In its 75th year, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show has a new look.
With the implementation of a new management team, spearheaded by Pat Boyle of Showplace Productions, Harrisburg has returned to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center with a multitude of changes.
From new, bright arena lights to warm and welcoming venue decorations, expanded schooling areas and a brand new secondary competition arena, this isn’t quite the Harrisburg many have come to know.
“They’ve got the place decorated up like I’ve never seen it before,” said trainer Don Stewart, Jr.
And many will be seeing the venue in person as a competitor for the first time, with the addition of three-foot adult and children’s hunter divisions, along with a 1.30m jumper division and a national standard open jumper (1.40m) division expanding the opportunities for riders to experience this very selective competition.
The early reception is strong. Go behind the scenes at PNHS and see what’s new for its 75th year:
Boyle previewed the new changes at Harrisburg on The Plaidcast last month. Listen in:
“People that never got a chance to show here, now have a chance to show here. It’s really exciting,” Boyle said.
And it’s just the beginning, according to Boyle.
“If we can add and expand after our first year, once I get the bugs out, it’s going to make life great for the exhibitors and the horses.”