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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Devon 2022

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2022 Devon Horse Show Events and Schedules
First Night at Devon - Check out the The Art Gallery at Devon! Wednesday, May 25th
Devon Dog Show - Dixen Oval Thursday, May 26th - 7 pm
USPC Mounted Games Friday Evening, May 27th
Radnor Fox Hounds Saturday Evening, May 28th
CARRIAGE PLEASURE DRIVE Sunday, May 29th - $50,000 ARENA EVENTING
WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Afternoons: May 29th and May 30th
Family Days - Specials on Food & Midway Thursday, May 26th and Tuesday May 31st
Itty Bitty Tea Party - Children only 4 and older $30/person at the Devon Club
2 seatings available – noon – 1pm & 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Sunday, May 29th
$50,000 Arena Eventing - Dixon Oval Sunday, May 29th - 7pm
Tribute to Heroes - Dixon Oval Thursday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 31st
The Orpheus Club Singing Group – Dixon Oval May 30th & June 2nd
JET RUN DEVON WELCOME STAKE - First of Weeks 6 International Show Jumping events Tuesday, May 31st
Ladies’ Day (Ladies Hat Day theme: “Feathers and Frocks” Wednesday, June 1st
Devon International Speed Stake – $40,000 speed stake - Dixon Oval June 1st
INTERNATIONAL HUNTER DERBY and $250,000 SAPPHIRE GRAND PRIX of Devon Valley Forge Military Academy Honor Guard - to support The National Anthem for Grand Prix Thursday, June 2nd – 8pm
$37,000 Devon Speed Derby evening highlight Friday, June 3rd
$74,000 IDLE DICE OPEN JUMPER STAKE Saturday, June 4th
Childrens’ Day - Devon Grove and Pavillion Crafts Sunday, June 5th - 10am - noon
PLANT SALE - An amazing assortment - Sold next to the main gate Sunday, June 5th

DAILY RECAPS OF CLASSES AT DEVON WITH QUOTES FROM WINNERS (2)

DEVON, Pa.--Although we are digital now and will not physically on the grounds at Devon, we are the only publication at Devon that will have daily stories with results from classes at Devon with quotes from the winners.

Devon grey jumping Kendall BiererIf you've attended the show and watched an exciting jump-off, read in The Horse what the winners said about their plans for the jump-off and how they thought they won it, or what their hunter are like to ride and how they act in the barn.

If you didn't attend the show, find out in The Horse what happened at Devon, along with photos of the winners, and see what classes are coming up.

The entire May issue, which will be posted May 1, will be filled with pre-show information with stories about all the various disciplines that will be showing at Devon, information about the Art Gallery, about the boutiques and what shops will be there, about the gourmet food available and about the Fair.

Read The Horse daily starting Thursday, May 26 to get all the news and results from The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Tell all your friends to go to thehorseofdelawarevalley.com for a free subscription that will give them all the news about Devon as well throughout the year news about hunter jumper and dressage shows, eventing, racing and steeplechasing.

Memories of Past Shows

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Polka Dots Celebrates 16 Years in Booth #15 at Devon

DEVON, Pa.--Polka Dots is thrilled to be back at the Devon Country Fair for our 16th year.

Polka 1As one of the oldest women’s clothing and accessory boutiques at the Fair, we pride ourselves on having the best selection and the most fun staff!

We carry the latest trends, with a touch of Devon sophistication.

We will outfit you from top to bottom…gorgeous hats and comfortable shoes are our jam.

We can style you for the ring, for your presentation, for Ladies Day or even for dinner on the town!

You’ll find your favorite brands, including Gretchen Scott, Jude Connally, Alashan Cashmere, Charleston Shoes, Lemon Jelly, Lisi Lerch and Ellany belts, just to name a few!

Polka 2We are located right around the corner, at the Paoli Shopping Center, where we have been for 19 years.

We are a small business run by women.

Lori and Karen delight in finding just the right outfit for you, for any occasion or just for your everyday life.

We’d love you to come visit us in Booth #15 or at the store!!

Polka Dots, 29 Leopard Road, Paoli, PA 19301.

For more information, call 610-640-2714 or goto www.shopatpolkadots.com or IG: @shopatpolkadots.

