Washington, D.C. – October 25, 2014 – McLain Ward (USA) and HH Carlos Z raced to victory Saturday night in the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI 4*-W, presented by Events DC, at the 56th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). Competing at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., Ward will have his name etched in WIHS history for now winning the coveted President of the United States Perpetual Cup four times in his illustrious career. The Longines FEI World Cup qualifying grand prix was the highlight event of the week at WIHS as competition concludes on Sunday with the Pony Hunters, WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, and WIHS Regional Finals.
Also competing on Saturday, Michael Hughes won the 2014 WIHS Equitation Finals. Victoria Colvin and Chanel B 2 won the $15,000 SJHOF Ambassador’s Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and Lucas Porter and Psychee d’Amour topped the $7,500 Senator’s Cup Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
Course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio set the tracks for jumper competition throughout the week at Verizon Center. In Saturday night’s grand prix, he saw 26 entries and just four were able to clear the first round course without fault. Rising star Jessica Springsteen, two-time Olympic gold medalists McLain Ward and Beezie Madden, and young Olympian Reed Kessler made up the star-studded line-up of American show jumpers to jump-off to the thrill of a packed house in their nation’s capital.
Jessica Springsteen and Stone Hill Farm’s Davendy S were the first combination to jump clear in round one and set the pace in the jump-off with a clear round 34.30 seconds to eventually finish second. Kessler jumped next with Kessler Show Stables LLC’s Cylana and had one rail down in 35.50 seconds to earn fourth place honors. Ward and Double H Farm’s HH Carlos Z followed, and upped the ante with the winning round in 33.52 seconds. Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Simon were last to go and beat Ward’s time in 33.48 seconds, but dropped a rail to place third.
“I have been in a little bit of a post-WEG (World Equestrian Games) rut with four faults,” Ward admitted after his win. “I felt Carlos was going well, so I was really pleased to jump a clear round tonight. Jessica has been impossible to beat. I saw her go in the jump-off and I went back in the schooling area and thought, ‘This is a task,’ but he really responded great. He turned phenomenally, and he is such a careful horse. I was really excited. I felt the horse was due a win, and it was nice for it to come together at a great show like this.”
Saturday’s win marks the fourth time that Ward has earned the coveted President’s Cup after topping the competition with Goldika 559 in 2004 and twice with his superstar mount, Sapphire, in 2008 and 2010. The win with Goldika was for owners Double H Farm and after a few years apart, Ward has once again renewed his partnership with the Harrison Family. They are the owners of HH Carlos Z, the winning 12-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Chellano Z x Voltaire).
“Every win is a little bit different,” Ward said of his triumphs. “The two on Sapphire were, as always with Sapphire, always easy. She made life very easy. I remember winning it on Goldika the first time. I had had a couple of second (places) years ago when it was at the Capital Centre, and your first win is always sweet. I’m excited about the partnership with Mr. Harrison, this being one of his horses he flew in for tonight to watch. As everybody knows, I am always proud to ride a horse for him and it was nice to have a victory, so that makes it always special. It was a nice win.”
Jessica Springsteen’s second place finish concluded a phenomenal week of competition for the 21-year-old rider with wins in Wednesday’s $10,000 Welcome Stake, Thursday’s $20,000 Gambler’s Choice, and Friday’s $25,000 Puissance. Springsteen swept the show’s international jumper championship sponsored by Robin Parsky, earning the championship with Lisona and the reserve champion with Davendy S. She was also presented with the $15,000 Leading International Jumper Rider Award, sponsored by The Boeing Company, along with the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy, and the $10,000 Leading Rider 25 Years of Age and Under Award, sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch. The Springsteen Family’s Stone Hill Farm was the Leading Jumper Owner sponsored by The Reid Family. Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts was named Leading Foreign Rider after winning Friday’s $50,000 Speed Final.
Commenting on an unbelievable week, Springsteen smiled, “I am thrilled. My horses jumped so good all week. Every time I brought them out they felt super, and I am really thankful for that.”
Springsteen got Davendy S in August and this was the pair’s very first grand prix together, although they have had several great wins. “I took her to L.A. and jumped a pretty big class about the size of this, so I felt pretty comfortable bringing her into this grand prix,” Springsteen detailed. “She felt amazing, and I felt like I rode her a lot better today compared to the other days. She jumped great. She was so careful and brave. She is an incredible horse, and I am lucky to have her.”
