Preserving PA’s natural beauty  

Pennsylvania is home to the most permanently preserved farmland in the nation — due, in part, to the Commonwealth’s strong equine industry. We’re proud to be a partner in supporting and protecting our state’s iconic beauty and its hardworking farmers.  

From the tracks to the fields

Wherever there’s horse racing, you’ll find open fields filled with horses, hay and little colts not far away. Land preservation is one of the sport’s most positive and least discussed perks that not only provides residents with natural recreation areas, but also gives many Pennsylvanians indirect jobs.

Thanks to the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund, over eight thousand indirect jobs have been created on account of the horse racing industry. Quite a few of those jobs are on farms — farms to train, feed and house racehorses across the state. Of the state’s 7.7 million acres of preserved farmland, 1.3 million is used for equine-related purposes.

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We're making sure to celebrate #NationalHuggingDay! Are you? Comment below and share your favorite photos of your equine friends getting some love! ...

Chris Shaw's nephew, Mason, is sure to carry on the Shaw family racing legacy! It won't be long until Mason is behind the reins himself! #motivationalmonday ...

It’s #FoalFriday and we are excited to announce that now until the end of May, you can watch @diamondcreek_farm’s live foal cam on our YouTube channel:
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Congratulations @mollyrides2006 you are the winner!!! We are celebrating #NationalHatDay by giving away a 2019 PA Derby hat!
We will run contest until noon tomorrow!
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4) BONUS : Tag us in a picture of you wearing your favorite hat!
Winner will be announced at 1pm 1/16/20.

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Jockey Andrew Wolfsont didn’t know what he signed up for when he agreed to a day at the Pennsylvania Farm Show with the PHRA! Altmeyer's Western Wear gave him a head to toe makeover! ...

‪The @padairymens were up early today not to #milk the cows but to get behind the reins in a #virtualreality race at @FarmShowComplex. ‬ ...