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Todd Draheim Drives Misdee Wrigley Miller’s Four-in-Hand Team to Devon Championship

Todd Draheim and Misdee Wrigley Miller’s four-in-hand team.

Every Sunday before Memorial Day spectators line the streets surrounding the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair for one of the great Devon traditions: the Carriage Pleasure Drive, also known as the Carriage Marathon. Started in 1966, the carriage marathon is an integral part of the Devon Horse Show’s long history, and on Sunday afternoon, Todd Draheim and Misdee Wrigley Miller and James Miller’s four-in-hand team of horses drove their way into the show’s history books.

The team of bay Dutch Harness horses, owned by Misdee and James Miller’s Hillcroft Farm and driven by horseman Todd Draheim, was named the top team in the Unicorns and Four-In-Hand class for horses before returning for the championship drive-off. From among all of the day’s class winners, the team then received the Robert & Virginia Weaver Challenge Trophy as the overall best turned out team.

“What is so neat about the driving sport is that there’s so much tradition, especially here at the Devon Horse Show,” Draheim said. “It’s the best of the best. Just as it says over the ring, it’s ‘where champions meet.'”

The four-in-hand team driven on Sunday by Draheim is driven by Wrigley Miller throughout the United States and Canada and regularly prepared for the ring by Draheim. As the team’s horseman, Draheim ensures that the horses, harness and carriage are all in pristine condition, as was evident on Sunday.

The Millers’ Hillcroft Farm team was selected as the best of the day by judges Steve Holm and Sir John Richards who each bring to the Devon Horse Show lengthy driving histories of their own.

Hailing from England, Richards has been driving for 45 years, competing for Great Britain at the FEI level and serving as the chairman of the British Driving Society. Richards is also a two-time winner at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the publisher of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh’s, book on carriage driving.

Holm also has an impressive record in the sport: he has won championships at the Royal Winter Fair, the National Horse Show, Walnut Hill, the Kentucky State Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair. He is a master evaluator for the Carriage Association of America’s Driving Proficiency Program and a board member and past vice president of the Carriage Association of America.

For Holm, the Devon Horse Show has played a significant part in his life. Teams trained by Holm have won the coaching championship at Devon a record 11 times. Those teams have also retired every trophy in the Devon coaching division, several of them twice. Additionally, Holm has trained the Carriage Pleasure Drive marathon champions seven times.

“I have shown here and participated at the Devon Horse Show for the past 42 years,” Holm said. “I also met my wife here 30 years ago so there are a lot of things in my life that have happened at Devon.”

Like Holm, countless Devon Horse Show exhibitors have held the show near and dear as a part of their lives for decades. Among them are Lore Homer and Mary Stokes Waller.

Homer
Lore Homer

Homer was Sunday afternoon’s winner of the Single Harness Four-Wheeled Vehicles class for horses, and this year marks her 50th year competing at the Devon Horse Show.

“This is the greatest show there is as far as I’m concerned. I just adore this show,” said Homer, age 85, who drove the Brewster Lady’s Phaeten alongside her husband, Bernard Homer, age 86.

Waller first began competing at Devon in the junior hunters more than four decades ago and now returns each year to compete in carriage driving.

“There is no other place on earth like Devon. It has always been the most special of horse shows,” Waller said. “The fudge is still good. The teacakes or tea sandwiches are still good. The ice cream is great, and the line is always way too long, and Devon is Devon. I think you come here because it is Memorial Day and there is no other place you want to or should be.”

This year, Waller earned the victory in the Double Harness-Pairs-Tandem class for ponies and her husband, Harvey Waller, won that class in the horse division. Mary Stokes Waller was then presented with the Susie S. Buchanan Perpetual Trophy, the carriage marathon amateur whip award presented to the amateur whip who most exemplifies the traditions of carriage driving at the highest level.

In the Single Harness Two Wheeled Vehicles class for horses, the win went to Rachel Shoemaker, driving the Willisbrook Rally Cart.

“I have to say that this is one of the most exciting moments of my life. I bred this mare, and I raised her. I trained her. We’ve been doing this for a few years now. It is just the most exciting moment. I can’t even tell you,” said Shoemaker, whose family has been showing at Devon for five generations. “Ever since I was little we would come here and watch the marathon. I just always thought it was the coolest thing.”

