Washington, D.C. – September 23, 2013 – An equestrian tradition since 1958, the 55th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) will take place on October 22-27, 2013, featuring many of the world’s best horses and riders in six days of exciting competition at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

To sign up for media accreditation at the 2013 WIHS, please click the link below and fill out the form!

What You Should Know

The 2013 WIHS Press Kit will be available before the show to download as a pdf from the WIHS website, www.wihs.org on the Media Center page. The Press Kit will also be available in the Press Room during the horse show.

All members of the media must enter through the Verizon Center Press Entrance.

PRESS ENTRANCE: The Press Entrance is located on 6th Street between F and G Streets, directly across from the G Street intersection (between the parking garage ramp and the loading dock ramp). The Press Entrance is a glass door, well marked with signs above and on the doors that say Press Entrance. (Please do not go to the Stabling Office trailer, which is located in the same general area, looking for press information.)

HOURS: The press entrance is open at the same time the building is open to the public for the horse show, which is about 15 minutes prior to the start time of the morning show. Since morning start times vary, so too does the opening of the press entrance: Tue-open at 7:15am, Wed-open at 6:45am, Thurs-open at 7:45am, Fri-Sun- open at 6:45am. The press entrance remains open all day and through the end of the evening performances.

EARLY MORNING ACCESS: If you need access to the arena for interviews before the press entrance opens, contact Jennifer Wood or Meghan Blackburn the day before to make arrangements. (Again, please do not go to the Stabling Office trailer looking for press information.)

WIRELESS: The Press Room provides wireless access to the Internet.

RESULTS / ORDERS of GO / COURSES: Results will be available in the Press Room and online at www.wihs.org. Orders of go and courses for major classes also will be available.

PRESS CONTACTS: Verizon Center Press Room (Oct. 22-27, 2013): 202-661-5223

PHOTOGRAPHS: A selection of daily show photographs will be available for your use. For specific photo requests, complete the Photo Request Form, available in the Press Room.

For pre-event stories, information, or photographs, contact Jennifer Wood at jennifer@jenniferwoodmedia.com

Please check in at the Press Room daily during the event for updates, results, press conference schedule, and more!

Thank you for your coverage of the 2013 WIHS and we will see you there!

Media Staff

Marketing & Communications Director
Meghan Blackburn
Washington International Horse Show
3299 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007
Fax 202-525-3686

Media Director
Linda Macklin

Equine Media/Press Room
Jennifer Wood

About the Washington International Horse Show, wihs.org
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 20,000 spectators to the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for nearly half a million dollars in prize money. Event highlights include the Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday), the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup qualifier (Saturday night) and Kids’ Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.