Devon, PA (September 8, 2011) – Guy McLean is an accomplished, self-taught, thinking horseman who has entertained, inspired and educated many around the world. Guy, with his equine partners, Hope, Sequel, Pride, and Spinnaby, have performed at the World Equestrian Games, The National Rodeo finals, and many more exciting venues. McLean and his team of horses have won the hearts and minds of thousands, performing on stages and in arenas, as well as special exhibitions and countless special appearances both live and on television.
And this year, they will perform their equine magic at Dressage at Devon (www.dressageatdevon.org), taking place September 27 – October 2, 2011 at the Devon Fairgrounds, Devon, PA.
McLean translates his passion for horses to poetry as well. As a two-time Australian Bush Poetry Champion, Guy McLean has a unique collection of Bush Poetry that touches hearts and fuels passion for every proud Australian.
What draws us to this animal?
This beast of flight and prey
What is it that enthralls us?
Makes us need them every day.
For me it is their beauty
And their undeniable power
Their Grace, their style and poise
In every second, every hour.
(excerpted from Why the Horse by Guy McLean)
“He’s amazing,” says Lori Kaminski, President/CEO of Dressage at Devon. “His horses trust him so much he can ride them through fire – literally! He also orchestrates a team of four horses to move in synch using no bridles, no saddles and no whips or spurs. This is a true partnership that will amaze equestrian professionals and spectators alike.”
“Guy McLean’s exhibition is a wonderful addition Dressage at Devon,” continued Kaminski. “Having Guy and his team on the schedule – along with performance classes, wonderful shopping and great food – will truly add to the spectator’s experience this year.”
The 37th Dressage at Devon will take place September 27 through October 2, 2011 at the Devon Fairgrounds, Devon, PA. Guy McLean’s performances will take place Friday, September 30, Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2. Visit www.dressageatdevon.org for exact times. For more about Guy and his horses, visit www.guymcleanusatour.com.
Dressage at Devon tickets are $10 for general admission. Children under 12 are admitted free. Reserved seating is $25 on Friday, $35 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday and is available online at www.dressageatdevon.org. General admission is available at the door.
About Dressage at Devon
Dressage at Devon (www.dressageatdevon.org) has been the premier North American Equestrian event since its founding by the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association in 1975, and became a separate organization in 2006. It combines world-class dressage competition and the world’s largest open breed show with the international Fall Festival show and special activities for the entire family. The six-day event attracts more than 700 horses and 35,000 spectators each year.
Dressage at Devon, a 501(c) (3) PA non-profit organization, benefits Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding Inc., the oldest and largest therapeutic riding program in the nation. Since 1991, Dressage at Devon has raised in excess of $1,000,000 for Thorncroft.
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