The Countdown to Capital Challenge Is On!
Upper Marlboro, Md. – The Capital Challenge Horse Show is officially 10 weeks away, and the horse show staff is working hard to prepare the venue and the schedule for the start of competition back at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, from October 1-10, 2021. .
The prize list will be available on Tuesday, August 3, for review and entries open on Wednesday, August 4. Keep reading to meet our featured sponsor, rider, and staff member, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest updates.
Capital Challenge’s first corporate sponsor, and a prominent brand at horse shows of all disciplines, Ariat partnered with CCHS 28 years ago for its inaugural event. Ariat serves as a title sponsor of the Ariat Adult National Medal Finals, which will take place on October 8, 2021.
Due to the show’s prestige and the presence of many Ariat-partner riders, Ariat has used Capital Challenge to exclusively launch and preview new products. When Ariat launched its new tall boot, the Divino, it debuted the first pairs at Capital Challenge, where consumers saw them before the boots officially hit the market.
Ariat plans to showcase new products at Capital Challenge again in the future. Its newest tall boot, Ravello, is in final stages of production, and if it’s ready in time it will make its debut at Capital Challenge 2021.
One of Ariat’s own employees, Holly Andrews, competed in the Ariat Adult National Medal Finals several years ago. Holly, an ‘A’-circuit hunter rider and Senior Director of Global English Footwear, worked hard to qualify and attended Capital Challenge as a competitor in the Final.