Other class winners on Sunday afternoon in the pony division included Nicole Cable in the Single Harness Two-Wheeled Vehicles, Tara Miliziano-Crowley in the Single Harness Four-Wheeled Vehicles, Lisa Knox in the Unicorns and Four-In-Hand. Roberta Odell won the Light Commercial and Farmers class driving the Odell Popcorn Wagon.

Driving at the Devon Horse Show continues Monday evening with the Horse Pairs Pleasure Turnout beginning at 4:40 p.m.

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Patience Proves Perfect for Kelli Cruciotti and Zidante in Junior Jumpers

Kelli Cruciotti and Zidante.

Training a horse to compete at the highest levels of show jumping takes time, and Kelli Cruciotti’s patience with Zidante was rewarded in tonight’s highlight event. Taking three years to build up the 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare’s confidence in the High Junior Jumpers paid off when they sped to victory in the Wigg’s Bar Challenge Trophy, sponsored by The Capital Grill King of Prussia, at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Nine of the 25 entries cleared Paul Jewell’s first round track and returned for the tiebreaker, which included a sharp slice after the first fence, a double combination, and an inside turn to the final oxer.

Giavanna Rinaldi was the pathfinder with GPS Brilliant Disguise, breaking the beam in 30.548 seconds to set the pace, but her lead did not hold up for long when Daisy Farish pressed the gas aboard Triviant. The pair stopped the clock at 29.645 seconds. One round later, Madison Goetzmann slipped between them, showing Andretti to a clear effort in 30.395 seconds.

After seeing Rinaldi’s round, and knowing Farish beat it, Cruciotti knew that she had to go for it if she wanted to bring home the blue with Zidante. They sliced the second fence and did a quick turn back to the third obstacle before slipping inside after the combination to make their way to the final oxer. The duo galloped through the timers in 28.966 seconds to win the class, while Farish settled for second, followed by Goetzmann and Rinaldi, respectively.

“It was the fastest I have ever gone for sure,” expressed Cruciotti. “She’s a naturally really fast horse, so I was able to use her natural way of going to really benefit me around the whole course. I didn’t get to watch Daisy go, but I know she is crazy fast on that horse, so I just had to try and let Zidante figure it out, and she really came through for me.”

Zidante came through because Cruciotti took her time building the horse up to this level. After purchasing her three years ago, Cruciotti slowly started her in the Junior Jumpers.

“Zidante had not jumped at the High Junior level, so we were slow with her and we built her up,” she explained. “We have been going up and down. We would do it, but she’s really careful, so we would drop her back down, build her confidence, and then do it again. This year is the first year we have consistently been at this level.”

This was the perfect year for Zidante to come into her own, as 17-year-old Cruciotti is enjoying her last junior year. She does not plan to let her career in the sport slow down.

“I am hoping it’s a stepping-stone to the next level,” said Cruciotti. “I am really excited to see what the future holds and I can’t thank my team enough. It’s unbelievable to win a class at such a prestigious show like this – so many other people have won and started here.”

Tomorrow night, Cruciotti and Zidante will return for the $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Classic, and she concluded, “Zidante is here to win!”

Earlier in the day, the Junior Jumpers had their first turn in the ring during The Flight Cup, sponsored by the Courtyard Marriott. Featuring two double combinations and a liverpool vertical, the inviting track saw 14 of the 26 entries finish without error.

Today’s winner of the R. W. “Ronnie” Mutch Equitation Championship, Hunter Holloway, was the first to break the 53-second mark, clearing the course in 52.612 seconds with I Love Lucy to set the pace to beat. Five rounds later, Madison Goetzmann jumped to the top of the leader board with Andretti, finishing in 52.181.

McKayla Langmeier and Promised Land
McKayla Langmeier and Promised Land

Despite two riders finishing in less than 53 seconds, it was the veteran mount Promised Land that showed the competition how it’s done. At 21 years old, the Holsteiner gelding has made many trips to the Devon Horse Show, and today it was with McKayla Langmeier in the irons. The pair easily jumped over each fence, and without looking rushed, they broke the beam in 51.212 seconds to take a one-second lead in the event.

The only other rider to come close to catching the time of Langmeier and Promised Land was the last in the class. Katherine Strauss also broke the 52-second mark with All In, finishing the course in a clear 51.965 seconds, which would be good enough for second place. Langmeier led the victory gallop, while Goetzmann finished third and Holloway rounded out the top four.

Although Langmeier only began riding Promised Land at the beginning of the year, she was confident with her experienced mount.

