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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Adds Community Night and Musical Kur to its Thrilling Events Schedule

DEVON, Pa.--Summer starts strong with the 2018 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Devon lined upEvent highlights for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which runs May 24 through June 3, include:

NEW! Thursday, May 24: Community Night

Wear your spirit wear and help support local high school booster clubs promoting their sport teams. Free admission and free parking.

Thursday, May 24: The Dog Show at Devon

After the horses leave the ring, around 7:30 p.m., watch dogs compete in 6 different horse competition-like classes.

Thursday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 29: Family Days

The Country Fair offers discounts on food, midway rides, and souvenirs.

Saturday, May 26: Radnor Hunt Foxhounds

Horse and rider adeptly parade with a lively pack of hounds in this exhibition of foxhunting.

Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28: WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase

Young jockeys sporting bright silks gallop Shetland ponies over steeplechase jumps.

Sunday, May 27: $50,000 Arena Eventing Class

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, held in the Dixon Oval and the Wheeler Ring.

Monday, May 28: 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.

Tuesday, May 29: Free, Guided Back Barn Tours

See the entire show grounds, with stops at the barns, horse ambulance, farrier, and more from 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30: Ladies Day

Don your best hat and join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual hat contest, live music, raffle prizes, an elegant rosé reception, and beautiful gift bags. To purchase tickets for this special event being held in the Devon Pavilion, visit: http://www.devonhorseshow.net/country-fair/country-fair-special-events/ Also, all ladies donning elegant hats get free general admission to show grounds until 1 p.m.

NEW! Thursday, May 31, Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2: Musical Kur

“Freestyle to Music,” is a highly intricate form of dressage competition in which the horse’s paces are choreographed to music to create a competitive ‘dance.’ The evening performances star National Dressage Champion Michael Bragdell.

Sunday, June 3: Family Day/Devon Plant Sale

Bring your children to the Country Fair for musical entertainment and special activities – including the Itty-Bitty Hat parade. After the last horse show event, the popular Devon Plant Sale takes place inside the Main Gate.

Purchase your tickets to the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair 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 Devon Club is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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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