Capital Challenge Horse Show Entry Period Extended

September 3, 2020 - Wilmington, OH

The Capital Challenge Horse Show management team has extended the exhibitor entry deadline for this year’s horse show, to be held September 25 through October 4 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH.

With the move to a new location, Capital Challenge management made the decision to continue accepting entries beyond the original closing date of August 28. Competitors are encouraged to send in their entries as soon as possible, as limited spaces remain in many classes and divisions.

Entries can be completed online here, and the full schedule and prize list are available here

The 10-day horse show will kick off on Friday, September 25, with Equitation Weekend, presented by, and featuring the EMO Insurance Agency/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Final – East, the Palm Beach International Academy (PBIA) North American Junior Equitation Championships, the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Championships, and the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals.

Beginning on Monday, September 28, Capital Challenge will host the nation’s best hunter horses and riders for hunter division competition and the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Hunter Challenges. Throughout the week, the show will offer WCHR Hunter Challenge classes for amateurs, adults, juniors, children, ponies, professionals, and developing professionals.

This year’s $5,000 WCHR Developing Pro Challenge and the $25,000 WCHR Professional Challenge, sponsored by the Gochman Family, will be held on Wednesday, September 30. The top professional hunter riders in the country will also go head to head in the $10,000 WCHR Professional Finals on Friday, October 2, following the Ariat National Adult Medal Final that afternoon.

Each year, the up-and-coming stars of hunter sport are showcased at Capital Challenge in the $25,000 3' and 3'3" Green Hunter North American Championship, sponsored by the Wheeler Family. This year, the popular class will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 30.

For 2020, the Capital Challenge Horse Show will also welcome the North American League (NAL) Finals, and the NAL Jumper Finals and the Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers will now be held on Monday, September 28, and Tuesday, September 29.

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To change entries, please contact Michele Markward at or (305) 340-7554.  

Learn more about the Capital Challenge Horse Show by visiting

About the Capital Challenge Horse Show

Now in its 27th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by the World Equestrian Center, sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter and equitation competition. Held each autumn, the 2020 edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show will take place September 25 through October 4 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH. The 10 days of competition will include prestigious equitation events, jumper divisions, the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Finals, the $25,000 3’ and 3’3” Green Hunter North American Championships, and more, with many of the country’s best horses and riders competing in junior, amateur, and professional divisions.