Harrisburg, PA- Oct. 17, 2012- It was Western night at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the stands filled with Pennsylvania locals and visitors ready for some show jumping action in a wild and wooly Gambler’s Choice. The evening festivities also included Western entertainment, barrel racing, flag racing and equine humorist and trick rider, Tommy Turvey.
Top American and European riders wowed the crowd with the $10,000 Gambler’s Choice class. In the format of the competition, each obstacle is allotted a number of points, provided it is jumped clear. Riders may choose their course and accumulate points by clearing the jumps, leaving the rails in tact. After the first round, the riders have two options. They may either jump the “Joker” fence and add points to their score or take the “double or nothing” jump, risking it all.
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