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Washington International Horse Show

October 25, 2015

Farah Rizvi Leads The Way In The Pony Hunters

Washington D.C.—Oct. 25

One of Farah Rizvi’s biggest goals this year was to make it to the Washington International Horse Show again. Today, she exceeded that goal when she and her pony Glynhafan Red Kestral came away with the large pony hunter and grand pony hunter championships. Rizvi also claimed the Best Child Rider Award.

October 24, 2015

Emerald Shines At The Washington International

Washington D.C. — Oct. 24

Last to go proved best during tonight’s $125,000 Longines Washington CSI-W at the Washington International Horse Show, with Dutch rider Harrie Smolders earning the top check aboard Emerald.

“The first time I was here was 10 years ago,” said Smolders. “I also won the grand prix. I’m pleased to be back and do it over again.”

October 24, 2015

It's All Colvin In The Washington International Equitation Classic Final

Washington D.C.—Oct. 24

It’s not very often a junior rider wins a major equitation final, then has to run from the press conference to change into white breeches for an international grand prix. But Tori Colvin isn’t an average junior rider.

Colvin topped the Washington International Equitation Classic Final today, the final equitation class of her storied career, after three fantastic rounds. She beat out Madison Goetzmann, with Hunter Holloway finishing third. 

October 24, 2015

Morgello Finally Breaks Through In Washington

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 24

For the last two years Sima Morgello and Zopala have come to the Washington International and narrowly missed out on a blue ribbon. They started out this year’s show the same way, placing second in her first two classes. But in today’s $7,500 low junior/amateur-owner jumper classic Zopala and Morgello nailed an inside turn to finish more than a second faster than Francesca Dildabanian and Catika van de Helle.

October 23, 2015

Colvin And Kurtz Keep Their Streaks Alive

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 23

When top riders plan their fall indoor schedule, they have to think especially hard about what to do with the Washington International. With plenty of pomp and the excitement of being downtown in a major city, it’s many riders’ favorite show. But not all horses feel the same way. With extremely limited schooling and lunging, stabling on the street and cramped quarters, it takes a special horse to shine in the city.

October 22, 2015

Costumes, Ponies And Fun

Washington D.C.—Oct. 22

Barn night is everyone's favorite evening of the Washington International Horse Show. Stables trooped into the Verizon Center from as far away as Pennsylvania went all out for a chance to win prizes (NFF Stables won a clinic with Brianne Goutal for the barn spirit award. 

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