HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a joint effort with the Pennsylvania National Horse Show to create a better experience for exhibitors and spectators, US Equestrian announced the following improvements to the 2019 Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championship (Prix des States), and the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final.
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS), one of the nation's most historic horse shows, returns to the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 10-19. The horse show features over 1,400 horses and many of the best hunter, equitation and jumper riders from across the nation competing for more than $650,000 prize money and prestigious championship titles.
The schedule for Junior Weekend, held from Oct. 10-13, has been adjusted. Pony Hunter under saddle classes have been moved to Friday, October 11, and the Pony Hunter handy classes have been moved to Saturday, Oct. 12. The new schedule for the Pony Hunter classes allows the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championship (Prix des States) classes to start earlier in the evening on Friday, Oct. 11. The complete competition schedule can be found here.
Improvements are slated to be made to the outdoor lunging area. Lighting will be added, along with footing material improvements and scheduled maintenance to the footing.
Thanks to a new educational partnership between US Equestrian and USHJA, an educational opportunity for both riders and spectators has been added to the schedule. Additional details about this opportunity will be forthcoming.
Additional improvements to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show include an increased sponsor presence, gifts for trainers of the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final and Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championship (Prix des States) entries, and additional catering provided for exhibitors, including bringing back the Medal draw luncheon.
This year, the VIP Terrace will be located on the long side of the arena with a greater view of the competition floor and additional VIP tables will be available.
For additional information or questions about the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal, contact Kelsey Shanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information or questions about the Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championship (Prix des States) contact Jennifer Haydon at email@example.com.
Established in 1945, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show hosts the country's top competitors in one of the nation's largest indoor horse shows. Proceeds from the horse show benefit The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, providing support for therapeutic riding programs and equine rescue groups. For more information on the show or to donate to the Foundation, visit www.PAnational.org.
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