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(as of 12/12/11) We had excellent coverage by equestrian media this year, both pre and post show. Clips continue to come in and it will be February before we have a final tally. Our equestrian media partnership program is at the core of our equestrian strategy. The tradebased program offers magazines, websites and radio a comprehensive menu of elements from simple ad exchange to exclusive articles, ticket promotions and social media efforts. While post-show coverage is important, it’s the advance coverage that is most helpful to building buzz about the show and ticket sales, and that’s where we had excellent traction. More than 33 equestrian publications provided advance articles for WIHS. We worked with editors to provide exclusive articles and photographs tailored to each publication’s readership, location or specific riders and trainers. We continue to get calls for post-show photos and information and several already have contacted us for targeted stories and photos for pre-show articles for next year. This is in addition to any press release publicity for which we also had good pick-up. We work pretty hard with editors on press releases and provide additional and exclusive photos as needed. In some cases we have access to publication websites to post releases ourselves. Approximately 25 equestrian media outlets traded ad space in print or online for magazine distribution at the show, online ads and other amenities. Highlights:           

Five cover photos California Horse Show Biz did a fabulous six-page spread including two full pages of photos, which we had available for patrons at the Fidelity Club Florida Horse did a four-page spread with two full pages of photos Equestrian (USEF) ran a cover photo of Lillie Keenan from 2010 WIHS (Sept/Oct issue) Dover’s Horse World radio show with Robert Dover, featured Robert Ridland, David Distler and Archie Cox in an extended interview about WIHS. An unexpected guest, George Morris, also participated. The Chronicle of the Horse posted photo galleries daily Virginia Sportsman did a six-page story on the Caisson Platoon Sidelines News tied its circulation promotion to WIHS, and ran several stories—an advance story, a post-show blog on mutton busting and a full-page photo essay in the magazine Horse Talk magazine did an advance six-page story on WIHS judge Chris Wynn Practical Horseman, through its Facebook page and sister website, EquiSearch.com, did a ticket giveaway. Nancy Jaffer, one of the leading equestrian journalists worldwide, did an upbeat and very positive postcard about WIHS, with an audio interview with Juliet and photo gallery


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MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Press Contact: Press Link/Diana De Rosa, dderosa1@optonline.net, 516-848-4867 Washington International Horse Show: media@wihs.org, 202-525-3679 Washington, D.C.--The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading indoor championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce Bridget Love Meehan as the new Executive Director. Meehan joins the executive leadership of WIHS - Juliet W. Reid, President; Greg W. Gingery, Chairman; and Anthony F. Hitchcock, Chief Operating Officer - as the show prepares for its 53rd annual event taking place October 25-30 at Verizon Center. Meehan comes to WIHS from Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, where she served in a variety of senior roles since 2004. Most recently, as director of strategic planning and communications, she was responsible for the development and execution of marketing solutions and brand-building opportunities for the domestic distribution market. Prior to that, she was vice president and managing director at Hayes & Associates, specialists in Washington, D.C. event production and sponsorship management, where she designed and executed national marketing and public affairs campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients. Meehan also served as the director of communications for the United States Equestrian Federation, the national governing body for horse sports, and is an active rider and competitor. She received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Kenyon College. Originally from the Buffalo, N.Y. area, she currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter. "On behalf of the entire Washington International Horse Show community, I am extremely pleased to welcome Bridget Love Meehan as our new Executive Director. Bridget brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of marketing and sponsorship and she has a strong background and understanding of the requirements needed to produce a world class event. Having taken part in WIHS as a spectator, an exhibitor and a member of the marketing and communications committee, she brings a unique perspective to our team. We look forward to her contributions toward the future success of the show," said Reid. About the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation's capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix - a World Cup Qualifier, where top competitors, including Olympic medalists, vie for the President of the United States Perpetual Cup; the Puissance high jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities round out this family-friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, D.C., institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. www.wihs.org. =

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Casady and Ashland Farms’ Worlds Fair Receive Hunter Phase High Score at WIHS OCTOBER 28, 2011 – WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) hosted the hunter phase of the WIHS Equitation Classic on Friday morning with an early lead going to Shawn Casady of Harriman, TN. Casady rode Ashland Farms’ Worlds Fair to a score of 87.666 over the other thirty-four competitors. Elizabeth Benson and Hayley Barnhill each finished with scores of 87. Other top finishers included Charlotte Jacobs, Lauren Tyree, Chase Boggio, Meg O’Mara, and Victoria Colvin. “I was really proud of Worlds Fair,” said Casady. “I was happy with the way he jumped; he was slow and smooth, and walked right up the lines. He’s really good in the jumper phase, but the top three are all really close.” The WIHS Equitation Classic will continue tomorrow with all riders returning for the jumper phase. The hunter and jumper scores will then be averaged out to determine the top ten riders who will participate in the final work-off. The riders change horses by determination of a random draw by lot and then compete over the jumper course for final scores. Shawn Casady & Worlds Fair (Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography)

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MESSAGE FROM ASHLAND Final Results: WIHS Equitation Finals Hunter Phase 1 731 Shawn Casady 87.666 Scores : 88.00, 88.00, 87.00 2 748 Elizabeth Benson 87.000 Scores : 87.00, 86.50, 87.50 3 739 Hayley Barnhill 87.000 Scores : 86.00, 85.00, 90.00 4 740 Charlotte Jacobs 86.416 Scores : 86.50, 85.50, 87.25 5 755 Lauren Tyree 85.833 Scores : 82.50, 87.00, 88.00 6 735 Chase Boggio 85.333 Scores : 83.50, 86.00, 86.50 7 749 Meg O’Mara 84.500 Scores : 84.00, 83.50, 86.00 8 213 Victoria Colvin 83.333 Scores : 82.75, 83.25, 84.00 9 763 Allison Toffolon 83.000 Scores : 85.00, 84.00, 80.00 10 781 Sarah Milliren 82.250 Scores : 83.75, 82.50, 80.50 Tags: Ashland Farms, Shawn Casady, Washington International Horse Show, WIHS, Worlds Fair

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    Washington International Regional Horse Show & Zone 3 Finals October 21-23, 2011 - Prince George's Equestrian Center Washington, DC - October 18, 2011 - Polish your boots and spiff up your horses because The Washington International Regional Horse Show & Zone 3 Finals starts this week. This popular show is the sister event to the Washington International Horse Show, the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show, held the following week at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. In addition to being a top show in its own right with a broad selection of classes for riders of all levels, the WIHS Regional Show offers several last-minute ways to qualify for the big event at Verizon Center.  The Regional will take place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23, at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The U.S. Hunter Jumper Assn. (USHJA) Zone 3 Finals, hosted by the Regional, will be held on Sunday. A warm-up day on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will give horses and riders a chance to acclimate to the indoor and outdoor arenas before the show begins.     Riders across the country compete year-round to earn enough points to qualify for Verizon Center. The Regional Show provides a great opportunity for top riders from our local area as well. The Regional Show's Children's and Adult Hunter champions will qualify for the WIHS Children's and Adult Championship held Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, and the top Regional Horses and Ponies owned by exhibitors living within 100 miles of Washington, D.C. will qualify for the Regional Hunter Finals on Sunday, Oct. 30.     Included in the Regional schedule are a variety of hunter, jumper and equitation classes, as well as short stirrup and lead line for the very youngest equestrians. Highlights include the Gittings Horsemanship Finals, the Maryland Horse Show Association Hunt Seat Equitation and the Virginia Horse Show Association Medal classes.    The USHJA Zone 3 Finals include the following divisions: Adult Amateur Hunter, Children's Hunter and Children's Hunter Pony, Children's Jumper, Adult Jumper and Pony Jumper. The top 20 horse and rider combinations in Zone 3 (MD, VA, DC, NC) will be invited to compete in their respective divisions Share

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in this year-end final. The Regional is sponsored by The Saddlery of Great Falls, Va. To capture your special moments, Shawn McMillen Photography, the Official Show Photographer, and videographers from  EquestrianGameTape.com will be on hand throughout the weekend.     The Regional is rated "Local Member" by the U.S. Equestrian Federation and is open to all horses and ponies. The prize list, class details and directions are available at www.wihs.org/wihs-regional/.           The 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show will be held October 25-30, 2011 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  About The Washington International Horse Show:   An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show and the pinnacle of the equestrian year with leading riders, including Olympic medalists, and fabulous horses. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, the Puissance high-jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Classic Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities will round out this family-friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, DC, institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Tags: equine, (USHJA), (USHJA) Zone 3 Finals , ), )", , , , equitation, horse, , , horseback, hunter, jumper, riding, show, , 3, Adult, More… Like

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    Washington International Horse Show to Provide Free Live Streaming of All Performances Washington, D.C. - The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the  country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show, will provide free live streaming of its 53rd annual championship event, which will be held October 25-30 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The entire show, more than 70 hours of the best equestrian sport in the country, will be available free online, including the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, the show jumping highlight of the week, and the WIHS Equitation Classic Finals, for the nation's top junior riders. "The Washington International is a pinnacle of the equestrian year and we're thrilled to offer a free live stream of our entire event for the very first time," said Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. "In addition to joining us at the horse show, it will give our fans and horse enthusiasts throughout the country and across the world another way to watch their favorite horses and riders in real time."  

 

Coverage includes show jumping, high performance hunters, junior and amateur-owner hunters and jumpers, pony hunters and regional champions. Entertainment and exciting exhibitions interspersed between competitive events also will be streamed, including performances from Riot Act Comedy Theater, audience favorite terrier racing, rodeostyle mutton busting, Chester Weber four-in-hand driving, an exhibition by Guy McLean and a moving demonstration by the Caisson Platoon. WIHS coverage will be streamed live on the WIHS website, www.wihs.org, throughout the show week. Broadcasts begin Tuesday morning, Oct. 25 at 7:30 a.m. All performances will be archived for future viewing. Reminders of upcoming streaming highlights will be posted on the WIHS Facebook and Twitter pages. The streaming broadcasts will be produced by Equestrian Sport TV and are made possible through the support of Platinum Performance and eyeD. For complete show information, visit www.wihs.org. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Verizon Center box office. Call 202-661-5061 for group sales.   Share Fan Page 04:40 - Horse slaughterhouses debated - Worcester About The Washington International Horse Show:   An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show and the pinnacle of the equestrian year with leading riders, including Olympic medalists, and fabulous horses. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, the Puissance high-jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Classic Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities will round out this family-friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, DC, institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Source:  JWM Inc./Photo Credit: Photos © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.      Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC at 53rd Washington International Horse Show Chase Boggio Rises to the Top in WIHS Equitation Classic Finals, Colvin and Hughes Win in Junior/A-O Jumpers   Washington, D.C. - October 30, 2011 - Nick Skelton captured another big win at the 53rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), this time taking home the largest purse with Beverley Widdowson's Carlo 273 in the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC. Along with prize money, Skelton was awarded a Rolex watch from Tiny Jewel Box as the Leading Jumper Rider sponsored by Elm Rock LLC. Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey placed second, while Lucy Davis and Nemo 119 were third.  

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Earlier in the day, Chase Boggio took the win in the WIHS Equitation Classic Finals, while Victoria Colvin rode Waminka to the win in the $10,000 SJHOF Ambassador's Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and Michael Hughes with Red Hot won the $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. Tonight's class was the highlight of the week at the WIHS, which finishes tomorrow with competition for the pony hunters, the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, and the WIHS Regional Finals. Skelton and Carlo 273, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Contender, were the last to go clear in the opening round of 24 entries over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Aiken, SC. First up in the jump-off was Davis on Nemo 119, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cambridge owned by Old Oak Farm. They had two rails to finish with eight faults in 39.74 seconds for third place.

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Nemo 119 and Lucy Davis "I only brought one horse, so the days leading up to today were all in preparation for this class," Davis said. "Being from California I have not shown indoors much and I haven’t really done any big indoor grand prix, so it was just kind of going in for experience and trying to do as well as I could." Davis purchased Nemo 119 from Nick Skelton two years ago, and they had a stellar winter season, winning four grand prix events. She said of her horse, "He is very fun and very talented. A little quirky, but he has really taught me a lot, so I am really thankful for that." Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey, a 10-year-old Selle Francais stallion by Rosire owned by Remarkable Farms LP, had an unfortunate rail for four faults in 43.00 seconds, but that would hold up for second place.

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Goutal commented, "I had a little bit of a rough week, so I almost didn't show, but I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and try one more time. The plan was really just to finish and to finish as well as I could. My horse has been amazing all week and he was amazing tonight. I thought the course was really fair. Michel has been building great all week. My plan was literally just to cross both timers."

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Margie Engle (USA) followed next on Indigo, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Indoctro owned by Griese/Garber/Hidden Creek and Gladewinds. They dropped two rails for eight faults and with a slower time of 40.41 seconds, they would place fourth.

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Last to go, Skelton knew that he had to produce a clear jumping round for the win. He took some extra time, but it was enough for victory. He and Carlo 273 stopped the timers in 46.32 seconds with two time faults.

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Carlo 273 and Nick Skelton "Actually I don't like those jump offs when there are no clears and you have to go last," Skelton admitted. "You can make a mistake. If they had all been clear, at least you can go in there and go faster, but when you are in that position you have to be careful. I prefer to have other clears, to have to go fast and attack. Also the time was very tight, so I got two time faults. It was a good class. The horse jumped great and I thought the course was fair for the amount of riders that were in it."

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Skelton described Carlo as a "very talented horse." He continued, "He is very careful. He has all the jump and he has a great mind. He really wants to do it, so that makes my life easier." Skelton said that Carlo has not shown indoors for a couple of years, but didn't have a problem coming to the WIHS. They have had a great year, Skelton said, "from Wellington to the European Championships." They will continue on the indoor circuit at the Alltech National Horse Show and the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. For their victory, Skelton and Carlo 273 were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. As Leading Jumper Rider, Skelton also won the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy. Skelton was named the Leading International Rider as well.

Skelton won a Rolex from Tiny Jewel Box in addition to beautiful trophies and prizes All three riders said they look forward to competing at the WIHS every year. Davis mentioned, "I have come for the past five years, and did the ponies and eq finals and juniors. It is really special for me because I have a lot of family in the city so they can come and watch. I also think that this year has been great as far as crowds. It was definitely much improved and I will definitely come back next year." Skelton has been competing at the WIHS since the 80s, and noted, "We have a nice time when we're here." Goutal, who started showing at the WIHS in 1995 on ponies, explained, "It has always kind of been one of the peak stops in my year. It has always been a very important finals for us. It is a very patriotic event, and it is prestigious. I

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think they did an amazing job this year running the show. It has had a revamping in the past two years and it is really nice to see a big crowd come and support the show. They have been working really hard at getting the numbers up and they have really done it this year. It is just a great show to come to. I look forward to it every year." Chase Boggio Wins 2011 WIHS Equitation Classic Finals The 2011 WIHS Equitation Classic Finals concluded this evening with a significant win for 18-year-old Chase Boggio, of Canton, GA. Boggio rode Massimo, his ten-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cassini, through the first two phases of competition, finishing with a score of 85.33 in the hunter phase and an 89 point total in the jumper phase. Returning for the final work-off sitting in second place overall, Boggio’s ride aboard Elizabeth Benson's mount Calito 7 scored an 87.83, giving him a three round total of 262.166 for the win.

Calito 7 and Chase Boggio Boggio earned the victory over Hayley Barnhill, of Collierville, TN, who totaled 259.999 with scores of 87, 86.67, and 86.33. Barnhill rode Elizabeth MacWilliam’s Camora in the hunter/jumper rounds and then piloted Boggio's mount Massimo in the final work-off. 

Massimo and Hayley Barnhill Third place went to Elizabeth Benson, of Whitehouse Station, NJ, with a three round total of 258.499. Benson rode Horizon Hill Farm LLC's Calito 7 to scores of 87 and 90.33 in the first two rounds. Her ride in the final work-off aboard Sarah Milliren’s mount Vancouver, owned by Elvenstar Farm, scored an 81.17. Boggio was presented The WIHS Equitation Classic Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. G. Ralph Ours, III and was awarded a pair of custom chaps provided by Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd. Tonight's victory was particularly exciting for the rider given that he had previously been in the top ten for this class three times before finally putting his name on the elite list of winners. He finished seventh in 2008, second in 2009, and eighth in 2010.  Massimo was awarded The Lugano Memorial Trophy donated by Stoney Hill as the winning horse of the night. In

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last year’s competition, Massimo helped put rider Lillie Keenan in the winner’s circle after she rode the big gray in the final work-off. This year he carried both the first and second place finishers through excellent rounds. Trainer Christina Schlusemeyer found the talented gelding in Europe two years ago and knew that he would be the perfect horse to guide Boggio to a national championship.

Massimo and Chase Boggio "I purchased Massimo in November of 2009, and he has been amazing for me," Boggio explained. "When I tried him in Europe he was very green and could not canter in a straight line. I told Christina he could never do the equitation, but she said 'He'll do it, just watch.' He has just been so easy; he never does anything bad. Massimo truly is the deluxe equitation horse." Commenting on his victory, Boggio smiled, "It means a lot to win here. I've been second in pretty much every big class that there is in the United States, so it feels good to finally win one.”" "I got very lucky," he added. "I honestly think that it was fate because I got switched on to Calito, who I leased last year. He's an amazing horse and it only took me three jumps to get to know him again. I was really happy with him, and Massimo of course." 

See Chase Boggio and Massimo in their jumper phase round. All show videos available at www.shownet.biz Schlusemeyer proudly commented on Boggio's success, declaring, "This is our happiest day to date. Chase is such a hard worker. He takes it seriously, and he should be a good example to all other equitation riders - if you want it, you can get it."   Second place finisher Hayley Barnhill spoke about her ride on Massimo, noting, "I was really happy with Chase's horse. He's a big strided horse and I thought he was great." One of Barnhill's trainers, Missy Clark, explained that her rider had an unexpected horse change right before this week's competition. Barnhill got her top finish riding not just one, but two unknown horses - a true testament to her skill and composure in the show ring. "Hayley has never shown Camora, so she had two that she had never ridden before, but she was amazing," Clark stated. "She rode like a true double national champion; she really rose to the occasion. We were graciously loaned Camora at the last minute, and you don't see that generosity very often." Judge Steve Wall remarked on the ability of the top two riders, acknowledging, "These two have always been near the top and today was their day; the cream rises to the top. There are riding styles in the two of them that are more polished and more finished."

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Watch Chase Boggio's winning final round on Calito 7. All show videos available at www.shownet.biz Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers Compete in Classics The $10,000 Ambassador's Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic was sponsored by AAA Equestrian LLC, and it was Victoria Colvin who came away with the win on Waminka, owned by Rivers Edge. They were the only double clear in a jump-off of four entries. Olinda and Genevieve Zock were second, while Liza Finsness on Ormsby Hill was third. Colvin was presented with yet another trophy in a week of incredible success for the 14-year-old rider from Loxahatchee, FL. For the classic, she won the Ambassador's Cup Perpetual Trophy donated by Ambassador and Mrs. Marion H. Smoak. Colvin won the Grand Junior Hunter championship yesterday and was named Best Child Rider on a Horse. She said of her wins, "I'm excited. I think the best thing was Best Junior Rider. It meant a lot to me."

Waminka and Victoria Colvin In the jump-off, Colvin wanted to attempt a tricky inside turn and knew her plan. "I think I had a good plan," she agreed. "I watched the last class, so I got to see a lot do the jump-off. I was just going to try and do what they did. I did the inside turn. She hit it and it was almost on the ground. I thought if I was slow to the one jump, I thought she could make that turn." Colvin started showing Waminka, an eight-year-old KWPN mare by Fedor, in the High Junior Jumpers this winter. She remarked, "She's fun. She jumps so high! It's cool to have won here (again)." The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper champion was Banana d'Ive Z, ridden by Meagan Nusz. They were awarded the Greenberg Challenge Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg. Waminka and Colvin were reserve champions. The Shalanno Style of Riding Award was given to Samantha Schaefer.

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In the $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by North Star, Michael Hughes of Allendale, NJ rode Drumnacross Farm Ltd.'s Red Hot to victory. They finished the jump-off double clear in 33.237 seconds for the win over Gabrielle Stern on Anjelica, who stopped the timers in 33.903 seconds for second place. Third place went to Sugar Ray and Samantha Schaefer, who had a clear round in 34.455 seconds. For their win, Hughes and Red Hot were presented with the Swan Lake Perpetual Trophy donated by Beagle Brook Farm in honor of the 1992 winner Swan Lake, ridden by Jennifer F. Miller. The Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Champion sponsored by North Star was Red Hot, ridden by Michael Hughes. Samantha Schaefer and Sugar Ray were the reserve champions. They won the Foxbrook Perpetual Trophy in honor of Space Citation donated by Joy Slater. Hughes has been riding Red Hot, a 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding by Indoctro, for two years. "He's very red hot," Hughes laughed. "He's so much fun to ride and he's such a great teacher in the jump-offs because he's so fast."

Red Hot and Michael Hughes Hughes said of the class, "The course was very difficult; I didn't think there was going to be as many clear as there was, but there were so many good horses and riders in the class. I kept the same pace the whole way around. I never really slowed down. He is very careful, you just have to watch the last couple of jumps." The Washington International Horse Show concludes tomorrow with a day full of pony competition as well as the WIHS Regional Finals. For full results, more information, or to watch a free live feed of the show, please visitwww.wihs.org. Final Results: $100,00 President's Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC 1 17 NICK SKELTON GBR CARLO 273: 0/2/46.32 BEVERLEY WIDDOWSON 2 21 BRIANNE GOUTAL USA NICE DE PRISSEY: 0/4/43.00 REMARKABLE FARMS LP 3 87 LUCY DAVIS USA NEMO 119: 0/8/39.74 OLD OAK FARM 4 60 MARGIE ENGLE USA INDIGO: 0/8/40.41 GRIESE/GARBER/HIDDEN CREE 5 85 RICHIE MOLONEY IRL SLIEVEANORRA: 4/58.86 EQUINIMITY LLC 6 18 SCOTT BRASH GBR BON AMI: 4/62.22 LIZ MCTAGGART 7 46 LAURA KRAUT USA TEIRRA: 4/62.73 STARS & STRIPES 8 89 PAULO SANTANA BRA TALOUBET: 4/62.76 JENNIFER SANTANA 9 64 SAER COULTER USA VICTORY DA: 5/66.93

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COPERNICUS STABLES 10 79 MARIE HECART FRA MYSELF DE BREVE: 5/67.00 HARAS DE LA ROQUE 11 40 LJUBOV KOCHETOVA RUS ROYCE: 5/67.41 LJUBOV KOCHETOVA 12 56 TODD MINIKUS USA PAVAROTTI: 8/63.98 TODD MINIKUS Final Results: WIHS Equitation Classic Finals  1 735 Chase Boggio                            262.166 Scores :   85.33,   89.00,   87.83  2 739 Hayley Barnhill                            259.999 Scores :   87.00,   86.67,   86.33  3 748 Elizabeth Benson                            258.499 Scores :   87.00,   90.33,   81.17  4 749 Meg O'mara                            256.416 Scores :   84.50,   82.92,   89.00  5 781 Sarah Milliren                            252.916 Scores :   82.25,   90.00,   80.67  6 740 Charlotte Jacobs                            250.748 Scores :   86.42,   85.67,   78.67  7 731 Shawn Casady                            250.199 Scores :   87.67,   82.20,   80.33  8 763 Allison Toffolon                            243.999 Scores :   83.00,   82.67,   78.33  9 755 Lauren Tyree                            242.999 Scores :   85.83,   86.83,   70.33 10 213 Victoria Colvin                            242.083 Scores :   83.33,   82.75,   76.00 Final Results: $10,000 SJHOF Ambassador's Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic sponsored by AAA Equestrian LLC 1 590 VICTORIA COLVIN WAMINKA: 0/0/35.985 RIVERS EDGE 2 66 GENEVIEVE ZOCK OLINDA: 0/4/35.826 GENEVIEVE ZOCK 3 236 LIZA FINSNESS ORMSBY HILL: 0/4/39.430 LIZA FINSNESS 4 307 KATIE DINAN BELLE DAME D: 0/12/35.831 GRANT ROAD PARTNERS LLC 5 121 CALLIE MORGAN SMITH CAPTAIN KRUTZMANN: 2/67.303 SMITHFIELD FARMS 6 156 MEAGAN NUSZ BANANA D'IVE Z: 4/60.360 TNT EQUINE PARTNERS 7 258 GABRIELLE BAUSANO UBICO H: 4/60.657 GABRIELLE BAUSANO 8 339 CHASE BOGGIO HENNESSEY: 4/60.674 CHASE BOGGIO Final Results: $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by North Star 1 204 MICHAEL HUGHES RED HOT: 0/0/33.237 DRUMNACROSS FARM LTD 2 441 GABRIELLE STERN ANJELICA: 0/0/33.903 GABRIELLE STERN 3 554 SAMANTHA SCHAEFER SUGAR RAY: 0/0/34.455 SAMANTHA SCHAEFER 4 490 LILLIE KEENAN FIREWORK: 0/0/34.756 CHANSONETTE FARM LLC 5 238 HARRISON SHURE COUNT ON ME 5: 0/0/34.909 HARRISON SHURE 6 640 CATHERINE WACHTELL VDL LAS VEGAS: 0/4/33.168 CATHERINE WACHTELL 7 667 LAUREL BLAKEMORE WALK THE LINE: 0/4/36.404 LAUREL BLAKEMORE 8 268 ALLISON FITHIAN WENDA AK : 0/8/33.747 SORENSEN STABLES

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About The Washington International Horse Show:   An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show and the pinnacle of the equestrian year with leading riders, including Olympic medalists, and fabulous horses. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, the Puissance high-jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Classic Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities will round out this family-friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, DC, institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Tags: $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W, Banana d'Ive Z, Brianne Goutal, Carlo 273, Chase Boggio, Grand Prix show jumping, Hayley Barnhill, International Open Jumper, International Open Jumpers, Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper, More… Like

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Washington, D.C., August 5, 2011 – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is offering an elegant new way to The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is offering an elegant experience the new way to experience the most exciting indoor equestrian sporting event in the country, which will be held October 25 -30, 2011, at Verizon most exciting Center in Washington, D.C. indoor equestrian sporting event in the country, which will be held October 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Fidelity Investments® Club, a new VIP dining platform created expressly for the horse show, will offer the best vantage point to watch the top horses and riders in the country, including Olympic Hillary Dobbs on Undento VDL. Diana De Rosa Photo veterans, in breathtaking jumping competition.

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"Dining facilities close to the action are a mainstay of big European horse shows and we are very proud to bring this concept to the Washington International at Verizon Center here in the nation’s capital,” said Juliet W. Reid, WIHS President. Sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, the new hospitality space will be built at the west end of Verizon Center, easily accessible from the arena concourse. “We are very pleased to welcome Fidelity Investments as the title sponsor of this elegant VIP dining facility,” said Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. “The Fidelity Investments Club will be the perfect place to enjoy the show and entertain business associates, clients, family and friends.” “After scouting all possible locations at Verizon Center to create something new and very special for sponsors and friends to enjoy the show, we selected a position near the in-gate, where patrons Hasbrouck Donovan competing at the Washington International Horse of the Fidelity Show. Diana De Rosa Photo Investments Club will have a unique view of the horses and riders as they enter and exit the ring, and get a real sense of the size and scope of the jumps,” added Meehan. Guests at the Fidelity Investments Club, an intimate dining area with 16 tables of eight, will have full access on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. “Fidelity is pleased to support the Washington International Horse Show in this new and exciting venture and we look forward to a successful event in October,” said Steven Niehoff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Fidelity Investments. The Washington International will continue to offer dining at the popular Acela Club, located at the skybox level overlooking the arena. Both locations will offer buffet dining and a full open bar. Acela Club will also host several social events, including the President’s Cup Party and Brunch at the Barn. Subscribing to either of these dining programs puts you center stage at one of the world’s premier equestrian events, offering the best experience surrounded by top-notch amenities and VIP hospitality. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to make a reservation, contact Bridget Love Meehan at 202-525-3679 or info@wihs.org.

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But once again it was the talented ten year old grey gelding Carlo also owned by Beverley Widdowson who helped Nick to Individual Bronze at the Europeans last month that came out on top.   Having been announced as the best International Combination of the Year at the British Showjumping Awards on Friday Night Nick and Carlo did not disappoint in the 1.60m Grand Prix on Saturday. Jumping one of only four clears in the first round they were last to go in the jump off and the only combination to jump clear again picking up just two time faults to take the win. For their victory, Nick and Carlo were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. Nick also won the Leading Jumper Rider picking up a Rolex watch and was named the Leading International Rider of the show. Fellow British rider Scott Brash from Peeblesshire in Scotland also picked up several results through out the week finishing sixth in the Grand Prix. Scott was partnering Elizabeth Mctaggart’s ten year old brown gelding Bon Ami II and had just one fence down in round one.   Washington President’s Cup Grand Prix Saturday 29 th October 2011 1 st Nick Skelton riding Carlo – 0/2 in 46.32 seconds 2 nd Brianne Goutal riding Nice de Prissey – 0/4 in 43.00 seconds 3 rd Lucy Davies riding Nemo 199 – 0/8 in 39.74 seconds 4 th Margie Engle riding Indigo – 0/8 in 40.41 seconds 5 th Richie Moloney riding Slieveanorra – 4 faults 6 th Scott Brash riding Bon Ami II – 4 faults 7 th Laura Kraut riding Teirra – 4 faults   For more information and full results please visit http://www.wihs.org/   Photo credited to Diana De Rosa Photography           < Previous Article

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John French was recently added to the Board of Directors of the Washington International Horse Show joining fellow Californian Archie Cox. Over the years he's taken the trip back to his home area numerous times to compete at WIHS and plans to be back again this year when the show takes place at Verizon Center in the heart of Washington, DC, Oct. 25-30. John's love for horses started when he was 3 years old and, once bitten by the horse bug, there was no turning back. "I didn't grow up like a lot of kids on the show circuit. I did Pony Club and fox hunting. We lived in the Maryland area. I would go fox hunting on a small pony and jump 3'6" coups. We couldn't afford to go to big "A" shows, so we would go to a couple of shows a year. When I was 15, people would ask me to show their ponies. I was still small enough.

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Riding Magazine "My mother was a great teacher for me until about 14," John continues. "After that I learned by watching riders that I admired and emulating them. Also, I started getting instruction from trainers who had asked me to catch ride." After working with a number of prominent trainers John began building a business. One day he spoke with Californian Pam Hall, who had 10 horses going to a horse show and needed someone to ride them." That sounded good to John, who hopped on the next plane. Before he knew it, John was making regular trips back to California and soon recognized there was more for him there than in New Jersey. "So, I packed my bags, drove to California and haven't looked back."

Adding John to the WIHS Board of Directors just made perfect sense." John is a strong supporter of the Washington International," comments Executive Director, Bridget Love Meehan. "He also rides and trains hunters and jumpers and is a respected leader in the sport. He lives in California now but grew up and began his riding career in Maryland, not far from Washington, DC." "We are thrilled that John has joined the Board of Directors of the Washington International Horse Show," adds WIHS President, Juliet Reid. "John is one of the most outstanding hunter riders in North America, not only this year, but in the past two decades or more. The equestrian perspective that John brings to the Board is critical as we continue to grow our event as the last great indoor championship horse show and a showcase event in the Nation's capital." We recently took the time to chat with John and here's what he had to say. Q: When was the first time you recall competing at the Washington International? JF: The first time was on a pony at the Capital Center in Landover, MD. I didn't have one of my best shows. A few years later just out of the Juniors I had one of my most memorable wins ever. I showed Ice Palace in the Regular Working Hunter division and won the Handy Hunter class. The riders that were behind me in that class were Rodney Jenkins (2nd), Katie Monahan (3rd) and Charlie Weaver (4th). I never believed I would be able to compete and win against the three best hunter riders of all time. The first time I showed at the new facility in downtown DC was 2006. I was champion in the Second Year Green with Vida Blue and in the Regular Working with Overseas and was

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Riding Magazine Leading Hunter Rider. Q: How is competing at WIHS now different than those first few years? JF: Back then I was a Junior and just happy to be qualified. Now that I am a professional I go there with hopes of winning. Q: You are one West Coast rider that regularly journeys east to compete in WIHS. Why? JF: It's the only fall indoor show that is in a city. There is something about being in a city, being downtown and walking to the show. Washington is such a great city. Now that there is no New York Horse Show this is the only show that gives you the true indoor experience. Q: How would you compare competing at WIHS to West Coast shows? JF: We don't have any indoor shows on the West Coast and we don't have any shows that are located in the center of a city. Q: What message do you bring to California to inspire others to follow your lead? JF: We've got great horses on the West Coast that are competitive with East Coast horses and riders. We need to represent the West Coast by going back and experiencing showing in a big city. Until you have gone back and done it you don't realize what a great experience it is. Q: Now that you are on the WIHS Board what advice would you offer? JF: Keep getting West Coast riders and trainers involved. Q: You've had so many successes. Is there any particular goal you haven't achieved yet? JF: Yes, winning the President's Cup Grand Prix at Washington. Q: What has been your greatest achievement so far? JF: My greatest achievement is over the years having the owners and horses that have allowed me to compete at the very best shows like WIHS.

