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Washington International Horse Show

October 27, 2016

What’s That Grand Prix Rider Doing In A Clown Outfit?

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 27  

When you see big-time jumper riders walking around downtown D.C. wearing capes and grease paint, it can only mean one thing: it’s barn night–and the costume class!—at the Washington International Horse Show.

Skip right to the awesome photos here.

October 26, 2016

Dignelli Doubles Up On Indoors Wins

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

What do you do after you win a major class at the one of the fall indoor horse shows? If you’re Dean Dignelli you do it again the next comptition. 

Dignelli piloted Redefin to his second big win in as many weeks when he topped the WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Championship at the Washington International, having earned blue the week before at the Pennsylvania National. He outran Tequila Girl and Elizabeth Porath in the jump-off for the top check.

October 26, 2016

Virginia Fout Shows Off Her Finesse In Washington

Washington D.C.—Oct. 26  

“When I first started doing the hunters, I’d go in the junior hunters, at like Upperville, and [the line] would be an outside line in six strides,” said Virginia Fout of her early showing days. “I’d do it in five. But it looked good. I didn’t look crazy. And I’d come out of the ring, and Pam [Baker] would go, ‘Child you can ride, we just need to give you some finesse.’ ”

October 26, 2016

Stewart Scores His Namesake Award

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 26

This year Betsee Parker decided to dedicate the leading hunter rider award that she sponsors to Scott Stewart. So when Stewart won that award—for the ninth time—it felt extra special.

“She mentioned it about a month ago,” said Stewart. “It’s very nice of her, but I’m a little embarrassed. I feel a little old!” 

October 25, 2016

Contina Finally Gets Her Due At Washington

Washington, D.C.—Oct. 25

 By mid-afternoon today, most riders in the WIHS Adult Amateur Championship were triple checking that their shadbellies were lint-free and hanging out with their horses. But not Jacquelyn Maggiore. She was finishing up at work in South Boston so that she could run out the door to catch a plane to get to downtown Washington D.C.

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.”

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