Ward, Madden, and Springsteen all have their sights set on the Longines FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas in April 2015 and earned valuable points in Saturday night’s class. For Springsteen, it would be her first time qualifying. “I really want to go to Vegas. I have never been (to the finals) before, so it is my goal to go next year,” the rider stated. “I won one qualifier already and now I was second in this one, so I am happy I have the points.”
Ward agreed, stating, “Beezie and I are a little behind the eight ball on World Cup points. We were focused on the WEG and missed some early qualifiers. Being that it is in Vegas, which is a great event that we love going to on home soil, I know I for one am desperate to go. I was getting very, very nervous. Last week I didn’t get any points and knew if it didn’t happen in the next couple weeks I was in trouble, so it is a nice leg up and hopefully we’ll have one or two more good results and it will look better, at least.”
Madden, who won the World Cup Final in 2013 with Simon, is also looking to return to the event this year. “I would really like to go to Vegas and this is only the second qualifier that I have done as well,” she said. “I got a few points last week, but not great, so this is a good score, and I am happy to have it under my belt.”
Commenting on the night’s round with Simon, Madden noted, “I saw Jessie go and I knew McLain was faster than her, so I thought, ‘Oh, it’s not so easy.’ It was actually a good jump-off for me because it wasn’t too much running anywhere. I just tried to use his turning ability to be faster and that’s where I was fast was on the turn from two to three, and then spinning around at the other end of the ring as well. He was very fast there, but the eight stride got a little steadier than I thought it would. I thought I had it fit in, and his momentum carried me a little deeper than I thought there.”
Ward commented on the course, explaining, “I thought it was very good tonight because when I walked it, I thought it was a little on the soft side to be honest, which I think is a great sign. When you walk a course and it seems very complicated or hard, that is an obvious test, but when a course designer comes up with a course that seems smooth and fair and you get a limited number clear, I think that is always a sign of a good test. I thought Anthony did a good job.”
D’Ambrosio explained his plan for the track, stating, “I thought I had a very good field and that I could build a real 1.60m World Cup qualifier, which I did, and I really like the way it unfolded. I had a nice number clean. I would have been happy if I had more clear, but it worked out well with regard to the number we had. We had a lot of four-fault rounds. I think a lot of riders felt really good about the way the horses performed. That means a lot to me, and I am pleased with that. It was a good competition.”
Rounding out a wonderful night of competition, Erik Moses, Senior Vice President of Events DC remarked, “Events DC is the official convention and sports authority for Washington, D.C., so our job really is to help support and attract first-rate events like this to the nation’s capital, and we are so pleased to be able to support this. Having an equestrian event at such a high level in an urban city in North America in the nation’s capital I think says a lot of things to a lot of people. McLain was telling me he had a chance to go to the National Portrait Gallery and that’s good. We want people to see Washington when they are here and squeeze it in between competition. It was fantastic to watch tonight and see these riders compete at such a high level. I think it is great for our visitors and our residents who get to come out to such a wide array of events that we have in Washington, so we could not be more pleased.”
Michael Hughes Wins WIHS Equitation Finals
The 2014 WIHS Equitation Finals concluded Saturday evening with a win for Michael Hughes (18) of Allendale, NJ. Hughes rode Jordyn Rose Freedman’s Finnick through the first two phases of competition, finishing with a score of 88.50 in the hunter phase and 90.25 in the jumper phase. Returning for the final work-off sitting in second place overall, his ride aboard Mckayla Langmeier’s mount Skyfall scored a 93.50, giving a three round total of 272.50 for the win. He is trained by Missy Clark and John Brennan at North Run along with Linda Langmeier.
For his win, Hughes was presented with the WIHS Equitation Classic Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. G. Ralph Ours, III. Finnick was awarded The Lugano Memorial Trophy donated by Stoney Hill as the winning horse of the night.
Hunter Holloway of Topeka, KS, finished second with a 267.375 total. Holloway rode Hays Investment Corp.’s Any Given Sunday in the first two rounds with a score of 89.13 in the hunter phase and 89.75 in the jumper phase. Her final work-off round aboard Caitlin Boyle’s mount Loredo scored an 88.50.
