The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) is excited to host the first-ever east coast Equine Comeback Challenge (ECC). Teaming 10 local trainers with 10 rescue horses, this 90-day challenge promotes adoption, local horse rescues and awareness to the untapped potential of these talented horses–the perfect tie-in for the PNHS Foundation, which benefits community equine and youth programs since 1945. The ECC finale will be held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) on Tuesday evening, Oct. 14, 2014, in the Main Arena.
Created by A Home for Every Horse (www.ahomeforeveryhorse.com), each team’s progress will be documented weekly online via blogs on A Home for Every Horse and PAnational.org websites as well as their respective Facebook pages. The horses will be available for adoption at the end of the competition.
ECC participants and the new “forever home owners” will be furnished select supplies and educational material from sponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, STRONGID Paste, Tractor Supply Co., Bureau of Land Management (BLM), West Nile Innovator and WeatherBeeta.
Make plans to follow these pioneering teams as they embark on a rewarding 90-day journey with their potential stars of the arena! Trainer Applications close June 9, 2014.
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 20,000 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. It is slated to run from Oct. 9-18, 2014. 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 PAnational.org.
For more information on rescue horses or to locate a rescue near you, please visit
www.ahomeforeveryhorse.com. Equine.com and the Active Interest Media Equine Network have joined forces with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to launch A Home for Every Horse Project, finding homes for America’s 170,000 to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter.