Ever wonder why G Street and F Street in D.C. are blocked off for one week out of the year? Or why a horse is walking next to you on your way to work? It’s because one of the biggest horse shows in the country is going on right in your urban back yard at the Verizon Center and horses are living in stalls up and down F and G Streets. The Washington International Horse Show is the most prestigious equestrian sporting event in North America, and it is celebrating its 59th year in 2017!
Dating back to its inception in 1958, WIHS has provided a showcase for the finest horses from many breeds and disciplines, including Nations Cup international show jumping, hunt teams, side saddle, Saddlebred, Quarter Horse, Morgan and other breed divisions, plus driving, dressage and barrel racing. Over the years, the show has grown to focus more on the disciplines of show jumping, hunters and equitation and has sought to bring together the best riders, most discerning judges and most creative course designer to determine the best of the best.
WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and has been recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group since the designation was established. It also holds a prestigious four-star rating from the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines.
WIHS invites you to join them at your very own private table for 4 on Friday night, 10/27/17, in the exclusive PwC Club. The evening includes a buffet dinner, dessert stations and open bar. The evening is one of the most meaningful and exciting events as it honors the military and includes the Puissance - also called the "horse high jump." Horses compete to see which is the last horse able to bravely go over a wall that can climb over 6 feet! While this event can often go later in the evening, it is family friendly and horse-crazy kids are always welcome.
This package also includes a private behind-the-scenes tour prior to dinner where you will see world-class horse stabling and warm up areas and rub elbows with some of the top equestrians in the world. You also get complimentary WIHS merchandise (2016 poster, 2017 poster, 2 pairs of boot socks, a tumbler and hat) plus 6 VIP arena ticket vouchers to the horse show to be used at any time.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Whether you are an equestrian lover or not, this event is fun for all!
Washington International Horse Show