Somehow we are already in mid-August and summer is coming to a close. For most, Labor Day weekend means barbecues, pool parties, and one last hurrah at the beach, but for Eastern PA equestrians, Labor Day can only mean one thing: horse shows!
Ludwig's Corner, a Chester County institution, will be holding its annual benefit show during the holiday weekend. The show features three days of competition including stakes classes, classics, and medals. http://www.ludwigshorseshow.org
On Labor Day Monday, just across the river in nearby Readington, NJ, is Briarwood Farm's end-of-summer show with special classes to help riders and horses prepare for year-end finals. http://www.briarwood-farm.com
For those just dipping their toes into the sport of eventing, the Huntington Valley Hunt Pony Club is hosting a Starter Horse Trial at the beautiful Bucks County Horse Park on the 3rd. http://www.hvhpc.org
Western riders competing with horses of all breeds will be showing at the Penn Jersey Horse Show Association's western show at the Boots & Saddle Riding Club in Allentown, PA http://www.pjhsa.com/
Dressage riders will make the short drive over the river to the Horse Park of New Jersey for Dressage at Stone Tavern, a show featuring classes ranging from Training Level to Grand Prix, as well as in-hand breeding classes. http://www.horseparkofnewjersey.com/calendar.html
No matter what your chosen discipline, there's something for every horse lover in Eastern PA this Labor Day Weekend!