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As the winter show circuits were thriving, three of our major indoor shows experienced significant changes that could have a strong impact on the hunter industry. As people start packing to move back to their summer bases, they’re deciding which shows to attend based on criteria like distance to their home, quality of the show and footing, and costs. The managers of most top shows have learned that they must make improvements in order to attract exhibitors, and the indoor shows are no different.

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Let’s start with the Washington International Horse Show. Their board has signed a new three-year contract with the Verizon Center, which ensures this show will move forward. I’m hoping that sponsorship has stepped up and that the exhibitors won’t have to pay the ever-increasing price of running this show in the middle of Washington, D.C. Hats off to the organizers for running this show in a non-horse facility, but one has to wonder how long the board of directors can justify the expense.

Once we’re all in the arena and the show begins, the atmosphere at Washington is spectacular. But we cannot keep asking the same people—the exhibitors—to support this show. To show at Washington, you have to pay for two sets of stalls—one at the show and one at the layover facility—two hotels, and shipping charges between the two. And the prices continue to grow. The trade-off for the inconvenience and price is that the show has a great feel and excitement. But you have to wonder if these stand-alone shows, with one ring, limited stabling and  difficult logistics, can continue.

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We Lost One Organizers of the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament (N.Y.) have decided to close the doors on this wonderful jumper show. I say “jumper” because that is how the show started, with a schedule full of jumper classes, in 2003. In 2005, the National Horse Show partnered with Syracuse, bringing the ASPCA Maclay Finals to the show. And in 2008, the National Horse Show hunter divisions followed, in an effort to see if both shows could benefit.

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We all wanted a recreation of the glory days of the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden to bloom from this combination of two great shows, but it didn’t happen. Since the National left Madison Square Garden in 2001, the NHS has been struggling in each venue it appeared, from the Meadowlands (N.J.) to Pier 94 in New York City, and Wellington (Fla.), and finally at the Syracuse Invitational. There is only one Madison Square Garden, and short of returning the National Horse Show to New York City, we all must move on. We can debate all day as to the reasons for the Syracuse show’s demise.

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But the expenses of running a top horse show in a non-equestrian venue are prohibitive. And it was difficult to fit the hunter classes into the established jumper schedule in a way that showcased the hunters. Is it possible to find sponsorship to support a jumper show and hunter show? Are the higherend jumpers and the higher-end hunters a formula that can be put together successfully?

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Washington, D.C., August 3, 2011 – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is offering an elegant new way to experience the most exciting indoor equestrian sporting event in the country, which will be held October 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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The Fidelity Investments® Club, a new VIP dining platform created expressly for the horse show, will offer the best vantage point to watch the top horses and riders in the country, including Olympic veterans, in breathtaking jumping competition. “Dining facilities close to the action are a mainstay of big European horse shows and we are very proud to bring this concept to the Washington International at Verizon Center here in the nation’s capital,” said Juliet W. Reid, WIHS President. Sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, the new hospitality space will be built at the west end of Verizon Center, easily accessible from the arena concourse. “We are very pleased to welcome Fidelity Investments as the title sponsor of this elegant VIP dining facility,” said Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. “The Fidelity Investments Club will be the perfect place to enjoy the show and entertain business associates, clients,

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family and friends.” “After scouting all possible locations at Verizon Center to create something new and very special for sponsors and friends to enjoy the show, we selected a position near the in-gate, where patrons of the Fidelity Investments Club will have a unique view of the horses and riders as they enter and exit the ring, and get a real sense of the size and scope of the jumps,” added Meehan.

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Guests at the Fidelity Investments Club, an intimate dining area with 16 tables of eight, will have full access on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. “Fidelity is pleased to support the Washington International Horse Show in this new and exciting venture and we look forward to a successful event in October,” said Steven Niehoff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Fidelity Investments. The Washington International will continue to offer dining at the popular Acela Club, located at the skybox level overlooking the arena. Both locations will offer buffet dining and a full open bar. Acela Club will also host several social events, including the President’s Cup Party and Brunch at the Barn. Subscribing to either of these dining programs puts you center stage at one of the world’s premier equestrian events, offering the best experience surrounded by top-notch amenities and VIP hospitality. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to make a reservation, contact Bridget Love Meehan at or info@wihs.org.

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National Museum Of The American Indian And Washington International Horse Show Team Up To Celebrate Horses By: Diana de Rosa

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington International Horse Show announce a new partnership to celebrate horses in Native American culture and equestrian sport throughout history. The museum opens “A Song for the Horse Nation” Saturday, Oct. 29, at its flagship museum on the National Mall, a major exhibition that explores the role horses have played in Native culture from the 1500s to the present. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2013. The Washington International Horse Show celebrates its 53rd year Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center. Together, the two organizations will celebrate these occasions with free family programs on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at Verizon Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all day Sunday, Oct. 30, at the museum. A free shuttle service between the museum and Verizon Center will be provided by Reston Limousine on Saturday.

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Activities include free pony rides at Verizon Center Oct. 29 for WIHS Kids’ Day, war-pony painting demonstrations by Crow equestrian and tribal general council member Kennard Real Bird, storytelling by award-winning children’s book author and illustrator S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux), hands-on ledger-art lessons and much more at both locations. “What better way for us to come together to illuminate our shared history and distinct cultures than through our mutual admiration for horses,” said museum director, Kevin Gover (Pawnee). “This unique collaboration celebrates the indomitable spirit not just of the Horse Nation, but of the whole nation. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Washington International Horse Show and know that the spectators at Verizon Center and the visitors to the museum will be, too.” “The Washington International Horse Show is honored to partner with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, two great Washington institutions coming together to celebrate horses and equestrian sport,” said Bridget Love Meehan, executive director, Washington International Horse Show. “Aligning our organization with one of the world’s most recognized cultural institutions allows the Washington International Horse Show to share the drama, beauty and athleticism of world-class equestrian sport with millions of people worldwide and honor the significance of the horse throughout our nation’s history.”

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The D.C. Mounted Police and Real Bird will present the U.S. and Crow Nation colors on horseback Saturday at 3 p.m. on the museum’s Outdoor Welcome Plaza, while singer KJ Jacks (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) performs the U.S. national anthem. Real Bird will also participate in the opening procession of the Washington International Horse Show Friday evening, Oct. 28,

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Washington International Horse Show Selects ‘Uncle Sam’ By Michael Paraskevas As Official Poster By: Jennifer Wood Media

 

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Washington, D.C. - October 20, 2011 - Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is thrilled to announce that noted illustrator and artist Michael Paraskevas of Southampton, N.Y. has created the poster artwork for the 53rd Annual Washington International, the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show, taking place October 25-30, 2011 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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"We are honored to feature Mickey Paraskevas' humorous sketch, 'Uncle Sam,' as our official poster this year. Mickey tips his hat both to Washington, D.C. and WIHS in his light-hearted sketch of a gentleman in top hat watching the horses at the show through binoculars. The artwork perfectly connects our equestrian event to this great city," said Bridget Love Meehan, executive director, WIHS. This is Paraskevas' second Washington-themed poster for WIHS. In 2009 he created a whimsical poster of a horse jumping over the White House.

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The poster and matching note cards will be available for sale during the show in the WIHS souvenir booth on the concourse at Verizon Center. Paraskevas is an award-winning illustrator featured in such prestigious publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country and Esquire. With his late mother, Betty, he published more than 20 children's books, including the much-loved Tangerine Bear, which was produced as a Christmas Special for ABC in 2000. Other popular works include Junior Kroll, A Very Kroll Christmas, Shamlanders, The

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Washington International Horse Show Announces "Inside the Beltway" Sponsors! By: Jennifer Wood Media

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Washington, D.C. - October 14, 2011 - The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the country's leading metropolitan indoor equestrian event based in Washington D.C. since 1958, is honored to announce a very exciting list of sponsors from the D.C. area. VIEW MORE

"Washington International Horse Show is thrilled to have the support of several D.C. based companies. Some new and exciting, and some steeped in tradition," says Bridget Love Meehan, executive director of Washington International Horse Show. For 80 years Tiny Jewel Box has been bringing unique treasures to its clients. "If it's not special, it's not here" is the motto they use. The leading WIHS Hunter Rider and WIHS Jumper Rider will receive Rolex timepieces from Tiny Jewel Box. "We are very excited that Tiny Jewel Box will be working with WIHS to add something special to the show," added Meehan. All the WIHS Champions will also receive a gift and Tiny Jewel Box will surprise guests of the show with some treasures as well.

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Riot Act Comedy Theater just opened in D.C. and we are excited to welcome them to WIHS. Riot Act features the nation's greatest comics while also providing a work place and open mic for local and aspiring comics. Each night of the Horse Show spectators will be entertained during course changes. Riot Act also will host the Horsin' Around party on Thursday night in the Acela Club at Verizon Center. For tickets visit www.wihs.org. WIHS is thrilled to welcome back Georgetown Cupcake as a sponsor of the show for the third year. WIHS champions get a box of the now famous cupcakes. They are also available for free to kids 12 and under at WIHS Kids' Day. This year the TLC television show about the shop and its owners, titled DC Cupcakes will be filming at WIHS on Barn Night! How sweet! Tickets for Barn Night are available at www.ticketmaster.com. In addition WIHS has a partnership with Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the US Army's Caisson Platoon, TAPS the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and various local charitable organizations. Contact: Diana Hosford, dianahosford@wihs.org, 202-525-3679 tagged in:

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Boggio Bags A Washington Win By: Victoria Rodriguez

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Oct. 29—Washington D.C. It might have taken him five years, but tonight at the Washington International Horse Show, Chase Boggio finally won the WIHS Equitation Classic. VIEW MORE

Boggio came into the third and final round of the WIHS Classic sitting in third place after the hunter and jumper phases. In the third round, the “rideoff,” the top 10 riders are invited back and switch horses to jump the same jumper round they did on their own horses earlier in the day. The bottom five switched amongst each other, and the top five did likewise. For the ride-off, Boggio got a mount he was familiar with: Calito 7.  “I got very lucky,” Boggio said. “I honestly think it was fate today that I got Calito, who I leased for the finals last year. He’s an amazing horse, and it only took me three jumps to get to know him again.”

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Boggio received an 87.833 for his third round, the second best behind Meg O’Mara, who scored an 89.00. Hayley Barnhill, who placed second overall, was third best in the ride-off behind O’Mara and Boggio, on Boggio’s horse Massimo, with an 86.33.  “I was really happy with Chase’s horse; he was so good,” Barnhill said. “He’s really big; he’s a bigstrided horse. We moved up a spot [from the jumper round].” Massimo and Boggio were solid throughout the first two rounds. They placed sixth in the first round, then moved up to second overall after a big score of 89.00 in the jumper phase. For Barnhill and Boggio, it was the last year they were eligible to ride in the WIHS Equitation Classic, and they made it count in a big way. “There were riding styles we liked in the two of them that were just a little more polished,” said judge Steve Wall. “Riding these three rounds, it’s a big test of horsemanship. I’ve seen these two throughout the years as they’ve grown up, and they’ve always been near the top, and it was their day today.” The leader from the jumper phase, Elizabeth Benson, took a turn on Sarah Milliren’s horse, Vancouver, for the ride-off. She posted a strong score of 81.66 but fell to third overall after Boggio and Barnhill both earned markedly higher scores.  The top 10 placings of the WIHS Equitation Classic were as follows: 1. Chase Boggio 2. Hayley Barnhill 3. Elizabeth Benson 4. Meg O’Mara 5. Sarah Milliren 6. Charlotte Jacobs 7. Shawn Casady 8. Allison Toffolon 9. Lauren Tyree 10. Tori Colvin Read more news coverage from the Washington International Horse Show.

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Carlo Keeps All The Rails Up To Win President's Cup Grand Prix At Washington International By: Meghan Blackburn

 

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Washington, D.C.—Oct. 29 It might have been that Michel Vaillancourt set a course difficult enough to provide the crowd with an evening’s entertainment. It might have been, like Nick Skelton suggested, that many competitive riders who normally compete in the grand prix at the Washington International (D.C.) were competing at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Whatever it was, only four of a field of 24 advanced to the jump-off in the $100,000 President’s Cup CSI-W, and not one of those four left the ring after their second round without some faults on the board. In the jump-off, Lucy Davis posted 8 faults, followed by a 4-fault round by Brianne Goutal and 8 faults by Margie Engle.

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However, in Nick Skelton’s case, the 2 faults were not because Carlo 273 knocked a rail, but that as the final ride of four, and having seen his three previous competitors have at least one rail each, Skelton knew he would have to forego the risky turns to make the time limit so that he could leave all the rails in the cups. “Actually, I don’t like those jump-offs, because when there are no clear rounds and you have to jump clear, that’s when you tend to make a mistake,” said Skelton. “I prefer to have other clears—to have to go fast and attack. But in that [the former] position, you have to go in there and be really careful. And also, the time was really tight.” Vaillancourt acknowledged a multi-tiered system for building a course of this difficulty; its title of a President's Cup, its designation as a World Cup qualifier and the fact that he anticipated a large crowd who would need to be provided with "some kind of spectacle." The second rider of the evening, Davis on Nemo 119 (who Davis bought from Skelton about two years ago), put in the first clear round, then immediately followed by Goutal and Nice de Pressey. Fifteen more horse-and-rider combinations tried their hand at Vaillancourt’s test, but it wasn’t until Engle and Indigo cantered around that the third clear round was posted. Even though Carlo had not shown indoors for several years, he still handled the atmosphere like a pro, his double-clear performance coming off a second-placed finish in Thursday’s $31,000 International Open Jumper Time First Jump Off. “It was a good class. I thought the course was fair. My horse was great—I was really pleased with him,” Skelton said of the 10-year-old gelding. “[Carlo] has really grown up a lot this summer.” Tonight wrapped up a successful WIHS for the British rider (he also won the Puissance class with

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Go East, Young Woman With fall indoor season on the horizon, our columnist recognizes the benefits of Utest Coast riders traveling east to compete but reminds us why it's not a decision to be taken lightly. By HOPE GLYNN

Getting horses and riders prepared for the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals, the Pesso:VUSEF Medal Finals, or the AdequatlfFEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships takes a great deal of work at home from the ricier, horse, trainer, grooms and assistants, no matter where you live. But the trip east from the \illest Coast does require an extra degree of effort and serious financial strain beyond what most people living on the East Coast realize when they ask me why I don't come east every year. Yes, we West Coast riders know we should go east to show, and we want to. But financial, personal and business reasons can all too easily hold us back. Plus, we have many beautiful horse shows of our own that offer great prize money in both Northern and Southern California. And it's also hard to get people to leave our great weather to travel across the country, where you're often more likely to compete in lightning, thunder, rain and humidity than

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more often, but 1ransportation alone from California to I<entucky can easily run you $8,000 per horse.

you are in comfortable conditions. Yet nowhere on the West Coast can you get the rush of showing at night in a ring where the World Equestrian Games were held, or the pressure and elation feIt putting in a great round in a Medal Finals class of 150 people, or the joy of cheering on your team while meeting young riders from all across the country and the world who share your passion for riding and horses. 'This is a thrilling sport to watch and be involved in, and there's nothing like the feeling of putting it all together at one of these venues! 1herefore we must encourage our top riders and horses to go outside of the comfort zone, and if financially possible, strive

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to compete at the top levels at the most prestigious horse shows in tlus country.

Unforhlnately, at th.is point \ve have no national championship show that can be pitched to parents and owners as lithe year-end show of all shows" that riders and trainers work for all year in hopes of attending. However, there are a lot of great options that push riders and horses to raise the bar, and that's why I encourage our clients to try to go east if at all possible.

It All Adds Up While some argue that the biggest thing that keeps people away from the East Coast is the competition, let's get


realistic-it costs a ton to get there and stay there! Before anyone considers making the trek, he should be aware of what to reasonably expect to pay for the excursion. If you fly a horse round-trip into Lexington, Ky., plus vanning to and from the plane, you're looking at around 58,000 per horse. I f you ship cross-country in box stalls, that'll run you in the 54,000 round-trip range. And if you decide to spend that much on hauling, most people choose to stay multiple weeks. That means

your horses don't get to go back home on the off' weeks , so they're staying at a layover facility. Most layovers average S50 per d ay for board, then you add shavings, feed, the trainer's hotel,

the groom's hotel, rental car, laundry charges, haul again, etc. And those are for non-show weeks! The cost of a show in California versus one in New York is similar, but the extra expense of getting there and staying there is vastly different for a \ !\Iest Coaster. This year, instead of just coming for a week of finals o r indoors, we've

decided to keep a group of horses on tile East Coast for 10 weeks, out of which we'll show 81.'(. '"lllis is where the scheduling nightmare begins. We have flights for horses, grooms, trainers and students on a weekly basis, depending on where we are in the country. My assistant an d some of my riders stay the entire ti me, but I fly home in between to see family and at-

home clients, so it's weekly flights for many of us. Then there are the rental cars for grooms, rental cars for clients, rental cars for trainers-no one has the lmmry of driving there from home and having their own vehicle. \!\Ie also have to order hay to be shipped in to the shows, as our horses out west are used to timothy grass hay, and it's hard to come by in the east, and we can't risk ti,e horses not feeling well. It's hard enough on them to get used to the diffe rence in climate. W e start th em on electrolytes, fluids and

immun.ity boosters before we leave; once you've paid for that haul you sllre don't want to miss a show! We can't bring our normal massive set-up) because it's too hard to get everything there, so we have to be creative with our packing and set-up and buy a few things when we get there. Then we need to rent golf carts for most of the shows, because clearly I can't ship ours across the country, and shows such as Kentllcky, the Hamptons (N.Y.) and Saugerties (N.Y.) are very spread out.

A Whole Different Ballgame Getting ti,e riders prepared, botll mentally and physically, is ana ti,er integral part of the trip. In advance of our trip this year, I've encouraged Illy riders to get fitter, on and off th e horse. If you're plltting all tills time, money and effort into making th e trek, you want to get the absolute most out of it every time you're in tile ring. Whetller I'm talking to someone who rides in the small ponies or 3-foot amateurs, I remind my clients that if you're going to Kentucky in August, it's probably going to be hot and humid, and you need to be able to ride and not pass out. It sou nds silly to people who live in that climate, but most of my riders think 86 with dt}, heat is a hot day. \ !\Ihen you're showing in 98 degrees with 90 percent humidity, it really takes it out of you. Before we head east, I also have had my jUlllor and amateur riders enter several derbies, classics and night classes in tI,eir shows at home so tlley can get comfortable rid ing in higher pressure situations-<1nything that will help establish a baseline of confidence to help them in East Coast equitation finals or big hunter shows. Once we're out east, I make sure my riders get to their shows a day earlier than they might normally in CalifOflua, because they and their horses need to ge t comfortable with the new venue's layout. That way they can just

Hope Glynn is a professional hunter/jumper rider and trainer a nd U.S. Equestrian Federationlicensed hunte r a nd hunt seat eq uitation judge. She is a lso a mem ber of the U.S . Hunter Jumper Association Young Professionals and Zone 10 Hunter committees an d is on the board of the California Professional Horsemen's Association. S he and he r husband Ned Glynn own and operate Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma, Calif.

WOlTY about riding the fi rst day of the show, like the majority of other riders there, who've already competed there a hundred times. For as far as we can see into the future, \!\Iest Coast riders will probably still need to go east to get the top-level experiences in sport. I wish all my horses and riders could do so at least once, but that wish is often umealistic. Yet for those who can get to the National Horse Show (Ky.), the Hampton Classic (N.Y.), the Pennsylvania National, the Washington International (D.C.), Capital Challenge (Md.) or any of the otl,er East Coast fall shows, it's usually a life-changing experience.

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Will This Be the Year D'Ambrosio's "Sweet" Record Finds a New High? The French word "Puissance" means power and certainly when one thinks of the Washington International Horse Show's Puissance clasR with the ever rising wn.ll, that name is quite appropriate. Traditionally the Puissance takes place Friday night (which tlus year is October 28th) during the 1\lesday through Sunday Horse Show (Oclober 25+30) at Verizon Center. WIHS is a powerhouse event from the line' up of Olympic veterans (both horses and riders), to the list of celebrity and high'profile competitors and spectators, and the classes lllld enter" tainment. It's one of those events you should be ma.r king down on your calendar now. While the WIHS roster of events offers much to enjoy, it is the appeal of the Puissance tha t makes it a highlight of the schedule. The audience delights in the hope that perhaps this will be the year the 26-year-old record will be broken.

It was in 1983 that Anthony d'Ambrosio, Red Hook, NY, aboard Sweet 'n' Low, a 17 .1 -hand Thoroughbred gelding, set the indoor record of 7' 7 Y2" that no one has yet to beat. though many have tried. Last year Pablo Barrios attempted to break tha t record on G&C Blanchee Z. owned by G&C Farm and Gustavo & Carolina Mirabal. but PAGE 16

as many before him discovered, those slices of wall are hard to clear with each raised inch. For Anthony it was a lmost an art form to jump the big wall and it was a combination o f his experience and Sweet 'n' low's incredible talent that glided them over the wall that year. Anthony's passion for competition began when he was nine years old. "I became more serious at 13, when I won the first Puissance I competed in on a horse called Sir Winston af the Jun'ior Essex Troop Horse Show in New Jersey," he said.

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At 16, he began riding as a Junior/Professional. and his percentages were quite good. "I probably won more than 50 percent of the Puissance classes I was in," he admitted. Setting records began early. In 1973, at age 19, he rode Sympatico at the National Horse Show avera 7'4" wall. In 1983 at WIHS, when he and Sweet 'n' Low cleared 7'7 !f2", he broke his own record, and that set by Barney Ward the year before aboard Glandor Akai (7'6 3/. ").

While any wall requires a powerful jump, as the inches raise so does the feeling. "The most noticeable difference about jumping a big wall is how much longer it tokes from take-off to touch down and the descent gets steeper as the wall gets larger," he explained. "As far as balance goes, the ideo is the some in terms of supporting one's position and balance, and this can be done in different styles, allhough the classic style is the best. The difference is that there is a significant loss of forward motion over the jump, so the balance has to be maintained throughout this process." D' Ambrosio, who believes practice makes perfect, gave his horses mileage at home, where he had his own Puissance wall set up. And it wasn't always the height he was going after but rather the skill of what it takes to negotiate a Puissance wall.

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"I taught them how to jump a wall ... how to make the effort" he explained. Timing for raising the wall at home coincided with when they were approaching a major challenge, such as the Puissance at Washington or at the National. At home, while there were no records to be broken, he'd generally not even reach 7', because that was the warm-up and he wanted the peaking to take place during the competition. Anthony explained that the purpose of the warm-up at home was to get his horse to understand "what to do and what kind of shape he had to be in, in order to jump the wall successfully ." That day when they soared to new heights is still ever present in his memory, especially the last attempt when the wall was set at the record height of 7'7 W'. "I was very focused at the time, and approached the wall in the same manner as in the previous attempts, but with greater encouragement and support as the wall became larger."

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These days, while his record-setting career is now just a wonderful m emory, he continues I}is passion for negotiating courses from the ground. He now holds an International FEI judge's license and was the course designer at the 2009 World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.

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I Rules for Puissance competitions are clearly defined with five being the maximum number of rounds that any horse can jump and, after the Initial round, there Is no clock ticking away for this competi tion . The class includes more than just the wall. The first round is set with four to six fences (Including the wall) at a minimum height of 4'6 ", which is used to set the and warm-up the horses for the big challenge . each subsequent round the wall height increases the total number of additional fences decreas there is just the wall and one additional fence. the fifth round only one rider and horse are to clear the wall, then the victory goes to them, if the riders remain tied, the prize money is shared.

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While one might think that it's all about Puissance power, it's also clear that jumping the Puissance wall also requires an understanding by both horse and rider of what it takes to clear this type of fence. With his record holding now for 28 years, Anthony Anthony continued by comparing how ne- d' Ambrosio has shown that his feat was gotiating grand prix jumps differs from jump- even greater than ever imagined . ing the big wall noting, "A normal grand prix jump requires many of the same elements For those who have a passion for the power ! described. Maximum compression is not and skill of jumping the big wall, the Puisoften required, and more speed is necessary sance at WIHS is a must-see event. Check to ride within the time allowed, which is not it out on Friday, October 28th at this year's a fador in the Puissance," Washington International Horse Show be~ cause this could be the night that Anthony And when it comes to choosing the right d'Ambrosio's "Sweet" record finds a new horse capable of the power needed to high!

The Washington International Horse Show will be adding a new VIP dining facility at this year's event. The new hospitality area, The Fidelity InvestmentS® Club, overlooks the arena, providing a superb view of the jumping competition. The Fidelity Investments® Club accommodates 16 tables of 8 full, and guests are allowed access on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings. The Acela Club, at the sky box level which also overlooks the arena, will be offered again this year as well. For more information about sponsorship, or to make reservations at either VIP hospitality location, please contact Bridget Love Meehan at 202-525-3679 or info@wihs.org.

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"When I rode hunters, "Georgina recalls, "I always tried to chose a jacket to compliment my horse's color." For a chestnut horse, it has been noted that any dark rich brown or navy coat would be appropriate. However, a tacky and flashy strong color lining of hot pink is sometimes incorrectly chosen by teenage girls. Better to stick with traditional conservative dark hues.

"By thinking of the total color coordination of horse and rider, a very eyepleasing picture catches the judge's eye as you enter the ring where first impressions count," adds Jill, also a lifelong equestrian. As Ivy Maddison observed in her 1924 book: "While occasionally one does see a badly gotup rider put up a good performance, such an exhibition never fails to call forth surprised comment from any real horsewoman or horseman who may be present." In 1922, etiquette maven Emily Post noted: "A riding habit, no matter what the fashion happens to be, is like a uniform, in that it must be made and worn according to regulations. It must above all be meticulously trig and compact. Nothing must be sticking out a thousandth part of an inch that can be f1attene9 in." She also wrote that; "if you want to see a living example of perfection in riding clothes, go to the next horse show, where Miss Belle Beach is riding and look at her!" Today, the same also can be said for Georgina Bloomberg.

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National Museum of the American Indian and WIHS Team Up to Celebrate Horses The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington International Horse Show (WlHS) atIDounced a new partnership to celebrate horses in Native American culture and equestrian sport throughout history. The museum opens "A Song for the Horse Nation' Satw'day, October 29, at its flagship musemn on the National Mall, a major exhibition that explores the role horses have played in Native culture from the lS00s to the present. The exhibition runs through January 7,2013. 11,e wrHS celebrates its S3rd year from October 2S30 at the Verizon Center. Together, the two organizations will celebrate these DCcasians with free family programs on

Saturday, October 29, at the musemn, 10 a.m. to 4 p,m .. and at the Verizon Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all day Sunday, October 30, at the musemn. A free shuttle service between the museum and the Verizon Center will be provided by Reston Limousine on Saturday. "The Washington International Horse Show is honored to partner with the Smithsonian's National MuselU11 of the American Indian, two great Washington institutions coming together to celebrate horses and equesttian sport;' said WIHS Executive Director Blidget Love Meehan. "Aligning our organization with one of the world's most -recognized cultural institutions allows us to share the

drama, beauty and athleticism of world-class equestrian Sp0l1 with millions of people worldwide and honor the significance of the horse throughout our nation's history." For more information, visit www. AmericanIndian.si.edu. • Smithsonian

Woodburn 1996-2011 It is with great sadness that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced that Woodburn, owned by Ann Jones and Mardie Faucett, was euthanized August 2, 2011. Woodburn suffered major internal bleeding at home. Woodburn and Phillip Dutton represented the U.S. at the 2010 Alltech FEl World Equestrian

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Million Dollar Horsemen! McFarlane, Haness Cash-In at HITS By Paula Parisi

San Ramon-based Duncan McFarlane and Mr. Whoopy on course for the jump-off at the HITS Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. They were among six California entrants at the event, in Saugerties, NY, andfinished second. The next-placed West Coast pair, Saer Coulter and Springtme, came in sixth.

Rodeo Gets the 'White-Tablecloth' Treatment in San Juan Capistrano contestants in the category. 'We've modeled it after the Wraogler It was another great year for the Rancho National Finals Rodeo. They take the top 15 Mission Viejo Rodeo io San luan Capistraoo, eamers and we invite the top 30, and with which drew a capacity crowd, sent cowboys the kind of money we offer, we can catapult home with more than $185,000 in prize people into the top 15," Aguirre said. At !lie RMV Rodeo, capacity in general money, and raised $100,000 for local chariadmission seating is about 3,500, but anties, said event chairman Gilbert Aguirre. "It was smashing success," said the cat- other lucky 90 patrons purchase tented VIP tleman, who operates a 23,000 acre working seating at a cost of $5,000 to $10,000 per ranch in the area_ "This is our 11th year," table of eight. The event reliably sells out. he said of the Aug. 27-28 event. "I'm very "Pro Rodeo Sports News called it 'a highproud of the fact that we started it as a way society rodeo,'" Aguirre said with no little to perpetuate the cowboy life. There is a hint of satisfaction_ ''We've managed to whole group of people in Orange County broaden the base of fans." The contestants are given the royal treatwho had never seen a rodeo, and would probably have never seen one if we hado't ment too, riding the best rougbstock available from band-picked contractors includdone it this way_" The "way" Aguirre refers to is what he ing Flying U of Marysville and Flying 5 calls a "white tablecloth rodeo." No dusty, from Bend, Oregon. "They bring the buckbuffalo chip-ki"ckin' event this! Patrons are ing stock - the bulls and the horses. No one treated to a colorful, orderly affair with six person has 30 top horses, but a number of events, each limited to the top-ranked 30 Continued on page 2

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Tevis Cup Weather; starting order among endurance racers' concerns By Paula Parisi One hundred miles in 24 hours on horseback - that's the Western States Trail Foundation's Tevis Cup enqurance race. Riders who've made the trek from Lake Taboe to Auburn describe it as an adrenaline-fueled test of strength, will and strategy that sees them trotting along narrow switchbacks edged by thousandfoot drops, climbing 50-degree inclines and crossing a trestle that spans 300-feet over the California River, I 50-feet below. Those taking part in the 56th iteration Oct. 8-9 will also face some new obstacles in the form of three hours of additional darkness, fresh snow and new rules for the starting order. No wonder only half the starters will make the finish line and receive the coveted Tevis belt buckle that signifies they've completed the race. (Editor's note: Late on Oct. 6 the Tevis race was rerouted due to the harsh weather conditions.)

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Tevis Cup Results - Page 6 that sometimes come up to your horse's belly. lmagine stepping-stairs, where horses have to leap up these huge boulders with water pouring down the sides. The environment is extreme. "Concerns about light and clime are the result of the race being Continued on page 11

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that Kellerhouse is so passionate about, and includes a racecourse for steeplechase as By Diana De Rosa been the start of a West Coast League to well as meandering dirt paths for road and help riders from the west quality for the track phase. These tests augment the now-standard Running any horse show is a tremen- WillS Eqnitation Finals. "Our goal will al'dressage-cross country-stadium jumping, dous task, but for a show like the Washiog- ways be to maintain our elite status so that and fall on day two, just prior to the cross ton International, which takes place Oct. every rider, trainer, owner, and guest leaves country, for which they serve as something 25-30 at the Verizon Center in v,:ashiogton, Washiogton looking forward to coming ofa "warm up." The FEI in 2004 eliminated DC, the effort is magnified many times. back again," Meehan said. the classic elements from the 3-day format, This is due primarily to the fact that the Cox himself is a former East Coaster but as of 2005 Kellethouse re-instituted the metropolitan location requires everything who many years ago opted for the Califortraditional format, offering it in two classes for the horse part of the show to be loaded- nia coast. But that hasn't stopped him and the Preliminary (CCI 1*) and Training levels. his students from make the journey East in and -out in a very short span of time. Training Level is not recognized by the Dirt, jumps, tents, horses - revolving to Washiogton, DC. Despite the long trip, FEI, and was introduced as part of the U.S. through the nation's capitol in the space of Cox feels it well worth the trip, and this national training program circa 2004, as five days For the competitors who live on year he has a number of horses and riders a way to help bridge riders from novice to the East Coast, Washiogton is in a conve- qualified to compete. the more advanced levels, and has become "It looks like we'll have a group of nient location, but for the many who trek in from the West Coast, it's arduous. Yet, about 10 horses," he said, adding, "It is my hugely popular. "The training level classic after and train- favorite horse show of the year. The fact was developed by people who wanted to fosthat it is in Washiogton, DC gives it a feel- ter the educational values of the format speing of style and elegance that you don't get cifically to a level of competitor that had not at any other show. It is the last true indoor been competing prior to 2004 and therefore horse show in a major city where the best had never experienced it before," said John Strassbuger, spokesman for Galway Downs goes against the best." and an avid classic format enthusiast. '1t's Another East Coast transplant, Karen been hugely popular, and Robert brought it Healey, regularly makes the trip with stuinto Galway Downs in 2008." dents whose main focus is the WillS EqAlthough eventing is one of the "big uitation Finals. "Washington is one of the three" international Olympic disciplines, the most prestigious horse shows in the counU.S. is the only country to embrace Training ers wait with anticipation for the letter try," Healey said. Level classes, and they are quite popular. To "It's a show you have to qualify for (or email) that lets them know they have offer them in the classic format is special. and it's difficult to do that, especially for qualified for Washiogton. '1t's a big deal to run the long format, "The challenges reqnire a team effort, those of us on the West Coast. You have because not many facilities are set up to do but we do it willingly because we recog- to be quite consistent; then when you get nize how important it is to maintain the there the top 3 5 riders boil down to the tradition of this show," said wrns execu- top 10. The Final phase is a great competive director Bridget Love Meehan. Mee- tition because it takes place at night right han stressed "being inclusive" as a primary before the President's Cup Grand Prix. goal for organizers, and emphasized the We rarely if ever have a chance to show in importance of presenting a welcome front an atmosphere like that with such a huge for California, "where some of the best crowd watchiog." French said growing up in Maryland, riders in the nation reside." Two Golden State residents - hunter riders John French the WillS was "the biggest show I went and Archie Cox - are on the WillS board, to as a kid." Watchiog as riders including and local show producer Robert Ridland, of Rodney Jenkins and Kathy Kusner comBlenheim Equispotts, is part of the WillS peted on epic mounts like Idle Dice and Sundance "made me aspire to show there management team. Galway Downs' Robert Kellerhouse One result of their involvement has one day, at their level. I wouldn't rniss it!"

