Tommie Turvey, Equine Extremist
Entertainer and Trainer to Appear Oct. 18 – 20, 2012
Harrisburg, PA – Renowned equine entertainer and trainer Tommie Turvey will be presenting afternoon seminars and evening performances at this year’s Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Admission to Turvey’s evening performances on the final three days of the show, as well as daytime seminars, is included with any ticket to the event.
Tommie and his horses have performed in front of millions of people and have fans around the world. He and his team strive to inspire, educate and demonstrate all that is possible with horses making them perfect for this year’s “Focus on Education” theme at the PA National Horse Show. His teaching methods are uniquely customized to the attendee so no two clinics are the same. Turvey’s arena performances range from comic theater to the extreme with his amazing horses, Poker Joe and the Roman Riding Team, Joker & Ace. Visit www.equineextremist.net to learn more about Tommie.
THE PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL HORSE SHOW
October 11 – 20, 2012
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Harrisburg, PA
With over 1,400 qualified horses competing for $420,000 in prize money, the show features Hunter and Jumper competition and is the site of the Pessoa/USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Finals, the Randolph College/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships and the $85,000 Grand Prix de Penn National.
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 20,000 spectators attending from the Mid-Atlantic region. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation has donated over $1.4 million to equine-related charities since its inception in 1945.
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation awarding grants to equine related programs.
The Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation awarding grants to youth programs.
PARKING is FREE
TICKETS GO ON SALE IN AUGUST
Specific Reserved Seats by phone, 717.770.0222
General Admission & best available reserved at the show or online
All tickets include full day and evening admission and all special attractions
PRICES: Children under 6 General Admission – Free
Thursday, October 11 through Friday, October 19, 2012, all tickets are General Admission
Regular Adult – $12 and Students and Seniors (over 65) – $7
Saturday, October 20, 2012 General Admission tickets
Regular Adult – $20 and Students and Seniors (over 65) – $10
Reserved Seats available on Saturday, October 20, 2012: $50, $40 and $25
Over 50 vendors
Jewelry, Gifts, Antiques, Apparel can be found along with everything for the horse and rider
All shops are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Junior Weekend Seminars
October 12-14, presented by Practical Horseman
Youth Opportunity Day
Sturday, October 13
Introduce your young enthusiast to the world of horses with face painting, PA Equestrian Council’s Equine Learning Center which includes “Pet-A-Horse”, educational behind-the-scene tours and Oreo, the Miniature Horse who helps children learn about historical horses in the White House.
Monday, October 15
An evening of friendly competition among recognized Hunt members featuring the North American Fox Hunting Horn Blowing Championship, a Parade of Hounds and the popular Jack Russell Terrier Races.
Local Night / Foundation Day
Tuesday, October 16
Explore the Upper Concourse to learn about local Youth Organizations–Equestrian and Agricultural–and find out about the organizations receiving grants from the Pennsylvania National Horse Show.
Gamblers Choice &Western Night
Wednesday, October 17
Root for riders as they strategize in Gambler’s Choice: the Open Jumper Speed class where each jump carries a point value based on degree of difficulty; highest score and fastest time wins! Then, cheer on your favorite cowboys & cowgirls as they use speed and skill to beat the clock!
$40,000 PA Big Jump
Thursday, October 18
Presented by Wilmington Trust, a division of M&T Bank, the PA Big Jump is a test of strength, agility and courage for both horse and rider which will be followed by TOMMIE TURVEY’s first appearance at the show.
Friday, October 19
Enjoy a variety of special activities geared for family fun including the Stick Horse Derby sponsored by Fluff Monkey. Children from 6 to 12 will be judged by TOMMIE TURVEY on creativity and imagination as they parade their very own Stick Horses at the Show! Pre-registration required; free admission to the show for participating child. TOMMIE TURVEY will again be performing in the main arena after the jumping class.
Grand Prix Night
Saturday, October 20
Thrill to the competition as Olympic-caliber riders compete in the $85,000 Grand Prix de Penn National, followed by the opportunity to get riders autographs and walk the grand prix course.