September 2015

Get Ready for WIHS Barn Night – Oct. 22, 2015

The 2015 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce the details of this year’s WIHS Barn Night, presented by Dover Saddlery. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have a chance to enter contests, win great prizes, and enjoy a fun, horse-filled evening. This year’s Barn Night, themed “Keeping Up With the Equestrians,” will be held Thursday evening, October 22, during the 57th […]

Bridgewater College announces the addition of Dressage and Eventing Team

The Bridgewater College equestrian program has announced the addition of two new teams beginning this fall. A dressage team and an eventing team will be offered alongside the program’s IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) team.

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, the college is ideally situated to take advantage of the outstanding eventing community in Northern Virginia and the competition hub of the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.

Jerry Schurink, Bridgewater’s director of riding, has […]

August 2015

Last week’s top winners at HITS Culpeper Winston National

Show jumping competition returned to HITS Commonwealth Park this past week for HITS Culpeper Winston National.  Abigail McArdle, of St. Charles, Illinois, aboard David McArdle’s Cosma 20, got down to business in no time, taking home first in Friday’s $15,000 Brook Ledge Open Jumper Prix. In a first round field of 24, McArdle cleared the course in a time of 69.053 to become one of 12 entries moving on to a jump-off. Entering the ring […]

VA State Fair announces Schedule of Equine Events – Sept. 25 – Oct. 4, 2015

From Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, fairgoers can enjoy an exciting array of equines from all over Virginia.
Draft horses will be pulling; miniature horses will be prancing; ranch horses will be pushing cattle. There will be drill teams and rodeo thrills. A Showcase of Breeds will educate and entertain. The fair’s annual Salute to Secretariat will pay homage to the legendary Triple Crown champion who was born at what’s now The Meadow Event Park.

“The State […]

July 2015

WIHS Announces Exciting News for 2015

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the country’s premier metropolitan indoor horse show, announces exciting news for its 57th annual event, which will take place October 20-25, 2015, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The official 2015 WIHS Prize List is now available online.

Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Washington

The highlight event of WIHS, the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, has been selected as one of seven events to comprise the East Coast […]

Local Individual riders and teams score well at IEA Nationals

On April 24 - 26, 2015 in Wellington Florida, 396 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians competed for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals.

June 2015

2-Day Show Jumping, Riding and Course Design Clinic with Richard Lamb July 11-12

Help support the River Bend Pony Club as they sponsor a 2-day Jumping Riding and Course Design Clinic on July 11-12 with Richard Lamb.  Richard Lamb is a USEA Certified Level 3 Instructor, USEF National Pony Jumper Championships Chef d’Equipe, USPC Championships Show Jumping Course Designer, and 1996 Olympic Games show jumping Technical Coordinator.  Clinic will be held at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia and is organized by the River Bend Pony Club. Cost of […]

WIHS welcomes 22 Local Teens to Serve on 2015 Junior Committee

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, is pleased to announce Miriam Dupree, 17, of Washington, D.C., as 2015 WIHS Youth Ambassador. WIHS also welcomes 22 local teens attending schools in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. to serve on the 2015 WIHS Junior Committee.

“We have a great group of students joining us this year with an astonishing breadth of accomplishments, interests and dedication to service. They are passionate about […]

Scenes from Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Wednesday June 3, 2015

Scenes from the hunter side of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show on Wednesday including Regular Conformation Hunters, High Performance Hunters, Take 2 TB Hunters and the Adult Amateur Hunters

May 2015

Back to Basics Horse Show June 20th-21st

Since 2000, Back To Basics Horse Show Association has taken pride in promoting a love of horses in a relaxed, fun, and family-oriented atmosphere. BBHSA welcomes all breeds of horses to their organization, and prides themselves  on a diverse show schedule that includes English, Western, Timed Events, Driving, Over Fences, various Mini Horse classes and Gaited Country Pleasure classes where English, Western or Period Attire is allowed. It also has In-Hand Halter classes, Lead Line, […]


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