The Fox's Kitchen: Please visit us at Valley Forge Flowers, Booth #26, at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

MALVERN, Pa.--From the Radnor Hunt, the oldest continuous foxhunting organization in the US—steeped in tradition and promoting sustainable hunting practices—comes The Fox’s Kitchen, a beautiful cookbook reflecting the intersection between a beloved sport and the country living and entertaining that Radnor Hunt fully embraces.

Foxs 1Radnor Hunt has always epitomized the best of eating, drinking, and making merry; whether it’s contained in a pewter flask or in a crystal port glass; whether it’s served on a paper plate or on Wedgwood porcelain; whether it’s a post-hunting tailgate, hunt breakfast, or dinner for 12!

Foxs Kitchen 1To celebrate this long devotion to food and drink, members and friends of the hunt have come together to create this beautiful collection of recipes borrowed from the kitchens around hunt country.

Radnor Hunt is pleased to share this collection of 15 full menus and nearly 100 recipes—everything from cocktails and appetizers to main courses and desserts.

Foxs Kitchen 2To purchase the book, please visit our website – thehoundsfoundation.org/thefoxskitchen

Please be sure to stop by The Engraver's booth #62 at the show

WEST CHESTER, Pa.--We can’t believe this is our 40th year in business.

Engraver 1Forty years of engraving nameplates on site at the iconic Devon Horse Show Grounds.

Of all the shops that have been at Devon over the past century, we have been there longer than any of them.

If you’ve been down to our booth, #62 at the far end of Barn 1, you’ll find it hard to believe that when we started, everything fit into a 1978 Toyota Corolla.

We’ve made countless nameplates for anything and everything equestrian related.

We hope we have helped to create lots of memories.

We’re very grateful to all of you for allowing us to do that, and we cherish the friendships we have made.

Did you know we keep track of a lot of things you ask us?

We have to confess, some of them leave us dumbstruck.

“How much is the five dollar plate?” is our favorite.

Engraver 22Yes, there are silly questions.

Like everyone else, we’re really glad to be back at the Devon Horse Show this year.

Last year we were happy to get back to the other shows held on the grounds, but there’s nothing like the “Big Devon.”

It felt so strange to not be on the grounds for two Memorial Day weekends.

It was the first time we have not worked at Devon those weekends since 1982.

We didn’t know what to do with ourselves.

In 2011 we moved to our current location and started the Green Hill Collection, our own, exclusive line of distinctive leather and Cordura goods, all hand-crafted in the USA.

We’ve created some new items since the last Devon Horse Show and we hope you’ll stop down to see what’s new in ‘22.

To celebrate and commemorate this milestone anniversary, we will be giving away The Engraver 40th Anniversary lapel pins.

All you have to do is stop in and say hi while you’re at Devon this year.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and so glad we’ll all be at Devon together.

For more information, call The Engraver & The Green Hill Collection Phone: 610-430-0123, Fax: 610-430-6670 or goto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.The-Engraver.us 1222 Ashbridge Road, West Chester, Pa., 19380-3954

Welcome to Hats by Katie! See her at booth #19 at Devon

PARIS, Ky.--Katie's custom hats are her pride and joy!

Katie hats 1They are known for their style and quality and worn around the world.

A custom Katie hat has been worn at nearly every World Combined Driving Championship since 1993.

Misdee Wrigley Miller has worn Hats by Katie for all of her Devon Horse Show Championships.

Since moving to Paris Ky., Katie's business has expanded to making hats for ladies to wear to the Kentucky Derby and Keeneland.

Katie had a big following in the Saddlebred world as well as the Draft horses.

Katie hats 2Hats by Katie had a expanded into clothing and home decor with custom Jean jackets and shirts with an equestrian motif to silk dresses.

Her hand made stools and lampshades are also popular.

Katie will be celebrating her 30th year at Devon this year.

She used to show at Devon as did her mother until the business became too big to do both.

Katie will create a custom hat in any color combination you design to compliment your outfit, turnout, or particular carriage.....for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Breeders Cup, or Keeneland - are her specialty.

Other Hats By Katie fans include Oprah Winfrey, Joan Lunden, Martha Stewart, and Stephanie Powers.

Katie Hats 3Contact her soon with your fun ideas at 859-707-0818 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.hatsbykatie.com and please drop by and visit her at booth # 19 at the Devon Horse Show!

