Officials Announced for 2017 Pennsylvania National Horse Show

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, has announced the list of officials for this year’s show which returns October 12-21 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, the historic host venue since 1945.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) has been one of the largest and most prestigious horse shows in the U.S. for more than 70 years. This premier equestrian event attracts the nation’s top hunters and jumpers and features many of the top names in the sport. During the 10 days of national competition, 1,400 qualified Junior and Adult competitors from the U.S. and abroad will vie for more than $500,000 in prize money and eight national championships – including the prestigious Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, and Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual and Team Championships.

“Junior Weekend” will take place October 12-15, followed by “Senior Week” October 16-21, culminating in the $100,000 Prix de Penn National Grand Prix, which will feature Olympic and international riders.

Officials and Judges for the 72 annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund include:

Hunter Judges:

  • Shane George, Magnolia Texas (Jr & Sr)
  • Mark Jungherr, Williston, FL (Jr & Sr)
  • Hope Glynn, Petaluma, CA (Jr)

Dover Saddlery/USEF Medal Finals:

  • Tamara Provost, Westfield, IN
  • Jack Towell, Camden, SC

Jumper Judges:

  • Leslie Brown, Glasgow, VA (Sr)
  • Mrs. Frank Chapot, Neshanic Station, NJ (Jr)
  • Bernardo Lopez, ESA, (Foreign)
  • Jose Gamarra, Ellenton, FL (Sr)
  • Kevin Giblin, Wellington, FL (Jr)
  • Neil O’Connor, Middleburg, VA (Pres)

Course Designers:

  • Paul Jewell, Ewing, NJ (Hunters)
  • Steve Stephens, Palmetto, FL (Jr Jumpers)
  • Bernardo Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal (Sr Jumpers)

“It’s very exciting to have so many highly respected names officiating at our show this year,” said Susie Webb, Executive Director of the PNHS. “It’s going to be a spectacular week and we invite everyone to come see the nation’s best horses and riders in action in one of our sport’s most iconic events!”

More than 15,000 spectators will enjoy the intimacy of one competition ring so they don’t miss a moment of the action, as well as a variety of special events. The full concourse of shops will feature 70 vendors that offer clothing, antiques, art work, jewelry, and a multitude of equestrian products.

Friday October 20 will mark the second annual “Foundation Friday” at the Horse Show – a day dedicated to highlighting the work of the PNHS Foundation which provides funding grants for equine therapy and rescue groups. There will be two Therapeutic Riding Championship classes for qualified riders as well as the “Foundation Therapy Horse of the Year” award.

The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is a private, charitable fund. It accepts grant proposals for the benefit of charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, exclusively from tax-exempt, charitable organizations. The issues where the Fund focuses its resources reflect Lindsay’s personal priorities and values: improving the lives of children with special needs; enabling access opportunities to education; and providing care, compassion, and protection to animals.

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. Proceeds from the show benefit the Foundation. For more information, updates, promotions, tickets, and more, visit or call 717-770-0222.

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