“He’s probably been here the most out of any horse, so he probably knew the course and the turns where you could make up the time,” she laughed. “He’s just so awesome. He knew that it was an important event and he went for it! This is the first big event I have done with him, and he was wild.”

Langmeier and Promised Land will also be back in the Dixon Oval tomorrow night to compete in the $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Classic. At the end of the night, the Junior Jumper Champion and Leading Junior Jumper Rider will be named, and the Shalanno Style of Riding Award will also be presented.

For more information about the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, please visit www.devonhorseshow.net.

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Hunter Holloway Rides Away with Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship

Hunter Holloway and Any Given Sunday

The R. W. “Ronnie” Mutch Equitation Challenge Trophy is presented each year to the junior rider who shows the most consistency throughout the two days and four equitation classes of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. The 2015 winner, Hunter Holloway, and her mount Any Given Sunday have proven that consistency time and again across the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions.

On Friday morning at the Devon Horse Show, Holloway, from Topeka, Kansas, rode to victory in the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Section C. That win, coupled with first place finishes in the WIHS Equitation Classic – Jumper Phase Section A and the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Section C and a third place finish in the Platinum Performance/USEF Talent on Thursday, culminated with the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship title.

“It’s very exciting,” said Holloway. “It’s such an honor to win at such a prestigious show as this horse show is. To have such an amazing horse and team behind me is just unbelievable.”

For Holloway, this marks her third year at the Devon Horse Show, the same horse show where she last year rode to both the Small and Large Junior 15 & Under Hunter Championships and the Overall Small Junior Hunter Championship, again spotlighting her consistency and ability across disciplines.

Similarly, her mount Any Given Sunday has proven successful in the hunter ring, in the grand prix jumper arena, and, most recently, in the highest levels of equitation competition. Having competed “Sunny” in all three areas, Holloway knows the horse’s ins and outs, and the pair makes the perfect team.

“It’s nice because I’m so confident on him,” Holloway said. “We know each other so well. We’re used to jumping a lot bigger tracks together, so I think for both of us when we walk into this – and he’s such a confident horse on his own – it’s a confidence boost for me to know that he can definitely do this. There’s no reason that I can’t do this too. He’s such an amazing horse all-around, and to be able to ride such a horse is an honor.”

Being successful at the Devon Horse Show requires more than just a talented horse and rider – it takes a village. Holloway counts herself as lucky to have the support of her parents, Brandi Holloway and Larry Ellerman, and trainer Don Stewart.

“It’s nice for me to take the credit because I really don’t have to do anything,” joked Stewart, who trains Hunter Holloway alongside Brandi Holloway. “Having my own daughter, I know what it’s like working with your own child. You have to get somebody else in there.”

At home, Hunter Holloway trains with her mom at their Equi-Venture Farm, meeting up with Stewart prior to horse shows.

“At home, Hunter loves flatwork, and she’ll flat all the time. The week before a show, I’ll remind her, ‘Okay, Hunter. We have to jump and get those jumping muscles going on the horse,'” Brandi Holloway said. “I think it’s a little bit unique for a young kid because I know that every time I rode a horse I had to jump something when I was little. Whatever it was, I had to go jump. We just try to keep it very disciplined but as relaxed as I can be. I’m wired, so Don calms that down.”

“[Hunter and Brandi] are very disciplined,” Ellerman said. “We have a bit of everything at the house. We breed. We have young ones. We buy investment horses. There are 50 at home, and there are three or four riding all of them. So Hunter, she’ll get on the 3- and 4-year-olds at home, and they can’t jump. They have to do the discipline work. They have to learn to do everything on the flat.”

All of her hard work and dedication at home shines through in the show ring and helps contribute to her calm and confident demeanor at horse shows.

“It’s hard to get a junior with that much depth,” Stewart said. “She’s got so much depth in her riding. She’s got the feel, and she has the timing. The rest of it is easy for her. She really looks to do just what you tell her. She’s a top, top student as far as that goes.”

Ellerman added, “I don’t know many kids that can walk in [like Hunter does]. We’re getting ready to do the [HITS Great American $1 Million Grand Prix] and she’s maybe 8 or 9 people out. She’s playing Candy Crush at the in-gate. It doesn’t affect her. There’s not pressure. It’s just all she knows.”

Hunter Holloway finished the two days of equitation competition with 25 total points. Not far behind her, in a three-way tie at 19 points, were Virginia Ingram, McKayla Langmeier, and Ali Tritschler.

