Postcards from WIHS

There’s few visual spectacles in our sport quite like the shows deep in the heart of cities around the world: The Paris Masters, The London Horse Show at Olympia, and of course the Washington International Horse Show. It takes such enormous character from the horses to handle the indoor and outdoor environments, such poise and focus from the riders, such athleticism to manage the dimensions and speed.

Take a moment to appreciate where city life and equestrian life intersect, and keep it locked in Jumper Nation for more from WIHS!

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Riders walk the $25000 J/AO jumper course Thursday afternoon. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

McKayla Langmeir takes her victory gallap Thursday afternoon. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

A DC local is charmed by the WIHS mini mascot outside the Capital One Arena. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

How McLain keeps the barn aisle organized. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

A rider’s boots are polished. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

Tack trunks neatly stacked, with the Harman Center for the Arts soaring in the background. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

The Capital One Arena Concourse, filled with vendors (and a livestream of the arena!) Photo by Lorraine Jackson

A rider walks her course Thursday morning at WIHS. Photo by Lorraine Jackson

Go Jumping!