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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Devon

The Engraver will be back at Devon for an unprecedented 37th year! ​

DEVON, Pa--It’s hard to believe that The Engraver has been in their “new” location since 2011.

The Engraver 1If you haven’t made your way down to the shop in the stabling area, next to the show farrier, this is the year to make the trip (just 100 steps past the Country Fair).

The Engraver is known for its extensive line of equestrian nameplates, which the owners engrave and install on site, usually within a few hours, but there’s so much more in its Green Hill Collection, all of which is hand crafted in the U.S.A.

From bags to belts, bracelets, and keychains, there’s a wide selection from which to choose a few favorite things.

the engraver 2For your special canine, there are many different collars, tags and leashes.

Introduced last year, the special Devon halter will be available at the Souvenir Stand as well as at The Engraver’s shop.

Like the dog collars, there are many halter and lead shank options.​

The Engraver & The Green Hill Collection, Phone: 610-430-0123, Fax: 610-430-6670, www.The-Engraver.us

The shop is located at 1222 Ashbridge Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-3954

Accolades Abound for Historic Devon Horse Show and Country Fair


DEVON, Pa.--The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is known for its history and prestige across the country, and each spring the annual event unites a variety of riders, trainers, owners and horse enthusiasts from a multitude of disciplines as they vie for a spot in the winner's circle of the famed Dixon Oval.

Devon overviewDevon Horse Show. Photo By: Brenda CarpenterThe team at the Devon Horse Show is honored to have been presented with several awards and titles this year that recognize the tireless dedication that has been put forth each year since its inception in 1896.

The 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will run this year from May 23-June 2.

The Devon Horse Show is proud to have been named the 'Horse Show of the Year' for 2019 by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame (NSHHF).

The NSHHF is dedicated to honoring excellence by providing recognition, education and appreciation for the achievements of the horseman and horses who have made the sport of show hunters so rich in history.

Boasting a 'Premier' Hunter rating by US Equestrian (USEF), the Devon Horse Show welcomes the foremost hunter riders each year as the event offers a range of hunter divisions for professionals, amateurs, juniors and pony riders.

In addition, the popular $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby is an exciting feature class that allows derby riders to showcase their talents in the Dixon Oval.

Hunter competition is further highlighted with hunter breeding and pony hunter breeding classes.

The United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) Chapter 15 also named the Devon Horse Show the 'Hackney/Saddlebred Horse Show of the Year.'

The UPHA is based in Lexington, Kentucky and is an association composed of professional horsemen and horsewomen who are dedicated to improving the show horse industry and defining their professionalism within the industry.

Peter Doubleday, a notable figure in the equestrian community and renowned horse show announcer for over 40 years, has also been chosen to be inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

He brings a warm, familiar and knowledgeable voice to top national and international horse shows as he broadcasts the competition.

Induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is "bestowed annually upon select individuals whose contributions to the sport have set them apart and whose influence has had a significant impact on the sport of show jumping and the equestrian community."

Perhaps most important, Doubleday serves as the dedicated manager of the Devon Horse Show.

Doubleday will be honored at the Show Jumping Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony, which will occur during this year's Devon Horse Show.

Another award that the Devon Horse Show has earned is the The Davey Award to Zer0 to 5ive for the launch of its all-new website.

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) reviews submissions from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms worldwide to select a winner.

Entries are judged based on the "standard of excellence," as defined by the AIVA.

While the Devon Horse Show is deeply-rooted in history, the team also strives to maintain a cutting-edge website and stay in tune with current technological advancements.

The team at the Devon Horse Show is thrilled to have been chosen for these awards and is thankful for all of the continued support from the equestrian community and local community throughout the years.

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is excited to be approaching its 125th anniversary in 2021.

Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which will run from May 23 - June 2, 2019!

Original art at Devon's Art Gallery

DEVON, Pa.--Each year, The Art Gallery at Devon brings original art to the patrons of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

This year, the Art Gallery welcomes 5 new artists, along with about 50 returning artists.

These artists range in age from college to those “well into retirement,” said Art Gallery Chairman Helen Corkhill.

The artists are from all over the country.

While mainly from the East Coast, many of the artists are also from as far away as California.

Each year, the Art Gallery committee chooses one piece of work to feature as the Devon poster.

This year’s piece is by Tara Porter, who has been featured on the Devon poster once before.

The piece was chosen “because we love her perspective of Devon, and this one shows the younger rider side of Devon,” Corkhill said.

The Art Gallery is a juried art show, with jurors selecting the pieces each November, in anticipation of the May show.

While many of the pieces feature pastoral scenes, the pieces also include cityscapes and still life.

The Art Gallery features not only paintings, but also all types of medium.

All purchases from the Art Gallery not only support each artist, but also support the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Visit the Souvenir Stand at Devon for human and equine needs

DEVON, Pa--A must stop at The Devon Horse Show is the amazing souvenir stand located right after you enter the front gate!

Devon souvenir standThis year, along with the classics, the souvenir stand will have new items that are sure to wow.

There is something for everyone available from the first time Devon attendee to the equestrian exhibitors to the seasoned Devon boxholders.

For the equestrian riders and fashionistas alike, the souvenir stand will offer the EIS brand tech shirts with an exclusive custom Devon blue quarter zip that is even SPF 50!

The souvenirs stand does not just outfit the human attendees!

Don't forget to get your pooch or horse something with the classic Devon Horse Show logo!

