Qualifying Lists for Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Are Now Posted

Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy, perennial winners at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair – photo by Kenneth Kraus.

The best riders and horses America has to offer take center stage in the Dixon Oval

Devon, PA – April 16, 2015 – The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has posted the list of horses that have qualified for the 2015 show on their website at: http://www.devonhorseshow.net/exhibitors/qualifying-entry-closing/.

Another fantastic year of super competition at the 2015 Devon Horse Show & Country Fair is on the horizon, as the qualifying lists for this season reflect many of the country’s very best professional and top amateur hunter riders.

Following Devon’s famed Junior Weekend which runs from Thursday, May 21 through Sunday, May 31, the Professional divisions will get underway on Monday, May 25, culminating with the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, featured on Thursday, May 28. The always competitive Amateur-Owner Hunters will compete on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31.

The show kicks off on Thursday, May 21 and continues through Sunday, May 31. The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is comprised of 11 days of world-class competition, highlighted by multiple breeds and disciplines, showcasing the best riders and horses in the country. Other than equitation and local hunter classes, all other hunter and jumper competitors must qualify for a coveted spot on the roster at Devon. Those spots are awarded based on points accumulated at the nation’s best horse shows.

In addition to the always exciting show jumping and the equitation, ponies and show hunters, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has a schedule that will suit almost every horse enthusiast’s agenda. From the majestic and powerful coaching and four-in hands driving, to the multiple classes for the popular and always raucous and electrifying American Saddlebred and Hackney divisions, the Devon Horse Show has something for everyone.

For the world-class hunters, the highlight is the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and for the top show jumpers in the United States, it’s the $100,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon, taking place on Thursday, May 28.

For Pony Hunter and Individual Hospitality packages, please visit www.Devonhorseshow.org.

The list of top hunter riders qualified for Devon reads like an all-star squad and includes Scott Stewart, Jennifer Alfano and Kelly Farmer, three riders who, year in and year out, do battle for the Devon Leading Hunter Rider award. Add to that list top professionals like Hunt Tosh, Elizabeth Towell-Boyd, Peter Pletcher, John Bragg, Amanda Steege, John French, Jeff Gogul, Peter Wylde, Havens Schatt and Carelton Brooks, just to name a few, and clearly you have the ingredients for another great competitive year at Devon.

The Open Jumper rider list, scheduled to be posted in the coming days, is sure to feature North America’s top riders, competing for one of the nation’s most competitive and coveted awards, the Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon trophy.

About the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Steeped in rich heritage dating back to 1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair continues its glorious tradition as the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line setting the stage, the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally. The dates for this year’s event are May 21 to May 31.

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a nonprofit institution that has donated approximately $47 million (in current dollars) since 1919 for the good works of its charitable beneficiary, the Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Fast Facts

Young Devonaires Auction:
The Young Devonaires will host their Annual Auction! Come check it out online at: www.Devonhorseshow.org and during the show. Bid on stalls, a box for the Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon and so much more. Auction start date coming soon!

What:
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the longest running and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line setting the stage, the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally. The event also includes the Country Fair that office world class shopping, rides and games for kids, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.

When:
May 21 – May 31, 2015

Where:
Devon Horse Show Grounds
23 Dorset Road
Devon, PA

Prize List and Exhibitor Information:
http://www.devonhorseshow.net/exhibitors/exhibitors-info/

Stabling:
Approximately 900 permanent stalls Many barns renovated within the last 5 years
Restroom facilities with showers

Parking:
Limited parking is available for spectators at the Main Lot on Dorset Road across from the Main Entrance.

Directions:

From Philadelphia International Airport
Follow signs to I-95 South and follow I-95 South approximately 5 miles. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the Northeast
Follow I-95 South. Look for I-476 approximately 5 miles South of the Philadelphia
International Airport. Merge onto I-476 North via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting.
Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the South
Follow I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Once you’ve crossed into Delaware, keep right and take I-495 North via exit 5D toward Port of Wilmington / Philadelphia. Follow for I-495 North and merge onto I-95 North (Crossing into Pennsylvania). Follow I-95 North to I-476 North. Take I-476 N via exit 7 toward Plymouth Meeting. Follow I-476 North for approximately 13 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the East
Follow the Schuylkill Expressway / I-76 West to I-476 South. Merge onto I-476 South via exit 331A on the left toward Chester. Follow I-476 South for approximately 2 miles to exit 13, US-30. Turn left onto US-30 West. Follow US-30 West for approximately 3 miles and the Devon Horse Show will be on your left.

From the West
Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike / I-76 E toward Philadelphia. Take exit 326 toward Valley Forge. Stay in right lane after the tolls. Merge onto US-202 South via exit 328A toward West Chester. Follow US-202 South for approximately 2 miles. Take the PA-252 North exit toward Devon. Make a left onto Valley Forge Road / PA-252. Continue to follow Valley Forge Road for approximately .5 miles and make a slight right turn onto Devon State Road. Follow Devon State road for approximately 1 mile until you reach a dead end. Make a left onto Old Lancaster Road and then an immediate right onto Waterloo Road. Turn left on to Lancaster Avenue / US-30 East and the Devon Horse Show will be on your right within .2 miles.

Mail:

Devon Horse Show Office
PO Box 865, Devon, PA 19333

Devon Horse Show Office
(GPS and UPS & FedEx Deliveries, not for US Postal Service) 23 Dorset Road, Devon, PA 19333

Devon Horse Show Entries
PO Box 158, Devon, PA 19333

Devon Country Fair Office
PO Box 925, Southeastern, PA 19399

Box Seating & Ticket Office
PO Box 742, Devon, PA 19333

Information:

Advertising – (610) 964-0550 x 222
Box Holders – (610) 688-2554
Devon Country Fair – (610) 525-2533
Devon Fall Classic – (610) 964-0550
Entries – (610) 964-2723
Fax – (610) 964-1608
Feed Orders – (610) 964-8407
Facility Rental – (610) 964-0550
Horse Show Office – (610) 964-0550

Information Booth:
Lost & Found – (610) 688-1312 (during show only)
Sponsorship – (610) 964-0550 x 211
Stable Office – (610) 688-2665
Tickets and Tables – (610) 688-2554

Vendors:
Horse Show – (610) 964-0550 x 222
Country Fair – (610) 525-2533

Website:
www.Devonhorseshow.org

Charity Partner:
To date, volunteers have raised over $14,000,000 for Bryn Mawr Hospital

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Chris Wightman
cwightman@devonhorseshow.org

Ring dimensions and footing:
Dixon Oval: 325′ x 150′
Gold Ring: 300′ x 130′
The Dixon Oval, Gold Ring, and the Schooling Area all have state of the art all weather footing by Equestrian Services International.

Management:
David Distler
Peter Doubleday

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
PhelpsMediaGroup.com

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