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Karen Brisling rides at 3-Day Ranch that," said Los Angeles rider Melanie Mullens, who will be competing in the short format with her horse McLaren. Of the classic, she said, '1t's more involved, and is quite a testament to the people who run Galway and the volunteers that make it happen." The Galway Downs 3-Day classic format training level class is expected to have 4j)-50 e.ntrants: A CCI 1* classic is also.being offered, and is expected to have 10-12 participants. Karen Bristing, who owns Equinox Equestrian Center in La Tuna Canyon is headed to Galway Downs to compete at the Preliminary Level on her horse First Field. Asked what drew her to eventing, she replied, ''Most eventers would respond that they do it for the thrill of cross country. I would add that I do it for the challenge of reachiog our personal best in all phases at each competition. It is hard to get bored when you have three disciplines to work on!" As with any equestrian discipline, hard work is what moves you up the levels, and Bristing - a wife and mother of two - said moving from Training to Preliminary required her to regularly ride five days a week, which wasn't easy. ''My family has been so supportive. I've given it my all to get to Galway. There are times I ask myself, 'Why am I doing this?' I'm almost 50 years old. Then you get out there, and it's like 'Oh yeah, because it's fun! '" While the Galway Downs event offers something for every rider, it's the CCI 3 * that is the centerpiece of the event. This is only the second year that level has been offered there. It is one of only four 3*s in North America, and the only one west of the Mississippi. "It was a huge achievement Jast year for Robert to offer it. We had four riders from the East Coast come out to compete - and in fact one of them, Jennie Brannigan, won [on Cambalda]. This year we are expecting as many as 10 or 12." Because 2012 is an Olympic year, the timing works well for Galway. One of the requirements to be considered for selection for the team is to have competed in a 4* event There is only one of those held in the U.S., the Rolex 3-Day Event in Kentucky, April 26-29. And to qualifY to compete at Rolex, the FEI reqnires two 3 * scores. "Galway Downs is the last chance before Kentucky to get that second 3 * score," Strassburger said. 'We're in the right place at the right time."


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John Ammerman in the Hall of Fame On April 9,judge, show manager and jump builder John Ammerman was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. John was recognized alongside Leonard King and Good Twist as this year's honorees. John has earned respect as a national and international USEF"R"jump judge. He is one of only two FEI "0" level judges in the U.S. John has served on the judge jury at two Olympic Games and was president of the jury at twn FEI World Cup Finals, the Pan American Games and the Washington and New York CSIOs. He also served as a Foreign Judge at CSIOs in Toronto and Spruce Meadows. John served as show manager of the Washington International Horse Show for almost three decades. He was also the show manager at one time of the Potomac Horse Festival, Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, HITS Indio Winter Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and the Vermont Summer Festival's six-week series. His jumps are often found in show rings at most of the top venues on the East Coas.t and were also used at the 1979 Pan American Games in Sanjuan, the 1980 World Cup Final in Baltimore and the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As a volunteer, John was a member of the USEF Jumper Committee and Management Committees and was involved with the creation of the Jumper Judges Clinic System. He has also served on the board of directors of . the American Grandprix Association and the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

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ment" for ·contest and outside the Verizon prize detai ls) is back for What: The 53,d Annual Washingtan Center from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. (see "Kids Thursday, October 27 International Horse Show and Ponic!s") , with and will begin with the When: October 25-30, 2011 plenty of family fun Higb Junier!Amateur Where: The Verizon Center activities. lllat eveOwner Jumpe rs as well (Washington, D.c.) as t h'e first two rounds ning features the fiFor tickets, see "Spectator Events" nal work-off phase of of the $31,000 Open under Horsin' Around Marylond on the WIHS EquitaJumpers. The alwaysequiery.com a-favorite $20,000 tion Classic and the Open Jumper G arQS100,000 Pres ident's bIer's C hoice Costu me C lass (who can forget Cup Grand Prix, not to mentio n the Caisson M cLai n W ard in a chicken suit!) will co nclude Platoon exhibition. the evening. New this year will be a special Sunday morning concludes the Pony HuntShow Highlights Mutto n Busting exhibition during the break ers, Pony Equitation and Regional Finals. And don't forget .. .Jack Russell The show starts o n Tuesday morning. October betwee n co mpetition cl asses. Terrier races are scheduled Thurs25, with hunter divisions and ends that evening Don't know what Mutton Bustwith the WIHS Children's Hunter Championiog is? Co me and fi nd out! day through Saturday evenings. Friday features t he conclusion ship and WIHS Adult Hunter C hampionship. _ _ _.....,"'. of t he Junior Hunter M ore hunter Bri d get M eehan Joins rounds take place classes and Junior!AmWIHS Executive Team Bridget Love M eehan of during the day on ateur O wner'Jumpers as Wednesday, Octowell as ·the fin al round Washington, D C is the new Executive Director of WIHS. of the $10,000 Open ber 26. In addition, She joins the executive leaderjunior' jumpers take Jumper class. That afship team 9f president Juliet to the arena in the ternoon also includes Reid, chairman Gregory G inWIHS Children's the hunter phase of gery and chief oper:ating offi.cer Jumper Championthe. WII-I S Equitation Bridget Meehan Anthony Hitchcock. ship th at afternoon. Classic. Friday evening " In the evening, specis the fi nal round of the $31,000 Open Bridget earned a BA at Kenyon College and tators can cheer on Jumpe.I class and the famed S25,000 an MBA at Fordham University. She comes the adult rlQ-ers in Puissance for Armed Forces C up. to WIH S from Discovery Communications The ponies invade t he Verizon Cen .. where she has served in a vari~ty of senior roles the WII-IS Adult . Jumper C hampionter on Saturday for the Conformation since 2004, most recently, as director of strateship and the S10,000 Hunter classes. Saturday spectators gic planning and communications. Open Jumper Com- The Puissance competition also, can watch t he Ambassadors Cup petition. will take place on Friday night Jumper Classic finals and the jumper Kids and Po nies Barn Night (see as usual. (pictured: 2010 winphase of the WIHS Equitation ClasFor the second year in a row, WII-IS will host "Barn Night Excite- ner Pablo Barrios) sic. 111e WII-IS Kid's Day is free, just continued...

On O ctober 25-30, around 509 of the world 's top hunter and jumper riders will descend on the Verizon . Cen ter in Washington, D C fo r the 53rd W ashington I nternational H orse Show. A s always, the organizers of one of the country's largest indoor horse shows have a star-studded week planned, with returning favorites and new additions.

Locals to Root For at WIHS Many Maryland adult amateurs, children,juniors and professionals set as a goal each season competing at WIHS. And many of them make it! Earning points all season to compete at the WIHS Regional Horse Show and USEF Z one Finals, at the Prince George's Equestrian Center, the top riders will go on to to . compete in the finals held at the Verizon Center. Other WIHS championships will also be held at the Vetizon Center during the show week. And let's not forget the Grand Prix, where we are sure to see such riders as Marilyn Little-Meredith and Benjamin Meredith competing once again. Following is a list of Maryland riders who are currently ranked in the top 20 of their respec'tive WIHS classes. Come and cheer Cheer on Maryland's local riders, such as Jessica Lohman and Wise them on at the show! Counsel! www.equlery.com I 800-244-9580 .\

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prizes. From 6 to 10 p.m., Breyer will be providing a "Stablemates" horse-pai nting booth that is free for kids 12 and under. There will also be prizes for the first 100 kids who stop by. Auto"graph sessions with the world's top riders will be located on the main concourse throughout the evening. The four main contests for barns will be back: best video, best banner, largest barn and best barn spirit with prizes from Dover and Gaithersburg Equipment. Dover will be providing various prizes for all contests except the largest barn contest, where Gaithersburg Equipment has donated an ATV fo r the winner.

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role of Youth Ambassador to its lineup of show staff with Jamal Brown named as the first Youth Ambassador and Anna Rossi as the seco nd . This year, Shanno n Miglarese of Bethesda joins the group as the 2011 Youth Ambass~dor. Shannon Miglarese

Shannon, a senior at Walt W hitm an High School, has been a spectator at WlHS for years and in 2010, served on the WlHS Junior Committee and as a Kids' Day intern. She is also a JustWorid International Ambassador. In her role as WlHS Youth Ambassador, Shannon will oversee the Jun ior Committee and work with WIHS to reach out to the local youth of the community.

John French Joins WIHS Board John French grew up riding in Pony Club and foxhunting right here in Mary- John lan~ before moving to California to begin his international career. John returns each year to Washington, DC to compete at WIHS and this year joi ns the Board of Directors. "Adding John to the WIHS Board of Directors just made perfect se nse. John is a strong supporter of the Washington International," com mented Execu. tive Director Bridget Love Meehan. John's first time competing at WIHS was on a pony when the show was held at the Cap ital Center in

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Landover. Although that first show didn't go that well, John returned a few years later to win the Handy Hunter class aboard Ice Palace. "The riders that were behind me in that :x class were Rodney ~ Jenkins, Katie Mo:! naha n and Charlie 5 Weaver. I never beFrench lieved I would be able to compete and win against three of the best hunter riders of all timc,"John said. As a board member, John hopes to keep getting more and more West Coast riders and trainers involved with the show.

Three More Years at Verizon Center This past March, WIHS signed a three-year co ntract with the Verizon Ce nter to keep the show at that downtown location through 2013. "We arc thrilled to remain at Verizon Center and continue this great Washington tradition. Verizon Center has been home to WIHS for 12 years," said Anthony. Hitchcock, cruef operating officer ofWIHS.


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2· Sweet Ro<k Open 55: Sweet Ro<k Stables, www.iWeehodstobies.com.Monchester.MD. 410-370870

9/30·1012· Harrison Mule Doys: (ouoU (ounty Equestrian (enter, http://www.oorrisonmuledoys.(om. Mt.Airy.MO. 301·674-3187, info@horrisonmuledavs.com

2· Soddleview Show ulCuit: Soddleview Ranch, www.saddleviewranch.nel.Frederick.MD. 30J.831·871S

1-2. Jan Brons Dressage (linlc: (hesapeoke Dressage Inliliule, www.(hesapeokedressage. (am, Annopol1s, MO. 410,267-7174, See display ad, Page: 46 1'/ron Bridge Hounds P( Horse Trials: Avalon form, www.ilonbridgehounds.ponydub.org.SnndySpring.MD. 301·260·1969,IBHP(holsetriols@yohoo.com

2· Hun! Cop Fall Poper (hosa: South Branch Forms, York, PA. 717-764·0356, huntcop@<omcasl.net 4·5· Eastern Foil Yearlings Auction: Mmylond State Foirgrounds, wwwJosigtipton.com, Timonium, MD. 859·255·1555 8·9· Days End Form Horse Rescue Horse (are (linic: Days End, www.delhr.org.Waodbine.MD. 410·442-1S64, See display ad, Page: 47

1· Jim McKoy MOI~and Mi~on Ooy: lourel Pork, www.mO!~ondmilliO!l.com.loureI.MO. ~10-792·7775

8·9· Vitor Silva Oink: By (holl(e form, LlC, pvda.org, Union Bridge, MO. 301·873-3496

1·9· (opitol {hallenge Horse Sllow: Prince Georges Equestrian (entel, www.(opitokhoilenge.OIg.UpperMarlboro.MO.

8· PVOA 55: 5(booley Mill POlk, www.pvdo.org.H~hlond.MO. 3OJ.SBm66

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1- Windy Dot form Open Hoose: Windy Oak form, _vooUOIm.com, Union Bridge, MD. 410·635·&036, inio@wiwJyook/orm.com

8·9· Maryland Horse Trials 3: Loch Moy Farms, www.themorylandhorselrials.com. Adamslown, MO. 301·514·0111, See display ad, Page: 18

1-2· H/l 8; Wit Rock foo ItS Wind: Thurmont Riding {Iub, www.thurmantridingdub.com.Thurmon!.MD. 301·898'()781

8· Hope floats Open Jumper Show: Itope floon Equeslrion, www.oopeflootsequesllioo.com.Taneytown.MO. 410·B6]./917

1· Rose Of Siloron Eq. 5(hool8enefit Poker Ride: Susquehanna Stote Part, Havre de Groce, MD. ~10-979·8703, siwk@Verilan,net

8· Redlood Hunt Pooy (lob Jr. Horse Sho~: Avoion Form, www.redlondhunt.ponyclub.org.SundySpring.MD.

I· Day 01 the Hone: Graham (quest. (enler, www.grohameq.arg.GlenArm.MD. 410-663·4445, inla@grahameq.arg, See display ad, Page: 53

1· S!.lude8enefil JudGed Trail Ride: Washinglon(ounty Ag (It, www.wchorsecouncil.org.Boonsboro.MO. 2· Oktoberlest Hi: Olde Hope form, wl'IW.oldehopeforms.com, [erieville, MD. 410·275-9229 2· Shadowbrook HlIIIle! 55: Shodowbrook hrm, www.shodow· mookhorsesilows.com, Gettysburg, PA. 717-337-1926 2· North fork ~huol of EO. Hunter 55: Horth fork School of EQlfil~tion, www.northfori:;schooi.com.JeHerson.MD. 301 ~34.j/44 . 2· T,anquility Monol JOOIpel Selies: Tranquillity Manor Farm, www.tronquililymonorform.cOlll.Monklon.MO.~1().fj28·6S31

2· Unthicum 4·H H~Riden Open Show: Andover Equestrian (enter, www.~nthicum4hhiriders.or~.linthkum Heights.MD. 41~16~414B

8· S300 MMI Hunler Derby: Olosoga Farm, www.LylleHarseShows.(om.Dickerson.MO. 2404473353, lytleOOI@yohoo.com, See display ad, Page: 102 8· Barn/Yard Tack Sale: Tulip Pond form, www.tulippandfOim. Olg, Poole~ville, MD. 240·687·3183

8· Old Fashioned HS: Thurmont Riding Club, www.thurmontrid· ingciub.com, Thurmont, MD. 301·898·0781 8· Horse hpa 01 Fresh Meadows: Fresh Meadows Boy Equine Service, hllp://www.freshmead· ows.nef, Hunlinglown, MO. 410·S3S·9700, bllyequine@oal.(om, See display ad, Page: 40

9· MOA SS finals: Keom~ Waten, www.mm~ondtessoge.com. Bel Air, MD. 410-SS7·0314 9· PVOA Jr/yISS: S<hooley Mr11 Pork, www.pvdo.OIQ,High!oocl, MO. 41~53H641 9· Howard (ounty -Iron Bridge Hounds Hunler Trials: Pleasant Prasped Form, hflp://www,hcib·

hounds,(om, Brookeville, MD. 443-375-6448, See display ad, Page: S5 9· 1he Hundred Aue field Junior/S<hooIitg Hunte!" Triols: The Hundred Au, Field, Glyndon, MO. 41O.J7H756, AmyFenwi(k@moc.mm 9· Red Gote Form VHSA Hunter SelillS: Red Gote Form, www.redgateformvo.(Qm!vhmshowthtm.Hamilton.VA. 540·B82-3530 9· (ounhy Hill Foil/winter S{hooling Show Series: Country

Hill Faun, www.{Ountrynilihotselorm.(om.Westminster.MO. 410-876-2950, morshoberberl@notmoil.roffi 9· Mounted Wanderers 4·H Open Eng &West: Oak Ridge POlk, www.mw4hdub.(om.Hughesville.MO. 301·375-7511 9· Trail Work Day: Morgan Run, SyhsVl1le, MO. 410-549-5141, «(e{ofmd@yaItoo.(Om

9· Maryland 4·H Horsemen's Parly: fen Oaks Ballroom, www.ffiarylcrnd4h.org.(larksville. MD. 301·596-9478, Set display ad, Pog': S6

9· The Mill's Susan GKomen Benefit Ride: Tranquillity Manor Form, www.thlmillofbelolr. (om, Monkton, MD. 410·952·4681, Su display ad, Page: 95 10·14· (liniu On the Maryland Horse Trials (ampeilian (aurse: The Higklands at loch May Farm, www.lhemorylondhorse,ri· ols.com, Adomstown, MD. 301·663·3113, md~orselriols@ool.com, See display ad, Page: 18 12· Windsor Vet Equine Lameness Seminar: (orroll (a. Agricultural (enler, www.windsorvetservice. com, Westminsler, MD. 410·848·1682, See dis, play ad, Page: 100 13·16· Fair Hill International 3·Doy: Fair Hill NRMA.. www.foirhillinlernalianal.cam.Elktan.MD. 410·398·2111, See display ad, Pages: 22, 101 15· Kirsten Nelsen (linic Series: Graham Equestrian (enfer, www.grahameq.org, Glen Arm, MD. 410·663·444S, See display ad, Pagl: 53 . IS. Washington (0. Horse (ound Orsg. Show: Washington (omty At Clr, www.wthocset:w.org.Boonsboro.MO. IS' Pipe Opener & Jumper SS: Full Moon Farm, www.fulimoonlorm.com.Finksburg.MO. 410·795·8371, See display ad, Page: 14 15·16· MGAA (ompe~~on: Prince Georges Equeshion (ellter! www.mountedgames.ocg.UpperMorlboro.MD. 410-489·4055

15· HM·MVH Fall Hunter Poce: Hew MOIket Middletown Volley Hounds, WI'IW.nmillYh.com, Middletown, MD. 240-818'()208, loxhobit@ool.(om IS· (olumbia H( H/ J Schooling Shaw: (olumbia Horse (enfer, columbiohorsecenler.com, Laurel, MO. 301-776'5850, See display ad, Page: 30

15· Free Stole Riding {Iub Open Show: fleestate Riding Oub, www.lleestoteridingciub.org,Bowie,lhO.443-532·1112 IS· H.(. Summers Grand Re·Opening: He Summers, www.huummeruam, Jefferson, MO. 301-473·8300, See display ad, Page: 91

15· EPI( Trail Ride 01 Breezy looll: 8reelY loop, www.epicmontgornery.org.Boyd~.MD. 240·338'()072 16· Dressage Show: Equilibriurn Horse (enter, www.equilibriumhorse.{om.Gomoolk.MD. 410-721'()885 16· MD Hone Trials Siorier Horse Triol: Loch May Forms, www.themorylandhorulrioluom, Adamlilown, MD. 30J.S14-0111, Su display ad, Page: 18

16· Brave Venlure H/J 55: Brave Ventw& FClm, Finksburg, MD. 410.J95~695

16· Holiday Slobles' Mini Huntef Derby: Ho5doy Stables, Hocwaacl, MD. ~10-86].m7, gnny4@ooi.com 16· Ito. Co. Youlh Horse Show Se,ies: 5(hooley Min Pork, Highland, MD. 410·531·2310, bornswollowS@uol.com 19·22· Waredaco (Ionic Training 3·Doy Evenl: (amp Waredaca, Inc., www.waredoca.com. Gaithersburg, MD. 301-570·4191, See display ad, Page: 106

20·n Kathleen lindley Clinic: IdylwildForm, www.idylwildform.{om.federalsbulg.MO. 410·754-9141 20· [quine Point 01 View Horsernonship Clinic IdVlwild Farm, http://wwwjd~wi!dform.com. federolsoolg, I~D. 410·154-9141, id~wild@dmv.com 20·n USDf Reg 1 GAIG Ommp: Virginia Horse (enter, www.pvcia,OIQ, lexington, VA. greyllorsel1@gmoil.com 20-nGoited Get·Away Ride 8. Camp: Foir HiU HRlM, www.cpwlrdub.wordlMess.com.(lkton.MD. 410-913-6157 2H3· WIHS Regianal Horse Show & U5HJA Zone 3 Finals: Verilon (enfer, hnp://www.wihs.org, Washinglon, DC. 202·S2S·367.9, info@wihs.org, See display ad, Pages: 28, 65, lOS

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21· Days End Farm Halloween (oslume Porty: . DUf'h's Daughter Rutaurant, delhr.otg, Frederick,' MD. 301·8S4·$037, rnfo@delht.org. Set display ad, Pag.: 47

22· Trail (halleng' Training CUnlc: Graham Equestrian (enler, www.grohameq.org, Gren Arm, MD. 410·663·4445, See dhpla~ ad, Page: 53 22· (olumblo HC 055: (olumbia Horse (enler, columblahorucenler.{om, Lllur. l, MO. 30H76·5850, See displllY ad, Poge: 30 22·23· Woredoco Recllgnlud HT: Camp Waredoco, Inc., www.waredacD.(om.Gait~ersburg.MD. 301570-4191, See display od, Page: 106 22· Perr~ County SS: Outlaw Stable. www.ou~aW5foble.com. Hew 800m1011. PI. 717-582·8221 22- H/J 8. Westem Show: Lewisville Slobles, Ivww.lawisvillestableslnuom, Elklon, MO. 302·299·3987 22-The Love Ball: Hyoll Regency 8ethseda, www.mchlKllone. OIg, Belhesda, MO. 240·401·81~4, jwlllems@mdwtane.OIg 23·Gr~tooe F.08. cr SS: Greyil0ne Form, www.greyslonefarm.org.BrlXlkeville.MO. 301·92H612 23- MOA fall Fun Show: ThornridQe Manor, www.morylondressoge.com.GlenAim.MO. 410-262·5638, down@Slrolfordfwrn.com 23- PVDA Open S5: Dllk RKige PId, hllp://smu.gs/qny5iK, Hughesville, MO. 301'247-6043, (olvertllvda@phyxiuspootos. com, 23· Pleasant Ridge Form Schoolng Dressage Show: Pleosanl Rid!lll farm, www.pleaSllllridgeform.com.Wolersville.MD. 301'304-0739, Inlo@~eI!WIllridgeformmd.com 23· Dressage Schooling Show: Mlsly Meadow Sloble, hllp:/I www.lreewebs.(om/mistyiTleadow·stobles/.(ooksville.MD. 41O-98H009 23· Hunter Show: EQlJilibrium Hone (enler, www.equilibriuml.lOlse.com.GombriUs.MO. 410·72H}885 23· Shodowbrook Hunter S5: Shadowbrook Form, www.shodowilrookhorseshows.com, Gettysburg, PA. 717·337·1926023· UnlhklKll4·H Hi-Ridel~ Open Show: Andover fqueslrion (enter, www.linthicum4hhirider~.org.linthicumHeights.MD. ~10·160·~1~8

23·los1 8. found HOlse Rescue fall feslival 8. Open Kouse: tosl &found Korse Re~(Ue, hnp://www.llhr.org,Germanlown, MO. 240·599·0635, MAl\Selmo@lIh!mor~ood.org 25·30- WillS: VanlOO (entel, Www.wiM.org, Washington, DC 202-525·3679. 26· Jumping Clinic w/Mmk Beechel: Fair Ploy farm, While Hall, MD. 443·299·7623, chri~~oodos~83@gmoiJ.com 27- (ompeUllw. Trail (hall,nge: Graham £qunlrlan (enlar, www.oclha.us.GlenATm. MO. 877-422-2842, See di5pla~ ad, Page: 53

10/28·11/1· ErikHerbermonn Clinic: EQuilibri~m Horse Cenlel, www.equilibriumholse.net.G<Jmbrills.MO. 410·721·0885 29· [kessage Scho"DII Coslume Show: BItelY Roo fOfm, hltp://www.breezYlUfllorm.com, (hurcb HI, MD. 410-849-5436 29· Planlalion field Starter HT: Plantation field, www.~anlo~onlieldhol~elriab.com.UnionviUe.PA. 610·341·202~

29- Hllilownn Compelitive Troll Challenge: Graham Equestrian (enter, http://www. grahameq.org, Glen Arm, MD. 410-6&3-4445, infa@grahameq.org, See display lid, Page: 53 30· Rick Pen(anO Bombproof/nj Clinic: Broken Spoke Siable, hllp://www.holyhudord.com/ rlckpellcano.htm, Oakland, MO. 301'616-7820, hhudord@holmall.com, See dlsplo~ ad, Page: 99 30· MDAFall Fun Show: Ihornridge Manor, www.maf\.landrassage.cDm.GlenArm.MO. 410-262·5638, down@srrotiordloflluom 30· Wardaca Slorter HT w/ (oslume (lasses: (amp Woredaco, Inc., www.woredoca.(om, Gaithersburg, MD. 301-570'4191, See display ad, Page: 106 30- S200 Gamblers Choice Jumper Show: Olasago Form, www.LytleHorseShows.com.Dlckerson.MO. 240-447-3353, lylleOOI@yahoo.com, See displllY ad, Page: 102

NOVEMBER 2· PVDA SS: King's Londing Pork, www.pvdo.ary,Huntingtown. MO. ~10535-2316 3- HC Summers Breast Concer Awareness Ewenl: H( Summers, www.huummers.com. Jefferson, MO. 301-473-8300, See display ad, Page: 91 H· Equine hlrO'/ogonlo: The Meadow Event Pork, Doswell, VA. 410·349-9333, lnlo@eqlMleextrO'lOQanzo.(om 5·6- WBTA H/J Shllw: Meadowbrook Sloble, www.wblahorseshows.org.(hevy(hase.MD. 202-289-665S, See display lid, Page: 7 S· Perry (ounty SS: Ou~ow Sloble, www.outlilwstoble.<om, Hew 8.."i.d, PI. 71],582-8221 5· End 01 Season HS: Thurmont Riding Club, WWW.lhurmontridingdub.com.Thurmont.MD. 301·898·0781 5· BRAHA High Point Banquet TBO, 410-263'3820, 6· PVOA (hoptel COOIenge: Prince Georges Equestrian (enler, www.pvOO.org.UpperMarlboro.MD. 410·531·6641 6- UPCO Hunler SS: Polomac Horse (enler, www.potomachorse.(om.Gal1henburg.MD. 301-208-0200, See display ad, Page: 64

o' H/J Schooling SOOw: On faith farm, www.oruailhlorm.(om, Kamp!leod, MO. 410-409~2~2 6·1riongl~

Selies: foirwinds farm, www.friongleshowseries.cmn.HollhEesl.IAD. 410·658·8187

6· (ountry Hill Foil/winter Schooling ShowSeries: (ountry Hut fll1ll, www.countryhillholseiatm.com.Westmillstl!l.MO. 410-8]6'2950, morshoberbert@ho1moi.<om 6· Sweel Rock Open SS: Sweet Rock Slobles, www.sweetrochtables.<om.MollChes!er.MO. 410·374·3870

6- Fail/Winter Show Series: Merkel Form, www.merkelfarm.nel.Bowle.MD. 301-464-1969, ssmerkel@~ahoo.com, See display ad, Pqge: 59 12· Kirsten Nelsen (linic Series: Graham (questrlan (enler, www.gTahameq.org, Glen Arm, MD. 410·663-444S, See dIsplay ad, Page: S3 12·13· MO Alpoca Breeders Assn. Alpaca Celebration: (orroll Co. Agricultural (enter, Weslmlnster, MD. 240-305·9040, alpa(050fmar~land@yahoo.com, See display lid, Page: 7 12- PI~t Ri~ FDim Sthoolng Dressage Show: Pleosanl Ridge farm, www.~eosootridgeiormmd.com.WalkffWIle.MD. 301'30411139, info@pleosan!ridgeformmd.(om 12- Full Moon FarmPipe Opener: Full Moon Farm, www.fullmoonfarm.com. Flnksburg.MD. 410-795-8371, Su display ad, tage: 14 12- The C.lebrallon of Ihe Gailed Hone: Paradise Stablu, http://www.paradlsutables.com, MI. Airy, MD, 301-865-4800, parodlsel'ableslh @ ~lIhoo.com, See display ad, Page: SI 12·13· MGAA Gomes (ompe~lian: PrinceGeorges Equestrian (enlel, www.mounledgomes.org.UPJlerMarlboro.MO. 301-9807441 12· H/J SChOOMg Show 1: Breezy Run Falm, www.br8!lyrulllorm.com. ClMch Hi~ MD. 410·849-5436 12· MDMHA Yell End Banquet: TM Pike Restman!. www.mdmho.(om.GeHysburg.PA. 410·635·6140· 13· Olessage Show: EquilibriumKorse (enter, www.equiliiJfiumhors8.(om.Gamb!ills.MD. 410-nHI885 13· MarylDnd Horse Trials Starter Horse Trial: LOlh May Forms, www.lhemar~londhorselrlols . (om, Adamstown, MD. 301-514-0111, See display ad, Page: 18 13- Columbia He HjJ SchDoling Show: Columbia Horse Center, c~lumblahorsectn t. r.com, laurel, MO. 301-776-5850, See display ad, Page: 30 18·20- M50HA Pre·TurkeyOH Show: frying Pan Pork, www.msqhQ.org.Herndon.VA. 443·336·8598 19·20- Debbie McDonald Training: Hossler Dressage 01 Riveredge West, www.has~enlressoge.(om. Chesapeoke GIy, MO. 41O-885-382~ 19·20· Trainng with Debbie McDonald: Hossler Dressage at 800-244-9580 I www.equlery.com


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Posted by Editor October 29, 2011 Yes, our Equiery barns ROCK! Perennial Barn Night rivals Meadowbrook Stables (Chevy Chase) and Full Moon Farm (pictured left) faced off for the major wins, but with Meadowbrook edging out Full Moon for largest group (Full Moon received an honorable mention placement as largest Maryland barn because Meadowbrook’s overall win made them ineligible for the state category). Rock Creek Park Horse Center, which is in D.C. but is on the Maryland-side of the Potomac (so we claim them as an “Equiery barn”) won the banner contest, with Full Moon taking the reserve and Four Quarters (Hampstead) earning an  honorable mention. For best barn video, Maryland did not fare as well, with Virginia barn taking champion and reserve

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with the following Maryland barns receiving honorable mentions: En-tice-ment, Full Moon and Four Quarters. However, we rock when it comes to spirit! Meadowbrook took the champion, Full Moon the reserve and Rock Creek the honorable. Barn night attracted over 1,000 local barn rats to enjoy the costumed Gambler’s Choice, which featured the joker fence made out of cupcakes courtesy of new sponsor and TLC reality-show Georgetown Cupcakes and were able to cheer on Maryland rider Elizabeth Rae (we know her as Elizabeth Eaton) from Winfield Farm in Woodbine; Elizabeth, costumed as a peace-loving hippie and her Peace of Blue finished 14th out of 19 riders.

