The 2020 WIHS Regional Horse Show presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, featuring the USHJA Zone 3 Championship, is now underway at Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA. The event will run through Sunday, October 18, before the popular Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) presented by MARS Equestrian™ kicks off on Wednesday, October 21.
The WIHS Regional Horse Show showcases local riders in an exhilarating competition environment, and serves as a final qualifier for the WIHS Children’s and Adult Hunter and Jumper Championships presented by MARS Equestrian™, which will be held this year at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Creek, NC, on October 21 and 22. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, October 18, and feature year-end honors for USHJA Zone 3 competitors.
Orders of go, results, and division placings for the WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty can be found at horseshowing.com
In a year filled with uncertainty, the WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship were able to move forward thanks to unwavering support from partners like presenting sponsor, TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Even faced with a change of venue and strict COVID-19 protocols to keep all those involved safe and healthy, the WIHS Regional Horse Show will include strong competition in 2020.
"The WIHS Regional Horse Show is a brilliant showcase for both athletic talent and sheer beauty,” said Mark Lowham, CEO of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. “We are proud to support the exceptional men and women that bring this remarkable sport to life."
New this year at the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship :
Additional day of competition
USHJA Zone 3 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunter Division
Expanded opportunities for jumpers
Virginia Horse Show Association offerings
The WIHS Regional Horse Show continues to include the following highlights:
Maryland Horse Shows Association recognized classes
Children's and Adult Hunters and Jumpers
Ninth Annual Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award
Grand Championships for Children's and Adult Hunters and Children's Hunter Ponies
Chances to qualify to compete in the WIHS Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center
Official Artwork for WIHS and Regional Horse Show Unveiled
The management teams of both the Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS Equestrian™ and the WIHS Regional Horse Show presented TTR Sotheby’s International Realty are proud to release the one-of-a-kind event posters for each competition. Poster artwork was created by Virginia native Kelly Wilkinson Coffin for the WIHS Regional Horse Show, and esteemed equestrian-themed artist Sharon Lynn Campbell for WIHS.
Coffin is a lifelong lover of horses and art, but only chose to pursue her interests professionally around 20 years ago following a distinguished career as a Naval Aviator and airline pilot. She is married to Olympic eventing gold medalist and saddle maker, Tad Coffin.
Campbell is a self-taught talent who first picked up a paintbrush two decades ago. She has been providing the official artwork for WIHS since 2015. In 2020, her work did not disappoint and will serve as the official artwork for WIHS.
Learn more about the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship presented by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty at www.wihs.org/wihs-regional.
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