Devon, Pa. – May 28, 2018 – For the second consecutive year, Lindsey Tomeu of Wellington, Florida, rode to championship honors in the Adult Amateur Jumpers at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. After earning the reserve championship in 2016 and championship in 2017 with Bonapart, Tomeu went one step further in 2018 to claim both the championship with Gold Lux, owned by AM Free, Inc., and reserve championship with Bonapart, owned by DBHC, Inc. The 24-year-old athlete rode to a one-two finish in the $7,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classic to secure the division’s top prizes with her two mounts on Monday.
The famous Devon Horse Show brought the best juniors together for Junior Weekend, but on Monday it was the professional athletes’ turn in the spotlight as Senior Week got underway in the Dixon Oval. Tori Colvin and Brad Wolf’s Private Practice had back-to-back wins over fences in the Green 3’9″ Hunter division as a packed crowd looked on.
Spectators gathered around the Dixon Oval on Memorial Day to witness the presentation of the tricolors for the Horse Pairs and the Single/Pair Pony Driving championships. Steve Wilson and his two grey Dutch Warmbloods received top honors in the Horse Pairs championship after accumulating the most points throughout Sunday’s competition. Later, it was Nichole Jansen and Littletree Limited Edition who took home the tricolor in the Single/Pair Pony Driving championship.
The Devon Horse Show is grateful for the long history of support from its generous sponsors. This year, Dover Saddlery has joined the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair as the show’s newest sponsor. You will see the iconic Dover Saddlery logo on jump standards, banners and even on water bottles in the exhibitors’ lounge. Dover Saddlery also generously sponsored the junior equitation divisions and raffle prizes during Junior Weekend.
“We are looking forward to supporting the Devon Horse Show this year and the junior equitation divisions,” said Dover Saddlery CEO Brad Wolansky. “We recognize the dedication and hours of training all of these riders have devoted to compete at this very prestigious event. The longstanding dedication to the sport and heritage of the Devon Horse Show pairs perfectly with the values of Dover Saddlery and commitment to our customers and community.”
Dover Saddlery was founded in 1975 by Jim and David Powers, former members of the U.S. three-day eventing team. After returning from the Olympic Games in Germany in 1972, Jim sought out to offer a saddlery shop dedicated to providing a broad selection of the best quality tack available. Today, Dover Saddlery has grown to offer a broad and distinctive selection of competitively priced, brand name products for horse and rider through catalogs, online and 34 retail stores nationwide, including two that are local to the Devon Horse Show in Warrington, Pennsylvania, and Hockessin, Delaware.
While in the area for the horse show, riders and spectators alike are invited to check out the expansive selection in both the Warrington, Pennsylvania, and Hockessin, Delaware, stores. Dover Saddlery’s employees are active riders and competitors, including Carolanne Messina, the manager of the Hockessin store, who has been riding since she was 3 years old.
“It is exciting to have all of the Devon competitors and exhibitors in our backyard and we welcome all of you to visit us at the Hockessin or Warrington store locations for anything you or your horse may need during your stay,” said Messina.
Her thoughts are echoed by Suzie McGlinchey, manager of the Warrington store, who says, “We wish all riders the best of luck during the show and look forward to a great week ahead.”
Dover Saddlery is a leading multi-channel retailer of equestrian products in the United States. Visit doversaddlery.com for more information.
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.
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