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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Spring/Summer Show Previews & Trainers 2021

Learn about foxhunting at Radnor's Foxhunting 101

MALVERN, Pa--Have you always been curious about foxhunting?
fox 1Have you often wondered about trying it out?
Well, now is your chance.
Come, be part of Foxhunting 101!
Fox 2Radnor Hunt is once again holding two Saturday sessions on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.
Learn the basics from longtime foxhunter, and Radnor member, Debra Taylor.

Get the chance to go out with the hunt and watch Radnor’s veteran Huntsman John Dean work his magic with his hounds.
YOU WILL hunt the Radnor country and gain insight into this age-old sport.
Fox 3Debra Taylor in cream colored coat on the grayDebra will explain all the terminology, the strategies employed to find Mr. Fox.
She will detail what the jobs of the Hunt Staff entail and explain the nuances of a hunting day.
There will be tailgates after hunting on both sessions - Sept. 25 and October 2, 2021
The second day will also feature a tour of the Radnor Kennels.
Call Alex Warzecha, the Hunt Secretary, with questions at 610-935-8255. Price: $50.

Fair Hill Throughbred Show to be held //sept. 18,19

FAIR HILL, Md.--The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show (www.fairhillthoroughbredshow.com) will hold its annual hunter/jumper show Sept. 18, 19 at the Fair Hill show grounds in Elkton, Md.

Hunter classes take place Saturday and jumper classes on Sunday.Fair hill TB 1

“People who ride off-the-track Thoroughbreds are committed to the breed," said Lisa Demars. "They understand the work ethic and the great heart demonstrated by these horses. At the same time, retraining itself presents unique challenges. Our show was created to provide a place for these horses to learn their new job, in a low-pressure atmosphere. It’s all about the horses.”

Online entries may be made via Horseshowtime.com.Credit card payment is required.

Completed mail-in entries will accepted with check or credit card.

All competitors may enter a raffle to win a space at the annual clinic which have been led by pros including Joe Fargis, Silvio Mazzoni, and Anne Kursinski.

aair Hill Anne Kursinski and Lisa DemarsAnne Kursinski and Lisa DemarsThis year’s clinician is Michael Henaghan whose principles are to provide riders with an on-going, progressive and uniquely consistent “know how” focusing on the basics of flatwork and using jumping exercises that educate and challenge riders.

The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show is one of the longest running thoroughbred shows in the nation.

The show is proud to have donated more than $140,000 to worthy equine causes and awarded almost $56,000 in prize money and $8,000 in scholarships.

Please visit the website (www.fairhillthoroughbredshow.com) for more details and to view the prize list.

The show will be held in compliance with all USEF, local, regional and federal regulations.

Please check the website for updates.

Prize List Now Available for 2021 Devon Fall Classic

DEVON, Pa.--The Devon Fall Classic, presented by Bryn Mawr Hospital, will once again return to the historic Devon Horse Show Grounds.

Devon FallFestivities will kick off at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 when the show grounds open to the public for live entertainment, and competition will run from Thursday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 19.

Exhibitors can now download the prize list and other entry forms here.

Returning for its eighth year, the Devon Fall Classic benefits the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that allows the historic venue the support it needs to continue acting as a showgrounds.

Recent improvements include new footing in all three rings, barn and stall renovations, as well as improvements in vendor areas.

Competition will begin promptly at 8 am each morning in the Dixon Oval, except Saturday, which will start at 7:30 am.

Take in the beautiful scenery and autumn air between classes and enjoy the Devon Fall Festival, which will feature a full carnival with an array of booths in Vendor Village, great food, live music and rides.

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Dressage at Devon 2021 is on – September 28 – October 3.

DEVON, Pa.--Volunteers and the Board are hard at work, vendors are signing up and sponsors are coming on board.

DAD 1The Breed Show will take place Sept. 28-30, allowing breeders to show off their young horses.

Was there one (or two) you liked at the last show?

Come and see how they do this year.

And remember, many of these horses are for sale and are perfect for almost any equestrian discipline.

DAD 2Performance competition will begin on Thursday and don’t miss the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday night.

DAD 3Exhibitions will include the Silver Moon Vaulters, games, a tea party and the popular Make n’Take Stickhorse contest that will be ready for the kids (of all ages!) on Sunday.

New educational sessions will be available Saturday morning and of course, great food is always a DAD staple.

Mark your calendars and we’ll see you at the show!

www.dressageatdevon.org

The Stables at Fox Crossing monthly schooling shows are back, with a big expansion planned

COCHANVILLE, Pa.--The Stables At Fox Crossing (SFC) offers excellent training opportunities at its monthly jumper shows.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR TWO BIG DRESSAGE AND COMBINED TRAINING SHOWS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17TH.   Mark your calendars now and feel free to join us for either or both! 

SFC 1SFC’s mission is to provide an exceptional and fun learning experience for every competitor, whether it be over 2’ fences at a first ever competition or a 3’6 tune-up for the seasoned competitor.

SFC is known for inviting, educational jump courses, rider-friendly management and beautifully decorated jumps.

An electronic timer system and timer board add to the ambience of the shows and spectator enjoyment.

Regular divisions include two-phase, time first round, and jump-off classes, with ribbons for first through sixth plus Division Champion and Reserve.

SFC’s summer shows run in the outdoor ring.

Currently, shows are run to comply with covid restrictions and to preclude all person to person interface, so you can relax and compete.

Pre-entry and pre-payment are mandatory for covid shows.

Closing dates for pre-entries are in effect.

Division size is limited, and time is scheduled between divisions so no crowding in the trailer park.

Efficiency, safety and rider enjoyment are top priorities.

SFC 2

For the future, in May, SFC began construction of a new show ring, called "Moore Stadium" in appreciation of Mr. Walter Moore for the donation of land.

The new show ring will be SFC's largest yet, with well over 30,000 square feet and when combined with the existing indoor arena and two outside rings, SFC anticipates hosting recognized shows upon completion of the Moore Stadium.

With larger shows comes greater demand for parking, so SFC has expanded both the lower and upper parking lots for cars and trailers.

SFC also upgraded the cross country/derby field.

After removing old fence lines and a few trees, SFC has dedicated seven acres for x-country schooling and show.

With the new water complex with banks and steps, three new ditches and multiple new portable obstacles, it’s a safe bet there will be many happy riders in SFC's future.

With so many wonderful additions and upgrades, it's no wonder that the cost of completion is straining the finances of this local boarding and show barn, so SFC is asking its ever-growing equestrian family to help with donations small and large.

When someone donates $100 or more, SFC will engrave a brick paver with your family or horse name to be displayed on the walkway around the new Stadium, a wonderful way to create a lasting memorial to a beloved horse.

For details, visit www.thestablesatfoxcrossing.com or call 443-866-5375.

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