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WASHINGTON, August 15, 2013 — The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its 2013 competition, which will run Oct. 22-27, 2013, at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Verizon Center box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. General admission tickets for daytime performances are $15 (plus applicable service charges), Tuesday through Sunday, with children 12 and under admitted for free. VIP section seating is available for evening performances. For pricing information please visit www.wihs.org/tickets.
The WIHS is the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show, and each year it hosts one week of exciting, world-class competition in the Nation’s Capital. Spectators are invited to join in the festivities during the week to watch international show jumping at its best, elite hunter competition, and the best up-and-coming junior riders in the country. VIP hospitality, boutique shopping and a silent auction add to the special experience.
Highlights of the 2013 WIHS include the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier), presented by Events DC, on Saturday, Oct. 26; the $25,000 Puissance (high jump competition) on Friday’s Military Night, presented by The Boeing Company; and the Hermès WIHS Equitation Finals, featuring the country’s top junior riders, also on Saturday. Nearly half a million dollars in prize money and special awards will be presented at the show, including Washington favorites like special treats from Georgetown Cupcake.
Entertaining for riders and non-equestrians alike, exciting equestrian exhibitions and community activities such as a free Kids’ Day, Thursday’s Barn Night, and the Wednesday morning Breakfast with the Mounted Police will also return this year. Further details on the competition are described in this year’s official prize list, which can be found at www.wihs.org/prize-list/.
Discounts are available for groups, military/seniors and students. For more information on Group Sales discounts, please call 202-661-5061.
About the Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 20,000 spectators to the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for nearly half a million dollars in prize money. Event highlights include the Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday), the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup qualifier (Saturday night) and Kids’ Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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