Horse owners Matt Gridley, left, of Wellsville, N.Y. and Birgit Mayer from Florida wash their horses, Zorro and Royce, inside the Verizon Center on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The horses are just two of the more than 500 animals competing in the Washington International Horse Show, which is in town through Sunday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Horse owners Matt Gridley, left, of Wellsville, N.Y. and Birgit Mayer from Florida wash their horses, Zorro and Royce, inside the Verizon Center on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The horses are just two of the more than 500 animals competing in the Washington International Horse Show, which is in town through Sunday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)