Ribbons wait to be placed on winning horses at the annual Washington International Horse Show on Oct. 25, 2011, in D.C. The event runs Oct. 25-30 at the Verizon Center and features top riders and horses competing from the U.S. and abroad. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Ribbons wait to be placed on winning horses at the annual Washington International Horse Show on Oct. 25, 2011, in D.C. The event runs Oct. 25-30 at the Verizon Center and features top riders and horses competing from the U.S. and abroad. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)