The Pennsylvania National Horse Show announced its partnership with Footing First LLC for providing international competition quality footing for the Equine Arena (schooling ring) for the 2018 competition. Specifically, Footing First will provide, install and oversee the placement of footing in the 145' x 245' Equine Arena.

Footing First boasts almost 30 years of experience in riding arena planning, construction and footing installation. Their clients span almost every discipline and include notable riders, trainers, competitions, facilities and private and commercial barns. After reviewing the Farm Show Complex Equine Arena, Footing First will install "Superior Riding Surface (SRS)" footing based on traction, stability and cushion along with its ability to withstand the traffic and impact of a competitive horse show.

"It was very important to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show to partner with a footing company that could provide competition grade footing that could stand up to the traffic of the schooling ring. Footing First was an obvious choice," says Susie Webb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. "It is very important to the PNHS to maintain industry standards and continue our reputation as the "Horseman's Show."

"We welcome Footing First to our event. Having worked with Footing First at The Royal Horse Show, I know firsthand that this footing will be a significant improvement to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show," says Peter Doubleday, Manager. "With our existing ESI footing in the main competition ring and the new Footing First footing in the schooling ring, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show will have top notch footing from one end of the Farm Show to the other."

Established in 1946, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show hosts the country's top competitors in one of the largest indoor horse shows. Proceeds from the horse show benefit The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, providing support for therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs. The Foundation makes grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to acquaint, teach and train the public in therapeutic equestrian endeavors and to support equine rescue efforts.