Jumpers took center stage at the Washington International Horse Show on Wednesday with the $10,000 International Jumper speed class and the $10,000 WIHS Children’s and Adult Jumper Championships. Ireland’s Conor Swail took top honors in the International with Simba de La Roque while Katy Hamilton and Sacha 12 won the WIHS Children’s and Tegan Elizabeth Treacy rode Catalyst to the WIHS Adult jumper champs. In the Children’s, former WIHS Youth Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Cordia rode Zodia (owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone) to second place, just fractions slower than Hamilton. Third place when to Maryland’s own Grace Boston with Whiskey Rox.
Special kudos goes out to John French, who got his start showing ponies right here in Maryland, won sweeping the WIHS Grand Hunter Championships. Now based out of San Jose, CA, French finished this year’s WIHS with three championships, three reserve championships, two Grand Hunter Championship and the 2015 WIHS LEeding Hunter Rider title.
For full results, please visit WIHS.org. And don’t forget to visit The Equiery tonight during Barn Night! We will be walking around all night taking photos so if you see someone in a green vest, smile!