Over the past year, we have often been asked why Pennsylvania National Horse Show doesn’t have the popular 3’3” Junior Division on its schedule. And while we were receptive to the idea of hosting another division, the already crammed time schedule–with Medal schooling and competition, Junior Jumpers, Individual and Team, 4 sections of 3’6” Juniors and three sections of ponies–just didn’t allow for that possibility.
But after careful consideration and a lot of tweaking, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show is pleased to announce the addition of a 3’3” Junior division at this year’s show.
“Although based on tradition, the show is also looking to the future and we welcome this addition of Juniors to our show,” said Liz Shorb, President of the Horse Show. “Our 70th Anniversary show will be held October 8-17 at the Farm Show and will mark our next decade with this new group of competitors. Welcome to Harrisburg!”
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is one of the largest indoor horse shows in the U.S., hosting horses and competitors from across the country with 15,000 spectators attending from the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 1,400 qualified horses competing for $475,000 in prize money, the show features Hunter and Jumper competition and the $85,000 Grand Prix de Penn National.
Proceeds from the event benefit community equine and youth programs. Since its inception in 1945, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation has donated over $1.5 million to charitable entities. For more information on the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, visit www.PANational.org.