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Calling All Equine Artists: Deadline Extended For 2011 Washington International Horse Show Poster Contest

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The Washington International has extended its deadline for submitting entries in the 2011 Poster Contest to July 31st at midnight.   WIHS, the leading indoor equestrian event in the US, is seeking an original poster design for its 53rd annual event, to be held Oct. 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.   The six -day equine extravaganza features the country’s leading horses and riders in exciting jumping competition. The poster contest is open to US -based artists, both amateur and professional, 18 years or older.  A maximum of three entries per artist will be accepted. There is no entry fee. The work submitted must be original and may be in any medium suitable for duplicating on posters and souvenir merchandise. Entries should be inspired by the WIHS and reflect an equestrian or horse theme. Artists also should consider the event’s longstanding ties to Washington, DC. Images courtesy of Washington International Horse Show

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The winning design will be selected by a panel of judges and will be used to promote the 2011 horse show. The winning artist will receive significant publicity, 100 posters and a package of all other items produced with the winning design, four weeklong passes to the show and the option to have a vendor booth during the show. The artist retains the original artwork. Virginia artist Dagmar Cosby was the winner of the inaugural poster contest in 2010. Previous poster designers include well-known illustrator Mickey Paraskevas (2009), NY; Jane Gaston (1999-2008), VA; and iconic 1960s artist Peter Max (1981).  For complete contest rules, entry blank and a sampling of some of the wonderful WIHS posters from past years, visit http://www.wihs.org/poster-contest/. About the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) – www.wihs.org An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation’s capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six -day show. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and educational and community events round out this family-friendly show. Since its debut, WIHS has been a popular Washington, DC, fixture visited by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. WIHS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization, is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Elite Dining and Hospitality Club to Debut at 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show August 4, 2011 Press Release

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is offering an elegant new way to experience the most exciting indoor equestrian sporting event in the country, which will be held October 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Fidelity Investments® Club, a new VIP dining platform created expressly for the horse show, will offer the best vantage point to watch the top horses and riders in the country, including Olympic veterans, in breathtaking jumping competition. “Dining facilities close to the action are a mainstay of big European horse shows and we are very proud to bring this concept to the Washington International at Verizon Center here in the nation’s capital,” said Juliet W. Reid, WIHS President. Sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, the new hospitality space will be built at the west end of Verizon Center, easily accessible from the arena concourse.

The Fidelity Investments® Club, a new VIP dining platform created expressly “We are very pleased to welcome Fidelity Investments as for the Washington International Horse Show, will offer the best vantage point the title sponsor of this elegant VIP dining facility,” said to watch the top horses and riders in the country, including Olympic veterans, Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. “The in breathtaking jumping competition. The 53rd Annual WIHS will take place Fidelity Investments Club will be the perfect place to enjoy October 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more at the show and entertain business associates, clients, family www.wihs.org. and friends.” “After scouting all possible locations at Verizon Center to create something new and very special for sponsors and friends to enjoy the show, we selected a position near the in-gate, where patrons of the Fidelity Investments Club will have a unique view of the horses and riders as they enter and exit the ring, and get a real sense of the size and scope of the jumps,” added Meehan. Guests at the Fidelity Investments Club, an intimate dining area with 16 tables of eight, will have full access on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. http://www.equinechronicle.com/world-news/elite-dining-and-hospitality-club-to-debut-at-53rd-annual-washington-international-horse-show.html[12/12/2011 3:32:07 PM]

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“Fidelity is pleased to support the Washington International Horse Show in this new and exciting venture and we look forward to a successful event in October,” said Steven Niehoff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Fidelity Investments. The Washington International will continue to offer dining at the popular Acela Club, located at the skybox level overlooking the arena. Both locations will offer buffet dining and a full open bar. Acela Club will also host several social events, including the President’s Cup Party and Brunch at the Barn. Subscribing to either of these dining programs puts you center stage at one of the world’s premier equestrian events, offering the best experience surrounded by top-notch amenities and VIP hospitality. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to make a reservation, contact Bridget Love Meehan at or info@wihs.org. About the Washington International Horse Show (www.wihs.org) An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation’s capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six -day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup Qualifier, where top competitors, including Olympic medalists, vie for the President of the United States Perpetual Cup; the Puissance high jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country’s top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities will round out this family -friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, D.C., institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. About Fidelity Investments® (www.fidelity.com) Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of more than $3.6 trillion, including managed assets of more than $1.6 trillion, as of June 30, 2011.  Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms.

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Kids Day at Washington International Horse Show October 12, 2011 WIHS Press Release

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, as Olympians and their horses get ready for the President’s Cup Grand Prix and junior riders practice in the schooling ring to compete at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a team will be erecting a tent on F Street outside Verizon Center and the Hotel Monaco for WIHS Kids’ Day, to be held from 10am-2pm. This free, family -friendly event will offer kids an opportunity to ride and meet ponies and learn about equestrian sport.

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FAST FACTS: -WIHS Kids’ Day will host free pony rides -Meadowbrook Stable will host a grooming station -Horse shoe painting with the U.S. Army’s Caisson Platoon

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-Book nook and arts and crafts hosted by Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) -See a real pony being painted by a Native American artist! -Special appearance by Klinger, the Caisson horse. -Catch the free Reston Limousine shuttle bus to and from NMAI -Face painting, bling tattoos, drawings to win prizes and more! “Some of the nation’s greatest sporting events have days just for kids. Celebrating horse sport and introducing it to youth is what WIHS Kids’ Day is all about. This is a fun way to engage the local community and share some of the magic of the show.” said Diana Hosford, Marketing and Community Relations Director for WIHS. WIHS Kids’ Day is sponsored in part by the The EQUUS Foundation. “The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to building a more compassionate America that values the magical and powerful bond we have with horses,” said Jenny Belknap Kees, Chairman of the Board of The EQUUS Foundation. “Kids’ Day at the Washington International Horse Show is a wonderful way to share the unique abilities horses have to empower, teach, and heal.” About the Washington International Horse Show www.wihs.org An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings Olympic champions and top competitors from around the world to the nation’s capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix – a World Cup Qualifier, the Puissance high jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country’s top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping, Kids’ Day and community activities round out this family -friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, DC institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization, is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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National Museum at WIHS Exhibition Grand Opening Oct. 29-30 and Free Kids’ Day Author: Washington International Horse Show |

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington International Horse Show announce a new partnership to celebrate horses in Native American culture and equestrian sport throughout history. The museum opens “A Song for the Horse Nation” Saturday, Oct. 29, at its flagship museum on the National Mall, a major exhibition that explores the role horses have played in Native culture from the 1500s to the present. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2013. The Washington International Horse Show celebrates its 53rd year Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center. Together, the two organizations will celebrate these occasions with free family programs on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at Verizon Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all day Sunday, Oct. 30, at the museum. A free shuttle service between the museum and Verizon Center will be provided by Reston Limousine on Saturday.                                       Activities include free pony rides at Verizon Center Oct. 29 for WIHS Kids’ Day, war-pony painting demonstrations by Crow equestrian and tribal general council member Kennard Real Bird , storytelling by award-winning children’s book author and illustrator S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux), hands -on ledger -art lessons and much more at both locations. “What better way for us to come together to illuminate our shared history and distinct cultures than through our mutual admiration for horses,” said museum director, Kevin Gover (Pawnee). “This unique collaboration celebrates the indomitable spirit not just of the Horse Nation, but of the whole nation. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Washington International Horse Show and know that the spectators at Verizon Center and the visitors to the museum will be, too.” “The Washington International Horse Show is honored to partner with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, two great Washington institutions coming together to celebrate horses and equestrian sport,” said Bridget Love Meehan, executive director, Washington International Horse Show. “Aligning our organization with one of the world’s most recognized cultural institutions allows the Washington International Horse Show to share the drama, beauty and athleticism of world-class equestrian sport with millions of people worldwide and honor the significance of the horse throughout our nation’s history.” The D.C. Mounted Police and Real Bird will present the U.S. and Crow Nation colors on horseback Saturday at 3 p.m. on the museum’s Outdoor Welcome Plaza, while singer KJ Jacks (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) performs the U.S. national anthem. Real Bird will also participate in the opening procession of the Washington International Horse Show Friday evening, Oct. 28, at Verizon Center. (A surprise, kid-friendly character will also provide lively updates via Twitter during the exhibition’s run.)  

About the National Museum of the American Indian  The National Museum of the American Indian is the 18th museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989 (amendment in 1996), the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and others to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression and empowering the Indian voice. www.AmericanIndian.si.edu

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About the Washington International Horse Show An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings Olympic champions and top competitors to the nation’s capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six -day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix - a World Cup Qualifier, the Puissance high jump competition and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country’s top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities round out this family friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has welcomed presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as

 

well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. www.wihs.org  

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28-10/02 Arabian Sport Horse Nationa ls, :.) WNW.arabianhorses.org. 303-696-4500. Lexington. KY. 29-10/02 Woodedge at t he Park, www. horseparkofnewjersey.com, www.woodedge. com. Bob Allen . 856-235-5623 . horseparkofnj@ aol.com . Allentown . NJ. 30-10/01 Showtime Seri es at Delaware. IJIIWIN. delawarehorseshows.com . Delaware. OH.

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01 On Course Hunter Show Series. www. oncourseriding .com . 973-875-8780 . katie@ oncourseriding .com. Lafayette. NJ. 01 Friendly Horseman's Club Fun Show. Alice Hummel. 717-484-2 222 . Denver. PA. 01 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, www. briarwood-farm.com. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ aol.com . Flemington . NJ . 01 -02 Garden State Appaloosa Association Fall Folly, '#\rVW.gardenstateapps.com . lori Wunderlich . 973-579-7661 . Branchville. NJ . 01-02 Capital Challenge Equitation, www. capitalchallenge.org. 301-260-2467 . admin@ capitalchallenge.org. Upper Marlboro. MD . 02 On Course Jumper Show Series, www. oncourseriding.com. 973-875-8780. katie@ oncourseriding.com. lafayette. NJ . 02 FDCTA Fun Show, lNWW.flatlandersdressage. com . Sarah Potts. 419-369-4989. sarah@ etpfarm .org . Blufton. OH. 03-09 Capital Challenge Hunter Jumper, www. capitalchallenge.org. 30 1-260-2467 . admin@ capitalchallenge.org . Upper Marlboro. MD. OS-DB Kentucky Fall Classic Sadd le bred Show. www.kyfalldassic.com. Scarlett Mattson. 502 314-7960. lexington. KY. 05-09 Friesian Grand National Cham pionships. www.friesianshowhorse.org. Nancy Nathanson. 805-448-3027. thepark@swy246.net. Lexington. VA. 07-09 CVPHA Color Class ic and Fall Futurity. WNW.centralvirginiapainthorseclub.com. Kerry Aleshire. dancingwindsfarm@earthlink.net. Lexington. VA. 08 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, www. sussexcountyhorseshow .com . lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548 . Augusta. NJ. 08 Bringing Back Color, www.Pinto.org. Jennifer Driessens. 8 15-44 1-5165. Hampshire. Ilo 08-09 House Mountai n Horse Show, Molly Trimble Moore. 540-291-6928. Lexington. VA. 08-09 Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Fall Horse Show, www.travinc.vom. Lynda McGarry. 540-334-7092. Lexington. VA. 09 Th e Meadow Horse Shows, W'NIN. meadowshows.com. 609-26 1-0601. meadowshows@verizon.net. Mount Holly. NJ. 09 QRC Open Fun Show. www. QuentinRidingClub.com. Hannah Salvadore. 610-693-8228. Quentin. PA . 10 Derbyshire Farms Pumpkin Harvest Classic, v.ww.derbyshirefarms.com . l ucinda Henderson. 269-429-7259. henderson@qtm. net. Stevensville. Ml.

13-16 Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association. www.kmsha.com. Dave Stephanie. 859-699-300. lexington. KY. 14-15 Old Dominion Saddlebred Show. Carolyn Folkers. 434-386-4350. Lexington. VA. 15 Riverview Schooling Show, www. theridgefarm.com . 908-479-617 1 . ridgeshows@aol .com. Asbury. NJ. 16 Hidden Haven Horse Show, W'NIN.hdnhvn. com. hdnhvn@earthlink.net. Mechanicsville.

VA. 17 Sunday Hunter Series at QRC, W'N'N. QuentinRidingClub.com. Steph@ CrossRoadShows.com. Quentin. PA. 22 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, www. briarwood-farm.com. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ aol.com. Flemington. NJ. 22 PMHA Morab Nationals, Championship and Futurity, ww,puremorab.com. Donna l assanske. 270-735-5331. lexington. KY. 23 The M eadow Horse Shows, www. meadowshows.com . 609-261-0601 . meadowshows@verizon.net. Mount Holly. NJ . 23 PHC Client Show. www.potomachorse.com. 301-208-0200. N. Potomac. MD. 23 Baymar Farms Show, www.BaymarFarms. com. 732-59 1-9600. Morganville. NJ. 25~30 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show. WWIN.wihs.org. 202-525-3679 . info@wihs.org . Washington. DC. 29 Sheiks N' Shrieks Open Show, INWW. sahiba.org. Deneb Thompson. 304-389-5717. cygnusarabs@yahoo.com. Shelbyville. KY. 29 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, WWIN. sussexcountyhorseshow.com. lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548. Augusta. NJ.

Northeast September 02-05 Woodstock Fair Open Horse Show. Christina Daigneault. horseshows@ woodstockfair.com . Woodstock. CT. 03 22nd Annual Goshen Fa ir Draft Horse Show. Stacy Lynch. 860-49 1-0203. slynch@ utopiapercherons.com. Goshen. CT. 03 Greystone Stables. www.GreystoneStables. net. 845-355-7433. greys~onesta b le@opt imum. net. New Hampton. NY. 03 Tack Shack Hunter Jumper Show, Kristen Tomalison. 617-719-2524. kristentomalson@ comcast.net. Fremont. NH. 03 NEPHC Pa int-O ~Rama Youthl Novicel Amateur Show, www.nephc.com. Cindy Kovach. 413-386-6823. buckskin97@yahoo. com. Oneco. CT. 03 Tack Shack Hunter Jumper Series, www. blanketcare.com. 603-303-7955. pattackshack@comcast.net. Fremont. NH. 03-04 Silver Spur All Arabian, Marlene Kriegbaum. 716-655-1536. arabshows@mac. com. Hamburg. NY. 04 Carriage Town Ho rse Show, WWIN. boblynstables.com. Felicia Knowles. 603-474315 . fdknow@juno.com.Amesbury. MA. 04 MHC Classic Finals Horse Show, www. boblynstables.com, WWVoI.mahorsecounciLcom. Steve lampson. 978-204-4800. Amesbury .

MA. 04 Blue Ride 1 Bella Rosa Schooling Show. www.Bluerideshowstables.net. 508-561-5829.

jjilir02@aol.com. Wrentham. MA. 04-05 Guilford Fair Horse Show. www. guilfordfairvt.com. David Franklin. 802-2542228. Guilford. VT. 04-05 111th Annual Myopia Horse Show. www.bostonjumperciassic.com. John Manning . 413-625-9967 . Hamilton. MA. 04-05 NEPHC Paint~O-Rama Fall Futurity and Open Show, www.nephc.com. (indy Kovach . 413-386-6823. buckskin97@yahoo.com. Oneco. CT. 07-10 HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII, www. HitsShows.com. 845-246-8833. info@ HitsShows.com. Saugerties. NY. 08-1 1 Putnam Boston Jumper Class ic. INWW. bostonj umperdassic.com. John Manning. 413625-9967 . Hamilton. MA. 09-1 1 CQHA Horse Show. www.cqha.com. Ellie Keene. 40 1-23 1-1241 . Keenskip@aol.com. Oneco. CT. 10 Horses and Hounds Stables, www. Horsesand HoundsStables. com. 845-895-9376. DM@hvc.rr.com . Gardiner. NY. 10 Fairfield· Westchester PHA Finals, www. BHCManagement.com. Naomi Gauruder. 203-650-3148. naomi@bhcmanagement.com. Newburgh. NY. 10-11 $500.000 HITS Hunter Prix Final. www.HitsShows.com.845-2 46-8833.info@ HitsShows.com. Saugerties. NY. 10-11 AHAME Autumnfest Horse Show, vvvvw. mainearabian.org. lee Cheever. 207-676-8529. Icheever@usm.maine.edu. Skowhegan. ME . 10-11 Indiana Pinto Hoosier Classic. Joe Grissom. 76S-424-4644 . New Castle. IN. 11 Silver Heels Riding Club Horse Show, www.silverheelsonline.com . Fremont. NH. 11 Equine Events Fall Classic. INW'N. ManageWithEquineEvents.com. Missy Tansey. 508-9 17-8488. EquineEvents@gmaiLcom. Spencer. MA. 11 Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. WNW. HitsShows.com . 845-246-8833. info@ HitsShows.com . Saugerties. NY. 11 Oak Rise Farm Pleasure Show Series, www. OakRiseFa rm.com. 603-656-9730. OakRise@ Comcast.net. Goffstown. NH. 11 CRAA Open Fun & Learn Horse Show, www.orgsites.com/cVconnecticutriverarabian . Deb Thomas. dlt8888@aoLcom . Rochester.

MA 11 New Boston Farm Show, Paulajean O'Neill. 207-657-3274 . paulajeanoneill@yahoo.com . Gray. ME. 11 Different Drummer Farm Equitation and Hunter Schooling Show Series, www. differentdrummerfarm.com . Jodi Fortier. 603483-2234 . Jodiddf@gmail.com . Candia. NH. 11 Cornerstone Farm. Pam Hunt. 978-3734610. huntpm@aol.com. Haverhill . MA. 11 The Pines. Paul Foohey. 860-633-5964. pinesfarm@aol.com . S. Glastonbury. CT. 11 Yankee Clipper. Debby Tate. 508-759-9512 . lexy3673@aol.com. Marshfield . MA. 11 Schooling Show Series, www. greenefieldfarm.com. Rick Theil. 401-255-6568. greenefieldfarm@yahoo.com. Greene. RI. 11 Stepping Stone Farm. www. BHCManagement.com . Naomi Gauruder. 203650-3148. naomi@BHCManagement.com. Ridgefield. CT. ·

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www.equine.unh.edulevents. liz Oertel. 603· 862-0027. liz ..oertel@unh.edu. Durham. NH. 08 Hitching Post Farm Schooling Horse Trial.

www.HitchingPostFarm.com. laurie Hudson. 802-763-8164.laurie@hitchinpostfarm.com. South Royalston. VT. 08 Course Brook Farm USEA Recognized Horse Trials . www.coursebrookfarm.com

. Laura Chandra. 617-256·3818. info@ coursebrookfarm.com. Sherborn. MA. 09 Independence Stable Dressage Schooling

Show. lNW'W.indepencencestablellc. (om. Dottie Brittingham . 413-284-0371. independencestable@yahoo.com . Belchertown. MA. 14 Mystic Valley Dressage Schooling, WW'N. MysticValleyHuntClub.com.860-464-7934. mysticvalleyhuntclub@juno.net. Gales Ferry. CT. 15-17 Mystic Valley Dressage Show, www. MysticValleyHuntClub.com.860-464-7934. mysticvalleyhuntclub@juno.net. Gales Ferry. CT. 16 Groton Pony Club Fall Three-Phase Schooling Show, lisa Doyle. 603 -930-7576. Groton. MA. 16 Horse Power Dressage Series, INWW. WILDAIREFARM.com . Nancy Digregorio. 508765-0641 . Southbridge. MA. . 23 Ocean State Hunt Club Two Phase. 'WWIN. greenefieldfarm.com. Rick Thel1. 401-2 556568. greenefieldfarm@yahoo.com. Greene. RI.

November 06 Lollipop Farm Schooling Dressage Series, www.lollipopdressage.com.lsigfridson@juno. com. Brooklyn. CT.

Other Locations October 16 Dressage Ride-A-Test. www. LakeOswegoHunt.com.503-636-0674. generalmanager@lakeoswegohunt.com. Lake Oswego. OR. 29-30 Fall Horse Trial at Briar Fox Farm, www. thehorsefarm.com. 316-775-55 12. briarfox@ aol.com. Augusta. K5.

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02 October Starter Horse Trials. www. CarolinaHorsePark.com.910-875-2074. Raeford . NC 09 Cross Country Schooling Day. www. CarolinaHorsePark.com. 910-875-2074. Raeford . NC 15 Lighten Up Dressage. WNW. lattaequestriancenter.com. 704-992-1550. Huntersville. NC. 15 Red Horse Stables One Day Three-Phase and Dressage Schooling Show. www. RedHorseStables.com. 770-258-0444. CarTolton. GA. 22 Poplar Place Schooling Dressage Show. www. PoplarPlaceFarm.com. 706-582-9999. donna@poplarplacefarm.com. Hamilton. GA.

22 GDCTA Dressage/Combined Tests Series. www.simplesite.com/newclassichorseshows. Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651. sadie1@ mindspring.com. Gainesville. GA. 29-30 Poplar Place Dressage Show. www. PoplarPlaceFarm.com. 706-582-9999. don na@ poplarplacefarm.com. Hamilton. GA.

November 05 Poplar Place Schooling Dressage Show. www.PoplarPlaceFarm.com. 706-582-9999. donna@poplarplacefarm.com. Hamilton. GA. 12 GDCTA Dressage/Combined Tests Series, lNWW.simplesite.com/newclassichorseshows. Sara Juriceck. 404-386-1651 . sadie 1@ mindspring.com. Gainesville. GA. 12-13 Poplar Place Horse Trial. www. PoplarPlaceFarm.com. 706-582-9999. donna@ poplarplacefarm.com. Hamilton. GA. 19-20 Poplar Place Dressage Show, www. PoplarPlaceFarm.com. 706-582-9999. donna@ poplarplacefarm.com. Hamilton. GA. 20 November Starter Horse Trials. wwvv. CarolinaHorsePark.com. 910-875-2074. Raeford . NC 21 Cross Country Schooling, WNW. CarolinaHorsePark.com. 910-875·2074. Raeford . NC

Driving Mid-Atlantic/Midwest October 05·09 National Drive. www.TheNationaIDrive. net. Mike Lyon. 931-492-0154 . lexington. KY. 06-09 Kentucky Classic Combined Drive Event, Kathy Courtemanche. 859-987 -3589. Lexington. KY. 07-09 Combined Driving Event. WNW. horseparkofnewjersey.com, www.woodedge. com. Karey Maner. 802-356-0160. horseparkofnj@aol.com. Allentown. NJ.

Horse Shows Mid-Atlantic/Midwest October 01 On Course Hunter Show Series, www. oncourseridi.ng.com. 973-875-8780 . katie@ oncourseriding.com. l afayette. NJ. 01 Friendly Horseman's Club Fun Show. Alice Hummel. 717-484-2222. Denver. PA. 01 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, WINW. briarwood-farm.com. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ aol .com. Flemington. NJ. 01·02 Garden State Appaloosa Association Fall Folly, www.gardenstateapps.com. Lori Wunderlich. 973-579-7661 . Branchville. NJ. 01-02 Capital Challenge Equitation, www. capitalchatienge.org. 301-260-2467 . admin@ capitalchaUenge.org. Upper Marlboro. MD . 02 On Course Jumper Show Series, wwvv. oncourseriding.com. 973-875-8780 . katie@ oncourseriding.com. Lafayette. NJ. 02 FDCTA Fun Show. www.flatlandersdressage. com. Sarah Potts. 419-369-4989. sarah@ etpfarm.org. Blufton. OH.

03-09 Capital Challenge Hunter Jumper, www. capitalchallenge.org. 301-260-2467 . admin@ capitalchallenge.org. Upper Marlboro. MD. OS-OS Kentucky Fall Classic Saddlebred Show. www.kyfallclassic.com. Scarlett Mattson. 502· 314-7960. Lexington. KY. 05-09 Friesian Grand National Championships. www.friesianshowhorse.org. Nancy Nathanson. 805-448-3027. thepark@svvy246.net. lexington. VA. 07-09 CVPHA Color Classic and Fall Futurity. www.centralvirginiapainthorseclub.com. Kerry Aleshi re. dancingwi ndsfarm@earthlink.net. lexington. VA. 08 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, wwvv. sussexcountyhorseshow.com. Lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548. Augusta. NJ. 08 Bringing Back Color. www.Pinto.org. Jennifer Driessens. 815-441 -5165 . Hampshire. Il. 08-09 House Mountain Horse Show, Molly Trimble Moore. 540-291 -6928. lexington. VA. 08-09 Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Fall Horse Show, WWW.travinc.vom. l ynda McGarry. 540-334-7092. lexington. VA. 09 The Meadow Horse Shows, INWW. meadowshows.com. 609-261-0601 . meadowshows@verizon.net. Mount Holly. NJ. 09 QRC Open Fun Show, WINW. QuentinRidingClub.com. Hannah Salvadore. 610-693-8228. Quentin. PA. . 10 Derbyshire Farms Pumpkin Harvest Classic. www.derbyshirefarms.com. lucinda Henderson. 269-429-7259. henderson@qtm. net. Stevensville. MI. 13·16 Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association, www.kmsha.com. Dave Stephanie. 859-699-300. lexington. KY. 14-15 Old Dominion Saddlebred Show. Carolyn Folkers. 434-386-4350. lexington. VA. 15 Riverview Schooling Show. WNVV. theridgefarm.com . 908-479-6171 . ridgeshows@aol.com. Asbury. NJ. 16 Hidden Haven Horse Show. www.hdnhvn. com. hdnhvn@earthlink.net . Mechanicsville. VA. 17 Sunday Hunter Series at QRC. WNW. QuentinRldingClub.com. Steph@ CrossRoadShows.com. Quentin. PA. 22 Briarwood Farm Horse Show, www. briarwood-farm.com. 908-534-8833. jackkate@ aol.com. Flemington. NJ. 22 PMHA Morab Nationals, Championship and Futurity. ww. puremorab.com. Donna Lassanske. 270-735-5331. lexington. KY. 23 The Meadow Horse Shows, WNVV. meadowshows.com. 609-261-0601 . meadowshows@Verizon.net. Mount Holly. NJ. 23 PHC Client Show, www.potomachorse.com. 301-208-0200. N. Potomac . MD. 23 Baymar Farms Show, www.BaymarFarms. com. 732-591-9600. Morganville. NJ. . 25·30 53rd Annual Washington Internationa l Horse Show. www.wihs.org. 202-525-3679 . info@wihs.org. Washington. DC 29 Sheiks N' Shrieks Open Show, WNW. sahiba.org. Deneb Thompson. 304-389-5717. cygnusarabs@yahoo.com . Shelbyville. KY. 29 Sussex County Benefit Horse Show, WNW. sussexcountyhorseshow.com. lucille Pagano. 973-875-9548. Augusta. NJ.

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Vote! The 53rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) hosted the best hunter, jumper, and equitation riders in the nation competing for top prizes at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. over six days of competition, and the WIHS thanks all of the sponsors, employees, exhibitors, volunteers, and spectators for making this year's show an incredible success.

 From the puissance to ponies, the best in equestrian sport competed at the WIHS, and with community events like Barn Night and Kid's Day, entertaining exhibitions, and incredible competition, the show brought horses to the city in fine fashion. Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC Nick Skelton captured another big win at the 53rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), this time taking home the largest purse with Beverley Widdowson's Carlo 273 in the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC. Along with prize money, Skelton was awarded a Rolex watch from Tiny Jewel Box as the Leading Jumper Rider sponsored by Elm Rock LLC. Skelton and Carlo 273, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Contender, were the last to go clear in the opening round of 24 entries over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Aiken, SC. First up in the jump-off was Davis on Nemo 119, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cambridge owned by Old Oak Farm. They had two rails to finish with eight faults in 39.74 seconds for third place. Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey, a 10-year-old Selle Francais stallion by Rosire owned by Remarkable Farms LP, had an unfortunate rail for four faults in 43.00 seconds, but that would hold up for second place. Margie Engle (USA) followed next on Indigo, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Indoctro owned by Griese/Garber/Hidden Creek and Gladewinds. They dropped two rails for eight faults and with a slower time of 40.41 seconds, they would place fourth. Last to go, Skelton knew that he had to produce a clear jumping round for the win. He took some extra time, but it was enough for victory. He and Carlo 273 stopped the timers in 46.32 seconds with two time faults. "Actually I don’t like those jump offs when there are no clears and you have to go last," Skelton admitted. "You can make a mistake. If they had all been clear, at least you can go in there and go faster, but when you are in that position you have to be careful. I prefer to have other clears, to have to go fast and attack. Also the time was very tight, so I got two time faults. It was a good class. The horse jumped great and I thought the course was fair for the amount of riders that were in it." Skelton described Carlo as a "very talented horse." He continued, "He is very careful. He has all the jump and he has a great mind. He really wants to do it, so that makes my life easier." For their victory, Skelton and Carlo 273 were presented with the President of the United States

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Perpetual Cup. As Leading Jumper Rider, Skelton also won the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy. Skelton was named the Leading International Rider as well. Jumper Results: Wednesday to Saturday The last class of the Wednesday afternoon session was the $10,000 Children's Jumper Championship, and Ryan Goodman led the victory gallop on Adrienne Marciano’s Pulsatilla W. The evening session highlight, the $10,000 Adult Jumper Championship, saw Haley Pratt with the blue ribbon on Hillary Simpson’s Shane. The night concluded with a victory for Laura Kraut and Stars & Stripes’ Teirra in the $10,000 Children's Defense Fund Open Jumper Speed sponsored by The Wasserman Foundation. Thirty-two entries contested the opening class of the international jumpers, and it was Laura Kraut and Teirra who were able to find the fastest clear path to victory in the $10,000 Children's Defense Fund Open Jumper Speed class sponsored by The Wasserman Foundation. Kraut and Teirra held a wire-towire lead, going first in the class and jumping clear in 52.50 seconds. Some went clear, and some went faster, but none were able to beat the combination.

 Second place went to Emilie Martinsen and her own Gucci, jumping clear in 57.206 seconds. Margie Engle also cleared the course aboard Ashland Farm & Stadium Sport Horse's Lord Spezi, and finished in third with a time of 58.838 seconds.

The $10,000 Children's Jumper Championship had 29 entries, and 11 of those were clear to advance to the jump-off. Ryan Goodman and Pulsatilla W put down a clear round in a time of 31.940 seconds to take the win over Katherine Strauss and Fardela, who finished in 32.254 seconds. Belle Fulmer piloted Godspeed to third place in 33.298 seconds. For their win today, Goodman and Pulsatilla W were presented with the H. Fenwick Kollock Memorial Perpetual Trophy, donated by Friends of Fen. 

As Wednesday's competition continued, the evening session got underway with the $10,000 Adult Jumper Championship. Thirty entries showed in the first round and six were able to go clear to advance to the jump-off. Three jumped double clear, and it was the fastest time of 28.829 seconds posted by Kaley Pratt and Shane that earned top honors. Katherine Edgell and Miss Kitty were a close second in 29.788 seconds, and Hannah Murrin and Valentina finished third with a time of 34.072. Pratt and Shane were presented with the Dorothy Foote "Goodie" Taylor Memorial Perpetual Trophy, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ashton Hill and Miss Linden Joan Hall.

 Sarah Tredennick of Denver, CO, rode Vigaro to the win in the $31,000 International Open Jumper Jump-off class. Todd Minikus and Sweetheart wowed the crowd in their Uncle Sam costume and cleared the Georgetown Cupcake Joker fence to win the $20,000 International Open Jumper Gambler's Choice Costume class. 

 Thursday night was the always popular "Barn Night," presented by Dover Saddlery, where local barns, teams, and groups celebrate equestrian sport with their barnmates, friends, and families. Breyer Animal Creations had a Stablesmates Painting booth. Contests such as Best Banner, Best Video,  Best Barn Spirit, and Largest Group Contest were held for special prizes like a Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle courtesy of Gaithersburg Equipment Company, and gift certificates from Dover Saddlery. Additional thanks go to sponsor, Peterson Family Foundation, and media partners The Equiery and Virginia Horse Journal. There were 24 entries in today's $31,000 International Open Jumper jump-off class. Seven found the way to a clear round and advanced to the jump-off. Sarah Tredennick and Vigaro, owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Tredennick, were the fastest double clear for victory in 35.36 seconds. Nick Skelton (GBR) rode Beverley Widdowson's Carlo 273 to second place in 35.62 seconds, while Margie Engle (USA) and Indigo were third in 37.25 seconds. The $20,000 Gambler's Choice Costume class is always a crowd favorite at the WIHS. Garnering the most points in the class was Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, riding Sweetheart, owned by  Windsor Show Stables, who had a total of 1190 points. "Avatar" Saer Coulter finished second with Copernicus Stables' Julia Des Brumes with 1160 points, while "Skeleton" Nick Skelton and Unique, owned by Beverley Widdowson, were third with 1110 points. Minikus was presented with the Crown Royal Trophy donated by Crown Royal, while Sweetheart, a 12year-old Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding by Heartbreaker, won the Sue Ann Geisler Memorial Trophy donated by the Washington International Horse Show. 
In the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers sponsored by North Star, KC van Aarem of Woodbine, MD, and Mastermind took the top prize. They were the fastest double clear in a jump-off of eight entries in a class of 22. They crossed the timers in 29.318 seconds after a fast rollback to the final oxer. Michael Hughes and Drumnacross Farm Ltd's Red Hot were second in 29.959 seconds. Samantha Schaefer and Sugar Ray were third in 30.347 seconds. Van Aarem was presented with the Beagle Brook Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by Beagle Brook Farm. The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers showed in a $5,000 class sponsored by AAA Equestrians, LLC. With 21 entries to start, only three were able to clear the course without fault. Megan Nusz and TNT Equine Partners’ Banana D'Ive Z completed the only clear jump-off round in a time of 31.942 seconds to earn top honors. Charlotte Jacobs finished with four faults in 29.127 seconds aboard Candy Tribble

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and Windsor Show Stables’ Promised Land to place second. Genevieve Zock and Olinda had two rails in the jump-off to finish with eight faults in 31.812 seconds in third.