Mckayla Langmeier of E. Granby, CT, placed third with scores of 86.75 and 89.50 riding Linda Langmeier’s Skyfall in the first two rounds and a 90 in the final work-off aboard Michael Hughes’ mount Finnick to total 266.250.
Hughes had no experience with either of the horses he showed in the competition this week, but the rider’s talent and experience guided both of his mounts to great rounds. Finnick was a borrowed ride just before the final, and the seven-year-old Westphalian gelding (by Cayetano L) excelled.
“I didn’t really know my horse too well,” Hughes explained. “I have only ridden him about three times, but I have seen him go a lot and he is a fantastic horse. I was so lucky to ride him this week. I can’t thank Linda Langmeier and the Freedman family enough for letting me ride him.”
Langmeier explained that the gelding had never even been to indoors before. “He does the equitation for a 14-year-old girl who just started in Florida this past year,” she detailed. “The opportunity for Michael to ride him arose through the suggestion of Julie Welles and we just sort of pulled the team together to try and help Michael have the best opportunity possible. The family was so amazingly generous to allow us to use the horse. It was also a great experience for the horse to be here because he has never competed at indoors before, and he is only seven.”
Commenting on his rounds with Finnick and Skyfall, Hughes stated, “”The jumper phase was pretty basic. You got to see a lot of the lines all day. For the switch, I have seen Mckayla’s horse go a lot. I saw her go earlier, so I kind of knew what I had to do and Linda knows the horse very well and so does Missy and everybody. The biggest thing was just picking up the left lead. They said just right when you get in the ring, he is very easy and he was. He was really straightforward. I didn’t need too many jumps to get used to him because you really just sat there and let him do everything, especially since he had jumped the course already once.”
Hunter Holloway was on a horse that is new to the equitation ring with Any Given Sunday, who is usually her mother’s grand prix mount. Last week in Harrisburg was the horse’s first equitation show, and he has taken to the discipline easily. “I just borrowed him for indoors this year, and he has been absolutely amazing,” Holloway acknowledged. “He is such an amazing horse just to come here. I did a grand prix on him a week before Harrisburg, and he came in and was perfect at Harrisburg. He came here and he was super yesterday and super today. I can’t thank my mom and Hays Investment Corporation enough for letting me ride him.”
Holloway also had a great round with Caitlin Boyle’s mount Loredo, who is owned by Micaela Kennedy. “He was super straightforward and super easy. It was a great round. I liked the course and the jumps came up nicely, so it worked out well. I have known Caitlin for a while and have seen him show multiple times and throughout indoors and watched her. I had an idea of what I was getting on.”
The judges for the class were Jimmy Torano and Linda Hough on panel one and Philip De Vita and Mark Leone on panel two. Torano weighed in on the judge’s decision following the competition, stating, “It is the same for all of these classes. You are talking about splitting hairs. All three of them rode super rounds and did an amazing job on the other’s horses. Not only the top three, the top six; they just came in and had some amazing rounds. Michael’s round on Mckayla’s horse was flawless. They are all super riders.”
Trainer Missy Clark spoke about her team’s preparation for the competition and her confidence in Hughes’ ability going into the final. He also won the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talents Search Finals in 2013 and has been very successful throughout his junior career.
“It is kind of a continuation to what we do all year,” Clark noted. “There isn’t any special prep necessarily, although Michael had a horse switch here, so we had a few lessons early in the week out at Prince George’s (Equestrian Center) so he could get to know this horse. Michael has ridden for years and he has had so much mileage that I knew it wouldn’t be a big issue for him to hop on at the eleventh hour and get along well with the horse. He is such a great rider and such a talent.”
Heading on to next week’s ASPCA Maclay Finals in Kentucky, Hughes feels good about his chances and was honored to win such a prestigious class. “I think it is going to give me a little bit of a boost of confidence going into next week,” he declared. “It feels amazing. It is my last junior year and hopefully I can come back next year and do the open jumpers or something. I haven’t come to this final as much as the others and there is a lot of history behind this. Some great riders have won, including McLain Ward, Julie Welles and others.”
