Washington International Horse Show(WIHS Puissance) – Verizon Center, Washington DC, USA – Pictures – Upcoming Video

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), a leading equestrian event in the U.S., celebrates its 54th year in 2012. This championship event, drawing leading horses and riders from around the nation and the world, is one of the few remaining major metropolitan indoor horse shows and is a pinnacle of the annual equestrian season. The show takes place each October at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., attracting the attention of tens of thousands of equestrians, non-equestrians, celebrities and politicos alike with events such as show jumping, dressage, hunter and equitation competition, plus Kids Day, Barn Night, special exhibitions, shopping and hospitality.

Highlights include the $100,000 Presidents Cup Grand Prix, the Puissance (high jump) and WIHS Equitation Finals featuring the countrys top junior riders.

Verizon Center,601 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Friday, Oct. 26 – Evening (7:00-10:30 pm)
Friday night is our salute to the Military and features the heart-stopping Puissance competition. Horses will jump the great wall until only one horse remains without knocking it down. The Washington International one of the few remaining shows in the US to offer this class. The record to beat is 7, 7-1/2, set at Washington in 1986.

* $32,000 International Open Jumper
* Exhibition
* $25,000 Puissance (high jump) for the Armed Forces Cup

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