Following their winning round, Megan Nusz and Banana D'Ive Z were presented with The "Footloose" Perpetual Trophy donated by The Curtin Family in honor of the 1990 winner Footloose, ridden by Caroline Curtin, and in remembrance of Ruth Ellen Wilmot.

 In an exciting display of horsepower, Nick Skelton (GBR) powered over the seven-foot Boeing wall to win the $25,000 Puissance on Unique, owned by Beverley Widdowson. Skelton was the only one to go clear in the fifth and final round when the wall was raised to seven feet tall (2.13m). As the only clear in the final round, Skelton was also awarded a $5,000 bonus from The Boeing Company. For his win, Skelton was presented with the Congressman's Challenge Trophy donated by the Late Honorable Rogers C.B. Morton and the Late Honorable F. Robert Watkins, of Pennsylvania as well as the Armed Forces Cup. The other two to make it to the final round were Andrew Kocher (USA) on Elizabeth Allen's Donnatello and Todd Minikus (USA) on Sweetheart, owned by Windsor Show Stables. They tied for second place. Scott Brash (GBR) and Stanley Brash's Intertoy Z knocked the blocks off the wall in the fourth round, when the wall was set at six feet, nine inches (2.05m) for fourth place, while Ljubov Kochetova (RUS) and Aslan retired after the second round with the wall at six feet (1.83m). Aaron Vale and Quito, owned by Walter Ulan, cleared the wall at five feet, six inches in the first round, but they had an unfortunate rail at the vertical in the original course for sixth place. In addition to their Puissance victory, Skelton and Unique won the $10,000 International Open Jumper 1.40m Faults Converted class that was held earlier in the day. The pair jumped last in the class of thirteen and went clear in 52.470 seconds for the win. Skelton was awarded The General Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by the late Arthur J. Morris. Mark Leone and Annie 66, owned by Ri-Arm Farm, finished in 55.900 for second place. Reed Kessler and Pacha de Nantuel finished in third with a time of 56.010 seconds. Reed Kessler, of Armonk, NY, rode Ligist to victory in Friday night's $31,000 International Open Jumper 1.50m class held just before the Puissance. In a faults converted format, Kessler and Ligist jumped clear and completed the course in 54.220 seconds. Kessler beat out Nick Dello Joio and Geledimar Z, owned by Wembley Farms Inc., who finished in 55.220 seconds. Third place went to Richie Moloney and Equinimity LLC’s Alsvid with their time of 55.420 seconds. Eighteen-year-old Christina Kelly of Nicholasville, KY, earned a victory in the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper speed class aboard Double H Farm’s HH Narcos Du Marais. The pair jumped clear in 50.753 seconds to take home top honors. Sponsored by AAA Equestrian, LLC, the class awarded The Cover Story Perpetual Trophy donated by Rolling Acres Farm. Yesterday’s High Jr/AO winners Megan Nusz and Banana D’Ive Z finished in second in 52.163 seconds. Third place went to last year’s class winners Tracey Weinberg and Larone with a time of 52.553 seconds. Samantha Schaefer, of Westminster, MD, earned victory in the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper speed class, sponsored by North Star, aboard her own 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding Sugar Ray with a clean round in 50.728 seconds. Lillie Keenan and Firework, owned by Chansonette Farm LLC, jumped clear in 53.227 seconds for the reserve position. Gabrielle Stern and Anjelica finished third in 53.471 seconds. Schaefer and Sugar Ray were presented The Eleanor White O’Leary Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ashton Hill and Miss Linden Joan Hill. The $10,000 Ambassador's Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic was sponsored by AAA Equestrian LLC, and it was Victoria Colvin who came away with the win on Waminka, owned by Rivers Edge. They were the only double clear in a jump-off of four entries. Olinda and Genevieve Zock were second, while Liza Finsness on Ormsby Hill was third. Colvin was presented with yet another trophy in a week of incredible success for the 14-year-old rider from Loxahatchee, FL. For the classic, she won the Ambassador's Cup Perpetual Trophy donated by Ambassador and Mrs. Marion H. Smoak. Colvin won the Grand Junior Hunter championship yesterday and was named Best Child Rider on a Horse. She said of her wins, "I'm excited. I think the best thing was Best Junior Rider. It meant a lot to me." The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper champion was Banana d'Ive Z, ridden by Meagan Nusz. They were awarded the Greenberg Challenge Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg. Waminka and Colvin were reserve champions. The Shalanno Style of Riding Award was given to Samantha Schaefer. In the $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by North Star, Michael Hughes of Allendale, NJ rode Drumnacross Farm Ltd.'s Red Hot to victory. They finished the jump-off double clear in 33.237 seconds for the win over Gabrielle Stern on Anjelica, who stopped the timers in 33.903 seconds for second place. Third place went to Sugar Ray and Samantha Schaefer, who had a clear round in 34.455 seconds. For their win, Hughes and Red Hot were presented with the Swan Lake Perpetual Trophy donated by

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Beagle Brook Farm in honor of the 1992 winner Swan Lake, ridden by Jennifer F. Miller. The Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Champion sponsored by North Star was Red Hot, ridden by Michael Hughes. Samantha Schaefer and Sugar Ray were the reserve champions. They won the Foxbrook Perpetual Trophy in honor of Space Citation donated by Joy Slater. Hunter Results: Tuesday to Sunday The $10,000 WIHS Children's Hunter Championship was the opening class of the Tuesday evening session, and 32 of the nation's top children's hunters came out to compete. The winner was Double Down, ridden by 14-year-old Elizabeth Adelson of Tulsa, OK, for owner Four Fillies LLC. They had a first round score of 78, and when they came back for their second round, Adelson had a plan to improve. Their plan worked, and the judges average came to an 82 in the second round, giving them a total of 160 for the win. Second place went to On Star, ridden by Rachel Okun for Jillian Fellows, who scored a total of 158.166. Quatro and Stella Styslinger, who rode for Staisha Bejarano, were third with a total of 157. For their win tonight, Adelson and Double Down were presented with the H. Fenwick Kollock Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by Friends of Fen. In the $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Championship, there were 26 entries. The top 12 returned for a second round and it was Practical, ridden and owned by Elise Ledsinger, who came out on top. They led the way through both rounds of competition with scores of 81.833 and 81.333 for a total of 163.166. Second place went to My Sweet Daniel, ridden and owned by Whitney Blanchard, who had a two round total of 161.666. Bay of Gold finished third with Phoebe Weseley and a score of 160.166. Scott Stewart of Flemington, NJ, rode Alexandra Crown's Garfield to the Grand Hunter Championship. Stewart was also named the Leading Hunter Rider after he won four tricolor ribbons. Stewart and Garfield won all three of their over fences classes this week in the High Performance Hunters sponsored by Pony Lane Farm. After adding a third place in the under saddle, they easily captured championship and Grand Hunter Championship honors. For the Grand Hunter Championship, they were presented with the Rave Review Challenge Trophy, donated by Stoney Hill. For their win in the High Performance Hunters, they were awarded the "NOT ALWAYS" Challenge Trophy donated by Miss Peggy Steinman. The reserve champion in the High Performance Hunters was Summer Place, ridden by Maggie Jayne for Pony Lane Farm. They received a third and two fourth places over fences and were second in the under saddle. Garfield also won the Protocol Trophy, awarded to the High Performance Hunter with the most points at the Devon Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, and Washington International Horse Show. Stewart's second championship of the day came in the Green Conformation Hunters sponsored by Mrs. Stephen C. Clark, Jr. with Touchdown, owned by Becky Gochman. They won all three over fences classes plus the model for the top tricolor. The reserve champion was Moshi, ridden by Sandy Ferrell for Stephanie Riggio. They placed second, third, and fourth over fences, were second in the model, and won the under saddle. For their division championship, Touchdown, a six-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Quattro B, and Stewart were presented with the Valiant Hawk Memorial Challenge Trophy, donated by Mrs. Stephen J. Clark. The third time was another charm for Stewart who won his third championship of the day in the First Year Green Working Hunters on Reality, owned by Krista and Alexa Weisman. They were first, second, and fourth over fences and second in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Holden, ridden by Chris Payne for Susan Moriconi. They were first, third, and third over fences. For his incredible performance this year, Stewart was named the Leading Hunter Rider sponsored by The Gochman Family and presented with the Robert Coluccio Leading Hunter Rider Perpetual Trophy donated by his friends and family. The trophy comes with an interesting story, as it was originally commissioned in 1888 in New York City and belonged to John Jacob Astor IV, who along with his mother, survived the sinking of the Titanic. In addition to the trophy, Stewart won a Rolex luxury timepiece courtesy of Tiny Jewel Box. This was Stewart's sixth time winning the honor. The Regular Conformation Hunters, sponsored by The Davis Family, had a new champion this year in Casallo, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, SC, and owned by Erin McGuire. The pair won two over fences classes and were second in the remaining over fences class. They added a third in the model and second under saddle. For their Regular Conformation championship, they were awarded the Mary Farren Perpetual Trophy. The reserve championship went to Small Affair, ridden by John French for Iwasaki & Reilly. They received second place in two over fences classes and were second in the under saddle. The Second Year Green Working Hunter championship was awarded to Summer Place, ridden by Maggie Jayne of Elgin, IL, for Pony Lane Farm. Jayne and the nine-year-old Sachsen-Anhaltiner gelding by Levisto placed first, second, and fourth over fences and were second in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Premier, ridden by Scott Stewart for Gina Day. They were first and third over fences and won the under saddle. Summer Place and Reality tied for the Grand Green Working Hunter Championship and were awarded the Claire Lang Miller Challenge Trophy, donated by Miss Claire Lang Miller.

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While she has never having won a tricolor at indoors before, Becky Gochman was able to sweep her division at the WIHS, taking the championship on Sambalino and the reserve championship on Empire in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunters sponsored by Lynn Ellen Rice. Sambalino was first and second over fences and won the under saddle, while Empire placed second in two over fences classes and was fifth under saddle. For their top ribbons, Sambalino and Gochman were awarded the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship. They were presented with the Frank Counselman Memorial Perpetual Trophy, donated by Friends of Frank Counselman. Gochman was also presented with the Leading Amateur-Owner Hunter Rider award sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Oare. Poetic and Maggie Boylan of Patterson, NY, won the championship in the Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunters. Boylan and the 11-year-old Westphalian gelding by Faveur finished first and third over fences and won the under saddle class. Keri Guanciale and Thoughtful were the reserve champions after they placed first and second over fences and were second under saddle. 
Victoria Colvin and Sanzibar, owned by Karen Long Dwight, were awarded the Grand Junior Hunter Championship after earning the Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under tricolor. Colvin was also give the Best Child Rider on a Horse honors. Starting out the day, Colvin and Sanzibar placed first, first and second over fences and finished fifth under saddle. Lillie Keenan and Don Stewart’s Confidential were reserve with a first, second and fourth.

Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, and Sanzibar were presented The Ides of March Perpetual Trophy donated by Linda Lee and Lee Reynolds. In addition to the grand championship, Colvin earned the prestigious DiVecchia Perpetual Trophy as Best Child Rider on a Horse. The award was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Crown; the trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick DiVecchia. 
The Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under completed their division with a championship win for Lillie Keenan of New York, NY, and Chansonette Farm LLC’s C Coast Z. The pair scored two second place ribbons over fences to come out on top. Victoria Colvin piloted Becky Gochman’s Touchdown to the reserve championship with first and sixth place finishes. 
The Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division awarded championship honors to Olivia Esse of Pasadena, CA and Oscany Inc.’s Clooney. The pair placed first, second and fourth. Reserve champion Tenerife, owned and ridden by Noel Fauntleroy, placed second, second and third. 
The Large Junior Hunter 16-17, sponsored by Pam Carmichael Keenan, next awarded championship honors to Meg O’Mara and Walk the Line, a 12-year-old Selle Luxemburg gelding owned by O’Mara and Don Stewart. The pair earned two first place ribbons over fences and was awarded The Chance Step Perpetual Trophy, donated by Brooke Carmichael McMurray Fowler and Pam Carmichael Keenan. Heather Hooker guided Richard Prant’s Castlekeep to the reserve tricolor with a first over fences and sixth under saddle. 

O’Mara of Rumson, NJ, and Walk the Line were awarded The Lyrik Challenge Trophy, donated by Ashley and Courtney Kennedy, for the top junior hunter stake round. O’Mara also earned the brand new Georgetown Trophy as the high-score junior hunter owner-rider with scores of 89 in both classes won. For The Laughter, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker of Middleburg, VA, won the Large Pony Hunter championship for the second year in a row and earned the coveted Grand Pony Hunter Champion award with Meredith Darst in the irons. Darst, of Lebanon, OH, earned two championships aboard Dr. Betsee Parker’s talented ponies this morning. Darst rode For The Laughter to the championship in the Large Pony Hunters, sponsored by Rose Hill Farm. The pair finished first in all four classes to take top honors in the division and was awarded The Pegasus Stable Perpetual Trophy donated by Ms. Fenwick Kollock.  Daisy Farish and All The Best, owned by Katherine Strauss LLC, finished in reserve with two second place ribbons.

 Darst and For The Laughter were then presented with The Miles River Moonglow Perpetual Trophy donated by Scott Novick and Rustic Woods for the Grand Pony Hunter Championship. Darst was excited to earn top honors and explained that she tried not to let the pressure get to her. "I just thought about riding my best," she stated. 

 Darst also guided Parker’s Enchanted Forest to the championship in the Medium Pony Hunters earlier in the morning with first, fifth and sixth place ribbons over fences and a win under saddle. Laugh Out Loud, owned by John and Stephanie Ingram and ridden by Martha Ingram, finished first in both rounds over fences today to secure the reserve championship.
For the championship, Darst and Enchanted Forest were presented The Shenandoah Sundowner Perpetual Trophy Donated by Evan Coluccio and Ashmont Farms, Ltd.

 Ten-year-old Madeline Schaefer, of Westminster, MD, dominated the Small Pony Hunters this weekend earning the championship aboard Hi Lite and the reserve championship with Cardiff Mardi Gras. Schaefer just purchased Hi Lite from Madison Maners. The pair earned first, first and fourth over fences and placed second under saddle. Riding Cardiff Mardi Gras, Schaefer earned second, second and third. 
The Small Pony Hunter division was sponsored by Further Lane Farm. Schaefer was awarded The Stombock Saddlery Challenge Trophy, donated by Stombock Saddlery, in memory of E.P. (Bud) Stombock. 



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Schaefer is following in the footsteps of her big sister, Samantha, who was champion and reserve in the same division in 2004 aboard Halcyon Hawthorn and Rainbow Canyon. In addition to the championship, Schaefer received the Potomac Trophy as the high scoring junior hunter rider on a pony with her score of 89 on Hi Lite. Schaefer was also presented with the award for Best Child Rider on a Pony sponsored by Gotham North. She was presented The Captain V.S. Littauer Perpetual Trophy donated by Hugh J.B. Cassidy III, Mrs. William Dillon and Miss Marion Lee.

Talking about her ponies, Schaefer explained, "Hi Lite needs a smooth and quiet ride. Mardi you have to kick; he is very quiet." Concluding the week of competition at the 2011 WIHS were the regional hunter championships. The WIHS Regional Pony Hunter grand champion was David Pawlak riding Dr. Betsee Parker’s Liseter Clever Star. Pawlak received The Liseter Clever Star Perpetual Trophy donated by Dr. Betsee Parker, who was also the sponsor of the division. The reserve champion was Sarah Boston riding Blackberry. In their final class today, Pawlak and Liseter Clever Star finished on top with a score of 85 over fences. Elena Desanti followed with a score of 80 aboard Sand Castle, owned by Streett Moore. Boston and Blackberry finished third with a score of 78.     The WIHS Regional Hunter Horse Finals immediately followed with a grand championship win for Molly Cole riding Newport, owned by Streett Moore. Cole was awarded The Black, Starr and Frost Perpetual Trophy donated by Black, Starr and Frost. Reserve went to Mary Claire Medeiros riding Olivia. Medeiros and Olivia won today’s final class with a high score of 83. Black Magic and Marissa Simmons scored a 76 for second place and Cole finished in third with a score of 71 aboard Newport. Equitation Results: Saturday and Sunday The 2011 WIHS Equitation Classic Finals concluded with a significant win for 18-year-old Chase Boggio, of Canton, GA. Boggio rode Massimo, his ten-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cassini, through the first two phases of competition, finishing with a score of 85.33 in the hunter phase and an 89 point total in the jumper phase. Returning for the final work-off sitting in second place overall, Boggio’s ride aboard Elizabeth Benson’s mount Calito 7 scored an 87.83, giving him a three round total of 262.166 for the win. 
 Boggio earned the victory over Hayley Barnhill, of Collierville, TN, who totaled 259.999 with scores of 87, 86.67, and 86.33. Barnhill rode Elizabeth MacWilliam's Camora in the hunter/jumper rounds and then piloted Boggio’s mount Massimo in the final work-off. Third place went to Elizabeth Benson, of Whitehouse Station, NJ, with a three round total of 258.499. Benson rode Horizon Hill Farm LLC's Calito 7 to scores of 87 and 90.33 in the first two rounds. Her ride in the final work-off aboard Sarah Milliren’s mount Vancouver, owned by Elvenstar Farm, scored an 81.17.
 Boggio was presented The WIHS Equitation Classic Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. G. Ralph Ours, III and was awarded a pair of custom chaps provided by Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd. Tonight’s victory was particularly exciting for the rider given that he had previously been in the top ten for this class three times before finally putting his name on the elite list of winners. He finished seventh in 2008, second in 2009, and eighth in 2010.  
 Massimo was awarded The Lugano Memorial Trophy donated by Stoney Hill as the winning horse of the night. In last year’s competition, Massimo helped put rider Lillie Keenan in the winner’s circle after she rode the big gray in the final work-off. This year he carried both the first and second place finishers through excellent rounds. Trainer Christina Schlusemeyer found the talented gelding in Europe two years ago and knew that he would be the perfect horse to guide Boggio to a national championship.
 "I purchased Massimo in November of 2009, and he has been amazing for me," Boggio explained. "When I tried him in Europe he was very green and could not canter in a straight line. I told Christina he could never do the equitation, but she said 'He'll do it, just watch.' He has just been so easy; he never does anything bad. Massimo truly is the deluxe equitation horse." Commenting on his victory, Boggio smiled, "It means a lot to win here. I've been second in pretty much every big class that there is in the United States, so it feels good to finally win one." Later in the afternoon, the young riders competed in the WIHS Pony Equitation Classic Finals with a win for 13-year-old Ali Tritschler riding Rose Hill Farm’s Hallelujah. Tritschler earned the high score of 85 over fences and came out on top after a final work-off. For her victory, Tritschler was presented The Jane Marshall Dillon Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by the friend and students of Mrs. Jane Marshall Dillon. She was also awarded a pair of custom chaps provided by Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd. Emma Lemke finished second, Audrey Muscari third, and Daisy Farish fourth.

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The Washington International has extended its deadline for submitting entries in the 2011 Poster Contest to July 31st at midnight. WIHS, the leading indoor equestrian event in the US, is seeking an original poster design for its 53rd annual event, to be held Oct. 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The six-day equine extravaganza features the country’s leading horses and riders in exciting jumping competition. The poster contest is open to US-based artists, both amateur and professional, 18 years or older. A maximum of three entries per artist will be accepted. There is no entry fee. The work submitted must be original and may be in any medium suitable for duplicating on posters and souvenir merchandise. Entries should be inspired by the WIHS and reflect an equestrian or horse theme. Artists also should consider the event’s longstanding ties to Washington, DC.

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Show jumping legend William Steinkraus will be honored at the 2011 Washington International Horse Show.

By Nancy Jaffer

William Steinkraus at Lucerne Nations Cup Photo courtesy of Show Jumping Hall of Fame He is an icon's icon. Bill Steinkraus, America's first Olympic equestrian individual gold medalist; captain of the U.S. Equestrian Team and then its chairman, has earned reverential respect for his contributions to show jumping and equestrian sport in general.

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He will be honored at this week's Washington International Horse Show in conjunction with the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, which included him in its first group of inductees 24 years ago. This is part of a new program being initiated for shows hosting classes in the Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series. The hope is to educate the next generation in the show jumping sport about legends, such as William Steinkraus, who have helped make it what it is today. A much-admired stylist on horseback, his athletic ability was aided by a unique intellectual perspective. It is detailed in his best-known book, "Riding and Jumping," which has become a classic, as well as in the sequel, "Reflections on Riding and Jumping." The multi-talented rider is a violinist who also has served as an expert television commentator for the Olympics and other important competitions. "Billy is one of the most brilliant people I've ever known," said Frank Chapot, who succeeded him as team captain. "He was a great leader; very polite and very genuine." Advertisement

Bill left Yale University to serve in World War II, but as the Army became mechanized, he found himself in Burma with the last active cavalry unit, involved with a contingent of pack mules. After the 1948 Olympic Games, the Army stopped fielding equestrian teams and in 1950, the U.S. Equestrian Team was created to fill the void. Bill, who had gone back to Yale and graduated, joined the fledgling organization in its second year. By 1952, he was riding in the first of the five Olympic Games in which he would participate. His contributions to the team were legion, both in and out of the saddle. "As a rider and a strategist, nobody was better. He could ride with the best," recalled Frank, who first went to Europe with Bill and the team in 1956. "Billy could hang in there with the D'Inzeos and Hans Gunter Winkler and we didn't have good horses then," recalled Frank, referring to the top Italian and German riders of the day. At that time, the principals of the USET and American Horse Shows Association included Whitney Stone, William Joshua Barney and Walter Devereaux, men who wanted to insure that the country excelled on the world equestrian stage.

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William Steinkraus and Bold Minstrel. Photo Courtesy of USET Archives "Billy had great influence on those people and they had great respect for him, and rightly so," said Frank. "He was the only American who had the prestige and the knowledge to further our status in international competition." Although another legend and Hall of Fame member, Hungarian immigrant Bertalan de Nemethy, coached the jumping team, "Billy would say who was going to ride first and who was going to ride last in the Nations' Cup. He knew what horses to use in what classes and what horses not to use," explained Frank. George Morris, who also was once Bill's teammate and now serves as the U.S. show jumping coach, remembered that the captain of the squad "was the riding example and the mentor. "Billy's a renaissance man," said George. "He's a gentleman of the highest class and very well-schooled, very intelligent and a nice person. This carried over into the horse business. He was a horseman of the first class. He was meticulous, he was scrupulously clean; his horses were the same." The dapper Hungarian coach and the conscientious team captain were a good combination. "Billy brought to Bert the American connection," explained George. "He was the interpreter for Bert, the liaison with the American professional horsemen, and indoctrinated him into the American way of working with people and horses." Discussing the dynamics of the relationship, George observed, "Billy was just peaking, in a sense, when Bert came in the picture." 1 2 next > last >> Posted in Nancy Jaffer | Leave a comment EquiSearch.com on Facebook Like Confirm

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By Nancy Jaffer Oct. 30, 2011 -- Remember when horse shows were fun, and even (gasp!) entertaining? The Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center harks back to that era, with great competition accessorized by fun exhibitions and lots of shopping. A big part of the Washington International Horse Show's charm stems from being in the heart of a major city, a block or two from top restaurants and good hotels, as well as museums and historic attractions within comfortable walking distance for those who have time to spare between classes. Staging a fixture of the North American fall indoor circuit in the Verizon Center, an arena that houses hockey and basketball teams, is a challenge: For the organizers, the riders and the horses living in stables on the street -- especially when the weather turns as cold as it did yesterday and there's a dusting of snow. But it definitely is worth it for the amazing atmosphere. You know you're at a show, not just another competition that too closely resembles all the others you've been to this year.

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I love the Washington International Horse Show, but this year I loved it more, because I sensed a renewed energy and vigor. And I wasn't alone. Brianne Goutal, who finished second in the prestigious $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix (more on that later) felt it too. "I've been coming here since I was on ponies," said Brianne, who won the show's equitation classic in 2004. Advertisement

"It's always been one of the peak stops on my year-long circuit. To me, it's really nice to have a big final in a big city. It's a very patriotic event. "I think they did an amazing job this year running the show. It's sort of had a revamping in the past two years and it's really nice to see a big crowd come and support the show. It's a great show to come to. You have to work a lot around the close quarters; the temperature was a little cold -- actually, it was a lot cold, but everybody works together and I love coming here." A great deal of the energy can be attributed to its devoted president, Juliet Reid, who puts her heart and soul into it. There were several innovations this year, including live streaming Internet video of the competitions and a private VIP dining area, the Fidelity Investments Club, overlooking the ring. I slid through the dark blue drapes there and enjoyed the view while talking with Juliet, whose upbeat presence has inspired the show's reinvention. She and I chatted about the 2011 edition. Listen: Juliet Reid

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Great Britain's Nick Skelton capped off a spectacular show at the Washington International by winning the President's Cup grand prix on Carlo and taking the open jumper rider title. Photo Š 2011 by Lawrence J. Nagy Now that I've set the stage, you'll understand how important the President's Cup is. It's not the grand prix du jour; this class is one of those iconic athletic events people remember through the years. Canada's Michel Vaillancourt, the course designer, had quite a challenge. "It's a very prestigious event, it is a World Cup qualifier, so you have to respect some of the standards," said Michel who just has been named the course designer for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. "We had a very good crowd, so we also need to acknowledge them, and not necessarily do what is right just for us, but we need to provide them with some kind of a spectacle," he said. This was an unusual year, because a number of riders who normally would compete at Washington were at the Pan American Games in Mexico, so Michel was working with a 24-horse field. With a larger group, he enjoys more chances of people coming through to the jump-off, so he had to walk a delicate line. "I'd rather build for 50, then I can build a little more strong," he said, but it was plenty difficult. Only four riders qualified for the jump-off; New Yorker Brianne with Nice de Prissey and California's Lucy Davis on Nemo, representing the younger generation, while Margie Engle of Florida aboard Indigo (her Pennsylvania National grand prix winner earlier in the month) and Great Britain's Nick Skelton on Carlo had the advantage of vast experience.

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Nick Skelton clears the 7-foot wall on Unique to win the puissance. Photo © 2011 by Lawrence J. Nagy Nick also was on a roll. He won Friday night's popular puissance, where he got a standing ovation after clearing the 7-foot wall on Unique, and also took a prize in a speed class earlier that day on the same versatile mount. He carried that streak into the President's Cup, yet he felt he was at a disadvantage going last in the tiebreaker -- usually the favored spot in a jump-off. Lucy had two fences down, while Brianne toppled one pole, and then Margie surprisingly had two down and was slower than Lucy. It was all Nick's to win, and he had to choose his strategy -- go fast and beat Brianne's time if he had a rail, or go slowly to make sure everything stayed up. He picked the latter, and incurred two time penalties, but that edged Brianne's four. Nick, an Olympic veteran and World Cup champion who knows whereof he speaks, doesn't like that kind of jump-off. "When there's no clear and you're last to go, you have to jump clear, that's when you can make a mistake. I'd prefer if they all went clear and it was faster. At least you'd get going there...and attack." In the position in which he found himself, "You've got to be really careful," he pointed out. Nick's precision with his beautiful gray was awesome, so his gamble paid off. A lesser rider would have been hard-pressed to make it happen. Carlo took a break last year while Nick had a hip replacement and shoulder surgery, but the two seemed very much in tune and a good prospect for next year's London Olympics. 1 2 next > last >> Posted in Nancy Jaffer, News | Leave a comment EquiSearch.com on Facebook Like

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Washington, D.C.'s new exhibition featuring horses in Native cultures. by Darley Newman A new reason to make a trip to our nation's capital is the interesting and colorful exhibit “A Song for the Horse Nation” at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This morning, I was treated to a preview of the exhibition, which opened October 29th and runs through January 7, 2013, and was able to meet the curator of the exhibition Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota). If you are interested in horses, history, Native American culture or all of the above, it's worth a trip. Those who enjoy viewing historic tack are in for a real treat. 

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Me with Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), curator of the exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition was first shown at the museum’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York and doubles its exhibition space on the National Mall. On display are artifacts, artwork, photographs, songs and personal essays from Emil Her Many Horses and others collected over time. Horses arrived on the scene in North America in the 1700's and would dramatically change history and the way Native cultures lived, worked, fought, thought and survived. I was able to more fully grasp these historic changes and the intense bond that humans have shared with horses throughout time, as I examined horses celebrated on everything from clothing to artwork to a 16-foot-tall, 38-foot-circumference Lakota tipi, decorated with 110 hand-painted horses.

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Oglala Lakota beaded horse mask, ca. 1904. Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Seed beads, hide, and sinew. National Museum of the American Indian (1413). I was most impressed with the beaded horse designs on many of the items on display. Some of the saddles made of deer or elk antlers and wood and rawhide looked downright painful, while other elaborately beaded soft pad saddles filled with buffalo hair looked really comfortable. This is what a rider thinks about at an exhibition like this! Many saddles were either frame saddles, made of wood and antler, or pad saddles, soft pillow-like saddles constructed from tanned hide and filled with hair or other material. These pad saddles were used by the Plains Indians during battles or for racing and hunting. I stood marveling at one common Cree style of pad saddle with its red, white and green beading. It would have been used for parades or traded for goods.

Lakota painted drum, ca. 1860s. South Dakota or North Dakota. Pigment, rawhide, wood, wool cloth, and sinew. National Museum of the American Indian (10/5940). Native horse traditions continue today. We've been able to experience and film these in Cherokee, North Carolina, riding in the Great Smoky Mountains in the Equitrekking Carolinas episode and in Equitrekking Arizona, riding with the Navajo in Canyon de Chelly. In the exhibition, I learned more about the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) Young Horsemen’s Program, which seeks to preserve the Appaloosa horse breed made famous by their ancestors. There's a short video you can watch filmed with the Nez Perce and their horses. 

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Apsáalooke (Crow) horse crupper, ca. 1885. Montana. Seed beads, wool cloth, tin cones, hide, rawhide, ribbon, and cotton thread. National Museum of the American Indian (2/3106). One part of the exhibit that I found really interesting was a chart that showed the going rate for trading horses on early 1800's trade routes. One fine racing horse would demand ten guns. One fine hunting horse could be traded for several pack animals. To get one ordinary riding horse, you had a few options, including eight buffalo robes or fifteen eagle feathers.

Piikuni (Blackfeet) elk-skin robe with painted decoration by Mountain Chief, mid-1800s. Montana. Pigment and hide. National Museum of the American Indian (22/1878). “For some Native peoples, the horse still is an essential part of daily life,” said Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), curator of the exhibition. “For others, the horse will always remain an element of our identity and our history. The Horse Nation continues to inspire, and Native artists continue to celebrate the horse in our songs, our stories and our works of art.”

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Darley's Travel Blog - A Song for the Horse Nation - Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian - Equitrekking   How you can go: A Song for the Horse Nation website has information on the exhibit hours, dates and transportation options. Exhibition Dates: October 29, 2011 – January 7, 2013 In honor of the opening of “A Song for the Horse Nation,” the museum is partnering with the 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show to host a weekend of free activities and performances. Educating and engaging the nation about horses in Native American culture and equestrian sport, the museum and the Washington International Horse Show will sponsor family and children’s programming Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Mall museum and the Verizon Center in Washington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and all day Sunday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the museum.      Topics: american indian horse, Emil Her Many Horses, horse museum, National Museum of the American Indian, native american horse, native american horses, Smithsonian

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The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading indoor championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce a three-year deal with Verizon Center to extend its run at the Washington, D.C. venue through 2013. Verizon Center has been home to WIHS since 2000. The 53rd annual Washington International Horse Show will take place October

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makes us one of the most exciting horse shows in the country,” said Anthony F. Hitchcock, chief operating officer of WIHS. “The Washington International Horse show has been a prominent, annual event for the arena,” said David Touhey, senior vice president and general manager of Verizon Center. “We’re excited to be able to extend our relationship for another three years and continue to provide the community with another fun and entertaining family show that features world-class equestrian competition.” Verizon Center is located in the popular Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C., close to museums and restaurants and within walking distance of the National Mall. Averaging 220 events per year, the arena is home to three professional sports teams and one college team including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington

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last great urban indoor horse show in the nation, and it is our goal to continue to ensure Washington is a ‘must-attend’ event for the equestrian world and the Washington, D.C. community,” said Juliet W. Reid, president of WIHS. WIHS highlights include the WIHS Equitation Championship Finals for the top junior riders in the country, Kids’ Day with free pony riders and activities for children, Barn Night, the Puissance high jump, and the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, where top horses and riders, including Olympic medalists, compete for the President of the United States Perpetual Cup, donated to the show in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline

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Washington, D.C., August 4, 2011 – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is offering an elegant new way to experience the most exciting indoor equestrian sporting event in the country, which will be held October 2530, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Fidelity Investments® Club, a new VIP dining platform created expressly for the horse show, will offer the best vantage point to watch the top horses and riders in the country, including Olympic veterans, in breathtaking jumping competition.

