The 2020 WIHS Regional Horse Show presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, featuring the USHJA Zone 3 Championship, is now underway at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA. The event will run through Sunday, October 18, before the popular Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) presented by MARS Equestrian™ kicks off on Wednesday, October 21.
Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.
The WIHS Regional Horse Show showcases local riders in an exhilarating competition environment, and serves as a final qualifier for the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships presented by MARS Equestrian™, which will be held this year at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Creek, NC, on October 21 and 22. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, October 18, and feature year-end honors for USHJA Zone 3 competitors.
In a year filled with uncertainty, the WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship were able to move forward thanks to unwavering support from partners like presenting sponsor, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Even faced with a change of venue and strict COVID-19 protocols to keep all those involved safe and healthy, the WIHS Regional Horse Show will include strong competition in 2020.
“The WIHS Regional Horse Show is a brilliant showcase for both athletic talent and sheer beauty,” said Mark Lowham, CEO of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are proud to support the exceptional men and women that bring this remarkable sport to life.”
New this year at the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship:
- Additional day of competition
- USHJA Zone 3 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunter Division
- Expanded opportunities for jumpers
- Virginia Horse Show Association offerings
The WIHS Regional Horse Show continues to include the following highlights:
- Maryland Horse Shows Association recognized classes
- Children’s and Adult Hunters and Jumpers
- Ninth Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award
- Grand Championships for Children’s and Adult Hunters and Children’s Hunter Ponies
- Chances to qualify to compete in the WIHS Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center
Learn more about the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty here.
About the Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. For more information, click here.