Washington Horse Show from Oct. 20-25
The event brings top horses and riders from throughout the country and the world to the nation’s capital each October for six days of championship competition and community and social events. The event attracts tens of thousands of equestrians, non-equestrians, celebrities and politicos alike with exciting events such as World Cup show jumping, dressage, hunter and equitation competition, plus Kids’ Day, Barn Night, Military Night, special exhibitions, shopping and hospitality.
Highlights include the $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup Saturday night for the President’s Cup and the $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final Friday night which is also military night. Saturday is also Kids’ Day with free kids’ activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
See the Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series, where the jockeys are youngsters from 7 to 14 mounted on traditional Shetland Ponies racing over a course of mini-hurdles.
They will be in action on Thursday, Oct. 22, Barn Night, and Saturday, Oct. 24, Grand Prix Night.
WIHS tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets also may be purchased in person at the Verizon Center Box Office.