Oct. 27, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – The 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Equitation Final is underway at the Capital One Arena and following the conclusion of the hunter and jumper phases 10 athletes have been chosen to return for the final work-off. They will all be required to switch horses as they return for the final round and aim to take home the coveted winning title. Coco Fath and Class Action currently are sitting atop the leaderboard tied with Elli Yeager and Copperfield 39. After both the hunter and jumper phases, Fath and Yeager each earned combined scores of 183.75 . The following riders will return for one more round in front of the judges:
Place / Rider / Horse / Combined Score
1. Coco Fath / Class Action / 183.75
2. Elli Yeager / Copperfield 39 / 183.75
3. Brian Moggre / Efendi / 183.25
4. Ava Stearns / Eclipse / 183.25
5. Emma Kurtz / Carl / 177.5
6. McKayla Langmeier / Finnick / 176.5
7. Alexandra Worthington / Alant / 175.675
8. Madison Goetzmann / San Remo VDL / 175.55
9. Sam Walker / Waldo / 174.25
10. Grady Lyman / Cohiba VDL / 173.55
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Ten of the country’s top junior riders returned to the Capital One Arena for the final work-off during the 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Equitation Final. At the end of the night, it was Elli Yeager who led the lap of honor.
All of the athletes had three fences to warm-up over before taking to the ring with a new mount and riding the course from the jumper phase that was completed earlier in the day aboard the unfamiliar horse as they aimed to take home the coveted winning title during the final work-off. Their scores from the work-off would be combined with the scores from the hunter and jumper phases to determine the night’s victor.
Stay tuned to Phelps Sports for the full story, results and more photos to come of the 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Equitation Final.