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Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Budweiser Clydesdales headline exhibition at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

DEVON, Pa.--The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will perform in exhibition on three days at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Devon Bud ClyesdalesThe Budweiser ClyesdalesThis great American Tradition, one of the most recognized corporate symbols on the planet, will appear Thursday June, 1 through Saturday June 3, at approximately 6:55 pm each evening.

The Clydesdales are the headliners of a number of exhibition, including Kindle Hill Foundation Natural Horsemanship, "Sharing the Magic of the Equine-Human Connection."

Kindle Hill Foundation's founder, Saly Glassman, acclaimed Natural Horseman Don Jessop, and local equine partner, Emma Holliday, will give a unique exhibition in the Dixon Oval on May 27 around 12:00 Noon.

Whether you're a rider, or trainer or someone who just enjoys horses, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the remarkable equine-human connection.

Saly, Don, and Emma will share their wisdom and experience, and of course, their special equine partners!

Kindle Hill Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves our community, particularly first responders, through equine-assisted learning and therapy to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.


RADNOR Fox Hunt Hounds will perform one evening.

Foxhunting id the traditional sport of mounted riders chasing wild quarry with a pack of hounds.

Founded in 1883, Radnor Hunt is the oldest continuously active foxhunt in the United States.

During the exhibition, members of the hunt will demonstrate some of the skills they use out in the hunt field.

Navigating a horse through a pack of hounds, dealing with trappy terrain, and riding as a group are skills you'll see ably demonstrated, Saturday Evening, May 27.

One of Devon's favorite exhibitions the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase, is returning again this year.

And they're off!

Pint-sized jockeys and Shetland Ponies will be lining up in the Dixon Oval on Sunday, May 28, and Monday, May 29, for the start of the 2023 WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series, presented by Charles Owen.

The Devon Horse Show will once again host the first leg of this special "mini-series," which will culminate at the Washington International Horse Show at Show Place Arena at Prince George's Equestrian Center, October 23-29.

Founded in 1872, the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia is the oldest mens' singing group in America.

For nearly a century and a half, the Club has been a prominent fixture in the social and cultural life of the city of Philadelphia.

The singing membership consists of 80 members.

Performance will be on Monday, May 29 and Thursday, June 1, preceding the evening program.

First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a purely volunteer cavalry troop, was the first organized in defense of the colonies.

Today the Troop is certainly the oldest mounted military unit and quite possibly the oldest military unit of any kind that has been in continuous service to the Republic.

The times that called it into being, and the character of the origin members who fought through the seven years of the American Revolution, together forged concepts of service and a body of tradition that have given it a continuity of purpose since 1774.

The Troop will perform on Monday, May 29 as part of the Tribute to Heroes event.

The Valley Forge Military Academy Color Guard of the Valley Forge Military Academy & College has strong equestrian tradition, dating back to the school's establishment in 1928.

The D Troop us a close-knit company comprised of both Academy and College cadets who are taught basic horsemanship and hunt seat equitation from the ground up.

They will perform prior to Grand Prix, Thursday, June 1

PA Mounted State Police maintains a stable at its training academy in Hersey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses.

The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol of remote areas.

The mounted state police will perform Friday, June 2.

The First Responders Color Guard, Local Berwyn Fire Company and Tredyffrin Township Police Perform on Monday, May 29 as part of the Tribute to Heroes event.

The Horse of Delaware Valley

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