, who best exhibit the enthusiasm, dedication, style and commitment to excellence in horsemanship that brings out the best in horse and rider. The Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award is presented by Vicki Lowell and Charles Ancona. 

Nominees are designated by wearing a pink armband and are judged both in and out of the show ring. The winner is chosen by committee and is notified Sunday. The winner and family are invited to attend WIHS at Capital One Arena on Thursday night for the presentation held during Barn Night. The winner will receive a show jacket courtesy of Charles Ancona. Nomination forms will be available in July.  

Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)

2018  Beatrice VanSant / Virginia Wilbrandt
2017  Emily Gebhardt / Kimbreley Hill
2016  Daisy Fenwick / Miranda Scott
2015  Bailey Austin Doloff / Dorna Taintor
2014  Louise Whitner / Marti Bigler
2013  Morgan Bland / Chris Wynne
2012  Mary Elizabeth Cordia / Jenny Graham

Handy Information

  • 2019 Prize List for WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship will be posted in September.
  • Directions to Prince George's Equestrian Center 
  • Show Manager: Tom Blankenship, Westfield, IN 
  • Stabling Manager: Paul Jewell, Pennington, NJ  
  • Show Secretary: Beverly Abbott, bev.abbott2575@gmail.com, 410-259-2575
  • Show Approvals: USHJA, USEF, MHSAVHSA 
  • Official Show Photographer: Shawn McMillen Photography,
    www.shawnmcmillen.com, 606-356-0518 
  • Hotels: Book your hotel through Equestrian Travel (available in May)Contact Equestrian Travel at 855-464-2556. Mon– Fri, 6am–5pm (PST).