The Washington International Horse Show, the country's most prestigious and engaging indoor equestrian sports and entertainment event, is now accepting applications for boutique vendor spaces for WIHS 2016, scheduled for October 25-30 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
WIHS Boutique Vendors are able to showcase products and services to more than 26,000 motivated shoppers looking to buy a range of items during their visit, from the practical to the luxurious, from equestrian lifestyle-inspired clothing, saddlery and riding apparel to high-end jewelry and leather handbags, gifts for children, collectibles and more.
Top 5 Reasons to Become a WIHS Boutique Vendor
Multiple Markets: Sell to a wide array of consumers, well beyond traditional horse shows, including Washington-area parents and families, young professionals, area business leaders, equestrian enthusiasts, horse industry professionals, top U.S. and international riders and trainers, and members of the area's large local riding community.
Meet Decision Makers: Selling big-ticket items, barn-building or arena services? Launching a new lifestyle product line? Promoting new technology, an upcoming event or sampling a new product? Start the conversation with the people who make the purchasing decisions. There's no substitute for face-to-face marketing.
First-class Indoor Venue: WIHS is held in a state-of-the art professional sports arena located in the city center. Boutique Vendor booths are located throughout the arena's main concourse, where thousands of spectators and competitors travel throughout the week.
Perfect Timing: WIHS 2016 attracts a strong audience demographic and takes place during the all-important pre-holiday selling season when people are looking for great gift ideas!
Perfect Week: It's fun! Enjoy the best in international equestrian sport and entertainment in one of Washington, D.C.'s most exciting and diverse neighborhoods.
Don't miss this opportunity to build your brand and grow your sales. Find out more and book now for WIHS 2016! Apply by May 30 to receive a 10% discount.
Questions? Contact Heather Theunissen at 202-525-3679 or Heather@wihs.org, who will guide you through the application process, booth availability and promotional opportunities.
Apply by May 30 to receive a 10% discount!
About Washington International Horse Show (wihs.org)
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of the most prestigious equestrian sporting events in the U.S. More than 26,500 spectators attend the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington, presented by Events DC, for the President's Cup (Saturday night), The Boeing Company Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday) and Kids' Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. WIHS is an official USEF Heritage Competition and is recognized as #7 on the current list of Top 25 Horse Shows by the North American Riders Group. WIHS is rated CSI4*-W by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports.