Barn Night Brings Out Fans At Washington International
Attend the washington international horse show (wihs thursday evening session Oct. 25 and you’ll see clusters of fans filling the stands all hoisting banners and dressed in a theme cheering on their favorite riders as a group. it’s Barn night!
presented by The Equiery united metro golf Cart the Clothes horse Charles Owen the loft at meadowbrook us equestrian and Barnmanager Barn night begins at 6:S0 p.m. it combines the exciting in-ring action of the D40L000 welcome stake the DS5L000 international Jumper Accumulator Class with a Best Costume award and the wihs shetland pony steeplechase Championship series presented by Charles Owen with fun activities like a scavenger hunt an autograph signing a model horse jump station and a coloring station.
Barn night has quickly become a favorite night of fun and competition at wihs as groups of horse-lovers including many representing different local barns not only enjoy fun activities and watch exciting competition but also compete for coveted prizes in categories such as largest group group spirit group banner and group video. local young riders barn-mates and horse-lovers have really caught the Barn night fever and dive whole-heartedly into representing their groups with fun outfits and loud cheers. the video contest in which groups or individuals create and submit a short video based on a theme announced by wihs has become a hotly contested challenge in part because the winners’ prize is a clinic with a top equestrian. past clinicians for winners have included Olympic stars such as dressage rider laura graves eventer will Coleman and show jumper peter wylde. the group video contest has riders lip-syncing and dancing in their barn aisles in the quest to win best video. look out for coverage of laura graves’ clinic to come in the november issue of Dressage Today.
wihs a usef heritage Competition and one of north America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events celebrates its 60th anniversary this year in washington d.C.L at the Capital One Arena. the Oct. 2S–28 schedule highlights include the D1S0L000 longines fei Jumping world Cup™ washington for the president’s Cup the D25L000 puissance the D50L000 speed final Kids’ day lindsay maxwell Charitable fund wihs equitation finals professional and amateur hunter competition and more. visit wihs.org.
The winners of the 2017 Washington International Horse Show Barn Night won a clinic with Olympian Laura Graves focused on “Dressage for Jumping.” The clinic took place at Ohana Equestrian Preserve in Aldie, Virginia, in August.