For the horse this year, souvenirs will be carrying a new line of Lettia saddle pads, saddle covers, light weight baby pants and other riding accessories.

In addition, the souvenir stand will still offer the custom Delux English padded garment halter in a variety of sizes with a custom engraved nameplate with barn name and Devon horse show!

Don't miss out on any of these new items and make sure to visit the souvenir stand as soon as you get to the show!

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The 2019 Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Returns With Special Events Sure to Please the Entire Family

DEVON, Pa.-- The Main Line is gearing up for another spectacular start to summer with the 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

This annual treasured tradition has benefitted Bryn Mawr Hospital for the past 100 years, with completion of a five-year $2 million pledge bringing the total donation to the hospital on behalf of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair to more than $18 million.


Complete schedules for the numerous equestrian and Country Fair events as well as ticket, raffle, and vendor information can be found on the Show’s website: www.devonhorseshow.net.

Devon hatFrom the exceptional equestrian competition to the ever-popular Ladies Day, event highlights for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which runs Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, June 2, include:

▪ Thursday, May 23: Community Night, Alumni Night, Dog Show
The Show kicks off with free admission and free parking after 5PM.

Wear your spirit wear and help support local high school booster clubs promoting Conestoga High School’s football, baseball and rugby teams. Clydesdale Corner becomes Alumni Corner, welcoming all local high school grads with fun activities and special themed drinks and food specials.

The Devon Derby is also hosting a special raffle for all those purchasing a raffle book ($10) during the evening.

The 3rd Annual Dog Show presented by What a Good Dog in the Dixon Oval will feature a crowd-pleasing exhibition and four classes: Walk-Trot with Me, Jumpers, Tricks, and Lead Line Costume Parade. New this year are the Halo Awards, honoring dogs who provide service. Owners are invited to nominate their dogs to be professionally judged in three categories. Winners will be recognized during the Tribute to Heroes event on Memorial Day, May 27
▪ Friday, May 24: Border Collies, Sheep, and Ducks
Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing demonstration featuring border collies, sheep, and ducks.

▪ NEW! Saturday, May 25: Children’s Tea Party, Radnor Hunt Foxhounds
Bring the littles ones to watch the adorable leadline classes and pony hunt teams. Children 12 and under are cordially invited to our inaugural Children’s Tea Party, to be held from 11:30 am-1pm. Come in your finest for tea and goodies, plus an English tea cup and plush as souvenirs. Limited to 40 guests.

In the evening, don’t miss the Radnor Hunt Foxhounds, when horse and rider will elegantly parade with a lively pack of hounds.

▪ Sunday, May 26: Pony Steeplechase, $50,000 Arena Eventing Class
Enjoy the fast-paced pony steeplechase in the afternoon followed by the excitement of eventing in the evening.

Beginning at 7 p.m., elite horse and rider pairs will navigate 15 standard cross country jumps and 10 show jumps over an impressive 1,000-meter course designed by Olympic gold medalist Mark Phillips held in the Dixon Oval and the Wheeler Ring. Reserved tables including upscale food and a full open bar provide a unique view of this event with Phillips himself for a special insider’s view. Tickets are available online (but sell out fast). Reserved tables can be purchased on website.

▪ Monday, May 27: Tribute to Heroes
Military personnel, First Responders, and their families enjoy free admission and special seating thanks to Patriot Chevrolet Buick GMC Dealerships. A special tribute to our heroes starts at 6:30 p.m., with the winning Halo Award dog recipients honored as well.

▪ Tuesday, May 28: Family Day
The Country Fair offers special discounts on food, midway rides, and souvenirs. Take a peek behind the scenes with free Back-Barn Tours from 3-6 p.m.

▪ Wednesday, May 29: Ladies Day
An annual favorite, ladies are invited to gather in their best hats to enjoy this year’s theme - An Enchanted Garden. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include live music, raffle prizes, an elegant cocktail reception, and beautiful gift bags. Returning this year is celebrity style expert Carson Kressley who will join other local celebrity judges for the Hat Day Contest. NEW THIS YEAR – Stay tuned to the website for an upcoming announcement of fabulous lunch and VIP opportunities!

All ladies donning elegant hats receive free general admission to show grounds until 1 p.m. Tickets and details will be on the website in early April.

▪ Thursday, May 30: Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon
This FEI event features the highest caliber of riders including many Olympians competing for a $250,000 purse. Tickets are $75 each and sell out fast so reserve your seats now for this not-to-be-missed event. See ticket info below.

▪ Sunday, June 2: Family Day/Devon Plant Sale
Bring your children to the Country Fair for musical entertainment and special activities – including the Itty-Bitty Hat parade led by an area drum corps. After the last horse show event, the popular Devon Plant Sale takes place inside the Main Gate, where plants from the show and fair are available at drastically reduced prices. .

Beginning April 1, tickets to the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair can be purchased in one of the following ways: online at Devon Horse Show Tickets, by phone at (610) 688-2554, or in person on the first floor of the Devon Club, located on the corner of Dorset and Berkley roads. The ticket office in the Devon Club is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Access the 2019 ticket information mailer here.

To reserve group tickets or for Eventing or Grand Prix events, contact Vicki McCue, Development and Sponsorship at (610) 964-0550 x210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many ticket options are available including an all-performance package, offering the best value for true horse show enthusiasts. Reserved parking for the 11-day event also available online.

About Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws top competitors from around the world. With the grandeur of Philadelphia's historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community. The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and special entertainment events. Proceeds support Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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