Experience Prince George’s, the official destination marketing organization for Prince George’s County, Maryland, has been named the presenting sponsor of the prestigious $406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington CSI5*-W for the President’s Cup held at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Following its anticipated return to the Washington, D.C. area, from October 24 through 30, WIHS will showcase thrilling equestrian sport, entertaining exhibitions, and special events at two prominent venues in Prince George’s County: The Show Place Arena at Prince George’s Equestrian Center (PGEC) in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and the National Harbor waterfront complex in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
“I’m thrilled that WIHS is returning to the Washington, D.C. area,” stated Victoria Lowell, President, WIHS. “The show is rooted in tradition and history and has prided itself on its unique ability to share world-class show jumping and the joy of horses with spectators and fans, and we’ll be able to do that again in Prince George’s County. With this in mind, I’m delighted to welcome Experience Prince George’s as presenting sponsor of the show’s grand prix. Being able to tap the organization’s resources and team of knowledgeable marketers enables us to further extend our mission of bringing horses to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity. We’re very appreciative of their support and know they will help ensure that this year’s WIHS will be the best yet.”
“Prince George’s County has a vibrant, active community and being able to host this prominent international sporting event here is very exciting,” said Leslie Graves, President and CEO, Experience Prince George’s. “Our goal as an organization is to bring unique and engaging experiences to our residents as well as tourists while helping bolster the local economy and generate demand for many of our local and regional businesses. We are proud to partner with WIHS and look forward to introducing community members to the wonderful world of horse sport.”
This year, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan designated October as Maryland Horse Month to recognize and celebrate the numerous contributions made by the state’s horse industry. Given its community focus and its ability to attract some of the world’s best horses and athletes, WIHS is a pillar of Maryland Horse Month and will be a major attraction for horse enthusiasts statewide and beyond. In addition to WIHS, other major equestrian sporting events taking place across Maryland in October include the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill eventing competition in Elkton, and the Jim McKay Maryland Million horse race at Laurel Park in Laurel.
About Experience Prince George’s
Experience Prince George’s is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Prince George’s County, Maryland. Through the efforts of Experience Prince George’s and our many partners, we actively market and promote Prince George’s County regionally and nationally as a prime Mid-Atlantic destination for leisure travelers, meetings, conventions, reunions, group tours, sporting events, and special events.
Located within the heart of the Capital Region, neighboring Washington D.C., the county is an ideal getaway for those seeking a unique collection of experiences. These efforts help drive the local economy and generate demand for local and regional businesses. Hospitality and tourism have grown into a $620 million plus industry for Prince George’s County. It supports over 10,000 jobs and creates more than $50 million in local tax revenue. For more information on Experience Prince George County, visit https://www.experienceprincegeorges.com/
About Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious, competitive, and entertaining equestrian events with competition for international, professional, amateur, junior, and child riders. Highlights include the $406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington for the President’s Cup presented by Experience Prince George’s, and the WIHS Equitation Finals and Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships, plus popular community and charity events, including Kids’ Day and Barn Night. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, visit wihs.org
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