TAPS Togethers: Washington International Horse Show

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland

We extend this opportunity to participate in this event for military survivors only.

Founded in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is one of the most prestigious, competitive and exciting equestrian sporting events in North America. WIHS is an International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) World Cup Qualifier, and carries the top CSI5* rating. Held annually in October, WIHS brings together the finest and most talented horses and riders from across the country and around the world for seven days of top jumper, hunter and equitation competition, equestrian entertainment, and community and charity events.

We are thrilled to announce that the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has generously donated tickets to TAPS Families. We hope you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Tickets are available each day of the horse show. If you would like tickets, please select the preferred day below and click on register button. Once you register with TAPS, you will receive a confirmation email with a ticketmaster link and discount code for you to obtain your tickets. Tickets are limited and first come first serve.

If you have any questions, please reach out to tapstogethers@taps.org.

Washington International Horse Show Monday, October 24

Monday, October 24
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern

Opening day at WIHS 2022 kicks off with top professional High Performance and Green Hunter competition. Riders have campaigned all year to qualify for WIHS and will be in top form. The finals for the WIHS Children's and Adult Hunter Championships will determine the best in the country following a very competitive year.

Register for Monday

Washington International Horse Show Tuesday, October 25

Tuesday, October 25
8:00 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Eastern

High Performance and Green Hunters are back in the ring for their final classes before the champions and leading riders are named. Amateur Owner Hunters, younger and older, will jump in 3'3″ and 3'6″ then hack. Concluding the afternoon, the WIHS Children's and Adult Jumper Championships get underway for the year's best.

Register for Tuesday

Washington International Horse Show Wednesday, October 26

Wednesday, October 26
8:00 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Eastern

Amateur Owner Handy Hunter, younger and older, will jump 3’3″ and 3’6″ and hack for their championships. Then, the Low, Medium and High Junior and Amateur Owner Jumpers are in the ring for their first classes of the show.

Register for Wednesday

Washington International Horse Show Thursday, October 27

Thursday, October 27
7:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m. Eastern

Small and Large Junior Hunters start off the day with two age groups competing. Then Low, Medium and High Junior and Amateur Owner Jumpers are back for their Time First Round classes.

Register for Thursday

Washington International Horse Show Friday, October 28

Friday, October 28
8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Eastern

Small and Large Junior Hunters are back for their stake and under saddle classes before the champions are named. Today hunter phase starts off the rigorous three-phase WIHS Equitation Finals for junior riders. Closing the afternoon, the Low Junior and Amateur Owner Jumper riders compete in the Jumper Classic before the champion is decided.

Register for Friday

Washington International Horse Show Saturday, October 29

Saturday, October 29
8:00 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Eastern

Today you’ll see the very best youngsters on ponies at the start of their riding careers. Then the Medium Junior and Amateur Owner riders jump for their division championships, followed by the High Junior and Amateur Owner jumper riders in the Hall of Fame Jumper Classic, their most challenging class. You may spot a future Olympian among the riders on the final day of the WIHS Equitation Finals, where riders compete in the jumper phase in the afternoon and the final work-off for the championship in the evening.

Register for Saturday

Washington International Horse Show Sunday, October 30

Sunday, October 30
8:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Eastern

On Sunday morning, the top small, medium and large pony hunters in the country will compete in handy and stake classes, and the Grand Champion Pony Hunter and Best Child Rider on a Pony will be named. Then the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals will be contested to determine the champion. To celebrate Halloween and conclude a great show week at WIHS, the WIHS Halloween Hunt Teams event with teams of three costumed riders and horses, will conclude the show. See you next year!

Register for Sunday

Photos: Washington International Horse Show website and TAPS Archives.

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