4 Things to Do in October

Practical Horseman's top picks for horsey events, competition and fun for the month of September.

CHEER ON Juniors and Young Riders as they display their skills during the multiple phases of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East, Oct. 5–7, in Gladstone, NJ; www.usef.org.

VISIT the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Oct. 11–21, in Harrisburg, PA. The historic show features the $132,000 Grand Prix de Penn National, the Dover Saddlery/USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Final, a family fun day (Oct. 13) and an extensive trade fair; www.panational.org.

SPEND a day in the country rooting for your favorite riders during The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event, Oct. 18–21, in Elkton, MD. The family-friendly event—which celebrates its 30th anniversary—includes a CCI** and CCI*** as well as the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships; www.fairhillinternational.com.

ATTEND a two-day symposium with Olympic dressage rider Steffen Peters and internationally respected dressage trainer Scott Hassler, Oct. 28–29, at Riveredge in Chesapeake City, MD. VIP meet-and-greet cocktail hour, Oct. 26, and special evening reception/lecture, Oct. 27. Limited seating; www.hasslerdressage.com.

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