It’s that time of the year! Some of the world’s top riders travel to Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center to compete in one of the most prestigious indoor horse shows in the country. And it starts today! If you can’t make it to D.C. this week, then do like me and tune in to the USEF Network on Saturday October 27 for the WIHS Equitation Finals and President’s Cup Grand Prix!
Washington International Horse Show October 23-28, 2012
Laura Kraut will be at WIHS this year!
Temporary stalls in the streets of Washington, D.C.
Tim Grubb at the 1980 Washington International Horse Show
Snowman was an ex-plow horse headed to the slaughterhouse when Harry de Leyer rescued him. This horse bought for eighty dollars, went on to be a champion. It is such an inspiring story.
Left: Harry de Leyer and Snowman Right: Harry de Leyer on Snowman jumping over Lady Gray
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The Grand Palais is located at the Champs-Éliseés in Paris, France. Its first Universal Exhibition was in 1900 and it has been host to a variety of different events including horse shows!
A horse show at the Grand Palais in April 1937.
The course is set at the Saut Hermès Horse Show in the Grand Palais 2011.