Kids Day Comes to WIHS - Free Pony Rides, Arts and Crafts, Special Guests and More!

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, as Olympians and their horses get ready for the President’s Cup Grand Prix and junior riders practice in the schooling ring to compete at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a team will be erecting a tent on F Street outside the Hotel Monaco for WIHS Kids’ Day, to be held from 10am-2pm. This free, family-friendly event will offer kids an opportunity to ride and meet ponies and learn about the equestrian sport!

WIHS Kids’ Day will host free pony rides, a grooming station, a chance to meet, Bubbles, a miniature horse, a book nook, arts and crafts as well as photo opportunities with Dr. Bear from Children’s National Medical Center, Klinger-the Caisson horse, Pinkie-Pie from "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" on The Hub, and Major, the WIHS mascot.

“Some of the nation’s greatest sporting events have days just for kids. Celebrating horse sport and introducing it to youth is what WIHS Kids’ Day is all about. Kids will get a voucher that enters them into a contest to win prizes and allows those 12 and under a free pony ride. After they visit the arts and crafts table or grab a free Georgetown Cupcake, they can take their parent into Verizon Center to enjoy the show for free. This is a fun way to engage the local community and share some of the magic of the show,” said Diana Roday Hosford, Marketing & Community Relations Director for WIHS.

Fast Facts:

-Free Pony Rides for the first 200 kids 12 and under
-Free Georgetown Cupcakes for 200 Kids 12 and under
-Lots of photo opportunities – don’t forget your camera!
-Drawings to win prizes, arts and crafts and a face painter!
-Take a ride on Splinter, the Wooden Polo Pony
-Snap a commemorative Photo at the Animal Planet Booth
-Find out more about our charity partners when you visit the Book Nook or the Caisson Horseshoe table…and more