October 11, 2013

circus_tentThe Horse Circus

We pretend to go to the horse show but everyone really knows it’s a circus!

Bring on the clowns! And the horses too!

Every Friday Counter-Canter Culture features the important US and International Horse Shows currently under way.

2013 Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Penn National

One of the premier national sporting events in the US, the Penn National is also one of the largest indoor horse shows in the country. It began yesterday October 10 and will run until October 19th.

On Junior Weekend, the Randolph College/USEF Junior Jumper Individual Phase III Finals will be moved to the afternoon followed by the Equitation Schooling class. The Adult Week schedule consolidates divisions. Hunters will compete on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (October 14, 15 & 16) and will include a new Pre-Green 3′ division.

Amateur Owner Hunters and Jumpers will compete Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 17, 18 & 19), with the Show Jumping Hall of Fame A/O Classic held on Saturday.

Jumpers will begin their competition on Wednesday, October 16th with an Open Jumper Table III class and the Gambler’s Choice. The Big Jump will remain as the feature Thursday and the Grand Prix de Penn National in the evening on Saturday, October 19.

Watch it live on the USEF network


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