2017 Pennsylvania National Horse Show Announces Merger

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Effective April 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show is pleased to announce the merger of its Association and 501c3 Foundation into a single entity, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation. The Foundation will maintain its established 501c3 status and all contributions and sponsorships will enjoy the tax benefits associated with the merger.

The PNHS Foundation exists to support therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs. Last year’s recipients included 23 facilities serving therapeutic riders and equine rescue. 2016 marked the first year the Foundation highlighted its charities on “Foundation Friday.” This second Friday of the ten-day horse show was dedicated to showcasing the work of the Foundation. Two Championship therapeutic classes were held during the horse show and a PNHS Foundation “Therapy Horse of the Year” was named and honored in the main competition ring.

“Merging the Foundation and the Association into a single entity allows for better fundraising possibilities and a clearer connection between our charitable donations and the good work done by the Foundation,” said Susie Webb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. “Our focus moving forward will be to continue to promote the Foundation and the therapeutic riding and equine rescue groups that we support. We encourage our exhibitors to support the Foundation in this regard.”

Officers of the Pennsylvania Horse Show Foundation include:

Chairman Tom Bross

First Vice Chairman Max Hempt

Second Vice Chairman Norman White

Secretary Rebecca Kinsley

Treasurer Carol Tanzola

Board Members of the Foundation include: Garland Alban, Ralph Alfano, Susan Baker, Wendy Chapot Nunn, Carol Copeland, Archie Cox, Lew Davey, Peter Doubleday, James Frey, Richard Hornberger, Stephanie Lawson, Lloyd Longenecker, Csaba Magassy, Collin McNeil, Streett Moore, Judith Patton, Eugene Pepinsky, David Schlosberg, Ruth Shiffler, Don Stewart, Jimmy Torano, Holly Wendell, Douglas Wheeler, Tom Wright.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation staff members will remain the same.

Executive Director Susie Webb

Director of Development Patty Wise

Marketing Coordinator Shelly Mix

Rebecca Kinsley will assume responsibilities as Grants Coordinator for the Foundation.

Please join us October 12 – 21, 2017, at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA for the 72Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Proceeds from the show benefit the Foundation. For more information on the show or to donate to the Foundation, please visit www.PAnational.org.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, provides support for therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs. The Foundation makes grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to acquaint, teach and train the public in therapeutic equestrian endeavors and to support equine rescue efforts.