An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country’s premier metropolitan indoor horse show.
Showcasing equestrian military history and contemporary show jumping prowess in a prestigious setting provided by the nation’s capital in October each year, more than 500 world-class horses and riders, including Olympic medalists, arrive in Washington for this exciting six-day show jumping and hunting competition. Highlights include the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier), the Puissance (high jump) and the WIHS Equitation Finals, an important goal for top American junior riders. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and recognized as a Top 25 Horse Show by the North American Riders Group. Since its debut, WIHS has been an institution in Washington, D.C., attended by celebrities, business, military and diplomatic leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages.