St. Christopher's Horse Show Returns to Swan Lake Stables Facility

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Annville, PA - March 19, 2015 - After rave reviews following their debut in their new location last year, the St. Christopher's Horse Show is set to return to Swan Lake Stables in Littlestown, PA, May 6-10. St. Christopher's offers top hunter-jumper competition and takes place at one of the premier hunter-jumper facilities in the Northeast. Show management will continue to be provided by Lloyd Longenecker and Ryegate Show Services.

Swan Lake Stables is located on 300 carefully managed acres in south-central Pennsylvania just 45 miles from Harrisburg, 50 miles from Baltimore and 90 miles from Washington D.C.  The riding arenas at Swan Lake arenas are filled with beautiful jumps and are complete with well-maintained footing. The facility provides St. Christopher's exhibitors with ample space for riding, and up-to-date stabling for the equine athletes.

"Last year's competition in the new location was very successful," said Annette Longenecker of Ryegate Show Services, producer of the St. Christopher Horse Shows. "We received rave reviews from the riders, trainers, sponsors and spectators, and are looking forward to hosting the show at Swan Lake Stables again this year!"

The 2015 St. Christopher's Horse Show will feature USEF National "A" Hunters/ 3* Jumpers, a USHJA National Hunter Derby, USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Stake and multiple hunter classics. All traditional A & C-rated hunter sections will be offered along with Junior Hunter 3'3".  The tradition of offering the Hunter Breeding division will continue.

The Jumper Ring will feature a Mini Prix, as well as qualifying classes for the Young Jumpers Championships. The jumper divisions will include Adult-Amateur, Junior/Amateur-Owner, Children's jumpers plus a Schooling Jumper section.

The equitation divisions will run medal classes for juniors and adults including ASPCA Horsemanship, Taylor Harris National Children's Medal, Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal, and Ariat National Adult Medal. The equitation division will also feature a lead line and a walk-trot division.

"I love the new location!" commented trainer Patty Foster of Rolling Acres Show Stable after the horse show last year. "We brought 20 horses as we have a variety of customers ranging from pre-adult up to Grand Prix. St Christopher's offers so many classes for all our different levels of riders."

St. Christopher's Horse Show is a member event for the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association, Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of Professional Horseman's Association, Pennsylvania Jumper Association and Central Pennsylvania Junior Horse Show Association. The show provides an opportunity for competitors to gain points towards year-end standing with featured classes for the North American League (NAL), Marshall & Sterling (M&S) and Washington International Horse Show. 

St. Christopher's Horse Show is also part of the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program, a program developed by the New York Thoroughbred Horseman's Association, along with the New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. The goal of the program is to offer new opportunities for off the track Thoroughbreds, as well as promoting the use of the breed in competition.

For more information on this year's St. Christopher's Horse Show, please contact Ryegate Show Services at (717) 867-5643 or or visit Ryegate's website at  where you can also download a prizelist. Follow us on Facebook at