Nominations Now Open for 2019 WIHS Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service. The award is presented annually to a horse, individual, or organization that best demonstrates the values of honor and service as embodied by Klinger, a special horse who has touched the lives of many in his life of service with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon.

The 2019 Klinger Award recipient will be recognized in center ring with Klinger during the annual Military Night on Friday, October 25, at the Washington International Horse Show. The award recipient will have the opportunity to select an equine charity on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network to receive a $1,500 grant from the EQUUS Foundation.

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All nominations must be received by Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

Downlaod the nomination form at https://equusfoundation.org/klinger/forms-documents/Klinger-Nomination-Form.pdf

About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

About Washington International Horse Show: Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show is one of North America's most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events attracting more than 26,000 spectators annually to Washington, D.C., for Olympic-level competition plus community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders arrive from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. Highlights include the $135,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Washington for the President's Cup, presented by Events DC, the $25,000 Puissance high jump, presented by The Boeing Company, the $50,000 Speed Final on Military Night, and Kids' Day, a free, fun and educational community event. WIHS, an official USEF Heritage Competition, is rated CSI4*-W by the Federation Equestre Internationale, the world governing body for horse sports. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in Washington, D.C. Visit us at www.wihs.org.

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