Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – September 27, 2017 – Visitors to the 2017 Pennsylvania National Horse Show presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund (PNHS) can celebrate and support a good cause at the same time by raising a glass of “Dapple Apple,” the new Official Signature Drink of the 72nd annual show. A portion of all drink sales at the event, whichreturns to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, October 12-21, will go to the PNHS Foundation supporting therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs.
A large group turned out at the Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, the Official Restaurant of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, which is located right in Harrisburg, to sample the new “Dapple Apple” and celebrate the upcoming horse show. The “Dapple Apple” will be available at the restaurant throughout the next month and also at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex during the 10-day horse show.
“It’s really fun to introduce something new at the event and we are excited about being able to help so many more families in need,” said Susie Webb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. “We’d like to thank our fabulous Official Restaurant Sponsor and their team for this fun “Dapple Apple” drink creation, which is absolutely delicious!”
For over 70 years, the PNHS has continued to be one of the most prestigious, as well as one of the largest indoor, horse shows in the U.S. “Junior Weekend” will take place October 12-15, followed by “Senior Week,” October 16-21 which includes the Open Jumper and FEI competitions. This year’s show will again host three internationally sanctioned FEI CSI3* rated jumper classes including the $35,000 Keystone Classic, $40,000 Big Jump, and the $100,000 Prix de Penn National Grand Prix presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, the culminating event which will be held on Saturday evening, October 21 and will feature over 40 top riders from seven countries, including six Olympic veterans.
In all, 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 (October 12 -13): Daily admission FREE for all ages the ENTIRE DAY AND EVENING!
Junior Weekend (October 14 -15): General Admission – $12, Students & Senior Citizens – $7, Family 4-pack General Admission (all ages) – $30. Children 10 and under FREE.
October 16-18 – Daily admission FREE for all ages the ENTIRE DAY AND EVENING!
Thursday, October 19 – Pony Up for Pink with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Free Admission for Survivors! Tickets: Adult $15; Students & Senior Citizens $10; 4-Pack $40
Friday, October 20 – Foundation Friday featuring Therapy Riding Championships and Therapy Horse of the Year award. Tickets: Adult $15; Students & Senior Citizens $10; 4-Pack $40.
Saturday, October 21- Grand Prix Day featuring the $100,000 Prix de Penn National Presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund – Tickets are good ALL day; re-entry w/hand stamp
General Admission: $25 each – 4 pack $75; Reserved Seats Red Level: $40 each – 4 pack $130; Reserved Seats Blue Level: $50 each – 4 pack $175
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.
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.