Shop on-line or in store for classic equestrian gifts and decor at Eleanor Russell

LUDWIGS CORNER, Pa.--For shopping like it should be, visit Eleanor Russell for exemplary service and exceptional gifts and home décor for you and everyone on your list, including your favorite fox lover and rider!

russell 1Whether you shop on-line at Eleanor-Russell.com, or stop by our store-front located in Chester County, Pa., you’ll find an extensive collection of equestrian themed items, such as darling fox creamer pitchers from England, Jack Russell bookends, classic European made tapestry pillows adorned with foxes, equestrian inspired barware, horse bit necklaces, and more.

Russell 2Plus, our on-line store and brick-and-mortar shop are also filled with other exceptional items such as Beatriz Ball entertaining and décor pieces, Caswell-Massey artisan soaps, lotions and colognes for him and her, British made home accents featuring the designs of William Morris, Tea Forte, and fabulous table accents from Caspari, to name a few.

So, whether you’re seeking an exceptional gift, a home accessory that makes a statement, entertaining items that will ‘wow’ your guests, or a little something special for yourself, at Eleanor Russell, you’ll discover a world of ‘extraordinary finds for you and the ones you love.’

Russell 3Plus, we provide complimentary gift wrapping for any on-line or in-store purchase!

Visit us on-line at Eleanor-Russell.com or stop by our shop, nestled in Ludwig’s Village, located at the intersection of PA Routes 100 and 401 just behind Ludwig’s Inn, and within a minute of the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in Chester County, Pa.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you soon!

Store hours: Tues–Fri, 10:30 – 5:30, Sat, 10:30-5:00. For more information, contact us at 610-321-2777, or visit https://eleanor-russell.com

You will love working with Rocky Ridge Construction!

COATESVILLE, Pa.--If you are a horse enthusiast, trainer, or have a boarding facility in need of a quality horse barn to keep your horses safe and comfortable, please call us for custom options or special features.

Rocky 1Rocky Ridge Construction specializes in custom horse barns that start in size at 30' x 40' and can be built to your exact specifications.

We can outfit your new horse barn with just about anything you need, including a tack room, custom horse stall and so much more.

Your new barn will be entirely up to you!

Rocky 2Our horse barns are built with quality wood-frame construction and wood trusses, and finished with metal siding and roofing for a strong, durable building that is designed to take the daily punishment your horses can dish out.

Choose from number of attractive designs to suit your style and budget.

Our horse stalls are available and sized from 10 x 10 to 12 x 14.

Rocky 3Our standard stalls are the perfect fit for most horses, including ponies, thoroughbreds, draft horses and even mares and their foals.

We are centrally located in Coatesville, Pa.

Please call today to get started. 610-383-5047 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Groffdale Barns will build you a beautiful new barn or shed or will remodel what you have

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Groffdale Barns has been in business for over 30 years!

Groffdale 1In 1984 Moses Riehl started building small sheds, row stables, and run-in's at his shop adjacent to his horse barn.

Having been raised in an Amish home, Moses had horses of his own, and saw the need for strong and permanent shelters for horses!

Groffdale 2New and Updated designs, incorporated with old techniques handed down from Amish Craftsmen, was the beginning of Groffdale Barn's legacy of being the first to design a modular horse barn that stood up the the quality that horse owners demand!

Groffdale Barns will also do barn restorations.

Groffdale 3It services Pa.,, N.J., Md, Va, W.V., N.Y. & Conn.

We are the Manufacturer, and we sell directly to you, with no middle man extra costs.

Purchase with confidence when you buy a Groffdale Barn, knowing that you are buying a barn that contains value, worth, and decades of experience.

Groffdale 4Contact: Jake or Moses 717-687-8350 www.groffdalebarns.com

New build or restoration? Your property, your choice with Precise Buildings

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“Do I restore what I have or build something new?”

Precise 1 leftIt’s a tough question equestrian owners may find asking themselves when surveying their property and planning for the future.

The charm and history of an existing facility are hard to match, but building something new, with modern conveniences and accommodating for growth are solid benefits.

With over 20 years of experience and fine craftsmanship in custom barns and venues, Precise Buildings will listen to your needs and walk you through the process of both a restoration and a new build to help you decide what is best for you, your property, and your budget.


