When is it?  August 31, September 1 & 2


Where is it?  Harrisburg Farm Show Complex.  Click here for a map of the complex.


What is it?  Colonial Classic is a finals horse show for local series that you must qualify for to participate.


How does one qualify?  In order to qualify for the 2018 Colonial Classic, you must first be a member of a participating Local Horse Show Series.  You then will accumulate points from 1/1/2018-8/14/18.  The top 3 riders from each division will be selected by their horse show series to show at the Colonial Classic.    


What hunter and equitation divisions can I qualify for at the Colonial Classic? 

Click HERE to view our division.


Professional division?  My horse show series doesn’t offer that!  The professional division will be an invitational division.  Please talk to your series' administrators to request to be considered.


Are there hotels in the area?  Harrisburg offers a wide variety of lodging.  Clarion 717-545-9089  Raddison Hotel Harrisburg 717-433-9737


Can I enter and pay at the show?   Due to the qualification process and the expected attendance, we will not be set up to accept payment or entries at the show.  Entries and payments close on 8/23/18.


How do I know my entry has been processed?  We will be using horseshowing.com to manage entries.  Please check that after August 24th to ensure your entry has been processed.


Will there be a big horse show feel?    There will be the rated show jumps, decorations, jump crew, etc.  We will have neck ribbons for all champions and reserves with victory gallops, pictures in the ring, live scoring, “R” judges, and cooler and trophies for the sponsored divisions.


Will there be vendors?  Yes!  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Brooke at brownstoneponies@gmail.com by 8/24/18.  Vendor space is very reasonable!


Will there be stabling available?  Yes!   If you are reserving a stall for the weekend you may arrive beginning on Thursday August 30 at 3pm and must be vacated by Sunday at 10pm.  Day stalls are not available.


Will there be schooling?  Schooling will NOT be available this year.  You may hack in the rings (except for the jumper ring) prior to the start of the show each day.  Red/blue rounds may be purchased for schooling.   A Red/blue round is a jumping class with an assigned course.  The judge may award a "Red ribbon", or a "blue ribbon"  for your round.  This will be your schooling trip prior to your jumping class in your division.


What obligation do I have as a series administrator?  There is absolutely NO financial obligation to any show series.  The only thing that will be required is that Colonial Classic show management receives the list of qualified riders with an address, email, and phone number by 8/14/18.  The rest will be taken care of by Colonial Classic.


Will there be a professional photographer?  Yes!  Bob Conklin Photography will be photographing both rings and awards.  Pictures will be available at the show for viewing and ordering!


If a rider is banned from one participating show series can they show and qualify for the Colonial Classic at a different participating series?  No.  The Colonial Classic is a strong supporter of all of our participating series, equally.  We will stand by the decision to ban a rider.


Will there be jumpers and what divisions will be offered?  Yes!  The following divisions will be offered.

Itty Bitty Jumpers - 2'-2'3
Prelim Jumpers 2'6-2'9

Tb Jumpers 2'6-2'9
Low Child/Adult at 3'
Child/Adult at 3'3

Open Jumpers 3'6

What is the Junior Equitation Challenge?  Can I enter it?  The Junior Equitation Challenge is open to anyone who is champion, reserve champion, or runner-up of their equitation division on Sunday.  Once the office has those results, the qualifiers can enter in the show office.  The entry fee is $75.  It will consist of an over fences (at the height of which the qualifiers jumped) in the Equine arena and an under saddle for those chosen to test.


What is the Hunter Classic each day?  For anyone showing in a hunter division, you may enter the Hunter Classic Class.  You will receive a score for your 2nd over fences of your division.  At the end of the day, the top 20 scores will be welcome back to do a 2nd round  that will be scored.  The 1st and 2nd scores will be totaled and the top 10 will ride for ribbons. 

How do I get my series involved with the Colonial Classic?  If you are an administrator of a local horse show series that holds at least 3 shows within the qualifying period and would like to send riders to the Colonial Classic, please contact Brooke at brownstoneponies@gmail.com.

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