The Pennsylvania National Horse Show's 2-Ring Venue
2300 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
24 acres under roof!
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) has been held at The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, in Harrisburg, PA throughout its 76-year history. In 1997, the site included 60 acres of parking and nearly 14 acres of exhibition space. In 2001, work began on a $76 million dollar expansion which enlarged the space under roof to 24 acres and added the new indoor 134'x250' exercise ring.
PNHS enhances the facility by installing stabling, providing inside schooling arenas and vendor spaces. Competitions are now held in TWO arenas: the main "Harrisburg" arena, and the "Keystone" arena, each with it's own warm-up arena. A third schooling space - The West Hall Schooling Arena – was added in 2022. This allows the entire PNHS to be under one roof!
Located in Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg, the Farm Show Complex is just minutes away from over 8,500 hotel rooms making it a convenient facility to host the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The local region offers a variety of historical sites, attractions, dining and shopping options.
Read more history behind the PA Farm Show Complex below the photos.
Harrisburg Arena Schooling Ring (Northeast Hall)
Main Lobby: Lounge, Hall of Fame, PNHS Merchandise and Entry Office
Keystone Arena: 2nd Competition Arena ("Equine Arena")
Keystone Arena Schooling Ring ("Equine Barn")
West Hall Schooling Arena
In 2020, while closed to events due to the pandemic, the PA Farm Show Complex facility was not sitting untouched. Since that spring, the complex underwent significant renovations, with $21 million from the state budget allocated for capital improvements to the facility (see video in right column!):
• Better ventilation in the newer Equine Arena. Permanent exhaust fans have replaced temporary fans used during events.
• New overhead doors installed, including those leading into the Equine Arena
• Fencing installed around outdoor exercise areas behind the complex.
• Energy-efficient, brighter LED lighting has been added in all halls.
• A new sound system was installed to improve sound quality in the arenas.
• Parking lots have been resurfaced and expanded, including more space for trailers and better drainage in lots.
Additionally, aging brick mortar was replaced to maintain the building’s historical assets and improve safety. The "moat" under the seating area (main "Harrisburg" Arena) was created when the arena was built to accommodate a possible ice rink. The said moat was never used and has been removed creating dry, clean, secure space for storage.Located in Pennsylvania's capital city of Harrisburg, the Farm Show Complex is just minutes away from over 8,500 hotel rooms making it a convenient facility to host the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The local region offers a variety of historical sites, attractions, dining and shopping options.