World Equestrian Center Named Presenting Sponsor of 2016 Capital Challenge Horse Show

August 31, 2016 - Upper Marlboro, MD

The Capital Challenge Horse Show is proud to welcome the World Equestrian Center as the presenting sponsor of the 23rd annual event, to be held October 1-9, 2016, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.

“We are honored to be the presenting sponsor of the prestigious 2016 Capital Challenge Horse Show,” said Roby Roberts.  “Our shared passion for promoting the best of equestrian sport in the United States makes the Capital Challenge the perfect partner for the World Equestrian Center.”

Located in Wilmington, Ohio, the World Equestrian Center (WEC) is a state-of-the-art equestrian sports venue featuring premium footing in more than 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled riding space. Built with rider convenience and horse comfort in mind, WEC also offers exhibitors 1,200 permanent stalls, dedicated lunging areas, heated wash racks, all weather outdoor arenas and hacking trails. The WEC complex provides horse show attendees with ample parking, on-site restaurants, a day spa and a variety of charming accommodations within walking distance of the barns.

One of the largest indoor/outdoor equestrian sport venues in the world, the World Equestrian Center will play host to more than 30 weeks of ‘AA’ rated Premier horse shows in 2016-2017.

Shortly following the Capital Challenge Horse Show, the World Equestrian Center is proud to host the World Equestrian Center Fall Classic on October 19-23 and the World Equestrian Center Invitational on October 26-30. The back-to-back Premier horse shows will offer competitors more than $500,000 in combined prize money and prizes. Prize lists are available at

Find out more about the World Equestrian Center at this year’s Capital Challenge Horse Show or by visiting

About World Equestrian Center

Driven by a passion for horses and a commitment to supporting equestrian sports in the United States, the World Equestrian Center aims to return horse showing to its former grandeur while incorporating an element of fun reminiscent of the horse shows of the past. Located in Ohio’s ‘Golden Triangle’ the venue is less than one hour from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton airports. For more information please visit

About the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Now in its 23rd 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 2016 edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show will take place October 1-9. The nine 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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