Ali Tritschler and Helio Rouge
Ali Tritschler and Helio Rouge

Tritschler, who trains with Norfield Stables LLC, topped the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Section A on Friday morning after having also earned an impressive victory in the WIHS Equitation Classic – Jumper Phase Section B and a second place finish in the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Section A.

“Devon is such a special place and a special town, and it’s just a new set of pressures. The pressure does not get in the way of her performance,” trainer Timmy Kees said of Tritschler. “In my opinion, the special kids do that well. They don’t fold under pressure; they rise up to another level. It’s fun to watch and great to be a part of it.”

Tritschler concluded, “I feel really good. I was second in the Medal last year and the year before, but I’ve never been this consistent at Devon before. It was just really nice to be that consistent and have the judges show that consistency in my results.”

Competition for the junior riders continues at the Devon Horse Show on Saturday morning with the Junior Hunters beginning at 8 a.m. For the full schedule and horse show results, visit www.devonhorseshow.net.

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Coaching Competition Showcased at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Devon, PA – May 19, 2015 – It’s like a step into the elegant past – beautifully appointed, shiny carriages pulled by beautiful horses in harness. The traditional sport of coaching is a reminder of what life must have been like before automobiles.

Horses and ponies compete in coaching in only a few events in the U.S. Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a rare opportunity to see competitors from across the country. The coaching events will be held evenings starting Monday, May 25 and run through Friday, May 29. John Richards from Whitchurch, Shropshire, England will judge the coaching and the carriage classes.

“The Devon Coaching truly is elegant and one of many favorites by exhibitors and spectators,” said Devon President,” Richard O’ Donnell.

On Monday evening, the coach’s appointments will be inspected, along with the cleanliness and neatness of the harness, appearance of the horses or ponies, and the overall picture. An all-day process of shining, cleaning, and polishing goes into the finished product for the judge to evaluate.

The pleasure competition includes an individual pattern prescribed by the judge. Movement of the horses/ponies and the coach, along with the skills of the driver, or whip, is under the watchful eye of the judge.

Coaching2At Devon, entries are driven to a road coach or park drag. A road coach is a 12 seat vehicle for public transport on a scheduled route. Generally they were heavier than private coaches and would be drawn with horses chosen for their suitability for the work rather than for color or style.

The park drag carriage was a lighter, more elegant version of the road coach. A park drag has seats on its top.

Some coaching classes are judged on performance, manners, presentation, and appointments. The whip and passengers are attired in a manner appropriate to the season and type of show. Devon is considered a “country” show, so lighter colors and clothing are worn. Others are judged on time and faults over a course in the ring. The horses are required to work as one unit to keep a clean line through the course.

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
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High Stepping American Saddlebreds Return as the Tradition Continues in Devon

The American Saddlebreds will bring their unmatched excitement to the Dixon Oval – photo by Brenda Carpenter.

Devon, PA – May 19, 2015 – The rich history, style, and ambiance of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair are unmatched.

The show began in 1896 as a one-day show, but today it is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. The show is internationally recognized and globally respected.

In addition to its horse show prestige, Devon has become one of the largest volunteer run fundraising efforts in the country, with proceeds benefitting Bryn Mawr Hospital. To date, the show has raised over $14,000,000 to ensure that Bryn Mawr Hospital remains one of the top community hospitals in the country.

While the show holds a Grand Prix for Show Jumpers, the American Saddlebreds are the stars of the show ring. At Devon, the American Saddlebred is exhibited in several different divisions including five-gaited, three-gaited, fine harness, pleasure, park, and western. An incredibly versatile breed, the American Saddlebred excels at every division, and it is the only breed that walks, trots, canters, and can be taught to perform two additional gaits, the slow gait and the rack. These two additional gaits are incredibly smooth, and the American Saddlebred performs the gaits with only one foot on the ground at a time. The slow gait is slow and animated and the rack is fast and exciting!

The crowd really gets excited when the American Saddlebreds come into the ring and cheer for their favorites. The horses love the cheering and applause and work harder for it.

The Hackney and Harness Ponies are always a crowd favorite.
The Hackney and Harness Ponies are always a crowd favorite.

While the American Saddlebreds are the peacocks of the show ring, their attitudes are just as endearing. During the show, spectators have the opportunity to visit the American Saddlebreds back at the barns. American Saddlebreds love attention and are very easy to fall in love with.

