Devon, Pa. – May 26, 2018 – After two rounds of competition, the nation’s top junior riders returned to the Dixon Oval on Saturday evening to go head-to-head in the final round of the 2018 Junior Jumper championship at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Following her win in Thursday’s speed class, Daisy Farish and her own Great White rode to second place in Saturday’s $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Classic, sponsored by the World Equestrian Center, to claim overall championship honors, while Paige Matthies secured back-to-back Devon blue ribbons with Climbus.
The coveted Devon Grand Junior Hunter champion title was presented to Chloe White of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and the incredible 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Steve Schaefer, Tztargazer. After accumulating an impressive 28 points across the board and winning the championship tricolor in the Large Junior 16–17 Hunter division, White earned a spot on the trophy to make an already emotional year that much more memorable.
On day three of the Devon Horse Show, the Wizard of Oz Perpetual Trophy was awarded to the Devon Grand Pony Hunter champion in the Wheeler Ring. Awarded to the pony and rider who accumulated the most points in either the Small, Medium or Large Pony Hunter divisions, this year’s prestigious title was presented to Grace Debney and her large pony, Storyteller, who dominated the competition to win top honors.
By Caroline Goldstein
The chance to win a brand new car is back again as part of this year’s Devon Derby raffle. The grand prize for this year’s contest is a 2018 Buick Encore SUV.
Thanks to a generous donation from Patriot Buick GMC, the winner will get to take home the 2018 Buick Encore SUV for a two-year lease.
“It is our privilege to be the exclusive automotive sponsor of this wonderful event for a great cause. The Patriot team is excited to see you and your families enjoy the horse power of this year’s Devon Horse Show and Country Fair,” said Jason Owens, owner of Patriot Buick GMC.
A book of six tickets for the Devon Derby costs $10, while an individual ticket costs $2. Tickets can be purchased until the end of competition on Saturday night, June 2, at the Devon Derby booth right next to the Dixon Oval.
In addition to the car, participants have a chance to win a number of other prizes:
The Devon Derby drawing may take place just one day each year, but the planning is a year-round process. Immediately following each year’s show, the chairmen begin working on the following year’s raffle.
“The Devon Derby has always been an important element of our fundraising efforts for Bryn Mawr Hospital,” said Lisa Estabrook, Devon Country Fair co-chair. “The combined support of our committee chairmen and volunteers help raise over $40,000 towards our annual donation to the hospital. Please support their hard work and purchase a book of tickets. Who knows? You might be driving a brand new car this year!”
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, which benefits Bryn Mawr Hospital and has donated over $14 million to date. The country fair offers world-class shopping, rides, games, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.
For more information about the Devon Horse Show, please click here. To purchase tickets, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair!