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

WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship

The 2020 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby's International Realty will be held October 16 - 18 at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18. 

Credit Card Authorization Form
Regional Entry Blank
Online Entries at Horseshowing.com 
Federation Page
Laura Pickett Award Application


  • Children's and Adult Hunters and Jumpers offered as qualifying classes for the WIHS Hunter and Jumper Championships at Capital One Arena
  • Welcome Dinner, Friday evening during the Gittings Finals
  • Pizza Party, Saturday, 12 pm
  • Zone 3 Championship Breakfast presented by the Zone 3 Committee, Sunday 
  • MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals, Friday, 6 pm
  • 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

2019 Sponsors

  • Champion: The Clothes Horse, Heisley-Bishop Family, Rippeon Equipment, USHJA Zone 3 
  • Blue Ribbon: ESP Farm, Malboro Ridge Equestrian Center & Turner Equestrian, Maryland Horse Show Association
  • Supporting: Allie Panetta Show Stables, Anne Taylor, BEST Horse Shows LLC, Black Hill Stable, Caves Farm, Delta Larent, Dream Catcher Farm, Endeavor Farm, F.I.C.S. of Maryland, Germania Farms, K2 Show Srables, Lake View Farm/The Bartko Family, Little Clovelly Farm, Lohman Stables, The Madeira School, McDonogh School, The Perfect Bit, Rokeby Farm Stables, Rolling Acres Farm, The Saddlery, Sedgefield Horse Shows, Bruce & Patti Schindler, Shadow Ridge Farm, Stoneridge Farm, St. Timothy's School

The Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award presented by Vicki Lowell
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. 

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 notified on 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 are available at Laura Pickett Award 2019.  

Past Winners (Rider / Trainer)
2019  Kaitlyn Nicely-Harvey / Carolyn Krome and Jamey Prettyman
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

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