Devon, Pa. – May 30, 2018 – Few people have had as much success in the hunter ring as Scott Stewart, but being able to come to the prestigious Devon Horse Show and secure this year’s Devon Grand Hunter Championship and Devon Leading Hunter Rider award with Dr. Betsee Parker’s Private Life was as rewarding as ever for the renowned hunter rider and trainer.
International show jumpers returned to the Dixon Oval on Wednesday to compete in the $35,000 Devon International Speed Stake CSI4*, sponsored by Herr’s. Pennsylvania native Andrew Kocher (USA) outpaced 28 horses and athletes with MKO Equestrian LLC’s Zantos II to ride away with the win and the George T. Pew Jr. Memorial Perpetual Trophy in the one-round speed competition.
Ladies Day at the Devon Horse Show featured the long standing tradition of the Ladies Side Saddle championship. Horse-and-rider combinations competed in an undersaddle class, a hunter hack and an over fences class. At the end of an impressive show of skills from all competitors, it was Debra Taylor and Hypnotic (with trainer Susan Sisco riding over fences) who accumulated the most points to take home the championship ribbon.
By Veronica J. Finkelstein
There is so much that is unique about the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, but one of the things that really make us different from other horse shows is the shopping. Of course, if you forgot your fly spray we’ve got you covered — but we also offer so much more.
The souvenir booth, located directly across from the main gate, has a wide selection of apparel, housewares and gifts for children and adults. These are one-of-a-kind designs that you can only buy through Devon, either during the show or from our website. The souvenir booth even has its own Instagram account, @Devon_Souvenirs, where you can stay updated on the latest merchandise year-round.
One of the show’s longest running vendors is The Engraver, located near the farrier at the corner of the Midway. From leather belts to bracelets to bags, you can get it all here. The Engraver will also customize your items without you even having to leave the horse show grounds.
For a truly special gift, check out Churchwell’s Jewelers from Emerald Isle, North Carolina. A third generation jewelry business, Churchwell’s Jewelers specializes in equestrian design. Their pieces are high-end, beautiful and unlike what you’d find in your average jewelry store.
If you’re thinking a little bigger than a bracelet, check out B&D Builders. From custom indoor equestrian facilities to multi-stall barns to timeless bank barns, B&D Builders builds beauty, designed to benefit you and your horse. Come for the show and go home with plans for your next construction project.
We didn’t leave out your furry friends either with several shops specializing in items for man’s best friend. Check out Just Fur Fun for extraordinary accessories for your pet, What a Good Dog for adorable gifts and apparel or Snug Pups, where you can get a dog blanket that is custom-made to your dog’s measurements.
There’s truly something for everyone. You won’t go home empty handed!
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!