Devon Horse Show and Country Fair highlights include Eventing Sunday evening and the $250 Grand Prix Thursday evening.
- February 28, 2020
- By Staff Writers
DEVON, Pa.--The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, May 21 - 31, features top competition in hunters, jumpers, three- and five-gaied Saddlebreds, four-in-and ooaching, hackney and harness horses and ponies and Roadsters.
Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws in top competitors from around the world.
Competing at Devon is such an honor that exhibitors in hunter and jumper division have to qualify by winning at shows throughout the previous year.
With five FEI jumper classes, only the top 30 riders and horses qualify to compete in jumper classes featured every evening from Tuesday through Saturday, highlighted by the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix Thursday evening.
Devon begins with Junior weekend featuring equitation, hunters, jumpers and ponies.
Sunday evening, which draws the second largest crowd of the week, features Devon Arena Eventing.
A course incorporating both jumper and eventing fences is set through both the Dixon and Wheeler rings, with the top competitors returning for an exciting second round.
Along with the top competition in both rings through they daytime and evening hours, Devon offers exclusive boutique shopping.
While the adults can shop, kids can enjoy the wonderful fair that includes rides ad games as well as the famous Ferris wheel that towers over the showgrounds.
All that activity leaves spectators hungry, and Devon offers delicious hot dogs, hamburgers and sandwiches prepared by the thousand of volunteers that work on the show throughout the year.
The Garen Cafe offers gourmet food with a different entree featured every evening.
For ticket information, call 610-964-2554.