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Kelsey Delaplaine Victorious in Gittings Horsemanship Finals

Upper Marlboro, MD - October 21, 2008 - The Washington International Horse Show's Local Weekend was held this past weekend on October 17-19 at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The weekend featured riders from the local Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas and more competing for top honors in the hopes of qualifying for the WIHS Local Pony Hunter Finals and WIHS Local Hunter Finals (horses), held on Sunday, October 25, at the Verizon Center.

The Gittings Horsemanship Finals, an equitation class held for junior members of the Maryland Horse Shows Association, was featured over the weekend at the Show Place Arena. The junior riders were invited to compete in the finals after qualifying for the event during the 2008 show year. Young rider Kelsey Delaplaine had a successful ride in the class, winning it over the 30 other qualified entries. Other top finishers included, Dani DiPietro in second; Nicole Shaw in third; Kelsey Bernini in fourth; Jennifer Osterman in fifth; and Ellen Halle in sixth; Lauren Moran in seventh and Blair St. Ledger-Olson in eighth.

Other classes held at the WIHS Local Weekend included five equitation divisions, five jumper divisions, and14 hunter divisions.

Classes held at Prince George's Equestrian Center, including qualifying classes for the WIHS Local Finals at the Verizon Center, were open to all horses and ponies, regardless of geographical location. Horses who then qualify for the Local Finals must stable within a 100-mile radius of the nation's capital.

For more information on the Washington International Horse Show, please visit http://www.wihs.org.


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