The Shows Must Go On: Malvern Bank Goes Behind the Scenes with Horse Show Management

Mark Hostutler
Image via Malvern Bank, National Association.

By Hillary Dobbs

As 2020 has progressed, the equestrian community has worked hard to address the new challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Horse shows are a crucial part of the industry and returning to the show ring was of paramount importance for everyone involved.

For horse show organizers, there were many challenges presented with the new regulations that need to be followed to protect the health and safety of staff and exhibitors.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Oliver Kennedy of the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Wilmington, Ohio, and Derek Braun of Split Rock Farm in Lexington, Ky. Each had to pivot their plans for 2020 while still creating successful competitions to keep our industry moving forward.

Click here to take a look behind the scenes of the organization of these top events.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of horse show management teams, top competitions like Capital Challenge Horse Show and Split Rock Jumping Tour are adapting to the times and pushing on for the benefit of the sport. We look forward to these horse shows year in and year out, and we thank the show management teams for their perseverance and all their hard work in 2020!

Find out how Malvern Bank can “follow you” to the shows on your competition calendar with its mobile apps and remote banking access for your personal and equestrian business accounts. Click here to learn more.



Hillary Dobbs is an Assistant Vice President & Private Client Officer at Malvern Bank, National Association. The bank is a proud supporter of area equestrian events and facilities. It is with this passion that the bank provides specialized and tailored equestrian solutions. Whether you are an amateur or professional competitor, trainer, or simply a horse lover, Malvern Bank has the resources and expertise to allow you to follow your dreams and passions. To learn more, call 610-695-3685 or e-mail


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