The leaves are starting to fade to a golden hue in the mid-Atlantic, and there’s a slight chill in the air, which means it’s time for the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. What started as a four-day show in Harrisburg in 1946 has expanded to 10 days of competition, which includes multiple national championships and plenty of special classes to entertain the crowds.
Junior weekend kicks off today, featuring the USEF Prix des States Team Championship and USEF Individual Junior Jumper Championship, as well as junior and pony hunter competition. But the biggest draw will be the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, where the country’s top junior riders will vie for the coveted equitation title on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Chronicle will be on site live blogging that class so equitation fans who miss a round or two on the live stream can catch up. You can find the blog here.
Senior week gets underway Monday, Oct. 16, featuring the best open and amateur hunters and jumpers in the country, as well as competition for children’s and adult amateur hunters and jumpers.
Other highlights of the week include the $100,000 Grand Prix de Penn National Grand Prix, which takes place Oct. 21 in the evening, and the ever-popular Hunt Night on Oct. 16, featuring a parade of fox hounds, side-saddle classes and hunt teams. The show wraps up with the USEF/NCEA Medal Finals on Oct. 22.
Where: The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Where To Watch: The entire show will be livestreamed on USEF Network.
How You Can Follow Along: The Chronicle will be on site, bringing you gorgeous photos, interviews, live updates and commentary throughout the day on Sunday for the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, and more, check back during the week. Make sure to follow along at coth.com and on Facebook and Instagram.
Other useful links and information:
• All the Chronicle’s online coverage
• The Pennsylvania National’s website
• Link to orders of go and daily results
• We will have full analysis of the competition in the Oct. 30 and Nov. 27 issues of the magazine.