Victoria Colvin and Lucas Porter Win Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classics
The $15,000 Ambassador’s Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, sponsored by Ellen and Daniel Crown, saw a win for Victoria Colvin (17) and Karen Long Dwight’s Chanel B 2 on Saturday afternoon at WIHS. Colvin, of Loxahatchee, FL, rode the nine-year-old Mecklenburg mare (Cellestial x C-Indoctro) to victory to earn The Ambassador’s Cup Perpetual Trophy donated by Ambassador and Mrs. Marion H. Smoak.
The Ambassador’s Cup saw 21 entries with six to jump-off and only two double clear rounds. First to go over the short course, Colvin and Chanel B 2 set the pace at 33.96 seconds that would hold up for the win. Two riders were faster, but incurred faults along the way. Chloe Reid was the only other competitor to go clear in the jump-off with Chloe D Reid LLC’s Windbreaker and finished second in 34.52 seconds. Lauren Fischer and Offenbach du Granit had the fastest four fault round in 33.02 seconds to earn the third place prize.
After Saturday’s win and a second place finish in Friday’s jump-off class, Colvin and Chanel B 2 were also awarded the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper championship, sponsored by Ellen and Daniel Crown. They were presented the Greenberg Challenge Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg. Colvin, who trains in the equitation and jumpers with Andre Dignelli, began riding the mare this winter.
“She is one of my new jumper rides. We got her at the end of WEF (Winter Equestrian Festival) and she is a different ride,” Colvin described. “She is a woman, so she is a little opinionated. She likes to have her hand held a little bit, so in the jump-off we try not to go too fast because she gets nervous. In the indoor she is a little funny with the crowd. On Barn Night she was like, ‘Oh my gosh, there are a lot of people.’ I thought today she might be a little starstruck too because of all the people, but she went amazing.”
Colvin went first in the jump-off and had to set the challenge for the other competitors, but wanted to keep her mare’s nerves in mind and give her mount a positive round. “I got the unlucky draw of first,” Colvin remarked. “I wanted to go fast enough, but I wanted to have a clean round because I watched the low juniors and they didn’t have a clean round until the middle. I thought a little slow and steady would win, but not too slow. That is what I tried. I don’t really like going first, but it worked out.”
Karen Long Dwight purchased Chanel B 2 for Colvin to ride at the end of the Florida circuit this winter. The mare had been with German rider Andre Thieme showing at the 1.45m level, and Colvin knew the mare had experience indoors with him. "I am pretty sure Andre showed her a lot in Germany indoors, but I had never shown her in the indoor and this was one to start it off with, with the schooling ring this size,” Colvin noted. “She is a little afraid of traffic, so I wasn’t sure how she was going to handle that, but she was amazing and she didn’t care at all.”
Colvin had two very different rides in the class with Chanel B 2 and her other mount, Don Juan, who was unfortunately eliminated. “I ride her like a hunter,” she detailed. “Don Juan is the total opposite. You just sort of let go with her. You have to hold her at the base to keep her comfort because she gets a little like, ‘Where am I going?,’ but she likes to put her head out and just stroke along.”
Hunter Holloway and Hays Investment Corp.’s I Love Lucy were the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper reserve champions after winning the first two classes of the division. Holloway was also presented with the 2014 SHALANNO Style of Riding Award. The award is presented each year to the Junior Jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation and the respectful, dignified manner of a true sportsman.
Earlier on Saturday, Lucas Porter and Sleepy P Ranch LLC’s Psychee d’Amour jumped to a redeeming win in the $7,500 Senator’s Cup Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic, sponsored by The Strauss Family. Not only is Psychee d’Amour coming back from an injury that sidelined her for two years, an unlucky rail yesterday left the duo with only one choice to secure Champion: win the Classic.
“This has been a really good show in the Lows for me and I knew going into today that if I won, I would be champion,” said Porter who approached the course from the final position in the order. “Last is the best position, but I feel the pressure to win when I go last. My focus was to stay calm in both rounds, get in a half seat and let her do her thing.”
Porter finished clear in 37.211 seconds. The Classic blue guaranteed them Champion honors and earned Porter the Foxbrook Perpetual Trophy donated by Joy Slater in honor of Space Citation. Saturday’s win combined with a first and seventh-place ribbon gave them a total of 25 points. For the Classic win, he was presented the Swan Lake Perpetual Trophy, donated by Beagle Brook Farm, in honor of the 1992 winner Swan Lake ridden by Jennifer F. Miller.
