As the summer show jumping season heats up, the rankings for the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), running October 22-27 at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, D.C., are down to the wire across all levels from coast to coast. The most current WIHS rankings are available online HERE.
New leaders for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals include Tanner Korotkin of Wellington, FL, for the East Coast and Brooke Morin of Laguna Beach, CA, for the West Coast as anticipation builds for this year-end equitation final. Additionally, after leading throughout the spring season, Hunter Kava and Miss Moneypenny still sit atop the Children’s Jumper ranks.
Qualifying events for the WIHS championships are held at more than 650 horse shows in North America. Riders who earn the most points throughout the year are eligible to compete in the WIHS Championship Finals, which include the $10,000 WIHS Children's Hunter Championship, $10,000 WIHS Children's Jumper Championship, $10,000 WIHS Adult Hunter Championship, $10,000 WIHS Adult Jumper Championship, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, and the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals.
As the summer competition season kicks off, WIHS congratulates all of the top competitors in the WIHS rankings as of June 14, 2019.
Current leaders include:
Tanner Korotkin of Wellington, FL – 3,970 points – Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation East
Brooke Morin of Laguna Beach, CA – 2,044 points – Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation West
Chago ridden by Jordan Bell of Friendship, MD – 2,374 points – Children’s Hunter
Glyndon ridden by Patti Schindler of Reisterstown, MD – 3,050 points – Adult Hunter
Miss Moneypenny ridden by Hunter Kava of Parkland, FL – 2,921 points – Children’s Jumper
Jimy ridden by Britta Stoeckel of Chicago, IL – 4,056 points – Adult Jumper
Caroline Signorino of Basking Ridge, NJ – 764 points – WIHS Pony Equitation
With less than three months remaining in the qualifying period, which ends August 31, the race is on for a chance to compete at WIHS and experience an event like no other in the heart of D.C. Riders must be active WIHS members in order for points to count. Membership can be obtained here: www.wihs.org/membership.
Don't miss the chance to qualify for the WIHS Championships! WIHS looks forward to hosting the best horses and riders from around the nation in 2019 and encourages all riders to continue their drive to qualify. The qualifying period runs from shows starting on or after September 1, 2018, through shows starting on or before August 31, 2019.
For the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, invitations will be extended to the top 40 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period in the East Coast and West Coast Leagues as follows: 30 riders will be invited from the East Coast League and 10 riders will be invited from the West Coast League. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September. For the pony equitation, invitations will be extended to the top 25 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September. For the hunter championships, 29 horse/rider combinations will be accepted in each division, while 25 will be accepted for the jumper championships.
For more information or to sign up to earn points for the WIHS Championship Finals, visit www.wihs.org/membership.
For a complete list of current rankings, visit www.wihs.org/wihs-rankings.
For more information on WIHS, please visit www.wihs.org, join WIHS on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Tag them using #WIHS2019 #HorsesInTheCity, #FEIWorldCup, and #Longines
About Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America's most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for the President's Cup presented by Events DC, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, the $25,000 Land Rover International Puissance (high jump) on Military Night presented by Caterpillar, Inc., and Kids' Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C. Visit wihs.org
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