Precise 11Precise Buildings specializes in design/build construction and renovation of barns and indoor arenas of all sizes for all equestrian disciplines.

A full-service custom builder located in the heart of Lancaster County, Precise has helped restore the landscape in the Delaware Valley.

In fact, Precises’ workmanship can be found in all the equine communities on the east coast with a concentration in the Mid-Atlantic states.

Precise12Attention to detail is inherent in everything Precise does, be it building new indoor arenas with full amenities or a line of custom cupolas and doors that Precise crafts for every barn and restoration project.

Each element is steeped in the Amish values of faith, integrity, and work ethic, with a commitment to excellence and details.


If you are considering building a new barn or doing a renovation, learn how Precise Buildings can turn your arena or barn into an attractive, professional facility by calling John Fisher at (717) 768-3200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

50+ Acre self-sufficient compound; Offered by Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

LANCASTER, Pa.--Located on Henryk Lane just two hours from New York and Philadelphia, this new residence was designed by a well-known German architect in the Palladio style, and was built in 1995.

Lusk foxshire 1It is located at the top of the property, overlooking the 50+ acre farmland.

Before its purchase in 1991, the land was an active farm with livestock and crops.

The barn was rebuilt a few years ago and was converted so that horses could be boarded.

The property can be immediately used as a working farm for cows, horses, pigs and chickens and any other livestock.

Lusk foxshire 2With the property comes two Kubota Tractors.

Fieldstone walls surround most of the property, and some sections of the walls are divided for livestock.

The main house is approximately 7,500 square feet, while the pool house is around 500 square feet.

The newly built two-story garage next to the house boasts parking for six cars, and measures 36' x 50'.

The property has large waterfalls, and Leonard's Creek runs through it as well.

Lusj foxshire 3This spacious estate can also accommodate a helipad with ease.

This historic Farmstead from 1865 is registered with the National Register Program, Bureau for Historic Preservation in Harrisburg and was first mentioned in the Civil War Draft Registration in 1863, and is a historic American protected asset.

The property includes houses, barns, land, waterfalls and all mineral rights.

Gaze upon this amazing residence with your own eyes today!

It is offered at $3,750,000.

Call Anne M Lusk for more information or to schedule a showing at 717-291-9101, or go to AnneLusk.com

Dorey Real Estate - specialists in high value properties

Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc. specializes in representing the finest homes, farms, and estates in the upper Bucks County and Lehigh Valley areas.

Dorey for Devon 1We have established an organizational structure that is unique in the real estate profession.

We have a salaried office team of experienced professionals, each of whom is responsible for managing a key aspect of our business.

Buyers and sellers alike enjoy a number of distinct advantages by working exclusively with a Dorey agent.

These advantages are The Dorey Distinction.

Dorey for Devon 2As specialists in the top 20 percent of the marketplace, our agents are familiar with the available properties and have been in many of them.

Dorey agents can introduce buyers to homes they may not have seen in their own searches, and we can offer comparisons between the value of past "sold" properties and the current inventory.

Our commitment is to provide an extraordinarily high and consistent level of service that is beyond the expectations of our clients and customers.

The result is an outstanding record of listing and selling high-end residential properties and an ever-growing number of grateful sellers and buyers.

Learn more about working with Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc. by visiting www.doreyrealestate.com/dorey-distinction, or call 610-346-8800

For Pennsylvanians who love horses - the PA Equine Council

WINDSOR, Pa.--The Pennsylvania Equine Council has celebrated more than 30 years of service in the Pa., equine community.

Council 1PEC aims to make it easier, more affordable, safer, and more enjoyable to own equines and to participate in equestrian sports in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

They provide educational programs for the equine community and the general public that lead to more effective management, safety and opportunities for equestrian activities.

They also enhance communication among all equine enthusiasts.

Council 2The PEC has taken the lead in trail issues, working with land managers and training in trail riders, as well as other non-motorized trail users to "leave no trace" to ensure the access to trails will continue for generations.

The PEC has been training numerous fire departments how to deal with the special situation of horses caught in a barn fire.

The PEC has also gathered experts to educate horse owners on a variety of topics of nutrition to manure management at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo.

Council 3They can't do it without your membersip, support, ideas and participation.

Please consider joining the PEC now.

For more information call 1 -888-304--0281 or go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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