Dates: October 23-28, 2012
See Photos of the Washington International Horse Show
Show LocationVerizon Center
7th and F Sts., NW
Show HoursTwo performances daily except Sunday
Day (Tues-Sat): 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Evening: (Tues-Sat): 7-10:30 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
For a detailed schedule, see the official site.
Tickets and PricingTuesday-Wednesday: Day $15; Evening $20; VIP $40
Thursday: Day $15; Evening $30, VIP $50
Friday: Day $15; Evening $40, VIP $60
Saturday: Day $20, Evening $40, VIP $60
VIP seats include premium arena-level seating and a complimentary WIHS program book.
Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com or call (202) 397-SEAT.
- Saturday is Kid's Day, which has free admission and kicks off at 10 a.m. with horseshoe painting with the Caisson platoon, face painting and bling tattoos, and more until 2 p.m. In addition to watching talented equestrians of all ages compete in a unique indoor arena setting, WIHS welcomes audiences to browse shops, enjoy delicious snacks and mingle with horse enthusiasts.
- The Silent Auction is set up on the Verizon Center main concourse and offers art, celebrity memorabilia, dining, wine and spirit packages, and equestrian goods among other items. The auction runs through Saturday night and bidders can browse and bid in person or online at wihs.maestroweb.com
- During the President's Cup Grand Prix on Saturday night, leading riders from around the world will compete for $100,000 in prize money. Watch and cheer as some of the world's greatest riders and most athletic horses navigate a course of 1.60 meters that is both challenging in height and technicality.
- On Sunday, the best ponies in the country will compete in three height divisions. The fan favorites are always fun to watch as they trot, canter, and jump their way to championship ribbons.