Claim Your Tickets Now for Junior Weekend at Historic Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Devon, Pa. – April 14, 2017 – For many people, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair conjures up images of deeply rooted traditions in the quaint town of Devon, Pennsylvania. In addition to the competitive horse show, which horses and riders must earn points to qualify for, this family-friendly event attracts a diverse crowd ranging from Pennsylvania locals to those hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the top names in show jumping to shopping enthusiasts to those wanting to experience all that an authentic country fair has to offer.

This year, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will run from May 25-June 4, and junior riders will have their time to shine in the famed Dixon Oval during Junior Weekend, May 25-28. In addition, the pony hunter breeding takes place in the Gold Ring beginning at 7am on Thursday. The most promising young ponies in the country will have their chance in the spotlight, and breeders will have the opportunity to display their up-and-coming foals, yearlings, and young ponies.

Horses will not be the only animals that get to show off their talents! Canine competition will kick off Thursday at 7:30 p.m. during the first annual Dog Show at the Horse Show, which is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes. Classes will include Walk Trot with Me, Jumpers (including a jump-off round), Tricks Class, Speed Weave, Lead Line/Devon Costume Class, as well as special awards and championship prizes.

Lucy Deslauriers and Class Action.

Friday of Junior Weekend will feature the highly-anticipated ASPCA Maclay, the reformatted R.W. “Ronnie” Mutch Equitation Championship, and Junior Hunter competition. Nearby in the Gold Ring, child riders will be able to showcase their talents in the Regular Pony Hunters. In the evening, riders will compete under the lights of the Dixon Oval in the Junior Jumpers.

Junior Hunter competition will resume on Saturday morning in the Dixon Oval, followed by Pony Jumpers. Next up, pint-sized equestrians will take center stage in the Dixon Oval competing in Lead Line. Championship awards such as Overall Small Junior Hunter, Devon Grand Junior Hunter, Angelo Awards, and Best Child Rider on a Horse will also be presented following the conclusion of Saturday’s events. Ponies will take over the Gold Ring, and entertaining classes such as Pony Hunt Teams, where teams of three dress in costumes and jump over a set course, will also be held. Later that evening at 7 p.m., there will be more Jumper Awards presentations in addition to Horse Hunt Teams, Parent and Child classes, and the Family class.

The charming Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will conclude its Junior Weekend on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with more Pony Jumpers, and Carriage Pleasure Driving Exhibitions. At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, spectators can watch the first ever $50,000 Arena Eventing class.

On Monday, which is also Memorial Day, Devon will continue its tradition of honoring our community’s heroes. Active and retired military, as well as police, fire, and EMT personnel will be given free admission for their families. Starting at 6:30pm, Devon will be hosting the second annual Tribute to Heroes recognition ceremony in the Dixon Oval, featuring a performance by the Church Farm School Choir. That night, awards will be distributed for Coaching, Best Tailgate Award, and awards for Carriage Pleasure Driving. The action does not stop there, however. Competition will continue at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair until June 4.

This event should not be missed, and Junior Weekend is sure to be action-packed and thrilling for spectators of all ages. Grab your tickets now in order to ensure that you can experience the thrilling competition, shopping, famous lemon sticks, tea sandwiches homemade fudge, and more!

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 offers world-class shopping, rides and games for kids, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.

For reserved seating to experience arena eventing please call the Devon Horse Show at (610) 688-2554 or email tickets@devonhorseshow.org.

2017 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Fast Facts   

 

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 offers world-class shopping, rides and games for kids, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.  

When:

May 25th through June 4th, 2017

Where: 

Devon Horse Show Grounds 

23 Dorset Road

Devon, PA

Prize List and Exhibitor Information: 

Devonhorseshow.net/exhibitors/exhibitors-info/

New This Year – $50,000 Arena Eventing Class

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:  

Devonhorseshow.org

Charity Partner:

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

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.

Suite 201

Wellington, FL 33414 

561-753-3389 (phone)   

561-753-3386

(fax)    

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com