Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that the mouth no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s GrouponLive deal for a reserved, non-VIP ticket to the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center, held from Tuesday, October 25 through Sunday, October 30. Kids 12 and younger get into daytime shows free of charge, and kids’ evening tickets cost $10–$20. Groupon holders will be assigned the best seats available when they present their Groupon at the box office. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get one daytime ticket on any single day (a $15 value).
- For $10, you get one evening ticket on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (a $20 value).
- For $20, you get one evening ticket on Friday or Saturday (a $40 value).<p>
Since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show has regaled spectators with a six-day extravaganza of 500 horses piloted by some of the world’s best riders. Daytime hours host hunters and jumpers vying for a purse of up to $31,000, as well as the beloved WIHS Equitation Classic competition for junior riders and centaur colts. Evening shows include Thursday’s Barn Night, a family favorite that showcases costume-clad show jumpers and engages burgeoning jockeys with contests and events. Friday night, a gasp-inducing puissance competition sends seasoned leapers arching over walls man-size or higher. Saturday night’s President’s Cup welcomes former Olympians and aspiring, next-generation riders battling for their share of $100,000. A complete event schedule details daytime and evening hours (which change daily), as well as an overview of performances, competitions, activities, and each horse’s favorite snacks.
Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown
601 F St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004