Last week we reported that this year’s Capital Challenge Horse Show was set to run at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro as scheduled. Sadly, we have learned today, August 17, that due to changes with the county’s parks department regulations, the Capital Challenge management team is moving the show to the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH.
A press released issued today from Capital Challenge stated, “Due to the Prince George’s County Parks Department’s tightened regulations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its decision to decrease the number of horses allowed at the facility, management made the difficult decision to move the horse show.”
The show will now be September 25 – October 4 in Ohio, pending US Equestrian approval.
“We have been grateful for the Roberts family’s continued support of Capital Challenge,” said Capital Challenge show manager Oliver Kennedy of the owners and operators of the World Equestrian Center. “When things were looking difficult recently, they stepped right up to the plate. This was not an easy decision to make, but it will be a way to still have the Capital Challenge Horse Show that everyone knows and loves, in a format and venue that will provide the best experience possible.”
The World Equestrian Center has been the presenting sponsor of Capital Challenge Horse Show since 2016, and now the well-regarded, state-of-the-art equestrian sports venue will also provide a safe, top-of-the-line facility for the popular year-end horse show.
Currently, Capital Challenge plans to host all slated classes including the North American League Jumper Finals and Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers. A revised schedule and prize list will be released by management later this week.