By: PANHS on
May. 27th, 2015
HARRISBURG: English Riding Supply has been a long-time supporter of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show through their 20 year sponsorship of the Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final Presented by Randolph College. In addition, English Riding Supply has rewarded Pony and Junior riders with "Sportsmanship Awards" presented to the riders who "exhibit the highest degree of exemplary personal conduct with respect to good sportsmanship."
New in 2015, English Riding Supply will also provide a variety of product in other divisions as well including Amateur Owner Hunter riders, Junior jumper riders, and Amateur Owner Jumper riders. Amateur Owner Hunter riders in the 3'3" sections can win One K helmets in each of the two stake classes. In addition, the overall Leading Amateur Owner Hunter Rider will be presented with an additional One K helmet.
Junior Jumper riders will have the opportunity to win a pair of Tech Stirrups in a random door prize offering at the Junior Jumper Draw on Thursday afternoon, October 8, 2015.
Amateur Owner jumper riders can vie for complete sets (front and hind) of Veredus boots to be awarded in both Amateur Owner Jumper classes as well as the Show Jumping Amateur Owner Hall of Fame Classic.
Peggy Murray of English Riding Supply commented, "When we began our sponsorship of the USEF Medal 20 years ago, we found the Pennsylvania National Horse Show to be a fantastic venue to further our horse show sponsorships. As a Pennsylvania based company, having a world class competition practically in our backyard has always been very exciting for us. We are thrilled with our expanded partnership with the PA National and eagerly look forward to yet another exciting year of successful, high caliber competition."
"We are always pleased to take existing firm sponsor relationships and expand them to the benefit of our exhibitors," said Liz Shorb, President of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. "English Riding Supply has been at our side for a long time and we appreciate their increased support in these divisions."
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is one of the largest indoor horse shows in the U.S., hosting horses and competitors from across the country with 15,000 spectators attending from the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 1,400 qualified horses competing for $475,000 in prize money, the show features Hunter and Jumper competition and the $85,000 Grand Prix de Penn National.
The 2015 Show is slated to run from October 8th to 17th. Proceeds from the event benefit community equine and youth programs. Since its inception in 1945, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation has donated over $1.5 million to charitable entities. For more information on the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, visit www.PANational.org.