Porter was one of nine to return over the short course from an original field of 23 in the Classic. The first double clear came five trips into the jump-off when Yasmin Rizvi and Heritage Farm’s Vivell-C crossed the timers fault-free in 38.959 seconds. One of only two to best the jump-off, Rizvi finished second, while Sima Morgello and Zopala, owned by Double S Farm, were the fastest of the four-fault rounds to take third. Morgello also earned Reserve Champion with 12 points.
A sizable oxer set against the rail of the Verizon Center ring was the first fence of the jump-off and saw more than half the field bring down the front rail. Porter was one of a few to rise to the occasion. “I held her to the first rail but gave her enough leg to get over the back rail, and it showed up right out of the turn,” he said. “The line set up nicely and the rest of the course was smooth. She [Psychee d'Amour] is super fast, careful and a winner. She loves to win just as much as I do, so we’re a perfect match.”
Psychee d’Amour, an 11-year old Selle Francais mare, returned to work this spring after a ligament injury at Kentucky in 2012. However, two years of careful rehab have returned the mare to top form, according to Porter. “She’s the same horse she was before the injury. She’s spicy, but it’s all part of her winning personality,” he said. “She wants to be fast, clean and win. I was really disappointed when she was injured, so my focus now is keeping her sound.”
To that end, Psychee d’Amour will rest between WIHS and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, while Porter’s other mounts head to The National Horse Show in Kentucky. This winter, Porter will focus her on the Medium Jumpers.
While showing full time, 17-year old Porter is a junior in high school and attends classes through Stanford University Online High School. Coupled with success in the show ring, he is also making plans for his future. Considering coursework in Engineering and Architecture, he has his sights set on attending Stanford University, or following in the footsteps of his older brother to Vanderbilt. “They are my top two, but they are also really hard to get into, so I just have to study hard,” he concluded.
Porter hails from Texas, but now calls Wellington home under the direction of his parents, trainers John Roche and Chelsea Sundius, as well as groom Oscar Marin.
The Washington International Horse Show concludes on Sunday with a day full of pony competition as well as the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals and WIHS Regional Finals. The final day of competition will be live streamed, sponsored in part by The Nutro Company, at www.wihs.org and www.usefnetwork.com.
Final Results: $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, CSI 4*-W, presented by Events DC
1 HH CARLOS Z: 2002 Zangersheide gelding by Chellano Z x Voltaire MCLAIN WARD (USA), Double H Farm: 0/0/33.52
2 DAVENDY S: 2003 BWP mare by Kashmir van Schuttershof x Pachat II JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN (USA), STONE HILL FARM: 0/0/34.30
3 SIMON: 1999 KWPN gelding by Mr. Blue x Polydox BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/4/33.48
4 CYLANA: 2002 Belgian Warmblood mare by Skippy II x Darco REED KESSLER (USA), Kessler Show Stables: 0/4/35.50
5 ANDRETTI S: 2005 KWPN gelding by Corland x Animo LAURA KRAUT (USA), Stars & Stripes: 4/58.47
6 AIR FORCE ONE: 2004 Belgian Warmblood gelding by President x Quat’Sous KAMA GODEK (USA), Kama Godek: 4/58.74
7 ROCKY W: 1998 KWPN gelding by Libero H x Corofino KAITLIN CAMPBELL (USA), Kaitlin Campbell: 4/58.92
8 VDL WIZARD: 2003 KWPN gelding by Gentleman x Ahorn CALLAN SOLEM (USA), Horseshoe Trail Farm Florida LLC: 4/59.60
