"WIHS Goes Western" at MARS Barn Night

September 8, 2023 - Washington, DC

Horse-loving groups show their spirit at 2022 WIHS Barn Night.
Photo by Taylor Pence ISG
Cheer on your favorite riders during a WIHS Barn Night tradition: the $40,000 International Jumper Accumulator Costume Class.
Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography
Trainer and WIHS Board Member Archie Cox and WIHS mascot Major get the crowd excited at 2022 WIHS Barn Night.
Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), in partnership with MARS, has an exciting lineup of activities for its “WIHS Goes Western”-themed MARS Barn Night taking place Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 

In addition to watching the start of the show’s international 5* jumping competition, barns and horse-loving clubs are invited to participate in fun contests for the chance to win exceptional prizes. Round up your friends and dress in your best Western wear for a night of entertainment and excitement!

Ticket details are available at https://wihs.org/tickets/https://wihs.org/tickets/.

Group tickets are also available for MARS Barn Night. Use this form to expedite the process.

WIHS Barn Night Details

Contests and Prizes

Each contest has multiple prizes.

  • Largest Group — Top Prize: Dover Saddlery shopping spree
  • Best Group Costume — Top Prize: Top Jock grooming wall box 
  • Farthest Traveled Group — Top Prize: Surprise prize
  • Best “Wanted” Poster — Top Prize: Top Jock wipe board 
  • Best of the West Video — Top Prize: Top Turn Out clinic with Ruthann Smith/Lucky Braids
  • Best Decorated Reusable Water Bottle — Top Prize: Surprise prize from Green Is the New Blue

How To Enter

  • Register your barn or group: Registration Form
  • Get all the contest details and rules: WIHS Barn Night Packet
  • Submit your entry by the deadline: Thursday, October 19 (entries limited to one per barn/group; barns/groups may enter as many of the contests as they wish).
  • Winners will be announced on Barn Night at WIHS and social media.
  • For more information, contact lara@wihs.org.  

Thank You to the WIHS Barn Night Sponsors and Partners

MARS Equestrian™, Dover Saddlery, Green Is the New Blue, Lucky Braids, Navigators Global, Top Jock, and The Equiery

Don't forget to tag WIHS Barn Night on social!

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