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“We are very pleased to welcome Fidelity Investments as the title sponsor of this elegant VIP dining facility,” said Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. “The Fidelity Investments Club will be the perfect place to enjoy the show and entertain business associates, clients, family and friends.” “After scouting all possible locations at Verizon Center to create something new and very special for sponsors and

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The Washington International will continue to offer dining at the popular Acela Club, located at the skybox level overlooking the arena. Both locations will offer buffet dining and a full open bar. Acela Club will also host several social events, including the President’s Cup Party and Brunch at the Barn. Subscribing to either of these dining programs puts you center stage at one of the world’s premier equestrian events, offering the best experience surrounded by top-notch amenities and VIP hospitality. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to make a reservation, contact Bridget Love Meehan at or info@wihs.org. Advertisement

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Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities will round out this family-friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, D.C., institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. About Fidelity Investments®(www.fidelity.com) Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of more than $3.6 trillion, including managed assets of more than $1.6 trillion, as of June 30, 2011. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. Caption for graphic: The Fidelity Investments® Club, a new VIP dining platform created expressly for the Washington International Horse Show, will offer the best vantage point to watch the top horses and riders in the country, including Olympic veterans, in breathtaking jumping competition. The 53rd Annual WIHS will take place October 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.wihs.org. Ads by Google Confirm Like

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington International Horse Show announce a new partnership to celebrate horses in Native American culture and equestrian sport throughout history. The museum opens “A Song for the Horse Nation” Saturday, Oct. 29, at its flagship museum on the National Mall, a major exhibition that explores the role horses have played in Native culture from the 1500s to the present. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2013. The Washington International Horse Show celebrates its 53rd year Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center. Together, the two organizations will celebrate these occasions with free family programs on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at Verizon Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all day Sunday, Oct. 30, at the museum. A free shuttle service between the museum and Verizon Center will be provided by Reston Limousine on Saturday.

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About the Washington International Horse Show An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings Olympic champions and top competitors to the nation’s capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix - a World Cup Qualifier, the Puissance high jump competition and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country’s top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities round out this family friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has welcomed presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c) (3)

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Chatting With Don Stewart and Donovan Hasbrouck about Horses and The Washington International by Diana De Rosa

October 25-30 at Verizon Center in the heart of Washington, DC. Here’s what they had to say.

get back to bed. So at the end you are really exhausted. But it’s worth it. Q: Any final thoughts?

Hasbrouck Donovan Q: What are your earliest memories of being on a horse or pony? HD: The first pony that I ever rode was a white pony named Howie. I was 4 so I don’t really remember how it felt (to be honest). Growing up my favorite place to go was this very old backyard barn where I would get very dirty, but it was so much fun. There were just horses and ponies and chickens and dogs. I would be there all day and even in the summer and just loved every minute of grooming, mucking stalls, feeding, and even watching a pony be born.

HD: Horses have totally shaped who I am today. I have been riding since I was four and started with Bibby Hill when I was on medium ponies. Bibby gave me such a great foundation and helped build my confidence when I started on my first Junior Hunter (Eastwood). I have been riding with Bibby and Don and they have really helped me to grow and mature as a person and as a rider. We are on the road a lot so you learn to be organized and to manage your time well with school work.

Don Stewart

Q: What is it about horses that has given you the desire to focus most of your extra time and energy into your riding? Hasbrouck at 2010 WIHS Eq Finals aboard Confidential (photo: Diana De Rosa) Well known trainer Don Stewart is always on the go with the many riders he works with. Among those is Hasbrouck Donovan, Gainesville, FL, a 17-year-old young rider, who has reached many milestones in her career but still has more to go. In order to stay competitive Hasbrouck is finishing her senior year of high school online, which gives her more time to ride during the day. She will be attending Auburn University in 2012. Her dad is the head basketball coach for the Florida Gators. She has two brothers, one sister and four dogs. Don’s career spans 30 years and is filled with accomplishments and accolades on all levels. He has judged for over 30 years at some of the country’s top shows including Devon, Palm Beach, Maclay Regional, and L.A. National. Don’s success as a trainer includes three USEF Medal Finals winners, four ASPCA Maclay winners, and two USEF Pony Medal Finals. An accomplished rider, Don was the Leading Rider at Devon ‘92, the National in ’93 and ’95, and still holds the honor of being the only rider to win the Chronicle’s Hunter Horseman of the Year two times. Don has been the Chairman and served on the USHJA Junior Hunter Committee over the past 25 years and owns Don Stewart Stables, Inc. in Ocala, FL, where he resides with Nancy, his wife of 28 years, and their 3 children, rd Whitney, Don 3 and Erin, the 2002 ASPCA Maclay Finals winner (which was the last time it was at WIHS), WIHS Best Child Rider in 2001 and 2002 and WIHS Leading A/O Rider in 2009. We caught up with both Hasbrouck and Don to talk about riding and training in general and specifically about the Washington International Horse Show, which both trainer and student have taken part in for many years. This year’s show will takes place

HD: I want to be the best rider that I can be. I realize that it takes a lot of time and dedication but I want to give it my all. Having the barn only 30 minutes away allows me to ride 6 days a week. Besides my own horses I get to ride a lot of Don’s sale horses so I get exposed to a lot of different rides. Q: The Washington International is a show you go to just about every year. What is it about that show that keeps you coming back? HD: Washington has always been my favorite of all the horse shows. I think it is so exciting to be in the heart of DC. My older brother, Billy, is going to college at Catholic University, so he always comes with some of his friends so that makes it special in another way.

Q: What is it about Hasbrouck that makes her so successful? DS: She has wonderful work ethic and is religious about riding EVERY day possible. She is both passionate about the horses and is very methodical in her practicing. Q: What are her standout achievements?

Q: What are you goals for Washington? HD: I would love to win the Washington Equitation class. I got a ribbon in it last year. I would love to do well in the Junior Jumpers and the Junior Hunters as well. Q: How does competing in the WIHS Equitation division help you with your riding? HD: It is great that you can show in the WIHS Equitation series all year long and check on line how you are doing. I like that it requires you to be consistent in two different type classes: Hunters and Jumpers. Q: Washington is the only indoor show in a major city. What are some of the downsides? HD: The schooling at WIHS is really tough. You are sometimes riding at 3 a.m. and never

DS: Lots of her goals have been reached. She won Best Child Rider, Grand Champion and Reserve Champion at WIHS when she was 14. She won the Maclay Regionals at 13 and placed 9th in the Maclay Finals. She was Champion at Devon in 2011, won the Maclay at Devon in 2010. She has won Derbies and the list goes on and on… Q: What would you still like to see her achieve? DS: She and I would like to see her win the Junior Jumper Championship and WIHS Equitation Championship. Q: What is your very first memory of the Washington International Horse Show? DS: First time I went was with Jeffrey Welles’ family in ‘67, OMG. Like society in general, WIHS has changed immensely. Back then, black tie was the norm at night; big jewels,


formal dresses, spotlight on winners. One of my fondest memories was when Michael D'Ambrosio (Anthony D’Ambrosio’s wife) dressed in a sequined gown led the Grand Hunter Champion mare Mink and Pearls into the arena. What an impression she made! Anyone there would certainly remember it. With not so many shows back then, it was so special. Now we see jeans, some of which cost more than some of my horses. I was in awe of Kathy Kusner, Carol Thompson, Debbie Wilson, Chrystine Jones Tauber. There were so many dignitaries there too. Nowadays, it is a much friendlier atmosphere and not so intimidating, but not as glamorous. Californians would come with every jewel, fur, and enough makeup for all the East Coast (and some riding coats that were a little ostentatious). It was in 1972 that I came with my first students when it was at the old Armory. I could not be that old, could I? Lord help me.

10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in a tent outside Verizon Center. The featured Open Jumper classes begin on Wednesday night. On Thursday night the Gambler’s Choice is when riders are decked in the most inventive costumes. Friday night is the Puissance high-jump, a real favorite of the audience, as horses jump the ever-rising wall. The goal for both the riders and the spectators (who are sitting at the edge of their seats) is to break the record set by Anthony D’Ambrosio in 1983 at 7’7½”. Saturday night is when one elite young rider will claim the WIHS Equitation Championship title, as the top junior riders in the nation vie for this coveted title.

Q: Do your students compete in the WIHS Equitation division throughout the year?

The culminating event of the show is the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix. Winning that class is one of the goals of every grand prix rider as it is one of the most sought-after titles in the sport.

DS: We have 6 qualified for WIHS Equitation and 3 for WIHS Pony Equitation. We especially like it because you can compete in it all year.

For more information, schedules, and to purchase tickets, visit the WIHS web site at www.wihs.org and be sure to “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/horseshow.

Q: How do you train for Washington?

Devin Seek on 2011 Pony Finals

DS: We are NOT heavy schoolers before the class. We jump a few and go. Schooling is done before the show or at home.

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CW: Do you get to spend time with any special friends? DS: I stayed with my friend Laine Grosvenor. We always had a good time whether we were riding or at the camper. CW: What did you do when you weren't riding or showing? DS: We rode all morning and then spent time with friends or I practiced for the lip sync that I did with my friends. CW: Lip Sync? What song did you practice & perform? DS: We did Party Rock Anthem and got our video sent to LMFAO (the people who sing the song)

Sarah Zaki: Who are the family members of the family business? Chuck Waters: I have been in the horse business for 48 years. I have sold hundreds of horses. My wife shows grand prix horses. She rides great; she’s been the highest-scored amateur in the country before. My older daughter, Brett, comes with us to horseshows. Brett is 32 and I have a younger daughter named Hayley who is 15 years old. Hayley is doing very well in the jumpers ring now.

SIDEBAR Only two horses have ever been Grand Junior and Grand during the week at WIHS and both of them, Hilton and Confidential, are owned by Mr. & Mrs. Don Stewart and their daughter Erin.

On Saturday Kids’ Day is front and center with free pony riders, fun family activities, face painting and more. It all happens from

CW: Did you establish specific goals for PF’s? DS: My goals were to work hard and try my hardest.

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DS: The advantages are that it teaches discipline, structure and responsibility. The disadvantages are that it’s hard to have a lot going on at home with peers if you want to reach this level.

Of special note is Barn Night on Thursday night when Verizon Center lights up with all the colorful barn-themed face painting in an effort to win contests and get recognized.

CW: Are Pony Finals your favorite event each year DS: I always look forward to Pony Finals.

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Q: As a young rider what do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of being with horses?

The Washington International Horse Show features hunter, jumper and equitation competition with some fun events included in the mix.

CW: What ponies did you ride & how did you do? DS: I rode Toblerone, owned by Jodie nd Camberg, in the medium and was 2 in the jumping, Seven Hills Misty, owned by Deborah Martaneall (we were 7th overall), and My Boy, owned by Gray Horse Farm, in the medium green.

Devin Seek & Seven Hills Misty at 2011 Pony Finals CW: Was this your first year? DS: This was my fourth year. CW: How old are you? DS: I’m ten. CW: Who do you ride with? DS: Bibby Farmer Hill & Jaime Gibson

SZ: How did the family become involved in the sport? CW: I met my wife at the horseshows. We go to horseshows probably 35 weeks a year so my children didn’t have much escape! SZ: Is there any friendly competition in the family? CW: Much more competition between my wife and daughter, Dana and Hayley. They both show in the Junior/Amateurs together so I am certain there’s a little competitionbut it’s very friendly! At this point, we really


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There aren't many shows, if any, where horses are stabled on the crowded downtown streets of a major city like they are at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), which will take place Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center, in Washington, D.C. At many shows horses are stabled in tents or permanent stalls at the venue in a pastoral setting with horse-friendly schooling areas and sometimes even hacking trails. But things are a little different at WIHS. When faced with the "un-horse-friendly" challenges of city showing, which include very limited access to schooling areas, an unusual shipping system (First, horses stage at Prince George's Equestrian Center, in Upper Marlboro, Md., before shipping to Washington D.C. in vans supplied by the show's official carrier, Johnson Horse Transportation), and unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells, what can you do to maintain your horse's health?

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Stephen G. Soule, VMD, of Wellington, Fla., has been the United States Equestrian Federation show jumping team veterinarian at numerous events around the world, and he was a member of the Veterinary Commission for the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. Additionally, Soule has been the official veterinarian at the WIHS since 1976, and after 35 years of observing show horses stabled in unique conditions, he offered his perspective and advice. On the positive side, Soule doesn't believe the stabling limitations posed by the WIHS are detrimental to the horse. "I've seen so few problems over the years that I don't think the horses suffer in any way because of this," he explained. "Plus, they can't be longed or ridden for hours so in a way the horses are fresher." On the downside, the biggest problem, in Soule's opinion, is transporting horses between Prince George's Equestrian Center and Verizon Center in such a limited time span.

Competing at the Washington International Horse Show requires bringing the horses into the big city.

"The logistics of transporting horses and housing of everyone is what I feel poses the greatest amount of difficulty," he explained. ""They may arrive at 10:00 the night before and then have to school at odd hours at night "Then when they are finished competing they have to get back onto a truck and travel back. The grooms, riders, and owners also have to make the commute, so, it's a logistical undertaking."

Further, he said, if a rider has horses competing in different divisions, he or she "may have to split up shifts and have the manpower to deal with that since some will have to stay at Prince George's and others at Verizon Center," he explained. "It needs to be well-orchestrated, so logistically it can be very complicated but (in regards to health) for the horses it's not that detrimental."

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The Horse | Washington International Horse Show: Showing in the City To ensure the horses remain as healthy as possible, Soule emphasized the basics: "Make sure to use the appropriate (protective shipping) boots and bandages and recognize that dealing with transporting horses back and forth in such a limited time period may cause them stress." When (the horses) arrive, grooms and caretakers should be prepared to make the horses as comfortable as possible, as quickly as possible, so they can relax. An additional consideration for horses competing at the WIHS is the documents required by the Board of Health of the District of Columbia. The Board specifies all horses must arrive on show grounds with proof of a negative Coggins test within the past 12 months of the horse show and a Routine Health Certificate issued within 30 days prior to the event for horses crossing into the District. Both documents must be presented to the show secretary upon arrival, and an official from the District Board of Health is present to inspect all certificates. The point that Soule emphasized as his major concern was encouraging owners to be prepared for the unexpected. "If a horse does face an emergency situation you have to be prepared to transport it a fair distance to get to the closest veterinary clinics," he cautioned. That said, he also noted that the horse show has a Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART) Horse Ambulance on site to care for those emergencies and provide emergency transportation if needed. In case of an emergency, Soule noted that he and the HEART team will help guide the owner and provide the best options based on the situation.

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"I always have a lot of information but it can take a little organizing to deal with an emergency," he added. Additionally, he cautioned that not every horse might be the right choice to take to the WIHS, especially if he or she doesn't handle stressful or different situations well. "Some individuals are better able to adapt than others, and some may not perform as well as they do when they are at a static horse show," Soule explained. "Not being able to warm up the same way they normally do may affect their performance more than their health. For a horse that is idiosyncratic, this might not be the show for those horses."

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Nick Skelton remains on blistering form at the moment, picking up two major wins at the Washington International Horse Show in America last week - including the $100,000 President's Cup.

Unstoppable Carlo Partnering the talented 10-year-old grey gelding Carlo, owned by Beverley Widdowson, Nick was the only ride to jump double clear in the 1.60m President's Cup Grand Prix. Jumping one of only four clears in the first round, they were last to go in the jump-off and were the only combination to jump clear again, picking up just two time faults to take the win. "I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like those jump offs when there are no clears and you have to go last," Skelton said afterwards. "You can make a mistake. If they had all been clear, at least you can go in there and go faster, but when you are in that position you have to be careful. I prefer to have other clears, to have to go fast and attack. Also the time was very tight, so I got two time faults." For their victory, Nick and Carlo were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. Nick also won the Leading Jumper Rider and was presented with a Rolex watch.

Best of Britain Having been announced as the best International Combination of the Year at the British Showjumping Awards, it was a great week for Nick Skelton. The success comes at the end of a brilliant season for the Warwickshire rider, who he helped Britain to win two bronze medals at the FEI European Jumping Championships. Earlier in the week, Nick partnered the bay mare Unique XVIII to third place in the Top Score competition. The following day the pair were the only combination to clear seven foot (2.13m) in the puissance to take the title. Here Nick talking about his talented string of horses and his hopes for 2012 in our interview from HOYS.

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Let the horses inspire you! The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading indoor equestrian event in the U.S., is seeking an original poster design for its 53rd annual event, to be held Oct. 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The six-day equine extravaganza features the country’s leading horses and riders in exciting jumping competition. The poster contest is open to U.S.-based artists, both amateur and professional, 18 years and older. A maximum of three entries per artist will be accepted. There is no entry fee. The work submitted must be original and may be in any medium suitable for duplicating on posters and souvenir merchandise. The deadline for entries is 4 p.m., Monday, May 31, 2011. Entries should be inspired by the WIHS and reflect an equestrian or horse theme. Artists also should consider the event’s longstanding ties to Washington, DC.

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The winning design will be selected by a panel of judges and will be used to promote the 2011 horse show. The winning artist will receive significant publicity, 100 posters and a package of all other items produced with the winning design, four week-long passes to the show and the option to have a vendor booth during the show. The artist retains the original artwork. Virginia artist Dagmar Cosby was the winner of the inaugural poster contest in 2010 Washington 2010. Previous poster designers include International Horse Show well-known illustrator Mickey Paraskevas poster design (2009), NY; Jane Gaston (1999-2008), VA; and iconic 1960s artist Peter Max (1981). For complete contest rules, entry blank and a sampling of some of the wonderful WIHS posters from past years, visit www.wihs.org/poster-contest. About the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation's capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and educational and community events round out this

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So me and my horse were at local day yesterday and I snapped a few pictures (none of me and my horse). I didn't think of that. Anyway, it was really fun.

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Great pics I use to live in dc I now live in pa I'm actually heading down for friday I go down every year to watch the puissance! I wish I was good enough to ride there that would be awsome! Congradulations!

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Bridget Love Meehan is the new Executive Director of the Washington International Horse Show (WlliS). Meehan comes to WlliS from Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, where she served in a variety of senior roles since 2004. Most recently, as director of strategic planning and communications, she was responsible for the development and execution of marketing solu~ tions and brand-building opportunities for the domestic distribution market. Prior to that, she was vice president and managing director at Hayes & Associates, specialists in Washington, D.C. event production and sponsorship management, where she designed and executed national marketing and public affairs campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients. Meehan also served as the director of communications for the United States Equestrian Federation and is an active rider and competitor. She received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Kenyon College. Originally from the Buffalo, N. Y. area, she currently re, sides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.

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Reed Kessler, 16, of Armonk, N.Y.; Karen Polle, 18, of New York City and Jessica Springsteen, 19, of Colt's Neck, N.J. have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to the 2011 Show Jumping European Young Rider Tour. They will compete at the CSIOY Bonheiden in Belgium, May 19-22; CSIOY Reims in France, May 26-29; CSIOY Lamprechts'hausen in Austria, June 9-12 and CSIOY Hagen in Germany June 16-19. Meg O'Mara of Rumson, N.J . was also invited to compete as an individual on the Show Jumping European Junior Tour. She will compete at Reims, Lamprechtshausen and Hagen.

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New United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Certified In· structorlTrainers at Training through Second Level include Michael Bragdell of Colora, Md. and Katherine Nelson of New Freedom, Pa. . For more information on the USDF Instructor Certification Program, to view a calendar of workshop or testing dates, or to obtain details on hosting a workshop or testing session, visit the USDF Web site at usdf.org or contact the USDF education programs department at instructorcertification@usdf.org.

IT"S A GIRL! - A foal delivered by RU Shy Anne at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. was already up and about when students discovered her at 7 a.m. on April 12. The foal_ dubbed, RU Skylark is doing well and she and her mother are part of an auction of Mustangs used in the Rutgers Young Horse Teaching and Research Program on May 1.

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The Eventing Eligible Athlete Committee and Eventing High Performance Committee have unanimously recommended David O'Connor to be the Eventing Chef d'Equipei Technical Advisor to succeed Capt. Mark Phillips in 2013. The recommendation will go to the USEF High Performance Working Group before being presented to the USEF Executive Corrmrittee. O'Connor has extensive knowledge of the sport in the U.S. and across the globe. He was the Individual Eventing Gold Medalist at the Sydney Olympic Games and he coached the Canadian Eventing Team to Team Silver at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. O'Connor has proven leadership skills having served as the President of the USEF and the Chairman of FEI Group IV since his retirement from International competition in 2004. On the field of play he is renowned for producing top results from both horses and riders.

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Eric L. Straus has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. to fill out the term held by the late Eugene R. Mische. Straus is a recognized USEF judge, steward and FEI show jumping steward. Recently, at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Straus served as the FEI Honorary Chief Steward General for Reining and previously officiated at the World Equestrian Games in 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and again in 2006 in Aachen Germany. He was Chief Judge for Modem Pentathlon at the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1987 Pan American Games. Straus is a Trustee and Executive Committee member of the American Horse Council in Washington, D.C., and is Secretary and Executive Committee member of the

U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation. He also served as Executive Director of the United States Equestrian Federation in 1996· 1997. His business acumen is unquestioned as well, having served as Senior Vice President for The Clark Estates, Inc., New York, N.Y., whose clients include the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and The Otesaga Hotel and Resort among other properties. Straus recently left his post as the Chief Executive Officer of the Washington International Horse Show. The 128th National Horse Show will be held Nov. 2- 6 at the new Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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At the recent KWPN-NA Annual Meeting the Thursday evening program, 'The Road to Grand Prix," included a review of the KWPN stallion Idocus' career, both as an Olympic dressage horse and as a sire of FE! horses. Owner Christine McCarthy, rider Court· ney King-Dye and coach Steffen Peters reflected on the stallion's affable personality and talent. "I learned Grand Prix on Idocus," King-Qye recalled. "You can set a metronome to his rhythm." The pair competed at the RolexIFEl World Cup Dressage Finals, among many other accomplishments. Showing the audience that good genes and good care can result in a lengthy career, 21-year-old Idocus showed off his tempi changes, collection and extensions with rider Ashlyn De Groot. The evening also included a benefit auction for King-Dye. Lessons on Idocus, a breeding to the legendary stallion anq, a painting of the pair were all big draws and helped raise $8,000 towards her medical expenses. King-Dye is still recovering from a head injury incurred when a horse she was riding tripped and fell.

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Young riders help guide Washington International Horse Show By Laura Schroeder

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The Washingto.n International Horse Show makes use of a dynamic group of people to provide new ideas for the show; the kids. For the past three years, the WillS has formed a Junior Committee to provide fresh and unique ideas for the 53-year-old horse show, which this year takes place Oct. 25-30, at Verizon Center in the heart of Washington, D.C. This Junior Committee consists of a group of young horse enthusiasts who are eager to bring their vision to the wrnS. Every year through an application process, wrns chooses one young adult to head the Junior Committee as the Youth Ambassador. This year's ambassador is Shannon Miglarese, who has competed numerous times on local day at WillS. Hailing from Maryland, Miglarese is thrilled to be an integral part of this prestigious annual event which showcases some of the nation's finest riders in hunter, jumper and equitation competition. "The Junior Committee allows the youth to have a voice," said Miglarese. "A large part of the show is the youth competition. It's nice to have ldds and teenagers in the decision making process." Being the Youth Ambassador is no easy feat. It requires dedication and a passion for the WIHS. To be the ambassador, you must be a student between the ages of 14 and

18. These kids get the opportunity to attend business meetings and press conferences and to present ideas to the staff. Katie Lunceford, a member of the Junior Committee, has been attending WlliS for the past few years and thinks the Junior Committee is a great idea. Lunceford, a 15-year-old from Potomac, Md., has been riding since she was five years old and has attended the horse show many times in the past. '1t is great for the kids who have grown up coming to the show to now have a say in it," said Lunceford. "Also, it adds many new ideas and suggestions from the point of view of people who have experienced the show in different ways." One focus of the Junior Committee is Kids' Day. Jamal Brown, the 2009 Youth Ambassador, worked With WillS to develop Kids' Day, an event with free and fun activities for families. This year's Kids' Day will be taking place Saturday, October 29 in a tent located outside Verizon Center. Families can visit the tent for arts activities, face painting, a grooming station and pony rides, all free and open to the community. Brown, an IS-year-old equestrian from Silver Springs, Maryland, asserts that the main goal of the Junior Committee is to get the community involved in the show.

"There are a lot of people who live in the Washington, D.C. area and have no idea there is a horse show going on, we, as a committee, are working to change that," said Brown. This year the Junior Committee is working to increase ,awareness about wrns in their local communities. They have, as a group, decided to invite young riders with special needs to come and enjoy Kids' Day events and the show. This committee is very focused on corrimunity outreach and all 12 members have contributed ideas to how to execute that outreach. Anna Rossi, the 2010 Youth Ambassador, thinks the best part of the wrns is that it is right in her backyard in Washington D.C. Having competed at the wrns for the past seven years, Rossi is very passionate about her hometoWn horse show. '1 pass the Verizon center multiple times a week. but there is something really, really magical about the horses coming and the stabling on the streets," said Rossi. ''The transfomtation is amazing." The Washington International Horse Show Association. Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more infomtation and to view this year's schedule, visit their web site at wihs_org and "like" them on facebook: facebook.comlhorseshow.

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Horses will descend upon nation's capitol for Washington International Horse Show Oct. 25-30, 2011 By Laura Schroeder Looking for a thrilling horse-

back riding event in the heart of the nation's capital? The Washington International Horse Show is for you. Hundreds of world class riders gather at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. to compete in one of the few re-

maining great urban horse shows in the country. Not only are there

Olympic veterans, but local riders also get their chance in the rihg on Sunday. More than 50 vendors and exhibits gather at Verizon Center for a week filled

with riding, shopping and fun. One of the fan favorites of the week is the Gambler's Choice. The $20,000 Gambler's Choice Costume Class is show jumping with a twist. Taking place on

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Rodrigo Pess oa aboard Palouchin de Ligny, wins last year's Gambler's Choice while dressed in an authentic Formula One uniform.

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The Puissance One of the most anticipated classes of the week. is the Puissance, or high jump, ~ompetition. Riders and horses are pushed to their limits to see who can jump the highest. Starting at a comfortable height, riders compete over the ever-rising "great wall," which goes up in small increments. As the jump gets higher, riders are eliminated if they knock down a piece of the wall. The record for the outdoor high-jump is 8"' I \4" set in 1949. The indoor record was set at the Washington International in 1983, when Anthony d' Ambrosio on Sweet 'n Low cleared 7' 7 W'. In the 2010 WIHS, Venezuelan Pablo Barrios and G&C Blanchee Z, owned by G&C Farm/Gustavo and Carolina Mirabal, cleared a height of 6' 1" for victory.

One of the highlights of the week is the WIHS Equitation Classic Finals, featuring the best young and upcoming riders. Only the top 35 junior riders in the p.ation~ standings are invited to participate in this prestigious event. Taking place on Friday Oct. 28 and Saturday Oct. 29, this event features both a hunter and jumper round with the top 10 then facing a work-off to determine the champion. Last year 13-year-old Lillie Keenan triumphed in the wrns Equitation Finals making her one of the youngest riders to win the class. Although riders may be focused on winning the finals, they do have time for fun afterwards. Keenan spends her evenings after showing going out to eat with her family and mends.

Get tickets, information The WIHS is truly one of the last horse shows of its kind, featuring exhibits, shopping vendors and thrilling equestrian competition all in the heart of Washington, D.C. The show begins Tuesday, Oct 25 at 7:30 a.m. and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or can be bought in person at the Verizon Center Box Office. For more infonnation, visit wihs.org, or "like" WIHS on facebook.comlhorseshow.

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One of the favorite events of the week for young horseback riders is Barn Night. On Thursday Oct. 27, WIHS welcomes all local riders and barns for this popular event. Local barns -compete for prizes all while watching some thrilling classes such as the Gam'bIer's Choice Costume Class and terrier races. Later on in the evening, guests can walk the

course and get an autograph signed by a grand prix rider. Throughout the night, riders will compete in various competitions. Prizes路 will be given out for largest bam by state, best costume and banner, best video, and a grand prize for best overall group. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until around 10 p.m.

Many activities for yOUng horse lovers on Kid's Day Every year WIHS features a day just for the kids and their families. Held on Saturday, Kids' Day is a free event that takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pony Pavilion, a tent located just outside Verizon Center. Here kids enjoy a day filled with horsethemed educational activities. Guests visit the tent for free pony rides, drawings for prizes, arts and crafts and photo opportunities. To help plan these events,

wrns recruits local riders and. horse enthusiasts to form a junior

committee and selects a youth ambassador to lead them. This year Maryland native Shannon Miglarese is taking the reins. WIHS is partnering with Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian to help make this year's Kids' Day even more exciting_ with Native American demonstrations. On Saturday Oct. 29, a free shuttle bus will run between the museum and Verizon .l;3nirm.jf~lmu 51~"'" Center.


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Here’s a photo of She-who-rides-horses with The Trainer, waiting on a downtown street corner. Are they waiting for a bus? No, they’re at the show grounds waiting for our horse. One of the ‘Big’ indoors is the Washington International Horse Show. Downtown DC, in the Verizon Center. Where the Washington Capitals play hockey. Just up the street from the Capital. Now, even I am not nutty enough to drive the horse trailer through downtown DC traffic..but just in case anyone is, they don’t let you. We have to ship to a horse park outside town, and wait for the big horse bus to load the horse for the trip downtown. Then we jump in the car and try to beat them there. So here we are, hanging out at a downtown intersection, waiting for a big silver truck, to drop of our horse.

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Where’s my horse?#comment-1815 The the fun begins…they wait until your horse arrives, then tell you where the stabling is…and run dash with horse, trunk and more buckets than most of the downtown set own, to get settled in. All the while, people in suits are staring at the road apples with disdain, and tourists are snapping photos. It’s a zoo (with only one type of animal). The warm up area is where they normally park the zamboni. There’s a schooling in the ring…at 4:30am. Every vendor known to man is set up in the mezzanine, hawking their wares. Then there’s the fudge. Oh, I’m not usually a big fudge person. I have memories of childhood attempts to make fudge at home. And who hasn’t bought the obligatory bake sale fudge at the school or church. But this is as related to those lessor fudges as a Ferrari is to a Fiat. Oh sure, it costs a days wages for a single slice…but what price perfection. I’m no theologian, but when I die, if I’m not slapping on the SPF 1,000,000 sun screen, St Peter will greet me with a slice of this fudge. And I’ll need the fudge to get me through this night. Once She-who-rides-horses is done showing, we’ll pack everything up (in the dark) and catch the horse bus back to the other horse park, hitch up my trailer an ship home to the barn. We should get to sleep again by next week. Posted in Uncategorized

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Recent Posts Washington, D.C., March 30, 2011--The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading indoor championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce Bridget Love Meehan as the new Executive Director. Meehan joins the executive leadership of WIHS - Juliet W. Reid, President; Greg W. Gingery, Chairman; and Anthony F. Hitchcock, Chief Operating Officer - as the show prepares for its 53rd annual event taking place October 25-30 at Verizon Center. Meehan comes to WIHS from Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, where she served in a variety of senior roles since 2004. Most recently, as director of strategic planning and communications, she was responsible for the development and execution of marketing solutions and brand-building opportunities for the domestic distribution market. Prior to that, she was vice president and managing director at Hayes & Associates, specialists in Washington, D.C. event production and sponsorship management, where she designed and executed national marketing and public affairs campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients.

Meehan also served as the director of communications for the United States Equestrian Federation, the national governing body for horse sports, and is an active rider and competitor. She received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and her B.A. from Kenyon College. Originally from the Buffalo, N.Y. area, she currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.

"On behalf of the entire Washington International Horse Show community, I am extremely pleased to welcome Bridget Love Meehan as our new Executive Director. Bridget brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of marketing and sponsorship and she has a strong background and understanding of the requirements needed to produce a world class event. Having taken part in WIHS as a spectator, an exhibitor and a member of the marketing and communications committee, she brings a unique perspective to our team. We look forward to her contributions toward the future success of the show," said Reid.

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About the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation's capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix - a World Cup Qualifier, where top competitors, including Olympic medalists, vie for the President of the United States Perpetual Cup; the Puissance high jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities round out this family-friendly event.

