Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation Elects New Board Members and Officers

Posted on 03/14/2022

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation appointed new officers and elected seven new members to the Foundation’s Board of Directors on Monday, March 7. Joining the PNHS Foundation Board of Directors are Chance Arakelian, Matt Cyphert, Missy Clark, Gary Duffy, Tim Gougen, Frank Madden, and Mike Rosser.

“Each of the newly elected board members brings with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the horse industry, and we’re thrilled to welcome them,” said Susie Shirk, Executive Director of the PNHS Foundation. “Having such a strong board will only allow us to continue to make the horse show better and better each year.”

Heading the Board of Directors will be newly appointed Chairman Max Hempt. Hempt previously served as the 1st Vice Chair and will step into the Chairman role long held by Thomas Bross.

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Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation Names 2021 Grant Recipients

Posted on 01/27/2022

Harrisburg, PA - Following the success of the 2021 Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) Foundation has announced the awarding of grant funding to 31 therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs.

Each year, proceeds from the PNHS, held in October in Harrisburg, PA, allow the PNHS Foundation to make grants available to equine non-profit organizations for charitable and educational purposes. Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and an expanded PNHS competition schedule for 2021, the funds available to the selected 501(c)(3) organizations grew significantly since they were last distributed in 2019. 
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Cassandra Kahle Claims Victory in $100,000 Forrester Farm Equipment Grand Prix de Penn National

Posted on 10/23/2021

Harrisburg, PA – The 75th-anniversary Pennsylvania National Horse Show came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday, October 23, as Cassandra Kahle rode Pyrenes de Louzes to victory in the $100,000 Forrester Farm Equipment Grand Prix de Penn National.

The finale event of the 10-day horse show, held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, attracted an enthusiastic crowd that erupted in applause as one-by-one Kahle, Kaitlyn Williams, Laura Chapot, and Devin Ryan qualified to return for the jump-off.  

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Inaugural Children’s and Adult Hunter Champions Named at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Posted on 10/22/2021

Harrisburg, PA – Alexa Karet and Jaime Auletto earned the inaugural Penn National Grand Children’s and Adult Hunter Championship titles, respectively, on Friday, October 22, at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA.

Historically held in one competition ring at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, this year, the PNHS expanded to two rings, allowing the horse show to now offer two full divisions for children’s hunters and three divisions for adult amateur hunters.  

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Christian Coyle Wins $30,000 Trump Lawn and Land 1.30m Grand Prix

Posted on 10/22/2021

Harrisburg, PA – Christian Coyle rode Dekato to victory in the $30,000 Trump Lawn and Land 1.30m Grand Prix on Friday evening, October 22, at the 75th Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

Coyle and the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding were one of 10 entries from the 31-horse field to complete the first-round course, set by Manuel Esparza, without fault. Then, speed was the name of the game, as returning riders continued to get faster and faster over the short course.

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