So easy to fall in love with that even some of the world’s most famous celebrities are American Saddlebred enthusiasts. Currently William Shatner and Carson Kressley both own and show American Saddlebred horses.

Kressley, of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame, has long been a supporter of the Devon Horse Show, and is a popular exhibitor every year.

Every day is a good day at Devon, where dreams come true in the Dixon Oval.

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:
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Family Fun Exhibitions Planned for Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series comes to Devon. Photos By: Brenda Carpenter.

Devon, PA – May 18, 2015 – Visitors to this year’s Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will enjoy a feast for the senses both strolling the aisles of the country fair and watching top riders and drivers compete at the horse show. Inside the Dixon Oval, some entertaining and exciting exhibitions are planned, including the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series, trick and Roman riding, carriage racing and the Radnor Hunt foxhounds.

Rachel Jackson began trick riding when she was just 14 years old. Jackson plans to thrill the audience with her agility and courage atop her well-trained horses – all retired racehorses. Jackson is scheduled perform Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 and twice on Sunday, May 24.

On Memorial Day afternoon, cheer on your favorites as the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series comes to Devon! A popular tradition in Europe, pint-sized jockeys donning bright silks gallop their Shetland ponies over obstacles with one goal in mind – to win.

“We’re delighted with the excitement that continues to surround the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series since it first debuted at Washington International Horse Show in 2013 and expanded in 2014 to include a leg at the historic Devon Horse Show,” said Bridget Love Meehan, WIHS Executive Director. “We are looking forward to seeing the furry ponies and kids dressed in a rainbow of jockey silks light up the Dixon Oval again on their way to Washington in October! It’s a fun event for spectators and a great way for kids to get excited about equestrian sports.”

The Washington Post calls pony racing “the cutest sport.” The WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase is scheduled for Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.

Carriage racing will feature cones and obstacles.
Carriage racing will feature cones and obstacles.

Back by popular demand, carriage racing returns to Devon this year. Competitors race their single or pair of horses and ponies through a series of cones and obstacles against the clock in an attempt to produce the fastest time. This is hair-raising, pulse-quickening entertainment engages the spectators to root for their favorite teams. Carriage racing is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30.

The Radnor Hunt, founded in 1883, is the oldest continuously active foxhunt in the United States. The Hunt will present their pack of foxhounds to spectators for a colorful exhibition. The presentation will highlight the management and training of the hounds and the traditions of the hunt. The chase has been a staple of country life in and around Philadelphia for generations. The Radnor Hunt exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, May 23 at 8:50 p.m.

Note: the schedule is subject to change. Please check here for exhibition schedule updates.

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

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

GreenDrop Announces Sponsorship of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Photos by Brenda Carpenter.

The Devon Horse Show Just Got a Little Greener

Devon, PA – March 31, 2015 – GreenDrop, the organization that is revolutionizing the way consumers support their favorite charities, announced today that it is sponsoring the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed equestrian competition in the U.S.

Founded in 1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair features a world-class field and annually ranks among the most prominent internationally, The 10-day show, which will be held from May 21 through May 31, 2015, attracts an average of 100,000 spectators each year. Spectators will enjoy the show’s 10 equestrian disciplines, as well as the show’s Country Fair, a widely celebrated attraction for families in the greater Philadelphia region. GreenDrop is proud to be this year’s Wednesday Night Open Jumper Class Sponsor.

GreenDrop collects lightly worn clothing, used electronics, and household goods at more than 20 conveniently located, free-standing locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Donors simply pull their car up to a GreenDrop charitable donation center, where a uniformed attendant handles removing and processing their donation for them. Donors may direct their giving to any of GreenDrop’s partner charities: Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind, or the Society of St. Vincent DePaul of Philadelphia.

The donations are converted to cash so each of the benefitting charities can efficiently further their programs and related initiatives. In the past two years, GreenDrop’s efforts raised approximately $5 million for its participating charities.

In commenting on the sponsorship, GreenDrop’s CEO, Chris Stinnett, said, “The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a cultural and historical landmark for the Main Line, Philadelphia, and surrounding areas. We are honored to be a part of its heritage, and look forward to our first experience at this prestigious event.”

During the show, GreenDrop will be accepting donations for its partner charities. Visitors are invited to enjoy a complimentary lemon stick from GreenDrop, upon making a donation at the entrance to the show. For more information on acceptable items for donation, please visit https://www.gogreendrop.com/acceptable-items/.

