DEVON, Pa--Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the only show in this country that includes hunters, jumpers, four-in-hand driving, three- and five-gaited horses, hackneys and roadsters, but Devon offers even more, with great food, rides in the Country Fair and boutique shopping plus special events.
A kick-off party featuring a preview of art for sale in the Devon Art Gallery is held on Wednesday evening, May 22, and tickets are available to buy by visiting www.devonhorseshow.net, selecting the Country Fair tab and the Special Events.
On opening night, May 23, What A Good Dog presents the third annual dog contest at 7 p.m.
The very popular Arena Eventing returns on Sunday evening, May 25. Capt. Mark Phillips will again design the course that utilizes both rings and enncorporates both eventing and jumper fences.
This is a fast paced, exciting event and is a not-to-be-mised event.
Ladies Day is featured on May 29 with the theme "An Enchanted Garden" and events include a celebrity judged hat contest, a cocktail reception and the fairest of hats.
DON'T MISS the opportunity to buy Devon Derby booklets featuring a chance to win a two year lease on a 2019 Buick Enclore SUV, two Phillies tickets wit dinner and parking, a $1,000 gift certificate to Walter J. Cook Jeweler, a Trek Bicycle, a $500 in-store shopping spree at Bloomingdale's, two pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses and a 3' by 5' fine hand knotted silk rug.
And all that is on top of the constant, ever changing activity in the Dixon Oval.
The show opens with Junior Weekend, followed by the Carriage Pleasure Drive on Sunday that begins a week of adult competition.
Devon offers five exciting FEI CSI4* rated jumper classes that will feature Olympic and World Championship medalists battling to win the coveted Devon Leading Open Jumper Rider title.
McLain Ward makes it a point to always show at Devon and has won that title numerous times, as well as having often won the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix, held Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
Get your tickets early by calling 610-688-2554 or emailing tickets @devonhorseshow,org