Washington International Horse Show’s “Dressage for Jumping with Laura Graves” Clinic Welcomes Auditors

Laura Graves, pictured with Verdades, will conduct a “Dressage for Jumping” clinic with winners of the 2017 WIHS Barn Night Group Video Contest, sponsored by BarnManager. Photo by Jump Media

Washington, D.C. – A “Dressage for Jumping” clinic with U.S. Olympic team bronze medalist Laura Graves hosted by the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) and presented by BarnManager, will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ohana Equestrian Preserve, owned by Melissa and Jim Pankas in Aldie, VA. Auditors are welcome to attend free of charge.

Graves, runner-up at the 2018 FEI World Cup™ Final and recent winner of the CDIO5* Grand Prix in Aachen, Germany, will conduct the clinic for Team Kama trained by Kama Godek, LLC. The group received the clinic as the grand prize for winning the 2017 WIHS Barn Night Group Video Contest, sponsored by BarnManager. Team Kama produced, directed, and starred in the winning video that focused on the 2017 Barn Night theme of “Equestrians Around The World”.

The clinic will emphasize dressage fundamentals for the training and benefit of hunter, jumper and equitation riders. Graves will cover advanced flatwork exercises to improve the performance of both participating horses and riders.

Auditors interested in attending should please RSVP by clicking HERE and plan to arrive by 10am. Please join the Facebook Event HERE to stay informed on the clinic news. The clinic will also be streamed live on USEF Network.

WIHS Barn Night 2018 is already shaping up to be an unforgettable event. Sign your barn up now! Contest entries are pouring in and WIHS encourages interested participants to learn more by visiting www.wihs.org/barn-night to buy tickets and submit entries early.

Laura Graves riding her U.S. Olympic bronze medal winning mount Verdades. Photo by Jump Media

The 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) will celebrate its 60th anniversary from October 23-28 at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, D.C. The event will continue a longstanding tradition as one of the world’s most cherished indoor horse shows in 2018, again hosting the Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington presented by Events DC with coveted qualifying points on offer for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Final taking place in Göteborg, Sweden, in April. WIHS will welcome qualified hunter, jumper, equitation, and pony riders from across the nation and celebrate year-end titles.

For more information on WIHS, please visit www.wihs.org, join us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Tag us using #WIHSTurns60, #WIHS2018 #HorsesInTheCity, #FEIWorldCup, and #Longines.

Clinic Location:
Ohana Equestrian Preserve
24240 James Monroe Highway
Aldie, VA 20105

About Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America’s most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $135,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington for the President’s Cup, presented by Events DC, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Finals, the $25,000 Puissance high jump on Military Night, presented by Caterpillar, Inc., and Kids’ Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C. wihs.org.

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