2017 Capital Challenge Horse Show Prize List Now Available!

August 2, 2017 - Upper Marlboro, Maryland

The 2017 Capital Challenge Horse Show prize list, with cover artwork by Sharon Lynn Campbell, is now available online.

Upper Marlboro, Maryland – The prize list for the 2017 Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by the World Equestrian Center, is now available online here.  

The 24th edition of the horse show will be held September 29 – October 8 at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Entries for the 2017 show also opened at 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 2, and will close on September 1. To submit entries or to learn more about the electronic entry process, please visit https://entries.showmanagementsystem.com.

“Capital Challenge is really a one-of-a-kind, special competition,” said Oliver Kennedy, manager of the Capital Challenge Horse Show. “There are such a variety of high-caliber finals that have competitors from across the country, and Capital Challenge continues to grow bigger and better each year. We have to say thank you to the incredible group of sponsors, competitors, and supporters who have made that growth possible.”

The horse show kicks off on Friday, September 29, with a newly-expanded Equitation Weekend, presented by Biqeq.com, featuring the inaugural United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Final – East, the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Championships, the Palm Beach International Academy North American Junior Equitation Championships, and the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals.  

Following the conclusion of Equitation Weekend and beginning on Monday, October 2, the Capital Challenge Horse Show is proud to again host the nation’s best hunter horses and riders. Throughout the week, the show will offer WCHR Hunter Challenges for amateurs, adults, juniors, children, ponies, developing professionals, and professionals, including the highlight $25,000 WCHR Professional Challenge on Wednesday, October 4. Spectators will also get to watch the top six hunter riders in the country go head-to-head in the $5,000 WCHR Professional Finals on Friday, October 6, following the Ariat National Adult Medal that afternoon.

Also unique to the Capital Challenge Horse Show, and a special part of the hunter competition each year, is the $25,000 3’ and 3’3” Green Hunter North American Championships, sponsored by the Wheeler Family and Radwanski Enterprises, to be held Wednesday, October 4.

In the jumper divisions, highlights include the $10,000 North American 1.30m-1.35m Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Classic, sponsored by Johnson Horse Transportation; the $10,000 Children’s Jumper Classic; the $10,000 1.10m Adult Amateur Jumper Classic, sponsored by Radwanski Enterprises; and the newly added 1.20m-1.25m Low Junior/Amateur Jumper division.

In addition to being available online, prize lists will be mailed to all competitors who have participated in the show in the last three years and to those requesting a hard copy. Hard copy requests can be made by emailing Michele at mmarkward@capitalchallenge.org.

Remember: Entries for the 2017 show will close on September 1. Visit https://entries.showmanagementsystem.com to submit your entries.

To learn more about this year’s Capital Challenge Horse Show, visit www.capitalchallenge.org. Find the horse show on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or follow the @CapChallenge account on Snapchat

About the Capital Challenge Horse Show

Now in its 24th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter and equitation competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, the 2017 edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show will take place September 29 – October 8. The ten days of competition will include prestigious equitation events and the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Finals with many of the country’s best horses and riders competing in junior, amateur, and professional hunter divisions.

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