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Washington Intl. Horse Show (WIHS) Award for Honor & Service

The EQUUS Foundation is proud to sponsor the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Honor & Service Award.

The WIHS Award Honor and Service Award was created in 2013 following the induction of Klinger into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame in 2013. Klinger, a member of the Caisson platoon of the 3d United States Infantry (The Old Guard), was the inspiration for the award and its first recipient. Klinger continues to touch the lives of many through his life of service with the the Old Guard Caisson Platoon. Klinger served as the official escort to the President of the United States, led the Presidential Inaugural Parade, and acted as a TAPS Ambassador bringing comfort to veterans and families of our fallen heroes.

The award recognizes a horse, individual or organization each year that best demonstrates the values of honor and service as embodied by Klinger. The award recipient will be recognized in center ring during the annual Military Night 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.


Nominations are closed. Check back on July 15 to submit a nomination.


Recipients

2018
Big "D" & Sergeant Russel Robar

2018 Klinger Award Recipient

L to R: John E. Franzreb III, Klinger, SFC Christopher Taffoya, Denise Quirk, PhD, Katherine Pinkard,
Victoria Lowell, Emma Suarez-Murias, SGT Russel Robar, Big D, Officer John Potter and Officer Eric Grove
Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillen Photography

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2017
Admiral

2017 Klinger Award Recipient

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2016
Maryland Horse Discovery Center Network

2016 Klinger Award Recipient

John E. Franzreb III, Beverly Raymond, Jim Steele, Kathleen Tabor, Esq., Karen Fulton, Ross Peddicord,
Vicki Lowell, Lynn Coakley, Alison Borris, Klinger and SFC Jeffery Tyree. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillen Photography

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2015
Andy

2015 Klinger Award Recipient

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2014
KIPP DC Riding Team

2014 Klinger Award Recipient

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2013
Klinger

2013 Klinger Award Recipient

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