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He ultimately dec ided to add judging to his list of credentials, an d in 1992 , became an 'R' rated USEF j udge in hunters, jumpers and equ itation. His knowledge and reputati on for fairness have offered him the oppOit unity to judge some of the country's largest and 111 0 st prestigious horse shows . On a reg ular basis you will find C hris around the co un try at shows in Ocala , Wellington, Toronto , Atlanta and other states. Whd e horses are the d rivi ng force in his life, Chris is also an avid fitness guru who goes to the gym on a regular basis, as well as a sports enthusiast, who enj oys the fact that when rooting fo r the Dallas Cowboys he ca n do it as a fan without the pressure of the show ri ng where you are rootin g for a horse or child . " It's something I can do just for fun ," he explained . This year Chris was in vited to add j udg ing the Washi ngton Intern at ional Horse Show to his list of credentials, something he is very much looking fo rward to . We chatted with Chris about his past and present life with horses and his thoughts about the Washington International.

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like? CW: I sure did. The first time I competed was when I was ten years old . I was riding a small pony. Then as a junior I competed for four yea rs on Bandit , a IS.2 H, bay Thoroughbred gelding. Over the past I S years I' ve also shown various customers' horses in the professional divisions. J.

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wai l in anticipation of tbat " letter.") My highes t achievement as a trainer came in 2009 when onc of my junior ride rs, Taylor Shearin , won a blue ribbon ove r fences in the Older Large Junior di visio n. Taylor's mare, Rejoice, was green when the Shearin 's purchased her, and so 1 was proud of how far both the student and the horse had progressed in just a few short years.

Q: In the scheme of things, what does it mean to yo u to judge at WIHS? CW: To judge WlHS is the greatest honor of my judg ing career. It has always been a special horse show, one where I was thrilled to compete and whe re now I excitedly look forward to viewing from the judge's perspective.

Q: Now you will be judging the hunters at W IHS. What's it like to be on the "othe r side!!? CW: Thi s will be my first 0PP0l1unity to judge the Washington International Horse Show. There is press ure on both sides. Judging is really just the opportunity to reward really great horses; whereas, showing is the opportu nity to showcase the horse's ability to its utmost. It wi ll be very exciting to watch my peers, their students, and aUf nation 's greatest horses compete and to give my opinion on the way they go over those couple of days.

Horses in the City! Some horse shows e njoy acres of grassy fields, spacious stabling , and trails for a leisurely after-class hack, but not the Washington International Horse Show. Squeezed into a city block between Chinatown , the Capitol Building and th e White House, WlHS is an urban horse show with horses housed in tents on the sidewalk, 11 postagestamp size warm-up area and schooling at 3:00 A.M . But so mehow it a11 works. The WIHS offers some of the finest equestrian competition in one of the most exci ting venues in the coun try. Since 1958 , WIHS has bee n th e setting for top horses and riders, including Olympic champions to meet for world-class competition and more than $400,000 in

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later, their record remains intact. In the 2010 WIHS , Pablo Banios and G&C Blanchee Z, owned by G&C Farm/Gustavo and Carolina Mirabal , cleared a height of 6 ' I " for the victory.

prize money and championship titles. This year about 500 horses and ponies will parti c ipate in show jumping, hunters and the WIHS Equitation Finals Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center 111 Washington , D.C. Highlights include Barn Night, a popular event where members of local barns attend in gro ups. Each group has their own theme with colorful outfits and faces painted to match their barn colors in an effort to win contests and get recogni zed. For WIHS Kids' Day a tent is set up outside Verizon Center where educational sessions , fun family activities , face painting and pony rides take place, all for free. For the past two years the Washington International Horse Show has been working with the Caisson Platoon, whose primary focus is the buryi ng of fallen soldiers. A special Caisson Platoon ceremony takes place on Saturday night just before the centerpiece of the sho w, the $100,000

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By the 1800s, American Indian horsemanship was legendary, and the survival of many native peoples, especially on the Great Plains, depended on horses. They paid horses by A Crow war pony, painted by Kennard Real Bird. © Brady Willette them into and spiritual lives, and by creating art that honored the grace of the horse.

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The glory days of the horse culture were brilliant but brief, lasting just over a century. The bond between American Indians and the Horse Nation, however, has remained strong through the generations. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, entitled "A Song for the Horse Nation", the museum is welcoming the DC Mounted Police and equestrian and artist Kennard Real Bird (Crow), who will present the US and Crow Nation flags on horseback at 3pm on October 29 on the museum's outdoor Welcome Plaza.

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington International Horse Show announce a new partnership to celebrate horses in Native American culture and equestrian sport throughout history. The museum opens “A Song for the Horse Nation” Saturday, Oct. 29, at its flagship museum on the National Mall, a major exhibition that explores the role horses have played in Native culture from the 1500s to the present. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2013. The Washington International Horse Show celebrates its 53rd year Oct. 2530 at the Verizon Center. Together, the two organizations will celebrate these occasions with free family programs on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the Verizon Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all day Sunday, Oct. 30, at the museum. A free shuttle service between the museum and the Verizon Center will be provided by Reston Limousine on Saturday. Activities include free pony rides at the Verizon Center Oct. 29 for WIHS Kids’ Day, war-pony painting demonstrations by Crow equestrian and tribal general council member Kennard Real Bird, storytelling by awardwinning children’s book author and illustrator S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux), hands-on ledger-art lessons and much more at both locations. Read the rest of the Press Release here. Join the conversation

About the National Museum of the American Indian The National Museum of the American Indian is the 18th museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition

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of the life, languages, literature, history and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989 (amendment in 1996), the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and others to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression and empowering the Indian voice. www.AmericanIndian.si.edu About the Washington International Horse Show An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings Olympic champions and top competitors to the nation’s capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix – a World Cup Qualifier, the Puissance high jump competition and WIHS Equitation Championship Finals featuring the country’s top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities round out this family friendly event. Since its debut, the Washington International has welcomed presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd., is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. www.wihs.org

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WASHINGTON, (Washington International Horse Show) – Combined Driver Chester Weber has thrilled audiences with driving demonstrations at the Washington International Horse Show for the past two years, and the eight-time USEF National Four-In-Hand Champion didn’t disappoint the thousands of spectators on hand for the prestigious show this year. Weber and his team of horses gave the Washington International Horse Show crowd a world-class demonstration that introduced them to each phase of the challenging sport of combined driving. Weber is known for being a highly competitive driver who sets goals and accomplishes them, and he brought that winning attitude to Washington. “I always enjoy giving a demonstration at Washington International. Just like in previous years, the crowd this year was enthusiastic and really seemed to enjoy seeing Team Weber in action,” Weber said. “During the demonstration I introduced the Washington audience to the sport of combined driving through demonstrating the three days of competition while describing to the audience what I was doing.” Considered one of the biggest promoters of combined driving, Weber explained and demonstrated the dressage, marathon and cones phases during the demonstration. “Combined driving is my passion and I love to share it with others,” Weber said. “I especially love it when I get to introduce new people to the sport.” Weber, who helped the U.S. Combined Driving team clinch the Silver Medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, spent the summer of 2011 on a successful European tour. With

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the addition of two new horses to his superstar team, Splash and Uniek owned by Jane Clark, Weber proved to be an unstoppable force in Europe putting in a brilliant performance at the CHIO Aachen and winning at CAIO Vecses, CAI Altenfelden, and CAI Riesenbeck. As America’s most highly decorated combined driver, Weber recently donated a sterling silver trophy to the winner of the USEF National Championship Combined Driving Single Horse. Entitled the “Jamaica Perpetual Trophy,” the trophy honors Weber’s legendary equine partner Jamaica who was named the 2008 USEF Horse of the Year. “I am excited about the Jamaica Perpetual Trophy because it is another way to recognize and support the sport of combined driving,” Weber said. For more information on Weber and his combined driving team, visit their website at www.chesterweber.com. -30-

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WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW SIGNS THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH VERIZON CENTER Washington, D.C. -- The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading indoor championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce a three-year deal with Verizon Center to extend its run at the Washington, D.C. venue through 2013. Verizon Center has been home to WIHS since 2000. The 53rd annual Washington International Horse Show will take place October 25-30. “We are thrilled to remain at Verizon Center and continue this great Washington tradition. Verizon Center has been home to WIHS for 12 years, and while there are complexities in producing an urban horse show with shipping horses in and out of the city and closing city streets to create stables, it also makes us one of the most exciting horse shows in the country,” said Anthony F. Hitchcock, chief operating officer of WIHS. “The Washington International Horse show has been a prominent, annual event for the arena,” said David Touhey, senior vice president and general manager of Verizon Center. “We’re excited to be able to extend our relationship for another three years and continue to provide the community with another fun and entertaining family show that features world-class equestrian competition.” Verizon Center is located in the popular Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C., close to museums and restaurants and within walking distance of the National Mall. Averaging 220 events per year, the arena is home to three professional sports teams and one college team including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and the Georgetown Hoyas. The arena also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows and worldclass sporting events. “We have unique standing in the equestrian world, being the last great urban indoor horse show in the nation, and it is our goal to continue to ensure Washington is a ‘must-attend’ event for the equestrian world and the Washington, D.C. community,” said Juliet W. Reid, president of WIHS. WIHS highlights include the WIHS Equitation Championship Finals for the top junior riders in the country, Kids’ Day with free pony riders and activities for children, Barn Night, the Puissance high jump, and the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, where top horses and riders, including Olympic medalists, compete for the President of the United States Perpetual Cup, donated to the show in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. ###

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International Horse Show. You'll also wimess the pitter patter of the terriers in their race for the catch. These miniature speed demons will be showcased Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. How fast will their little legs carry them? Will one do a big flip like last year? Who knows, bur the terriers never fail to please! Barn Night will take place on Thursday evening, when the local youth come to cheer on their friends. There are lots of prizes planned for that night with the chance for groups to walk the course with the course designer and get some amographs from their favorite show jUmping riders. . On Saturday afternoon, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the melodious laughter of children can be heard on F Street outside the Veriwn Center for Kids Day, which has pony rides. There will also be face and horseshoe painting and many more fun activities. And it is all free! Continuing the tradition of honoring our military heroes, WIHS will once again present a special exhibition by the Caisson Platoon from Fort Myer on Saturday evening, Ocmber 29. Thes~ service men and horses participate in the burials of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The Caisson Platoon presentation will take place Saturday evening prior to the President's Cup Grand Prix. WIHS will also hold a Local Weekerid and Zone 3 Finals October 21-23, at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. There, local riders qualify for a number of championships that take place at the Washington International. With over $400,000 in prize money, WIHS will attract the nation's finest athletes. To learn more about the Washington International Horse Show, visit www.wihs.org.fD


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calendar 15 – 16 n Ridgefield Equestrian Center Horse Show, Ridgefield, CT. CONTACT: Naomi Gauruder 203-650-3148 or bhcmanagement@cs.com. 15 – 16 n National Hunter Seat Equitation Medal, Harrisburg, PA. CONTACT: www.usef.org. 15 – 16 n Alexander Technique Clinic at Freestyle Farm, Amherst, NH. CONTACT: Adam Bailey 603-673-8864, adambailey4@yahoo.com or www.freestylefarm.org. 16 n Avon Valley Show Stables Horse Show, Avon, CT. CONTACT: Dee Dee Wilbur 866-6775260 or Jumpit30@yahoo.com. 16 n Blackstone Valley Dressage and Combined Training Assocation - Second in 2 Series Hunter Pace, Upton, MA. CONTACT: info@bvdcta.com or www.bvdcta.com. 16 n Evenstride Farm Horse Show, Byfield, MA. CONTACT: Mary Lynne Rahlson 603-228-5680 or mrahlson@mcsbnh.com. 16 n Hilltop Equestrian Center Dressage, 2 Phase, Somersworth, NH. CONTACT: Mary Ann Davis 603-692-6313 or www. Hilltopequestriancenter.com. 16 n Horse Power Dressage Series at Wild Aire Farm, Southbridge, MA. CONTACT: 508-764-7725, wildaire@charter.net or www.wildairefarm.com. 16 n Norfolk Hunt Country Barn Tour, Dover, MA. CONTACT: Ruth Lawler 781-431-1461, norfolkbarntour@gmail.com or norfolkbarntour@gmail.com. 19 n CCDS Meeting with Speaker at Orleton Farm, Stockbridge, MA. CONTACT: Maureen Gamelli 413-243-3407 or ianandniles@aol.com. 20 – 23 n New England Equitation Championships, Springfield, MA. CONTACT: Mary Lou Burmeister 215-766-7031. 20 n BWFA - 2nd Annual Trail Ride, LaFayette, GA. CONTACT: 706-397-8047, info@bwfa.net or www.bwfa.net. 20 – 21 n BWFA - Annual Horseshoer Convention, LaFayette, GA. CONTACT: 706-397-8047, info@bwfa.net or www.bwfa.net.

21 – 22 n Woodville Trailbusters - 4H Horse Club - 4th Annual Haunted Trail Walk, Hopkinton, MA. CONTACT: Sue Lukey 508-435-4129, slukey07@yahoo.com or www.woodvilletrailbusters4hclub.org. 21 – 29 n Arabian & HAlF-ARABiAN Championship Horse Show, Tulsa, OK. CONTACT: 303-696-4500 or www.arabianhorses.org. 22 n Fairfield County Hunt Club Horse Show, Westport, CT. CONTACT: Naomi Gauruder 203-650-3148 or bhcmanagement@cs.com. 22 n The Pines Horse Show, S. Glastonbury, CT. CONTACT: Marie Foohey 860-633-5694 or pinesfarm@aol.com. 22 – 23 n New York Area and Beyond Workshop at Little Creek Farm, High Falls, NY. CONTACT: Julie Robins julie@julierobins.com. 23 n BSTRA Brimfield Pleasure Ride, Brimfield, MA. CONTACT: Sharron 413-267-4826, hiddenhollowacres@comcast.net or www.bstra.org. 23 n Cutter Farm Schooling 2-Phase and Dressage Show, Dracut, MA. CONTACT: Marina Burliss 978-697-7858, info@cutterfarm.com or www.cutterfarm.com. 23 n Horse Power Hunter/Jumper Series at Wild Aire Farm, Southbridge, MA. CONTACT: 508-764-7725, wildaire@charter.net or www.wildairefarm.com. 23 n Mount Holyoke Open Jumper Show, South Hadley, MA. CONTACT: jcollins@mtholyoke.edu or www.mhcriding.com. 23 n New Canaan Troop Horse Show, New Canaan, CT. CONTACT: Joan Healy 203-966-0634 or tachtita@aol.com. 23 n Norfolk Hunter Trials, Dover, MA. CONTACT: Dominic Cammarata 508-345-4790 or dominic.cammarata@genzyme.com. 23 n USHJA Outreach Competition, Suffield, CT. CONTACT: Diane Popp dpopp@ushja.org or www.ushja.org. 25 – 30 n Washington international Horse Show 2011, Washington, DC. CONTACT: 202-525-3679, media@wihs.org or www.wihs.org/media-center.

27 – 30 n Octoberfest Horse Show (TSASA), West Springfield, MA. CONTACT: Sue Arthur 603-887-5937 or sarthur110@aol.com. 28 – 30 n Virginia Horse Trials & College Team Challenge, Fairfield, VA. CONTACT: www.vahorsetrials.com. 29 n Cornerstone Farm Horse Show, Haverhill, MA. CONTACT: April Bayko 978-462-9434 or barnmom9@aol.com. 29 n Holloway Brook Farm Horse Show, Lakeville, MA. CONTACT: Charlene Brown 401-849-2696 or cinnbayinc@aol.com. 29 n letter Perfect Farm Competition and Schooling Show Championships, Uxbridge, MA. CONTACT: Kelli Mason 508-278-9905 or www.letterperfectfarm.com. 29 n Shallowbrook Horse Show, Somers, CT. CONTACT: Sally Allison, 203-731-1757 or sallison@shallowbrook.com. 30 n Cornerstone Farm Schooling Horse Show Series, Foster, RI. CONTACT: Beth Stone 401-397-9242, info@cornerstonefarmri.com or www.cornerstonefarmri.com. 30 n New England Hunter Trials, Medfield, MA. CONTACT: Carol Mayo 508-654-6161 or jpcamayo@comcast.net. 30 n River’s Edge Farm Horse Show, Bethany, CT. CONTACT: Naomi Gauruder 203-650-3148 or naomi@bhcmanagement.com. 30 n Sandy Point Stables Horse Show, Portsmouth, RI. CONTACT: Charlene Brown 401-849-2696 or cinnbay@aol.com. 30 n Summer Hill Farm Schooling Horse Show, Lincoln, RI. CONTACT: 401-334-9901, crhsummerhillfarm@yahoo.com or www.summerhillfarmri.com. 30 n Mystic and Shetnucket Valley Pony Clubs 11th Annual Schooling Horse Trials at Mystic Valley Hunt Club, Gales Ferry, CT. CONTACT: 860-464-8644, Barbarakil@sbcglobal.net or sites.google.com/site/mvhcevent. october 2011

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Victoria Colvin, winner of the $10,000 Ambassador’s Cup High Junior/AmateurOwner Jumper Classic, Grand Junior Hunter Championship, and Best Child Rider Award.

In international jumpers, Laura Kraut and Teirra were able to find the fastest clear path to victory in the $10,000 Children’s Defense Fund Open Jumper speed class. Second place went to Emilie Martinsen and her own Gucci, jumping clear in 57.206 seconds. The $10,000 Children’s Jumper Championship had 29 entries and saw Ryan Goodman and Pulsatilla W as the victors over Katherine Strauss and Fardela, finishing in second. In the $10,000 Adult Jumper Championship, Kaley Pratt and Shane earned top honors.

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Jumping Talent Search Program seeks to educate and test participants by encouraging Juniors and Young Riders to develop show jumping skills, thus laying the groundwork for future international successes. With Finals held each year on the East and West Coasts, this program has produced some of the country’s top jumping riders including McLain Ward, Richard Spooner, Lauren Hough, and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. 2011 Champion Samantha Schaefer has proven her talent and now joins the list of prestigious winners. For more information, visit www. usef.org. 82

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he 53rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) hosted the best hunter, jumper, and equitation riders in the nation competing for top prizes at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Nick Skelton took home the largest purse at WIHS with Carlo 273 in the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W. Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey, a 10-year-old Selle Francais stallion had an unfortunate rail for four faults in 43.00 seconds, but that would hold up for second place. For their victory, Skelton and Carlo 273 were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. As Leading Jumper Rider, he also won the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy. Skelton was named the Leading International Rider as well.

$100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI3*-W winners Nick Skelton and Carlo 273.

Katherine Edgell and Miss Kitty finished in a close second. The $31,000 International Open Jumper jump-off class was won by Sarah Tredennick and Vigaro. Nick Skelton rode Carlo 273 to second place. The $20,000 Gambler’s Choice Costume class is always a crowd favorite at WIHS. Garnering the most points in the class was Todd Minikus riding Sweetheart. “Avatar” Saer Coulter finished second with Julia Des Brumes in the irons. In the $25,000 Puissance, Skelton and Unique were crowned the winners. Andrew Kocher on Donnatello and Minikus on Sweetheart tied for second place. In addition to their Puissance victory, Skelton and Unique won the $10,000 International Open Jumper 1.40m Faults Converted class. Mark Leone and Annie 66 finished in second place. Reed Kessler rode Ligist to victory in the $31,000 International Open Jumper 1.50m class. Nick Dello Joio and Geledimar Z took second place. In the $10,000 Ambassador’s Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Victoria Colvin came away with the win on Waminka. Olinda and Genevieve Zock were second. Colvin also won the Grand Junior Hunter Championship and was named Best Child Rider on a Horse. The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Champion was Banana d’Ive Z, ridden by Meagan Nusz. Waminka and Colvin were reserve champions. The Shalanno Style of Riding Award was given to Samantha Schaefer.

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In the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Hunter Championship, the winner was Double Down, ridden by 14-year-old Elizabeth Adelson. Second place went to On Star, ridden by Rachel Okun. In the $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Championship, Practical, ridden and owned by Elise Ledsinger, came out on top. Second place went to My Sweet Daniel, ridden and owned by Whitney Blanchard. Scott Stewart rode Garfield to the Grand Hunter Championship. Stewart was also named the Leading Hunter Rider, the High Performance Hunter Champion, and captured the Grand Hunter Championship honors. The reserve champion in the High Performance Hunters was Summer Place, ridden by Maggie Jayne. Stewart’s second championship of the day came in the Green Conformation Hunters with Touchdown. The reserve champion was Moshi, ridden by Sandy Ferrell. The third time was another charm for Stewart who won his third championship of the day in the First Year Green Working Hunters on Reality. The reserve champion was Holden, ridden by Chris Payne. The Regular Conformation Hunters had a new champion this year in Casallo, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd. The reserve championship went to Small Affair, ridden by John French. continued on page 84


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horses because The Washington International Regional Horse Show & Zone 3 Finals starts this week. This popular show is the sister event to the Washington International Horse Show, the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show, held the following week at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. In addition to being a top show in its own right with a broad selection of classes for riders of all levels, the WIHS Regional Show offers several last-minute ways to qualify for the big event at Verizon Center. The Regional will take place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The U.S. Hunter Jumper Assn. (USHJA) Zone 3 Finals, hosted by the Regional, will be held on Sunday. A warm-up day on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6

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announce a new partnership with the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) in support of its Kids’ Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011. “The Washington international Horse Show is thrilled to have support from The EQUUS Foundation for our Kids’ Day event. Kids’ Day is a wonderful way to expose the equestrian sport to the local community and engage the youth of Washington, D.C. By aligning with the The EQUUS Foundation, we will further our mission of promoting a greater interest and education of all things equestrian,” said Bridget Love Meehan, Executive Director, Washington International Horse Show. Fun & Excitement in the Nation’s Capital An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will bring top notch equestrian competition to the nation’s capital from October 25-30, 2011 and a free family-friendly event for the local community. › Continue reading Share and Enjoy:

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championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce the popular kid-centric Barn Night will return to the show on Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. The 53rd Annual Washington International Horse Show will take place Oct. 25-30 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Starting at 6:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 27, WIHS will welcome local barns and horse enthusiasts for Barn Night 2011. Barn Night offers a fun and exciting evening for riders, their barnmates, friends, and families to celebrate equestrian sport and pay tribute to those that excel at all levels of hunter jumper competition. “We are creating a spectacular night of exciting competition and special exhibitions by equestrian stars, as well as interactive contests for kids and teens with great prizes,” said show Executive Director, Bridget Love Meehan. Breyer Animal Creations will be joining Barn Night this year with Stablemates Painting on the concourse, free for kids 12 and under. In addition, special prizes will be given out for the first 100 kids to arrive for the big night courtesy of Breyer. › Continue reading

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Washington, DC, October 11, 2011 – On Saturday, October 29, 2011, as Olympians and their horses get ready for the President’s Cup Grand Prix and junior riders practice in the schooling ring to compete at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a team will be erecting a tent on F Street outside Verizon Center and the Hotel Monaco for WIHS Kids’ Day, to be held from 10am-2pm. This free, family-friendly event will offer kids an opportunity to ride and meet ponies and learn about equestrian sport. FAST FACTS: -WIHS Kids’ Day will host free pony rides -Meadowbrook Stable will host a grooming station

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Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000

Nick Skelton captured another big win at the 53rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), this time taking home the largest purse with Beverley Widdowson’s Carlo 273 in the $100,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC. Along with prize money, Skelton was awarded a Rolex watch from Tiny Jewel Box as the Leading Jumper Rider sponsored by Elm Rock LLC. Skelton and Carlo 273, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Contender, were the last to go clear in the opening round of 24 entries over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Aiken, SC. First up in the jump-off was Davis on Nemo 119, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cambridge owned by Old Oak Farm. They had two rails to finish with eight faults in 39.74 seconds for third place.

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up for second place. Margie Engle (USA) followed next on Indigo, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Indoctro owned by Griese/Garber/Hidden Creek and Gladewinds. They dropped two rails for eight faults and with a slower time of 40.41 seconds, they would place fourth. Last to go, Skelton knew that he had to produce a clear jumping round for the win. He took some extra time, but it was enough for victory. He and Carlo 273 stopped the timers in 46.32 seconds with two time faults. “Actually I don’t like those jump offs when there are no clears and you have to go last,” Skelton admitted. “You can make a mistake. If they had all been clear, at least you can go in there and go faster,

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2011 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-up: October 25-30, 2011| Horses in the South – A Horse Blog have other clears, to have to go fast and attack. Also the time was very tight, so I got two time faults. It was a good class. The horse jumped great and I thought the course was fair for the amount of riders that were in it.” Skelton described Carlo as a “very talented horse.” He continued,

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For their victory, Skelton and Carlo 273 were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. As Leading Jumper Rider, Skelton also won the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy. Skelton was named the Leading International Rider as well.

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Jumper Results: Wednesday to Saturday The last class of the Wednesday afternoon session was the $10,000 Children’s Jumper Championship, and Ryan Goodman led the victory gallop on Adrienne Marciano’s Pulsatilla W. The evening session highlight, the $10,000 Adult Jumper Championship, saw Haley Pratt with the blue ribbon on Hillary Simpson’s Shane. The night concluded with a victory for Laura Kraut and Stars & Stripes’ Teirra in the $10,000 Children’s Defense Fund Open Jumper Speed sponsored by The Wasserman Foundation. Thirty-two entries contested the opening class of the international jumpers, and it was Laura Kraut and Teirra who were able to find the fastest clear path to victory in the $10,000 Children’s Defense Fund Open Jumper Speed class sponsored by The Wasserman Foundation. Kraut and Teirra held a wire-to-wire lead, going first in the class and jumping clear in 52.50 seconds. Some went clear, and some went faster, but none were able to beat the combination. Second place went to Emilie Martinsen and her own Gucci, jumping clear in 57.206 seconds. Margie Engle also cleared the course aboard Ashland Farm & Stadium Sport Horse’s Lord Spezi, and finished in third with a time of 58.838 seconds. The $10,000

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seconds. Belle Fulmer piloted Godspeed to third place in 33.298 seconds. For their win today, Goodman and Pulsatilla W were presented with the H. Fenwick Kollock Memorial Perpetual Trophy, donated by Friends of Fen. As Wednesday’s competition continued, the evening session got underway with the $10,000 Adult Jumper Championship. Thirty entries showed in the first round and six were able to go clear to advance to the jump-off. Three jumped double clear, and it was the fastest time of 28.829 seconds posted by Kaley Pratt and Shane that earned top honors. Katherine Edgell and Miss Kitty were a close second in 29.788 seconds, and Hannah Murrin and Valentina finished third with a time of 34.072. Pratt and Shane were presented with the Dorothy Foote “Goodie” Taylor Memorial Perpetual Trophy, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ashton Hill and Miss Linden Joan Hall. Sarah Tredennick of Denver, CO, rode Vigaro to the win in the $31,000 International Open Jumper Jump-off class. Todd Minikus and Sweetheart wowed the crowd in their Uncle Sam costume and cleared the Georgetown Cupcake Joker fence to win the $20,000 International Open Jumper Gambler’s Choice Costume class. Thursday night was the always popular “Barn Night,” presented by Dover Saddlery, where local barns, teams, and groups celebrate equestrian sport with their barnmates, friends, and families. Breyer Animal Creations had a Stablesmates Painting booth. Contests such as Best Banner, Best Video, Best Barn Spirit, and Largest Group Contest were held for special prizes like a Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicle courtesy of Gaithersburg Equipment Company, and gift certificates from Dover Saddlery. Additional thanks go to sponsor, Peterson Family Foundation, and media partners The Equiery and Virginia Horse Journal. There were 24 entries in today’s $31,000 International Open Jumper jump-off class. Seven found the way to a clear round and advanced

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2011 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-up: October 25-30, 2011| Horses in the South – A Horse Blog to the jump-off. Sarah Tredennick and Vigaro, owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Tredennick, were the fastest double clear for victory in 35.36 seconds. Nick Skelton (GBR) rode Beverley Widdowson’s Carlo 273 to second place in 35.62 seconds, while Margie Engle (USA) and Indigo were third in 37.25 seconds. The $20,000 Gambler’s Choice Costume class is always a crowd favorite at the WIHS. Garnering the most points in the class was Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, riding Sweetheart, owned by Windsor Show Stables, who had a total of 1190 points. “Avatar” Saer Coulter finished second with Copernicus Stables’ Julia Des Brumes with 1160 points, while “Skeleton” Nick Skelton and Unique, owned by Beverley Widdowson, were third with 1110 points. Minikus was presented with the Crown Royal Trophy donated by Crown Royal, while Sweetheart, a 12-year-old Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding by Heartbreaker, won the Sue Ann Geisler Memorial Trophy donated by the Washington International Horse Show. In the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers sponsored by North Star, KC van Aarem of Woodbine, MD, and Mastermind took the top prize. They were the fastest double clear in a jump-off of eight entries in a class of 22. They crossed the timers in 29.318 seconds after a fast rollback to the final oxer. Michael Hughes and Drumnacross Farm

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Ltd’s Red Hot were second in 29.959 seconds. Samantha Schaefer and Sugar Ray were third in 30.347 seconds. Van Aarem was presented with the Beagle Brook Farm Perpetual Trophy donated by Beagle Brook Farm.

