There are many reasons why the Capital Challenge Horse Show has become such a prominent event - from the unique combination of the Show Place Arena and large outdoor ring, to the elaborate championship presentations. But truly there is only one reason why the horse show is so successful at drawing people from across the country to compete, and that is the quality of the horses. From the old favorites to the fresh new faces each year in the Future Hunters, the quality of the animals brought to the ring is unsurpassed. The Capital Challenge is proud to host the Ariat Adult Medal Finals, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Children’s Medal Finals, the EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals, the NAL Finals, as well as the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and year-end presentations.The horse show is open to all, and competitors from as far away as Alaska have made the trip to show with us. The Capital Challenge does offer a limited number of entries in each division, which are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. This system has proven to be very successful and limiting entries has created a more exhibitor-friendly time schedule, kept class sizes manageable, and has ensured proper functioning of the facility.