PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL HORSE SHOW -- Through Oct. 22. Farm Show Complex, 200 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, Pa. 717-770-0222. panational.org. The highlight is the $65,000 Budweiser Grand Prix de Penn National on the last night. Most members of the silver medal 2004 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team are expected to compete. Through Tuesday, general admission is $10, $5 for seniors and children ages 12 and younger. Wednesday through Oct. 21, general admission is $15, $8 for seniors and children. General admission Oct. 22 is $15 (no discounts), and reserved seating is $20-$45.

WAREDACA HORSE TRIALS -- Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Waredaca, 4015 Damascus Rd., Laytonsville. 301-570-4191. waredaca.com. Horse trials have three parts -- dressage, cross-country and show jumping -- all performed in one day. The show expects almost 400 competitors. Free.

STEEPLECHASE AT OAK RIDGE -- Oct. 23. Oak Ridge Estate, 2300 Oak Ridge Rd., Arrington, Va. Interstate 66 west to Route 29 south past Lovingston. Left onto Route 655/Arrington Road; proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Route 668/Diggs Mountain Road; proceed 11/2 miles to yellow gate on right. 434-846-8499. www.jubileefamily.org/steeplechase. Gates open at 9:30; course walk at 10:30; first race at 12:30. $50 a carload in advance; $65 on race day.

U.S. DRESSAGE FEDERATION -- Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Morven Park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. 301-774-0794. pvda.org. Adult team competition with more than 200 competitors from 8 to 5. Free.

MONTPELIER HUNT RACES -- Nov. 5. Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Hwy. (Route 20), Montpelier Station, Va. Interstate 66 west to Route 29 south. At Culpeper, take Route 15 south to Orange and follow the signs. 540-672-0014. montpelierraces.com. Gates open at 9:30; first race at 12:30. $10 a person, $15 on race day. Infield parking $35 a carload.

PRE-TURKEY QUARTER HORSE SHOW -- Nov. 18-20. Frying Pan Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. 703-437-9101. fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/equest.htm. More than 90 competitions, including riding, jumping and driving, beginning at 8 a.m. Free.

SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL OF VIENNA -- Nov. 19-20. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Nov. 19 at 7:30 and Nov. 20 at 2:30. 202-397-7328 or spanishridingschool.com. The famous dancing Lipizzaner stallions perform intricate moves, including trotting in place and pirouettes. $38-$153 adults; $33-$153 children and seniors.

-- M.J. McAteer