New Location, New Classes; Qualify for 2020 WIHS Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center
The prize list for the 2020 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is now available online. Scheduled for October 15-18 at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA, the show will feature expanded offerings.
View Prize List: https://www.wihs.org/wihs-regional/
Entries Open Monday, September 14, 2020
Entries Close Monday, October 5, 2020
A popular stop on the mid-Atlantic horse show circuit, the WIHS Regional Horse Show showcases local riders in an exciting competition environment and will continue in 2020 with COVID-19 protocols to provide as contactless and safe an experience for competitors as possible. The protocols will include mandatory masks, social distancing enforcement, online entry and check-in, and no spectator access. Additional information regarding COVID-19 procedures will be available soon.
“We are grateful that, together with Morven Park International Equestrian Center and dedicated sponsors like TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, we will be able to welcome competitors to this very special competition this year,” said WIHS President Victoria Lowell. “With year-end championships, classes for hunter, jumper, equitation, and even leadline riders, as well as the selection of the Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award, we look forward to another enjoyable and successful year.”
The WIHS Regional Horse Show is proud to host the USHJA Zone 3 Championship again this year on Sunday, October 18. Approximately the top 18 horses in each division, based on total USHJA points, will be invited to compete, and if invitations are not accepted, additional horses will be invited. Accepted riders will be listed on Horseshowing.com.
The WIHS Regional also serves as a qualifier for the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships presented by MARS Equestrian™, which will be held this year at Tryon International Equestrian Center on October 21-22.
New this year at the WIHS Regional Horse Show:
- Additional day of competition
- 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunter Division
- Expanded opportunities for jumpers
- Virginia Horse Show Association equitation offerings
The WIHS Regional Horse Show will continue to include the following highlights:
- VHSA, MHSA, and Gittings Equitation Classes
- Children's and Adult Hunters and Jumpers
- Ninth Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award
- Grand Championships for Children's and Adult Hunters and Children's Hunter Ponies
Learn more about the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty at www.wihs.org/wihs-regional.
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. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit wihs.org.
Photos available on request.
The 2019 winner of the Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award, Kaitlyn Harvey Nicely, being honored for her accomplishments in and out of the show ring. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography
Ivy League, Low Hunter 2'6" Champion ridden by Lauren Fraser, owned by Elizabeth Wiley, and trained by Colleen Kelly, at the 2019 WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography
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