Washington, D.C. – October 26, 2012 – The jumpers took center stage today at the Washington International Horse Show as the top junior, amateur and professional riders gathered to compete for the coveted championship titles in their respective divisions. Two open jumper classes tested horse and rider combinations with the faults converted format, while the junior and amateur-owner riders vied for the top prizes in their events. The highlight of the night, however, was the Puissance. As one of the only Puissance classes in the nation, the stands were full as six riders attempted clear the daunting and steadily rising brick wall. It was Olivier Philippaerts and Chicago VH Moleneind stole the show, jumping 2.13 m tonight for the victory.
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