Proceeds from the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital.

About GreenDrop

GreenDrop is transforming the way consumers support their favorite charities by donating lightly worn clothing, used electronics and household goods at conveniently-located, free-standing locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

By recycling former gasoline stations and standalone store fronts, GreenDrop offers consumers clean, brightly lit, and safe drive-up locations where they are greeted at their car by uniformed GreenDrop attendants, who unload donations, provide tax-deductible receipts and allow consumers to direct their giving to either the Purple Heart or the National Federation of the Blind. In 2013, these charities received $2.5 million through donations to GreenDrop facilities, which are sorted and then resold at area thrift stores, sent overseas or recycled for their fibers and parts.

For more information about GreenDrop, visit our web site at www.GoGreenDrop.com or our blog at www.gogreendrop.com/blog/.

GreenDrop Company Contact:
Tony Peressini
Chief Administrative Officer
215-638-9254
Tony@gogreendrop.com

GreenDrop Media Contact:
Katie Kennedy
Vice President
610-228-2128
KatieK@GregoryFCA.com

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. For tickets, please visit www.devonhorseshow.org.

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.

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

DevInvest Announces Endowment Foundation to Benefit the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Devon, PA – December 12, 2014 – DevInvest has announced the establishment of an endowment to benefit the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

DevInvest is a new nonprofit foundation which will act independently from the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Inc. and the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation. The endowment was approved during its initial board meeting held yesterday.

The news of the new endowment was received with great excitement in Devon. “Since our humble beginnings in 1896, we have grown to become a world-class competition that annually features a widely-respected international field of exhibitors,” said Sarah Coxe Lange, President and CEO of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. “With the creation of the endowment foundation, DevInvest can now build a solid financial base to benefit our Show for years and generations to come.”

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Secretary Norma Hamm noted that “when we learned about the possibilities of a new, independent foundation, we were incredibly inspired to work diligently and ensure that this endowment is built for the long term to support the Horse Show and Country Fair.”

About DevInvest

DevInvest is a new Pennsylvania nonprofit organization seeking IRS recognition of its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is governed by an independent board of directors and its mission is to promote athletics and the arts, and the betterment of the community of Devon, Pennsylvania, through the creation and operation of an endowment to support the activities, assets, and grounds of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

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 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.

Media Contact:

Meg Wiederseim
DevInvest
(C) 610 304 3956
(O) 610 964 0550

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Katie Jacobs-Robinson and Amarillo Capture Tricolor Honors at Historic Devon Horse Show

Katie Jacobs-Robinson and Amarillo. Photo By: AnLi Kelly-Durham/Phelps Media Group.

East Aurora, NY and Wellington, FL – June 3, 2014 – The historic Devon Horse Show has come to a close, but Katie Jacobs-Robinson of Deeridge Farms will not be returning home empty handed. The talented amateur rider qualified for the prestigious event with her Winter Equestrian Festival Reserve Circuit Championship mount Amarillo for the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunter division. Although they have not been in the show ring since March, they never missed a beat, capturing the division’s reserve championship honors.

Robinson had a dominating performance with Amarillo on the first day, winning both over fences classes with scores in the 90s, and the pair then earned a second place ribbon in the under saddle. They returned for the second day of competition to take home the third place honors in the stake class. Their efforts throughout the weekend were rewarded with the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over Hunter Reserve Championship.

Robinson acquired the ride on 7-year-old Amarillo from Jane Gaston after retiring her veteran partner Rock Steady. “I haven’t done any other horse shows between now and WEF, so this is just sort of straight out of his stall,” she explained. “For us to be able to do this was a pretty big deal. I didn’t think we would be able to make it here. To not only make it, but also to be successful is really a treat.”

“Jane Gaston is an amazing horse woman who did a great job with him,” said Robinson. “I just love him because he’s very uncomplicated. The more you leave him alone the better he goes. You just sort of gallop around the course, which is really nice. Rocky left some big shoes for him to fill, but he’s certainly doing it.”

Robinson was also successful earlier in the month at the Old Salem Spring Horse Shows, where she piloted Tradewind to the Amateur-Owner Hunters Reserve Championship and Sutton Place to the Amateur-Owner 36 & Over 3’3″ Hunters Reserve Championship during the first week of competition.

The Jacobs Family and Deeridge Farms will show again later this month as they head to New York for the Lake Placid Horse Shows.

Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

MEDIA CONTACT:
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Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
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