PA National Horse Show Returns with Special Events, Olympic Talent, Charity Fundraising and Shopping

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Pennsylvania National Horse Show returns to the Farm Show Complex this October with 10 days of events, fundraising, and more.

While the Pennsylvania National Horse Show is a showcase of — you guessed it — horses, the 10-day event offers much more than its name implies.

From specialty cocktails to stunt dogs, along with talent from across the globe, the PA National Horse Show, which runs Oct. 11-20 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, has something for everyone.


Main schedule


Junior Weekend runs Oct. 11-14, and admission to the shows on Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12 is entirely FREE. The weekend features the top riders, jumpers, and talent in a variety of skill sets and competitions from participants 18 and under.

When the Junior Weekend is over, the main event rolls into the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

Senior Week runs Monday-Saturday, Oct. 15-20 featuring riders from across the globe vying for national titles. Admission prices differ from event to event, but admission is FREE for all ages Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 15-17.

Tickets for all competitions and events are on sale now. Single general admission prices and discounted four-packs are available for each day.

Check out: Full PNHS competition and events schedule »

Week of events


While the competitions are the main draw, PNHS features a variety of events throughout the week.

Keep an eye out for a and PNHS Happy Hour announcement soon!

Family Fun Day

1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13

Enjoy a day at PNHS with the whole family. The day features crafts, draft horse wagon rides, caricatures, Chipper the Pony, behind the scenes tours and MORE!

Pony Up For Pink

Wednesday, Oct. 17 

Join the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition for an evening at PNHS to help raise money for breast cancer research. Plus the night involves a $15,000 Dash for Cash. The night also includes a group of local celebrities running the gauntlet of an obstacle course.

Foundation Friday

All day, Friday, Oct. 19

Celebrate the PNHS Foundation, which provides grants for therapeutic riding and equine groups. The day and evening include two therapeutic riding championships and an award for “Therapeutic Horse of the Year.” Friday also features a Polo Demonstration from Garrison Forrest School following the Keystone Classic Speed Stake.

Grand Prix de Penn National

Saturday, Oct. 20

If you’re looking to see the most talent at one time, the Grand Prix de Penn National is the event to see. Olympians from across the globe will compete in the top competition of the weekend with a national title and $132,000 on the line. The evening also features a show and meet and greet Stunt Dog Productions Entertainment featuring rescue dogs from shelters and pounds from across the area.

PNHS Specialty Drink

To help support the PNHS Foundation, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar is creating a specialty cocktail and will donate a portion of the drink’s sales from Sept. 20-Oct. 20. This year’s specialty drink will be announced during an event on Sept. 20 at Harvest!

PNHS is your chance to enjoy family fun, special attractions, shopping, happy hours, food, and top competitions all while helping to support therapeutic riding programs for special needs families and equine rescue.

Keep an eye out on in the coming weeks for special giveaways to events during the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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