WHAT: The $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, is a FEI World Cup Qualifier event.
WHEN: The class will run tonight, October 27, as the second class of the evening session, which begins at 7 p.m. The evening session will be livestreamed at www.wihs.org. With less than 24-hour turnaround, highlights of the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix and Washington International Horse Show will be aired on NBC Sports Network at 3:30 p.m. EST.
WHERE: The $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, is part of the 54th Annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), held at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
WHO: The class will host 28 of the world's best show jumpers, including Beezie Madden, Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough, Kent Farrington, Reed Kessler, and more! Melanie Smith Taylor and Kenny Rice will be the on-air talent for NBC Sports Network.
HOW: Don't forget to watch tonight online, and then tune in or set your DVRs to NBC Sports Network tomorrow to see the produced coverage on WIHS and the grand prix! To buy your ticket for the President's Cup Grand Prix at Washington International Horse Show and be a part of show jumping history, please visit www.wihs.org/tickets/. Visit http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/ to find NBC Sports Network in your area.
Last year's President's Cup Grand Prix winners, Nick Skelton and Carlo 273
About The Washington International Horse Show (www.wihs.org):
An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show and the pinnacle of the equestrian year with leading riders, including Olympic medalists, and fabulous horses. More than 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunter and equitation events during the six-day show. Highlights include the $100,000 President's Cup Grand Prix, the Puissance high-jump competition; and WIHS Equitation Classic Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Special exhibitions, boutique shopping and community activities will round out this family-friendly event.
Since its debut, the Washington International has been a Washington, DC, institution attended by presidents, first ladies, celebrities, business and military leaders, as well as countless horse enthusiasts of all ages. Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.