9 QUALITY GIRL: 2003 Oldenburg mare by Quidam’s Rubin x Dobrock TODD MINIKUS (USA), Quality Group: 4/59.98
10 D’ATLANTIQUE ROYALE: 2003 BWP gelding by Darco x Kannan FRANCOIS MATHY (BEL), Francois Mathy: 4/60.11
11 INDIGO: 2000 KWPN gelding by Indoctro x Unknown MARGIE ENGLE (USA), Griese, Garber, Hidden Creek & Gladewinds: 4/60.43
12 BLUE ANGEL: 2002 AES mare by Luidam x Ascendant KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Robin Parsky: 4/60.72
Final Results: WIHS Equitation Finals
Place, Number, Rider, Total Score Three Round Scores
1 875 Michael Hughes 272.250 Scores : 88.50, 90.25, 93.50
2 909 Hunter Holloway 267.375 Scores : 89.13, 89.75, 88.50
3 877 Mckayla Langmeier 266.250 Scores : 86.75, 89.50, 90.00
4 852 TJ O’Mara 264.125 Scores : 90.00, 88.13, 86.00
5 855 Caitlin Boyle 259.000 Scores : 87.50, 85.75, 85.75
6 873 Ashton Alexander 258.625 Scores : 82.75, 85.38, 90.50
7 863 Morgan Ward 251.500 Scores : 85.38, 85.63, 80.50
8 946 Maya Nayyar 251.375 Scores : 86.63, 82.25, 82.50
9 904 Elizabeth Adelson 248.250 Scores : 84.50, 85.75, 78.00
10 945 Megan Mac Pherson 241.750 Scores : 81.25, 87.50, 73.00
Final Results: $15,000 SJHOF Ambassador’s Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic Sponsored by Ellen & Daniel Crown
1 688 CHANEL B 2 VICTORIA COLVIN: 0/0/33.960 KAREN LONG DWIGHT
2 418 WINDBREAKER CHLOE REID: 0/0/34.527 CHLOE D REID LLC
3 261 OFFENBACH DU GRANIT LAUREN FISCHER: 0/4/33.024 LAUREN FISCHER
4 654 ZENITH DANCE MEREDITH DARST : 0/8/32.093 PAGE TREDENNICK
5 388 URBAN VIRGINIA INGRAM: 0/8/36.663 RIVERVIEW FARM
6 608 DON’T GO CATHERINE TYREE: 0/8/42.365 CATHERINE TYREE
7 464 BIGSHOT CALLIE MORGAN SMITH: 4/66.445 SMITHFIELD FARMS
8 672 HEADS UP 3E TAMARA MORSE: 4/67.150 TAMARA MORSE
9 508 VERONA ALEXANDRA CROWN: 4/67.940 ALEXANDRA CROWN
10 216 QURINT HAYLEY WATERS: 4/68.161 M/M CHUCK WATERS
11 609 TIFFANY ADDISON GIERKINK: 8/68.519 KADLEY HOLDINGS LLC
12 353 CLASSIC CARE MCKAYLA LANGMEIER: 8/69.408 LINDA LANGMEIER
Final Results: $7,500 Senator’s Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic Sponsored by The Strauss Family
1 435 PSYCHEE D’AMOUR LUCAS PORTER: 0/0/37.211 SLEEPY P RANCH LLC
2 739 VIVELL-C YASMIN RIZVI: 0/0/38.959 HERITAGE FARM
3 673 ZOPALA SIMA MORGELLO: 0/4/36.339 DOUBLE S FARM
4 123 SEATTLE 6 KATIE TYLER: 0/4/37.676 KATIE TYLER
5 738 DELILAH YASMIN RIZVI: 0/4/37.723 PEACOCK RIDGE LLC
6 169 SOFIA CAR NIKKI PROKOPCHAK: 0/4/39.823 NIKKI PROKOPCHAK
7 653 ZODIAC CHRISTINA FIRESTONE: 0/8/34.760 M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE
8 515 WINTER WHITE ELIZABETH KIRBY: 0/8/41.736 ELIZABETH KIRBY
9 260 NORTON DE LA SAPAIE LAUREN FISCHER: 0/15/55.551 LAUREN FISCHER
10 745 MEMPHIS BELLE LOUISA BRACKETT: 4/63.555 LOUISA BRACKETT
11 326 PENINSULA EMERALD LASS CAITLIN IVEY: 4/65.974 CAITLIN IVEY
12 763 NABUCO SHEER LEVITIN: 4/67.298 SHEER LEVITIN
For full results, please visit www.wihs.org.
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An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country's premier metropolitan indoor horse show. Each October, more than 500 world-class horses and riders, including Olympic medalists, arrive in Washington for six days of exciting show jumping and hunter competition. Highlights include the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier), the Puissance (high jump) and WIHS Equitation Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Exciting equestrian exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities, such as Kids' Day and Breakfast with the Mounted Police, round out this family-friendly event. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and is recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group.
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