World Equestrian Games Riders and Drivers to Attend 52nd Annual Washington International Horse Show

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Posted by Diana DeRosa


WEG Comes to WIHS
- The finest riders and drivers in the world assembled at the historic 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) last month in Kentucky. The Washington International Horse Show is pleased to welcome a number of these great horsemen and horsewomen October 26-31 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
Chester Weber, Ocala, FL, winner of the WEG Team Silver Medal for four-in-hand driving will bring his brilliant team of four to WIHS on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for an exciting exhibition.

Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward, Brewster, NY, the highest placed show jumper at WEG with a 7th individually, will be competing in the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix Saturday night and other jumper classes throughout the week. He is a past winner of this highlight event. Also on hand will be show jumping superstar Rodrigo Pessoa, Brazil, who made it to the elite Final Four at WEG and Venezuelan Pablo Barrios, whose performance at WEG advanced him into the select individual competition.

New to WEG was a show hunter exhibition presented by the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association. Among the top riders demonstrating this elegant discipline to thousands of spectators were Jennifer Alfano, Buffalo, NY, Louise Serio, Kennett Square, PA, and Peter Pletcher, Magnolia, TX, all of whom who will be competing at Washington next week.  

The 52nd Washington International Horse Show will take place October 26-31 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Verizon Center Box Office. Children 12 and under are free during all daytime performances, courtesy of Comcast. Verizon Center is located at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station, which serves the Red, Green and Yellow lines.  

About Washington International Horse Show:

The Washington International Horse Show is a unique and storied equestrian event held annually at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. For news, photos, event information, visit

Join us October 26-31, 2010, for the 52nd WIHS! The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is one of the leading equestrian events in the country and hosts the top horses and riders from around the nation and the world in the last great metropolitan indoor horse show.