Capital Challenge Horse Show Prize List Now Available With Entries Open Wednesday!

July 30, 2019 -

The 2019 Capital Challenge Horse Show prize list cover, featuring artwork of Martha Ingram and Airport 48 by equestrian portrait artist Sharon Lynn Campbell.

The prize list for the 2019 Capital Challenge Horse Show, is now available online here!

Entries for the 26th edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show, to be held September 27 – October 6 at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until August 31. To submit entries or to learn more about the electronic entry process, please visit

A full schedule for the 2019 Capital Challenge Horse Show is also available to view online here.

The 10-day horse show kicks off on Friday, September 27 with Equitation Weekend, 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 30, Capital Challenge will again 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, sponsored by The John R. Ingram Fund, and the $30,000 WCHR Professional Challenge, sponsored by the Gochman Family, will be held on Wednesday, October 2. The top six hunter riders in the country will also go head to head in the $10,000 WCHR Professional Finals on Friday, October 4, 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, October 2.

In the jumper divisions, featured classes include the $10,000 North American 1.30-1.35m Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, the $10,000 1.10m Adult Amateur Jumper Classic, sponsored by Johnson Horse Transportation; and the 1.20-1.25m Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division.

Submit your entries for all classes and divisions beginning Wednesday, July 31, by visiting!

To learn more about the Capital Challenge Horse Show, visit Find the horse show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, share your own Capital Challenge moments using the hashtag #CCHS2019.

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