An Update From the Capital Challenge Horse Show

May 15, 2020 - Upper Marlboro, MD

The Capital Challenge Horse Show management team is working closely with state and local government officials and is looking forward to welcoming exhibitors to the show’s home, the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, on September 25 to October 4, 2020.
In conjunction with the team at the Prince George's Equestrian Center, Capital Challenge management is planning a comprehensive set of protocols to allow for a safe competition. 
On June 1, US Equestrian sanctioned competition will resume, allowing riders to again earn qualifying points for the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal and the Ariat National Adult Medal classes. While this is the case, the Capital Challenge team is aware that not all areas of the country will resume showing at the same time. Therefore, in an effort to keep the qualifying process as fair as possible, the following revision has been made for both classes:
The points a rider earns at their 10 best shows will count toward qualifying. A rider may compete in more than 10 shows during the qualification period, but only the 10 shows where they earned the most points will count toward qualifying for the finals.
Questions regarding standings and qualifying for the THIS National Children’s Medal or the Ariat National Adult Medal should be directed to Ryegate Show Services by phone at (717) 867-5643 or by email to Annettel@ryegate.com.
In addition, the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) has released revised qualifying procedures for the East Coast EMO Insurance Agency 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Finals to be held during the Capital Challenge Equitation Weekend, September 25-27, 2020. These revised procedures can be found here.
For questions regarding the EMO Insurance Agency USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Finals, contact Melanie Mader at mmader@ushja.org.
Revised qualifying criteria in regard to the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) regional and national points will be announced soon by the USHJA, and entries for all Capital Challenge Horse Show classes will open in August, following the release of the prize list on July 29. 
For exhibitors planning their trip to Upper Marlboro, MD, our partner hotels have provided the following information on the COVID-19 protocols they are following to disinfect their properties to ensure a safe stay for our exhibitors while competing at Capital Challenge. 
Hampton Inn Bowie  
15202 Major Lansdale Blvd
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-1800
Exhibitor Rate – $152 plus taxes (NO PETS)
9100 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 773-0700
Hampton Inn & Suites Glen Arden
2901 Campus Way
North Glenarden, MD 20706
(301) 322-3200
Exhibitor Rate – $134 plus taxes (NO PETS)
Homewood Suites
9103 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774
(301) 322-2220
Towne Place Suites
3700 Town Center Blvd
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 262-8045
Courtyard by Marriott
1320 Caraway Court
Largo, MD 20774
Comfort Inn
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 464-0089
Executive Inn & Suites
2901 Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 627-3969
Learn more about the Capital Challenge Horse Show by visiting www.capitalchallenge.org, and follow the Capital Challenge Horse Show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.
About the Capital Challenge Horse Show
Now in its 27th year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by the World Equestrian Center, sets itself apart with a distinct and unique focus on preeminent hunter and equitation competition. Held each autumn at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, the 2020 edition of the Capital Challenge Horse Show will take place September 25 through October 4. The 10 days of competition will include prestigious equitation events, jumper divisions, the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Finals, the $25,000 3’ and 3’3” Green Hunter North American Championships, and more, with many of the country’s best horses and riders competing in junior, amateur, and professional divisions.