The Pennsylvania National Horse Show October 11 – 20, 2012

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.Pa National Horse Show

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 to learn more about Tommie.


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.




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. 

Hunt Night

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.

Family Night

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.


For more information, visit email or call 717.770.0222.