Upper Marlboro, Maryland – The Capital Challenge Horse Show is proud to welcome the World Equestrian Center as the presenting sponsor of the 23rd annual event, to be held October 1-9, 2016, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.
200,000 square feet of climate-controlled riding space. Built with rider convenience and horse comfort in mind, WEC also offers exhibitors 1,200 permanent stalls, dedicated lunging areas, heated wash racks, all weather outdoor arenas and hacking trails. The WEC complex provides horse show attendees with ample parking, on-site restaurants, a day spa and a variety of charming accommodations within walking distance of the barns.
One of the largest indoor/outdoor equestrian sport venues in the world, the World Equestrian Center will play host to more than 30 weeks of ‘AA’ rated Premier horse shows in 2016-2017.
Shortly following the Capital Challenge Horse Show, the World Equestrian Center is proud to host the World Equestrian Center Fall Classic on October 19-23 and the World Equestrian Center Invitational on October 26-30. The back-to-back Premier horse shows will offer competitors more than $500,000 in combined prize money and prizes. Prize lists are available at www.horseshowing.com.
Find out more about the World Equestrian Center at this year’s Capital Challenge Horse Show or by visiting www.WEC.net.
About World Equestrian Center
Driven by a passion for horses and a commitment to supporting equestrian sports in the United States, the World Equestrian Center aims to return horse showing to its former grandeur while incorporating an element of fun reminiscent of the horse shows of the past. Located in Ohio’s ‘Golden Triangle’ the venue is less than one hour from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton airports. For more information please visit www.WEC.net.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2016
Upper Marlboro, Maryland – The official prize list of the 2016 Capital Challenge Horse Show is now available online here. The 23rd annual Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by the World Equestrian Center, will welcome many of the nation’s top horses and riders to Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, from October 1-9 for nine days of preeminent hunter, jumper, and equitation competition.
The Capital Challenge Horse Show serves as a major championship destination, and when competition kicks off on October 1, equitation classes will take center stage for the two-day Equitation Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. Riders will vie for major equitation titles all weekend in the Private Tutoring Services North American Junior Equitation Championships, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals, and the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Championships.
The Capital Challenge Horse Show is also unique in hosting the highly popular Future Hunter division, offering $45,000 in prize money throughout the six divisions and in the $25,000 Future Hunter North American Championships, sponsored by the Wheeler Family and Madison Hills Farm, held Wednesday, October 5.
“The Future Hunter division has been extremely well received by riders ever since we first introduced it to the Capital Challenge Horse Show,” said Billy Glass, co-manager of the Capital Challenge Horse Show alongside Kennedy. “It presents riders and owners with a really unique opportunity to showcase their young, up-and-coming hunters and even earn competitive prize money.”
Entries for the 2016 Capital Challenge Horse Show must be postmarked before midnight on Friday, September 3, 2016. Click here to view the full time schedule and prize list.
For more information on the 2016 Capital Challenge Horse Show, please visit www.CapitalChallenge.org or follow the horse show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Now in its 23rd year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter and equitation competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, the 2016 edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show will take place October 1-9. The nine days of competition will include prestigious equitation events and the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Finals with many of the country’s best horses and riders competing in junior, amateur, and professional hunter divisions.
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