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three were able to clear the course without fault. Megan Nusz and TNT Equine Partners’ Banana D’Ive Z completed the only clear jumpoff round in a time of 31.942 seconds to earn top honors. Charlotte Jacobs finished with four faults in 29.127 seconds aboard Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables’ Promised Land to place second. Genevieve Zock and Olinda had two rails in the jump-off to finish with eight faults in 31.812 seconds in third. Following their winning

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round, Megan Nusz and Banana D’Ive Z were presented with The “Footloose” Perpetual Trophy donated by The Curtin Family in honor

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In an exciting display of horsepower, Nick Skelton (GBR) powered over the seven-foot Boeing wall to win the $25,000 Puissance on Unique, owned by Beverley Widdowson. Skelton was the only one to

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go clear in the fifth and final round when the wall was raised to seven feet tall (2.13m). As the only clear in the final round, Skelton was also awarded a $5,000 bonus from The Boeing Company. For his win, Skelton was presented with the Congressman’s Challenge Trophy donated by the Late Honorable Rogers C. B. Morton and the Late Honorable F. Robert Watkins, of Pennsylvania as well as the Armed Forces Cup. The other two to make it to the final round were Andrew Kocher (USA) on Elizabeth Allen’s Donnatello and Todd Minikus (USA) on Sweetheart, owned by Windsor Show Stables. They tied for second place. Scott Brash (GBR) and Stanley Brash’s Intertoy Z knocked the blocks off the wall in the fourth round, when the wall was set at six feet, nine inches (2.05m) for fourth place, while Ljubov Kochetova (RUS) and Aslan retired after the second round with the wall at six feet (1.83m). Aaron Vale and Quito, owned by Walter Ulan, cleared the wall at five feet, six inches in the first round, but they had an unfortunate rail at the vertical in the original course for sixth place. In addition to their Puissance victory, Skelton and Unique won the $10,000 International Open Jumper 1.40m Faults Converted class that was held earlier in the day. The pair jumped last in the class of thirteen and went clear in 52.470 seconds for the win. Skelton was

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jumped clear in 50.753 seconds to take home top honors. Sponsored by AAA Equestrian, LLC, the class awarded The Cover Story Perpetual Trophy donated by Rolling Acres Farm. Yesterday’s High Jr/AO winners Megan Nusz and Banana D’Ive Z finished in second in 52.163 seconds. Third place went to last year’s class winners Tracey Weinberg and Larone with a time of 52.553 seconds. Samantha Schaefer, of Westminster, MD, earned victory in the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper speed class, sponsored by North Star, aboard her own 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding Sugar Ray with a clean round in 50.728 seconds. Lillie Keenan and Firework, owned by Chansonette Farm LLC, jumped clear in 53.227 seconds for the reserve position. Gabrielle Stern and Anjelica finished third in 53.471 seconds. Schaefer and Sugar Ray were presented The Eleanor White O’Leary Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ashton Hill and Miss Linden Joan Hill. The $10,000 Ambassador’s Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic was sponsored by AAA Equestrian LLC, and it was Victoria Colvin who came away with the win on Waminka, owned by Rivers Edge. They were the only double clear in a jump-off of four entries. Olinda and Genevieve Zock were second, while Liza Finsness on Ormsby Hill was third. Colvin was presented with yet another trophy in a week of incredible success for the 14-year-old rider from Loxahatchee, FL. For the classic, she won the Ambassador’s Cup Perpetual Trophy donated by Ambassador and Mrs. Marion H. Smoak. Colvin won the Grand Junior Hunter championship yesterday and was named Best Child Rider on a Horse. She said of her wins, “I’m excited. I think the best thing was Best Junior Rider. It meant a lot to me.” The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper champion was Banana d’Ive Z, ridden by Meagan Nusz. They were awarded the Greenberg Challenge Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg. Waminka and Colvin were reserve champions. The Shalanno Style of Riding Award was given to Samantha Schaefer. In the $5,000 Senator’s Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by North Star, Michael Hughes of Allendale, NJ rode Drumnacross Farm Ltd.’s Red Hot to victory. They finished the jumpoff double clear in 33.237 seconds for the win over Gabrielle Stern on Anjelica, who stopped the timers in 33.903 seconds for second place. Third place went to Sugar Ray and Samantha Schaefer, who had a clear round in 34.455 seconds. For their win, Hughes and Red Hot were presented with the Swan Lake Perpetual Trophy donated by Beagle Brook Farm in honor of the 1992 winner Swan Lake, ridden by Jennifer F. Miller. The Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Champion sponsored by North Star was Red Hot, ridden by Michael Hughes. Samantha Schaefer and Sugar Ray were the reserve champions. They won the Foxbrook Perpetual Trophy in honor of Space Citation donated by Joy Slater. Hunter Results: Tuesday to Sunday The $10,000 WIHS Children’s Hunter Championship was the opening class of the Tuesday evening session, and 32 of the nation’s top children’s hunters came out to compete. The winner was Double Down, ridden by 14-year-old Elizabeth Adelson of Tulsa, OK, for owner Four Fillies LLC. They had a first round score of 78, and when

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2011 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-up: October 25-30, 2011| Horses in the South – A Horse Blog they came back for their second round, Adelson had a plan to improve. Their plan worked, and the judges average came to an 82 in the second round, giving them a total of 160 for the win. Second place went to On Star, ridden by Rachel Okun for Jillian Fellows, who scored a total of 158.166. Quatro and Stella Styslinger, who rode for Staisha Bejarano, were third with a total of 157. For their win tonight, Adelson and Double Down were presented with the H. Fenwick Kollock Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by Friends of Fen. In the $10,000 WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Championship, there were 26 entries. The top 12 returned for a second round and it was Practical, ridden and owned by Elise Ledsinger, who came out on top. They led the way through both rounds of competition with scores of 81.833 and 81.333 for a total of 163.166. Second place went to My Sweet Daniel, ridden and owned by Whitney Blanchard, who had a two round total of 161.666. Bay of Gold finished third with Phoebe Weseley and a score of 160.166. Scott Stewart of Flemington, NJ, rode Alexandra Crown’s Garfield to the Grand Hunter Championship. Stewart was also named the Leading Hunter Rider after he won four tricolor ribbons. Stewart and Garfield won all three of their over fences classes this week in the High Performance Hunters sponsored by Pony Lane Farm. After adding a third place in the under saddle, they easily captured championship and Grand Hunter Championship honors. For the Grand Hunter Championship, they were presented with the Rave Review Challenge Trophy, donated by Stoney Hill. For their win in the High Performance Hunters, they were awarded the “NOT ALWAYS” Challenge Trophy donated by Miss Peggy Steinman. The reserve champion in the High Performance Hunters was Summer Place, ridden by Maggie Jayne for Pony Lane Farm. They received a third and two fourth places over fences and were second in the under saddle. Garfield also won the Protocol Trophy, awarded to the High Performance Hunter with the most points at the Devon Horse Show, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, and Washington International Horse Show. Stewart’s second championship of the day came in the Green Conformation Hunters sponsored by Mrs. Stephen C. Clark, Jr. with Touchdown, owned by Becky Gochman. They won all three over fences classes plus the model for the top tricolor. The reserve champion was Moshi, ridden by Sandy Ferrell for Stephanie Riggio. They placed second, third, and fourth over fences, were second in the model, and won the under saddle. For their division championship, Touchdown, a six-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Quattro B, and Stewart were presented with the Valiant Hawk Memorial Challenge Trophy, donated by Mrs. Stephen J. Clark. The third time was another charm for Stewart who won his third championship of the day in the First Year Green Working Hunters on Reality, owned by Krista and Alexa Weisman. They were first, second, and fourth over fences and second in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Holden, ridden by Chris Payne for Susan Moriconi. They were first, third, and third over fences. For his incredible performance this year, Stewart was named the Leading Hunter Rider sponsored by The Gochman Family and presented with the Robert Coluccio Leading Hunter Rider Perpetual Trophy donated by his friends and family. The trophy comes with an interesting story, as it was originally commissioned in 1888 in New York City and belonged to John Jacob Astor IV, who along with his mother, survived the sinking of the Titanic. In addition to the trophy, Stewart won a Rolex luxury timepiece courtesy of Tiny Jewel Box. This was Stewart’s sixth time winning the honor. The Regular Conformation Hunters, sponsored by The Davis Family, had a new champion this year in Casallo, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, SC, and owned by Erin McGuire. The pair won two over fences classes and was second in the remaining over fences class. They added a third in the model and second under saddle. For their Regular Conformation championship, they were awarded the Mary Farren Perpetual Trophy. The reserve championship went to Small

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2011 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-up: October 25-30, 2011| Horses in the South – A Horse Blog Affair, ridden by John French for Iwasaki & Reilly. They received second place in two over fences classes and were second in the under saddle. The Second Year Green Working Hunter championship was awarded to Summer Place, ridden by Maggie Jayne of Elgin, IL, for Pony Lane Farm. Jayne and the nine-year-old Sachsen-Anhaltiner gelding by Levisto placed first, second, and fourth over fences and were second in the under saddle. The reserve champion was Premier, ridden by Scott Stewart for Gina Day. They were first and third over fences and won the under saddle. Summer Place and Reality tied for the Grand Green Working Hunter Championship and were awarded the Claire Lang Miller Challenge Trophy, donated by Miss Claire Lang Miller. While she has never having won a tricolor at indoors before, Becky Gochman was able to sweep her division at the WIHS, taking the championship on Sambalino and the reserve championship on Empire in the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunters sponsored by Lynn Ellen Rice. Sambalino was first and second over fences and won the under saddle, while Empire placed second in two over fences classes and was fifth under saddle. For their top ribbons, Sambalino and Gochman were awarded the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship. They were presented with the Frank Counselman Memorial Perpetual Trophy, donated by Friends of Frank Counselman. Gochman was also presented with the Leading Amateur-Owner Hunter Rider award sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Oare. Poetic and Maggie Boylan of Patterson, NY, won the championship in the Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunters. Boylan and the 11-year-old Westphalian gelding by Faveur finished first and third over fences and won the under saddle class. Keri Guanciale and Thoughtful were the reserve champions after they placed first and second over fences and were second under saddle. Victoria Colvin and Sanzibar, owned by Karen Long Dwight, were awarded the Grand Junior Hunter Championship after earning the Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under tricolor. Colvin was also give the Best Child Rider on a Horse honors. Starting out the day, Colvin and Sanzibar placed first, first and second over fences and finished fifth under saddle. Lillie Keenan and Don Stewart’s Confidential were reserve with a first, second and fourth. Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, and Sanzibar were presented The Ides of March Perpetual Trophy donated by Linda Lee and Lee Reynolds. In addition to the grand championship, Colvin earned the prestigious DiVecchia Perpetual Trophy as Best Child Rider on a Horse. The award was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Crown; the trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick DiVecchia. The Large Junior Hunter 15 and Under completed their division with a championship win for Lillie Keenan of New York, NY, and Chansonette Farm LLC’s C Coast Z. The pair scored two second place ribbons over fences to come out on top. Victoria Colvin piloted Becky Gochman’s Touchdown to the reserve championship with first and sixth place finishes. The Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division awarded championship honors to Olivia Esse of Pasadena, CA and Oscany Inc.’s Clooney. The pair placed first, second and fourth. Reserve champion Tenerife, owned and ridden by Noel Fauntleroy, placed second, second and third. The Large Junior Hunter 16-17, sponsored by Pam Carmichael Keenan, next awarded championship honors to Meg O’Mara and Walk the Line, a 12-year-old Selle Luxemburg gelding owned by O’Mara and Don Stewart. The pair earned two first place ribbons over fences and was awarded The Chance Step Perpetual Trophy, donated by Brooke Carmichael McMurray Fowler and Pam Carmichael Keenan. Heather Hooker guided Richard Prant’s Castlekeep to the reserve tricolor with a first over fences and sixth under saddle. O’Mara of Rumson, NJ, and Walk the Line were awarded The Lyrik Challenge Trophy, donated by Ashley and Courtney Kennedy, for the top junior hunter stake round. O’Mara also earned the brand new Georgetown Trophy as the high-score

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2011 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-up: October 25-30, 2011| Horses in the South – A Horse Blog junior hunter owner-rider with scores of 89 in both classes won. For The Laughter, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker of Middleburg, VA, won the Large Pony Hunter championship for the second year in a row and earned the coveted Grand Pony Hunter Champion award with Meredith Darst in the irons. Darst, of Lebanon, OH, earned two championships aboard Dr. Betsee Parker’s talented ponies this morning. Darst rode For The Laughter to the championship in the Large Pony Hunters, sponsored by Rose Hill Farm. The pair finished first in all four classes to take top honors in the division and was awarded The Pegasus Stable Perpetual Trophy donated by Ms. Fenwick Kollock.  Daisy Farish and All The Best, owned by Katherine Strauss LLC, finished in reserve with two second place ribbons. Darst and For The Laughter were then presented with The Miles River Moonglow Perpetual Trophy donated by Scott Novick and Rustic Woods for the Grand Pony Hunter Championship. Darst was excited to earn top honors and explained that she tried not to let the pressure get to her. “I just thought about riding my best,” she stated. Darst also guided Parker’s Enchanted Forest to the championship in the Medium Pony Hunters earlier in the morning with first, fifth and sixth place ribbons over fences and a win under saddle. Laugh Out Loud, owned by John and Stephanie Ingram and ridden by Martha Ingram, finished first in both rounds over fences today to secure the reserve championship. For the championship, Darst and Enchanted Forest were presented The Shenandoah Sundowner Perpetual Trophy Donated by Evan Coluccio and Ashmont Farms, Ltd. Ten-year-old Madeline Schaefer, of Westminster, MD, dominated the Small Pony Hunters this weekend earning the championship aboard Hi Lite and the reserve championship with Cardiff Mardi Gras. Schaefer just purchased Hi Lite from Madison Maners. The pair earned first, first and fourth over fences and placed second under saddle. Riding Cardiff Mardi Gras, Schaefer earned second, second and third. The Small Pony Hunter division was sponsored by Further Lane Farm. Schaefer was awarded The Stombock Saddlery Challenge Trophy, donated by Stombock Saddlery, in memory of E. P. (Bud) Stombock. Schaefer is following in the footsteps of her big sister, Samantha, who was champion and reserve in the same division in 2004 aboard Halcyon Hawthorn and Rainbow Canyon. In addition to the championship, Schaefer received the Potomac Trophy as the high scoring junior hunter rider on a pony with her score of 89 on Hi Lite. Schaefer was also presented with the award for Best Child Rider on a Pony sponsored by Gotham North. She was presented The Captain V. S. Littauer Perpetual Trophy donated by Hugh J. B. Cassidy III, Mrs. William Dillon and Miss Marion Lee. Talking about her ponies, Schaefer explained, “Hi Lite needs a smooth and quiet ride. Mardi you have to kick; he is very quiet.” Concluding the week of competition at the 2011 WIHS were the regional hunter championships. The WIHS Regional Pony Hunter grand champion was David Pawlak riding Dr. Betsee Parker’s Liseter Clever Star. Pawlak received The Liseter Clever Star Perpetual Trophy donated by Dr. Betsee Parker, who was also the sponsor of the division. The reserve champion was Sarah Boston riding Blackberry. In their final class today, Pawlak and Liseter Clever Star finished on top with a score of 85 over fences. Elena Desanti followed with a score of 80 aboard Sand Castle, owned by Streett Moore. Boston and Blackberry finished third with a score of 78. The WIHS Regional Hunter Horse Finals immediately followed with a grand championship win for Molly Cole riding Newport, owned by Streett Moore. Cole was awarded The Black, Starr and Frost Perpetual Trophy donated by Black, Starr and Frost. Reserve went to Mary Claire Medeiros riding Olivia. Medeiros and Olivia won today’s final class with a high score of 83. Black Magic and Marissa Simmons scored a 76 for second place and Cole finished in third with a score of 71 aboard Newport. Equitation Results: Saturday and Sunday The 2011 WIHS Equitation Classic Finals concluded with a significant

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2011 Washington International Horse Show Wrap-up: October 25-30, 2011| Horses in the South – A Horse Blog win for 18-year-old Chase Boggio, of Canton, GA. Boggio rode Massimo, his ten-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cassini, through the first two phases of competition, finishing with a score of 85.33 in the hunter phase and an 89 point total in the jumper phase. Returning for the final work-off sitting in second place overall, Boggio’s ride aboard Elizabeth Benson’s mount Calito 7 scored an 87.83, giving him a three round total of 262.166 for the win. Boggio earned the victory over Hayley Barnhill, of Collierville, TN, who totaled 259.999 with scores of 87, 86.67, and 86.33. Barnhill rode Elizabeth MacWilliam’s Camora in the hunter/jumper rounds and then piloted Boggio’s mount Massimo in the final work-off. Third place went to Elizabeth Benson, of Whitehouse Station, NJ, with a three round total of 258.499. Benson rode Horizon Hill Farm LLC’s Calito 7 to scores of 87 and 90.33 in the first two rounds. Her ride in the final work-off aboard Sarah Milliren’s mount Vancouver, owned by Elvenstar Farm, scored an 81.17. Boggio was presented The WIHS Equitation Classic Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. G. Ralph Ours, III and was awarded a pair of custom chaps provided by Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd. Tonight’s victory was particularly exciting for the rider given that he had previously been in the top ten for this class three times before finally putting his name on the elite list of winners. He finished seventh in 2008, second in 2009, and eighth in 2010. Massimo was awarded The Lugano Memorial Trophy donated by Stoney Hill as the winning horse of the night. In last year’s competition, Massimo helped put rider Lillie Keenan in the winner’s circle after she rode the big gray in the final work-off. This year he carried both the first and second place finishers through excellent rounds. Trainer Christina Schlusemeyer found the talented gelding in Europe two years ago and knew that he would be the perfect horse to guide Boggio to a national championship. “I purchased Massimo in November of 2009, and he has been amazing for me,” Boggio explained. “When I tried him in Europe he was very green and could not canter in a straight line. I told Christina he could never do the equitation, but she said ‘He’ll do it, just watch’. He has just been so easy; he never does anything bad. Massimo truly is the deluxe equitation horse.” Commenting on his victory, Boggio smiled, “It means a lot to win here. I’ve been second in pretty much every big class that there is in the United States, so it feels good to finally win one.” Later in the afternoon, the young riders competed in the WIHS Pony Equitation Classic Finals with a win for 13-year-old Ali Tritschler riding Rose Hill Farm’s Hallelujah. Tritschler earned the high score of 85 over fences and came out on top after a final work-off. For her victory, Tritschler was presented The Jane Marshall Dillon Memorial Perpetual Trophy donated by the friend and students of Mrs. Jane Marshall Dillon. She was also awarded a pair of custom chaps provided by Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd. Emma Lemke finished second, Audrey Muscari third, and Daisy Farish fourth. For full results and more information, please visit www.wihs.org. ©2011 Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Share and Enjoy:

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Washington, D.C., March 15, 2011 - The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the leading indoor championship horse show in the country, is pleased to announce a three-year deal with Verizon Center to extend its run at the Washington, D.C. venue through 2013. Verizon Center has been home to WIHS since 2000. The 53rd annual Washington International Horse Show will take place October 25-30. “We are thrilled to remain at Verizon Center and continue this great Washington tradition. Verizon Center has been home to WIHS for 12 years, and while there are complexities in producing an urban horse show with shipping horses in and out of the city and closing city streets to create stables, it also makes us one of the most exciting horse shows in the country,” said Anthony F. Hitchcock, chief operating officer of WIHS.

 

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three years and continue to provide the community with another fun and entertaining family show that features world-class equestrian competition.” Verizon Center is located in the popular Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C., close to museums and restaurants and within walking distance of the National Mall. Averaging 220 events per year, the arena is home to three professional sports teams and one college team including the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and the Georgetown Hoyas. The arena also hosts a variety of concerts, family shows and world-class sporting events. Recommended Reading

“We have unique standing in the equestrian world, being the last great urban indoor horse show in the nation, and it is our goal to continue to ensure Washington is a ‘must-attend’ event for the equestrian world and the Washington, D.C. community,” said Juliet W. Reid, president of WIHS. WIHS highlights include the WIHS Equitation Championship Finals for the top junior riders in the country, Kids’ Day with free pony riders and activities for children, Barn Night, the Puissance high jump, and the $100,000 President’s Cup

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Grand Prix, where top horses and riders, including Olympic medalists, compete for the President of the United States Perpetual Cup, donated to the show in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. About the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) www.wihs.org An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation's capital to compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and championship titles. About 500 horses participate in show jumping,

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Washington, D.C. - Nick Skelton captured another big win at the 53rd Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), this time taking home the largest purse with Beverley Widdowson's Carlo 273 in the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC. Along with prize money, Skelton was awarded a Rolex watch from Tiny Jewel Box as the Leading Jumper Rider sponsored by Elm Rock LLC. Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey placed second, while Lucy Davis and Nemo 119 were third. Earlier in the day, Chase Boggio took the win in the WIHS Equitation Classic Finals, while Victoria Colvin rode Waminka to the win in the $10,000 SJHOF Ambassador's Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and Michael Hughes with Red Hot won the $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.

 

Tonight's class was the highlight of the week at the WIHS, which finishes tomorrow with competition for the pony hunters, the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, and the WIHS Regional Finals.

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Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix

Skelton and Carlo 273, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Contender, were the last to go clear in the opening round of 24 entries over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Aiken, SC. First up in the jump-off was Davis on Nemo 119, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Cambridge owned by Old Oak Farm. They had two rails to finish with eight faults in 39.74 seconds for third place. "I only brought one horse, so the days leading up to today were all in preparation for this class," Davis said. "Being from California I have not shown indoors much and I haven’t really done any big indoor grand prix, so it was just Recommended Reading

kind of going in for experience and trying to do as well as I could." Davis purchased Nemo 119 from Nick Skelton two years ago, and they had a stellar winter season, winning four grand prix events. She said of her horse, "He is very fun and very talented. A little quirky, but he has really taught me a lot, so I am really thankful for that." Brianne Goutal and Nice de Prissey, a 10-year-old Selle Francais stallion by Rosire owned by Remarkable Farms LP, had an unfortunate rail for four faults in

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43.00 seconds, but that would hold up for second place. Goutal commented, "I had a little bit of a rough week, so I almost didn't show,

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but I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and try one more time. The plan was really just to finish and to finish as well as I could. My horse has been amazing all week and he was amazing tonight. I thought the course was really fair. Michel has been building great all week. My plan was literally just to cross both timers."

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would place fourth.

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gelding by Indoctro owned by Griese/Garber/Hidden Creek and Gladewinds. They dropped two rails for eight faults and with a slower time of 40.41 seconds, they

Last to go, Skelton knew that he had to produce a clear jumping round for the win. He took some extra time, but it was enough for victory. He and Carlo 273 stopped the timers in 46.32 seconds with two time faults. "Actually I don't like those jump offs when there are no clears and you have to go last," Skelton admitted. "You can make a mistake. If they had all been clear, at least you can go in there and go faster, but when you are in that position you have to be careful. I prefer to have other clears, to have to go fast and attack. Also the time was very tight, so I got two time faults. It was a good class. The horse jumped great and I thought the course was fair for the amount of riders

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careful. He has all the jump and he has a great mind. He really wants to do it, so that makes my life easier." Skelton said that Carlo has not shown indoors for a couple of years, but didn't have a problem coming to the WIHS. They have had a great year, Skelton said, "from Wellington to the European Championships." They will continue on the indoor circuit at the Alltech National Horse Show and the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. For their victory, Skelton and Carlo 273 were presented with the President of the United States Perpetual Cup. As Leading Jumper Rider, Skelton also won the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy. Skelton was named the Leading International Rider as well. All three riders said they look forward to competing at the WIHS every year. Davis mentioned, "I have come for the past five years, and did the ponies and eq finals and juniors. It is really special for me because I have a lot of family in the city so they can come and watch. I also think that this year has been great as far as crowds. It was definitely much improved and I will definitely come back next year." Skelton has been competing at the WIHS since the 80s, and noted, "We have a nice time when we're here." Goutal, who started showing at the WIHS in 1995 on ponies, explained, "It has always kind of been one of the peak stops in my year. It has always been a very important finals for us. It is a very patriotic event, and it is prestigious. I think they did an amazing job this year running the show. It has had a revamping in the past two years and it is really nice to see a big crowd come and support the show. They have been working really hard at getting the numbers up and they have really done it this year. It is just a great show to come to. I look forward to it every year." The 2011 WIHS Equitation Classic Finals concluded this evening with a significant win for 18-year-old Chase Boggio, of Canton, GA. Boggio rode Massimo, his tenyear-old Holsteiner gelding by Cassini, through the first two phases of competition, finishing with a score of 85.33 in the hunter phase and an 89 point total in the jumper phase. Returning for the final work-off sitting in second place overall, Boggio’s ride aboard Elizabeth Benson's mount Calito 7 scored an 87.83, giving him a three round total of 262.166 for the win. Boggio earned the victory over Hayley Barnhill, of Collierville, TN, who totaled 259.999 with scores of 87, 86.67, and 86.33. Barnhill rode Elizabeth MacWilliam’s Camora in the hunter/jumper rounds and then piloted Boggio's mount Massimo in the final work-off. Third place went to Elizabeth Benson, of Whitehouse Station, NJ, with a three round total of 258.499. Benson rode Horizon Hill Farm LLC's Calito 7 to scores of 87 and 90.33 in the first two rounds. Her ride in the final work-off aboard Sarah Milliren’s mount Vancouver, owned by Elvenstar Farm, scored an 81.17. Boggio was presented The WIHS Equitation Classic Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. G. Ralph Ours, III and was awarded a pair of custom chaps provided by

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Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix

Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd. Tonight's victory was particularly exciting for the rider given that he had previously been in the top ten for this class three times before finally putting his name on the elite list of winners. He finished seventh in 2008, second in 2009, and eighth in 2010. Massimo was awarded The Lugano Memorial Trophy donated by Stoney Hill as the winning horse of the night. In last year’s competition, Massimo helped put rider Lillie Keenan in the winner’s circle after she rode the big gray in the final work-off. This year he carried both the first and second place finishers through excellent rounds. Trainer Christina Schlusemeyer found the talented gelding in Europe two years ago and knew that he would be the perfect horse to guide Boggio to a national championship. "I purchased Massimo in November of 2009, and he has been amazing for me," Boggio explained. "When I tried him in Europe he was very green and could not canter in a straight line. I told Christina he could never do the equitation, but she said 'He'll do it, just watch.' He has just been so easy; he never does anything bad. Massimo truly is the deluxe equitation horse." Commenting on his victory, Boggio smiled, "It means a lot to win here. I've been second in pretty much every big class that there is in the United States, so it feels good to finally win one.”" "I got very lucky," he added. "I honestly think that it was fate because I got switched on to Calito, who I leased last year. He's an amazing horse and it only took me three jumps to get to know him again. I was really happy with him, and Massimo of course." Schlusemeyer proudly commented on Boggio's success, declaring, "This is our happiest day to date. Chase is such a hard worker. He takes it seriously, and he should be a good example to all other equitation riders - if you want it, you can get it." Second place finisher Hayley Barnhill spoke about her ride on Massimo, noting, "I was really happy with Chase's horse. He's a big strided horse and I thought he was great." One of Barnhill's trainers, Missy Clark, explained that her rider had an unexpected horse change right before this week's competition. Barnhill got her top finish riding not just one, but two unknown horses - a true testament to her skill and composure in the show ring. "Hayley has never shown Camora, so she had two that she had never ridden before, but she was amazing," Clark stated. "She rode like a true double national champion; she really rose to the occasion. We were graciously loaned Camora at the last minute, and you don't see that generosity very often." Judge Steve Wall remarked on the ability of the top two riders, acknowledging, "These two have always been near the top and today was their day; the cream rises to the top. There are riding styles in the two of them that are more polished and more finished." Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers Compete in Classics The $10,000 Ambassador's Cup High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic was sponsored by AAA Equestrian LLC, and it was Victoria Colvin who came away

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Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix

with the win on Waminka, owned by Rivers Edge. They were the only double clear in a jump-off of four entries. Olinda and Genevieve Zock were second, while Liza Finsness on Ormsby Hill was third. Colvin was presented with yet another trophy in a week of incredible success for the 14-year-old rider from Loxahatchee, FL. For the classic, she won the Ambassador's Cup Perpetual Trophy donated by Ambassador and Mrs. Marion H. Smoak. Colvin won the Grand Junior Hunter championship yesterday and was named Best Child Rider on a Horse. She said of her wins, "I'm excited. I think the best thing was Best Junior Rider. It meant a lot to me." In the jump-off, Colvin wanted to attempt a tricky inside turn and knew her plan. "I think I had a good plan," she agreed. "I watched the last class, so I got to see a lot do the jump-off. I was just going to try and do what they did. I did the inside turn. She hit it and it was almost on the ground. I thought if I was slow to the one jump, I thought she could make that turn." Colvin started showing Waminka, an eight-year-old KWPN mare by Fedor, in the High Junior Jumpers this winter. She remarked, "She's fun. She jumps so high! It's cool to have won here (again)." The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper champion was Banana d'Ive Z, ridden by Meagan Nusz. They were awarded the Greenberg Challenge Trophy donated by Mr. and Mrs. Hermen Greenberg. Waminka and Colvin were reserve champions. The Shalanno Style of Riding Award was given to Samantha Schaefer. In the $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by North Star, Michael Hughes of Allendale, NJ rode Drumnacross Farm Ltd.'s Red Hot to victory. They finished the jump-off double clear in 33.237 seconds for the win over Gabrielle Stern on Anjelica, who stopped the timers in 33.903 seconds for second place. Third place went to Sugar Ray and Samantha Schaefer, who had a clear round in 34.455 seconds. For their win, Hughes and Red Hot were presented with the Swan Lake Perpetual Trophy donated by Beagle Brook Farm in honor of the 1992 winner Swan Lake, ridden by Jennifer F. Miller. The Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Champion sponsored by North Star was Red Hot, ridden by Michael Hughes. Samantha Schaefer and Sugar Ray were the reserve champions. They won the Foxbrook Perpetual Trophy in honor of Space Citation donated by Joy Slater. Hughes has been riding Red Hot, a 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding by Indoctro, for two years. "He's very red hot," Hughes laughed. "He's so much fun to ride and he's such a great teacher in the jump-offs because he's so fast." Hughes said of the class, "The course was very difficult; I didn't think there was going to be as many clear as there was, but there were so many good horses and riders in the class. I kept the same pace the whole way around. I never really slowed down. He is very careful, you just have to watch the last couple of jumps."

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Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 Capture Victory in $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix

The Washington International Horse Show concludes tomorrow with a day full of pony competition as well as the WIHS Regional Finals. For full results, more information, or to watch a free live feed of the show, please visit www.wihs.org. Final Results: $100,00 President's Cup Grand Prix, CSI 3*-W presented by Events DC 1 17 NICK SKELTON GBR CARLO 273: 0/2/46.32 BEVERLEY WIDDOWSON 2 21 BRIANNE GOUTAL USA NICE DE PRISSEY: 0/4/43.00 REMARKABLE FARMS LP 3 87 LUCY DAVIS USA NEMO 119: 0/8/39.74 OLD OAK FARM 4 60 MARGIE ENGLE USA INDIGO: 0/8/40.41 GRIESE/GARBER/HIDDEN CREE 5 85 RICHIE MOLONEY IRL SLIEVEANORRA: 4/58.86 EQUINIMITY LLC 6 18 SCOTT BRASH GBR BON AMI: 4/62.22  LIZ MCTAGGART 7 46 LAURA KRAUT USA TEIRRA: 4/62.73 STARS & STRIPES 8 89 PAULO SANTANA BRA TALOUBET: 4/62.76 JENNIFER SANTANA 9 64 SAER COULTER USA VICTORY DA: 5/66.93 COPERNICUS STABLES 10 79 MARIE HECART FRA MYSELF DE BREVE: 5/67.00 HARAS DE LA ROQUE 11 40 LJUBOV KOCHETOVA RUS ROYCE: 5/67.41 LJUBOV KOCHETOVA 12 56 TODD MINIKUS USA PAVAROTTI: 8/63.98 TODD MINIKUS Final Results: WIHS Equitation Classic Finals 1 735 Chase Boggio 262.166 Scores : 85.33, 89.00, 87.83 2 739 Hayley Barnhill 259.999 Scores : 87.00, 86.67, 86.33 3 748 Elizabeth Benson 258.499 Scores : 87.00, 90.33, 81.17 4 749 Meg O'mara 256.416 Scores : 84.50, 82.92, 89.00 5 781 Sarah Milliren 252.916 Scores : 82.25, 90.00, 80.67 6 740 Charlotte Jacobs 250.748 Scores : 86.42, 85.67, 78.67 7 731 Shawn Casady 250.199 Scores : 87.67, 82.20, 80.33 8 763 Allison Toffolon 243.999 Scores : 83.00, 82.67, 78.33 9 755 Lauren Tyree 242.999 Scores : 85.83, 86.83, 70.33 10 213 Victoria Colvin 242.083 Scores : 83.33, 82.75, 76.00 Final Results: $10,000 SJHOF Ambassador's Cup High Junior/AmateurOwner Jumper Classic sponsored by AAA Equestrian LLC 1 590 VICTORIA COLVIN WAMINKA: 0/0/35.985 RIVERS EDGE 2 66 GENEVIEVE ZOCK OLINDA: 0/4/35.826 GENEVIEVE ZOCK 3 236 LIZA FINSNESS ORMSBY HILL: 0/4/39.430 LIZA FINSNESS 4 307 KATIE DINAN BELLE DAME D: 0/12/35.831 GRANT ROAD PARTNERS LLC 5 121 CALLIE MORGAN SMITH CAPTAIN KRUTZMANN: 2/67.303 SMITHFIELD FARMS 6 156 MEAGAN NUSZ BANANA D'IVE Z: 4/60.360 TNT EQUINE PARTNERS 7 258 GABRIELLE BAUSANO UBICO H: 4/60.657 GABRIELLE BAUSANO 8 339 CHASE BOGGIO HENNESSEY: 4/60.674 CHASE BOGGIO Final Results: $5,000 Senator's Cup Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by North Star 1 204 MICHAEL HUGHES RED HOT: 0/0/33.237 DRUMNACROSS FARM LTD 2 441 GABRIELLE STERN ANJELICA: 0/0/33.903 GABRIELLE STERN 3 554 SAMANTHA SCHAEFER SUGAR RAY: 0/0/34.455 SAMANTHA SCHAEFER 4 490 LILLIE KEENAN FIREWORK: 0/0/34.756 CHANSONETTE FARM LLC 5 238 HARRISON SHURE COUNT ON ME 5: 0/0/34.909 HARRISON SHURE 6 640 CATHERINE WACHTELL VDL LAS VEGAS: 0/4/33.168 CATHERINE WACHTELL

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 Finding your Perfect Trail Horse Advice for finding your perfect trail match. By Jennifer Nice http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-exclusives/findingperfect-trail-horse.aspx

When people search for a new horse, the first thing they often do is make a list of attributes they want in the horse, such as size, color and markings. They then try to find a horse that closely matches the list.

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When searching for a trail horse, my advice is to forget the list of those attributes. You shouldn’t care what color he is, how big he is (unless he’s way too big), how small he is (unless he’s puny), or if the horse is a mare or gelding. You shouldn’t care too much if his legs aren’t perfectly straight, if his neck doesn’t come out of his withers just so or his head looks like a briefcase. If you get too hung up on what he looks like, it will cloud your judgment when it comes to evaluating his abilities. Therefore, forget his physical attributes and go straight to checking his credentials. Can he do the job? The only way to truly determine if a particular horse is the one for you is to spend some time on the trail with him. The seller should let you take him on a few trial trail rides. If the seller won’t, then pass on the horse. Take the horse out as many times as you can and expose him to as many different situations as you can before finalizing a sale. Here are the skills a good trail horse should possess:  He must be patient. A horse that is is in a hurry, is antsy or won’t stand still is annoying.

 He must be willing to lead, follow or go his own way, when necessary. He must be willing to drink whatever water is available to him. He must like to travel, enjoy going to new places and seeing new country.  He must be social and get along with other horses. A trail ride is no place for a horse that kicks, bites or generally dislikes other horses.  He must willingly go over, under or around whatever is before him. He must never jump what he is able to  step over. He must be willing to jump what he cannot step over. He must accept encounters with things he has never seen before as a routine part of his job. He must have a very low flight response. Some horses will spin and bolt at the slightest

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back?  And how that fear went away when the two of us marched off?  I knew you were a little scared.  That’s why I took such good care of you.  We ended up having a ball that day, didn’t we? Now you’ve gone and grown up and made a life for yourself.  A lot has happened in your life since that day so many years ago.  You moved or you got a job or you went to college or you raised a family or a hundred other things.  But I know you remember me because I remember you.

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I’m still here.  And I miss you.  We’ve always had a great relationship, you and I, going back hundreds of generations.  Our histories are inextricably tied to each o