After a COVID-induced one-year gap in the record books, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show is back this week for its 75th anniversary celebration. With a second ring opened for the first time, junior weekend starts Oct. 14 with junior hunters, ponies and the big staples, the Neue Schule USEF National Junior Jumper Championships and Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final.
Senior week picks up Oct. 18 and runs through Oct. 23. New classes added to the prize list this year include the children’s and adult hunters and jumpers, low junior/amateur jumper classes and the $10,000 Penn National Finals in each of those divisions. These run alongside the open and amateur-owner classes in hunter and jumper form. The popular Hunt Night is Monday, Oct. 18, and the Therapeutic Riding Championships on Friday, Oct. 22. The show concludes with the $100,000 Grand Prix de Penn National Grand Prix on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The Chronicle will be on the ground for the entire week and a half. Here are some fast facts on what you need to know to follow along:
Where: The Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
When: Oct. 14-23. A full schedule can be found here.
Where To Watch: Horse & Country TV will have coverage of all the events. A $9.99 monthly subscription is required.
USEF Network will have a live stream of both the junior jumper championships and the Medal Final. This livestream is available to all USEF members.
How You Can Follow Along: The Chronicle will be on-site, bringing you gorgeous photos, interviews and more, so check back during the week. Make sure to follow along at www.coth.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chronofhorse.
Other useful links and information:
- All the Chronicle’s online coverage, with behind-the-scenes stories, lovely photos and more!
- The Pennsylvania National’s website.
- Links to orders of go and daily results.
- Don’t forget to follow the Chronicle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chronofhorse
- We will have full analysis of the competition in the Nov. 8 issue of the magazine.