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“Good Hands” Will Be Held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

The “Good Hands” national saddle seat equitation championship will move to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in 2002, PNHS President Elizabeth Shorb announced today. The equitation championship had previously been held at the National Horse Show in New York City.

“We are extremely pleased at the opportunity to host this prestigious equitation championship,” Shorb said. “We feel it will be an excellent fit with our show, which offers both a number of championships for young riders and a full division of classes for American Saddlebreds.”

The Good Hands will be the eleventh national championship decided at the Pennsylvania National, which runs October 10-19, 2002 at the Farm Show Arena, Harrisburg, PA. The show also hosts the USA/Pessoa & Miller’s National Hunt Seat Medal Championship, the BET/USA National Junior Jumper Championships, and championships for North American League Children’s Hunters, Pony Jumpers, Children’s Jumpers and more.

The Pennsylvania National’s home, the 66-year-old Farm Show Complex, is midway through a $76.2 million expansion and renovation. The Good Hands has been held at the National Horse Show since 1931. Preliminaries are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 17 with the finals tentatively to be held on Saturday, October 19.

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is the country’s largest multi-breed indoor horse show. More than 1100 top horses and riders from across the country compete at the show for nearly $325,000 in prize money. The show benefits children’s organizations through the Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation and equestrian organizations through the Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation and equestrian organizations through the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation.

The 2002 Pennsylvania National Horse Show will be held October 10-19. For information, phone (717) 975-3677.

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