Capital Challenge Horse Show Preparations In Play; Eq Qualification Processes Updated

The Capital Challenge Horse Show is “rising to the challenge” and preparing for a successful 27th year. 

Equestrian competitions have resumed in the Capital Challenge’s home state of Maryland, and the Capital Challenge Horse Show management team is actively preparing to welcome exhibitors to the 27th annual edition of the show, to be held September 25 – October 4, 2020, at the show’s home, the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Management continues to work closely with state and local government officials, fellow horse show managers, and the team at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center to plan protocols that allow for a safe and enjoyable competition.

Photo by Jump Media.

Following are the most current Equitation Qualifying Processes:

EMO Insurance Agency 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Final – East

For 2020 only, the top 130 riders on the East Coast and top 100 riders on the West Coast will be accepted to compete at the 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Finals. Riders may choose to compete at the East or West Coast Finals.  For complete updated qualification criteria, click here.

The Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal and the Ariat National Adult Medal

The points a rider earns at their 10 best shows will count toward qualifying. A rider may compete in more than 10 shows during the qualification period, but only the 10 shows where they earned the most points will count toward qualifying for the finals.

Questions regarding standings and qualifying should be directed to Ryegate Show Services by phone at +1 (717) 867-5643 or by email to:

About the Capital Challenge Horse Show

There are many reasons why the Capital Challenge Horse Show has become such a prominent event – from the unique combination of the Show Place Arena and large outdoor ring, to the elaborate championship presentations. But truly there is only one reason why the horse show is so successful at drawing people from across the country to compete, and that is the quality of the horses. From the old favorites to the fresh new faces each year in the Green Hunters 3′ & 3’3″, the quality of the animals brought to the ring is unsurpassed.

The Capital Challenge is proud to host the Ariat Adult Medal Finals, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Children’s Medal Finals, the EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal Finals and the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and year-end presentations.  To learn more about the Capital Challenge Horse Show, click here.