“WIHS Goes Western” at MARS Barn Night

Show Jumping, Entertainment, and Fun

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), in partnership with MARS, has an exciting lineup of activities for its “WIHS Goes Western”-themed MARS Barn Night taking place Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

In addition to watching the start of the show’s international 5* jumping competition, barns and horse-loving clubs are invited to participate in fun contests for the chance to win exceptional prizes. Round up your friends and dress in your best Western wear for a night of entertainment and excitement!

Ticket details are available at /https://wihs.org/tickets/.

Group tickets are also available for MARS Barn Night. Use this form to expedite the process.

WIHS Barn Night Details

Contests and Prizes

Each contest has multiple prizes.

  • Largest Group — Top Prize: Dover Saddlery shopping spree
  • Best Group Costume — Top Prize: Top Jock grooming wall box
  • Farthest Traveled Group — Top Prize: Surprise prize
  • Best “Wanted” Poster — Top Prize: Top Jock wipe board
  • Best of the West Video — Top Prize: Top Turn Out clinic with Ruthann Smith/Lucky Braids
  • Best Decorated Reusable Water Bottle — Top Prize: Surprise prize from Green Is the New Blue

How To Enter

  • Register your barn or group: Registration Form
  • Get all the contest details and rules: WIHS Barn Night Packet
  • Submit your entry by the deadline: Thursday, October 19 (entries limited to one per barn/group; barns/groups may enter as many of the contests as they wish).
  • Winners will be announced on Barn Night at WIHS and social media.
  • For more information, contact lara@wihs.org.

 Thank You to the WIHS Barn Night Sponsors and Partners
MARS Equestrian™Dover SaddleryGreen Is the New BlueLucky BraidsNavigators GlobalTop Jock, and The Equiery

Don’t forget to tag WIHS Barn Night on social!
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About Washington International Horse Show, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization

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 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington CSI5*-W for the President’s Cup, the WIHS Equitation Finals and Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships, top national hunters and jumpers, plus popular community, and charity events. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition. For more information, visit wihs.org.

Contact: Jennifer Wood | Jump Media | jwood@jumpmediallc.com
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