Happy Holidays from all of us at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show!
As we approach the new year,
we would like to take a look back at the
2018 Pennsylvania National Horse Show
that was a smashing success!
"It was great to be back at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show this year. It's a classic and traditional event that has made great efforts to update its facilities to provide a great competition experience"
- Four-time U.S. Olympic veteran McLain Ward
Take a look at some of the things that made the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Swiss Olympic veteran Beat Mandli claimed the win in the $132,000 Prix De Penn National aboard Dibatsja, owned by Grant Road Partners, LLC
"I have been based in North Salem, NY for five years and I have come here all five years because I really like the show. It's a really good start for indoors, with enough space to ride and everything is so well organized. The footing is perfect and overall it's a really nice show."
- Beat Mandli
Zone 7 won the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF Prix des States Team Championship for the second year in a row
Brian Moggre won the 2018 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final
Leslie Howard and the late Jack Stedding were inducted into the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Hall of Fame in recognition of their extraordinary efforts, commitment and dedication to excellence in Horse Showing and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
"Few horse shows can match the tradition of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Although I find it hard to believe, I've competed there for 51 consecutive years! I love everything about it – the footing, the schedule, the convenient set-up. I wouldn't miss it!"
- Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Leslie Howard
Dedication, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker and ridden by Emma Kurtz, was honored as
Grand 3'6" Junior Hunter Champion
Ellen Toon will have her name inscribed on the Legend Has It Perpetual Trophy for the fifth time as she and her 11-year-old mare, Mirror Image, were named Grand Amateur-Owner Champions.
“The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is really a very special horse show and I think we all consider it an honor to be able to compete there.
Its history and tradition set it apart from most other horse shows. Riding there is a privilege and winning there means so much!”
- Ellen Toon
Grand Hunter Champion went to Just Ask, owned by Robert Stables LLC, trained by Patty Rogers and
ridden by Jeff Gogul
Therapy Horse of the Year went to
28-year-old Randalane Raven's Exodous from Manito Life Center in Allentown, PA.
Grand Prix show jumping stars Peter Lutz and Beezie Madden took time to present awards to riders in the Therapeutic Riding Championship
Media Celebrities participated in the Horse Show's Pony Up for Pink night on behalf of breast cancer awareness
Hunt Night Champions were Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds, featuring US Olympic eventing star Boyd Martin, for the second year in a row.
North American League National Finals
Grace Debney and Byolga
$10,000 NAL Children's Jumper Final, presented by EquiFit
Leslie Schillat and SLF Destiny
$10,000 NAL Adult Jumper Final, Presented by SmartPak