Horse-crazy or not, if you like championship sport and fast-paced entertainment and fun, this is the event for you.
An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show. Each October more than 500 of the top national and international horses and riders, including Olympic veterans, come together in Washington, DC, to compete in six days of thrilling competition.
Highlights include the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, the Puissance high-jump competition and the Hermès WIHS Equitation Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Kids' Day, Barn Night, special exhibitions and boutique shopping round out this family-friendly event.
Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington 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, DC