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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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George Morris clinic at Persimmon Tree Farm

WESTMINSTER, Md.--Persimmon Tree Farm and K2 Show Stables are hosting their annual George Morris Clinic on Sept. 6-8.

Geroge Morris 3George has been busy this year collaborating with Beezie and John Madden on a new book due out in November.

George is looking forward to our clinic as he has a following here.

George Morris 4He has come to the farm for over 20 years.

We hope to have a great group of auditors and riders.

For more information call 410-876-8645 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Devon Fall Classic is back, bigger and better than ever

DEVON, Pa.--There is great news for jumper exhibitors and jumper fans - The Devon Fall Classic has returned after skipping a year.

Laura Chapot on Out of IrelandLaura Chapot on Out of Ireland t lake Placid (Photo by The Book LLC)The Fall Classic, presented by Bryn Mawr, will be held Sept. 12-15 and will feature an all jumper show and much, much more,

Laura Chapot, one of Devon spectators' biggest favorites, is one of the top jumper riders who will be competing  at the Fall Classic.

"We're looking forward to it," said Mary Chapot, who owns a number of the horses Laura competes.

Laura, who was the Winter Equestrian Festival's Leading Open Jumper Rider, has most recently won the first three jumper classes at Lake Placid.

The Fall Classic is a family oriented weekend with tons of entertainment outside the Dixon Oval as well.

On Friday, Yappy Hour will be the featured entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m., in the picnic Grove.

Tickets ar $20 a person and include the $7 admission to the grounds  along with three free drink tickets as well as doggie treats.

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Learn about foxhunting at Radnor's Foxhunting 101

MALVERN, Pa.--Have you always been curious about foxhunting?

Radnor 2Have you often wondered about trying it out?

Well, now is your chance.

Come, be part of Foxhunting 101!

Radnor Hunt is once again holding two Saturday sessions on Sept. 14 and Sept. 28.

Learn the basics from longtime foxhunter, and Radnor member, Debra Taylor.

Radnor 1Get 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.

Radnor 3Debra 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.

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.

Dressage at Devon draws top stars from ponies, mares and foals to Grand Prix

DEVON, Pa.--Dressage at Devon, Sept. 24-29, is well-known all over the world for attracting top performers to the famed Dixon Oval.

DAD1But the first three days of the show are fun too, featuring the largest open breed show in the world, attracting many top breeders, of all sizes.

DAD 2Mirror classes will be held for ponies.

Check the schedule on our website www.dressageatdevon.org.

At Dressage at Devon (DAD) watch the next champions perform, see ponies compete in the Dixon Oval, and for the first three day, theParade of Breeds is back.

DAD 4Spectacular dressage performances on Friday and Saturday will wow the crowds.

Bring the kids on Sunday for the popular Dressage Explorers.

And don’t forget the great shopping for horse and rider.

For information, go to www.dressageatdevon.org.

Bucks County Horse Park offers a variety of shows and events

The Bucks County Horse Park, a 501(c)3 corporation, relies on membership dues, horse show income, and tax-deductible donations for capital improvements, maintenance and operations.

Bucks Horse park 2We strive to provide a multi-faceted facility, appealing to riders of all ages and disciplines.

Bucks Horse Park 1We have a varied show schedule, running from April to November each year, and we offer over 50 events, which reflects our desire to provide something for everyone.

Equestrians can purchase a yearly membership, which enables them unlimited use of the facilities from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year.

As a member, competitors also receive discounted rates at all unrecognized horse shows.

Bucks Horse park 3Please feel free to contact us at 610-847-8597 or visit our website: www.buckscountyhorsepark.org.

Spectators and Volunteers are always welcome!


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