The Plaid Horse Announces Media and Distribution Partnership with the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

BY Devyn Trethewey

October 8, 2021The Plaid Horse has partnered with the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) as a media partner with full magazine distribution. The PNHS will run October 14-23, 2021 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. 

“The Plaid Horse is proud to be a media partner for this year’s 75th anniversary Pennsylvania National Horse Show,” said Piper Klemm, Ph.D., Publisher of The Plaid Horse. “We have been distributing magazines here and providing coverage for every single one of our 18 years and as we grow, PNHS also grows by continuing to improve the experience for exhibitors and spectators. This year has been a particular whirlwind of change and we are thrilled to document the exciting changes.”

This year PNHS has added to the classes being offered, adjusted the schedule and increased prize money. The facility has added another ring to bring more actions for spectators and classes for competitors. The expertise of the new show manager, Patrick Boyle, has continued the opportunity for riders to show at this incredible venue. Listen to him talk about his past experiences and his plans for the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Episode 248 of The Plaidcast

Photo: Alden Corrigan Media.

Qualifying lists can be found here

Additionally, PNHS will mark the debut of the 4th installment of the Show Strides book series called Testing Friendships. The 3rd installment called Moving Up and Moving On also made its debut at PNHS in 2019. 

In order to participate. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show was selected earlier this year to be the host site for the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final and Neue Schule/USEF Junior Jumper National Championships. This year will be the first of three years that they will be hosting these championships. 

Remember past winners:

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at our website to congratulate horses and riders, follow results and view photos and videos during all days of the competition. 



About The Plaid Horse 

The Plaid Horse is a woman-owned small business dedicated to education in the horse show industry. We publish 10-12 magazine issues per year as well as a series of novels and select non-fiction, run a daily website, and produce a weekly podcast. A frequent horse show sponsor, we are committed to inspiring young riders to take a more active role in the industry.

About Piper Klemm 

Dr. Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories—and to share them.

She has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at Clarkson University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Piper lives in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill. Adam is a Chemistry Professor at St. Lawrence University and the Faculty Mentor to the national champion IHSA Riding Team. She owns a fleet of lease ponies, and competes in the Amateur Hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich