Washington, D.C. – The 2019 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), presented by MARS EQUESTRIANTM, is returning for the 61st year and is proud to welcome Land Rover for the second year as the Official Vehicle and title sponsor of the $25,000 International Jumper Land Rover Puissance. WIHS returns October 22 through 27 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Now in its 61st year, WIHS is one of the world’s most celebrated indoor horse shows and continues to offer the finest in equestrian sport, including the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington presented by Events DC, with coveted qualifying points on offer for the 2020 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final taking place in Las Vegas, Nev., in April. WIHS also welcomes qualified hunter, jumper, equitation, and pony riders from across the nation to celebrate year-end titles, including the three-phase Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals for junior riders.
“Land Rover has been an exceptional supporter of horse sport across many disciplines, and we are honored that WIHS is a part of that list,” said WIHS Executive Director Mary Helen Shaughnessy. “WIHS prides itself on connecting show jumping with a variety of horse sport fans and involving mainstream brands in the success of the event. Supporters like Land Rover help WIHS accomplish the goal of introducing the exhilaration and awe of equestrian sports to fans from all walks of life.”
Land Rover takes center stage on Friday, October 25, as title sponsor of the $25,000 International Jumper Land Rover Puissance high-jump competition, when riders will take aim at the North American indoor puissance record of 7′ 7 1/2,” set by Anthony d’Ambrosio and Sweet ‘N Low at WIHS in 1983.
Land Rover will display the new 2020 Discovery Sport at its booth located on the arena concourse, where spectators can learn about the Discovery Sport, as well as the full lineup of Land Rover models, each which encompass their own defining characteristics, personality and positioning.
The new Discovery Sport compact premium SUV has been transformed to make it more versatile and technologically-advanced for the 2020 model year. The versatile and compact 5+2 SUV (6) has been updated with the latest user-friendly technology and more efficient, electrified engines.
Land Rover also will host autograph signings for spectators with top equestrian competitors and offer a commemorative gift. For information about Land Rover, visit www.LandRoverUSA.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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About Washington International Horse Show, wihs.org
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $136,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington, presented by Events DC for the President’s Cup, the $25,000 Land Rover Puissance (high jump), $50,000 Speed Final on Military Night presented by Caterpillar Inc., and Kids’ Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C.