May 2017 Issue - page 6

Page 6
May 2017
PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
The Pennsylvania Nation-
al Horse Show has merged its
Association and 501c3 Foun-
dation into a single entity, the
Pennsylvania National Horse
Show Foundation. The Founda-
tion will maintain its established
501c3 status and all contributions
and sponsorships will enjoy the
tax benefits associated with the
merger.
The PNHS Foundation exists
to support therapeutic riding and
equine rescue programs. Last
year’s recipients included 23 fa-
Pennsylvania National Horse Show Merges Association and Foundation
cilities serving therapeutic riders
and equine rescue. In 2016 the
show highlighted its charities on
“Foundation Friday” the second
Friday of the ten-day horse show.
Two Championship therapeutic
classes were held and a PNHS
Foundation “Therapy Horse of
the Year” was honored in the
main competition ring.
“Merging the Foundation
and the Association into a
single entity allows for better
fundraising possibilities and
a clearer connection between
our charitable donations and
the good work done by the
Foundation,” said Susie Webb,
Executive Director of the Penn-
sylvania National Horse Show.
“Our focus moving forward will
be to continue to promote the
Foundation and the therapeutic
riding and equine rescue groups
that we support.”
Officers of the Pennsylvania
Horse Show Foundation include:
Chairman:
Tom Bross
First Vice Chairman:
Max Hempt
Second Vice Chairman:
Norman White
Secretary:
Rebecca Kinsley
Treasurer:
Carol Tanzola
Foundation Board Members
include: Garland Alban, Ralph Al-
fano, Susan Baker, Wendy Chapot
Nunn, Carol Copeland, Archie
Cox, Lew Davey, Peter Doubleday,
James Frey, Richard Hornberger,
Stephanie Lawson, Lloyd Longe-
necker, Csaba Magassy, Collin Mc-
Neil, Streett Moore, Judith Patton,
Eugene Pepinsky, David Schlos-
berg, Ruth Shiffler, Don Stewart,
Jimmy Torano, Holly Wendell,
Douglas Wheeler, TomWright.
The Pennsylvania National
Horse Show Foundation staff
members will remain the same.
Executive Director:
Susie Webb
Director of Development:
Patty Wise
Marketing Coordinator:
Shelly Mix
Rebecca Kinsley will assume
responsibilities as Grants Coordi-
nator for the Foundation.
The 72nd Pennsylvania
National Horse Show will be held
October 12 – 21, 2017 at the Farm
Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.
Proceeds from the show benefit
the Foundation. For more infor-
mation on the show or to donate
to the Foundation, please visit
The Open Horse Show at the
Keystone International Livestock
Exposition (KILE) is taking a
hiatus in 2017.
Organizers are searching for
a new superintendent for the Open
Horse Show event, which began in
2011. Looking ahead to the 2018
Show, KILE managers are seeking a
strong leader with excellent organi-
zational skills and experience man-
aging competitive equine events.
"It was a tough decision but one
the KILE Executive Council felt was
necessary for the 2017 show," said
KILE Executive Chairman Harry
Bachman. "We are actively search-
ing for the right individual to take
on the role of superintendent. We're
looking for someone to bring a fresh
perspective and proven leadership
skills to modernize this event."
Show Manager J. Harrison
Frantz said, "We consider it an
important event and our goal is to
offer a modernized Open Horse
Show in 2018."
The 2017 Keystone Interna-
tional Livestock Exposition, sched-
uled for September 29-October 8
at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
Complex and Expo Center, will
continue to offer shows for draft
horses, beef cattle, sheep, swine,
and goats. KILE is the largest live-
stock show in the eastern United
States. For more information visit
keystoneinternational.state.pa.us/ or
call (717) 787-2905.
KILE's Open Horse
Show Takes Hiatus
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