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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

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"Where Champions Meet"

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the country's oldest and largest event of its kind, features hunters, jumpers, Saddlebreds, four-in-hand coaching, exhibitions and an old-fashioned fair at the Devon Show Grounds.


In 1896, the Devon Horse Show started as a one-day show. Now, years later, it has become the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. It is internationally recognized, USEF-A rated, and one of the most exciting events to happen in our area. While it draws top competitors from around the world, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the Philadelphia Main Line.

In 2010 Devon became just the fourth American horse show to be honored with the designation as a USEF Heritage Competition. This award is reserved for those competitions that have been in existence for more than a quarter century, promoted and grown the equestrian sport, and made a contribution to the community outside the gates of the horse show by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition.

  • Devon has also been recognized many times by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame as the Horse Show of the Year. Devon has captured this national title over fifty percent of the time since it has been given. It was also awarded Hunter Derby of the Year for 2011.
  • Devon has been awarded one of the top 25 horse shows by the North American Riders Group, moving up to fourth place in 2011.

In 2012, it received the Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs Award for the BEST FAMILY EVENT.

It also received the 2012 USHJA Members Choice Award rewarding excellence at USEF-licensed hunter/jumper competitions relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, competition personnel and hospitality.

2013 Country Fair Special Events

  • Family Day: Thursday, May 23. Specials at the Fair and Midway.
  • Family Day: Tuesday, May 29. Includes the afternoon guided back-barn tours. Specials at the Fair and Midway.
  • Ladies Day: Wednesday, May 29. Includes the always popular Ladies' Hat Contest. Registration at gazebo, 10AM. Free General Admission until 1pm for ladies wearing elegant hats!
  • Ladies Day Tea: Wednesday, May 29 at 11am at the Devon Club. Champagne and Tea Sandwiches. More information to come.
  • Family Day: Sunday, June 2. Specials at the Fair and Midway. Pony Rides from 11am -1pm! Don't miss the Itty Bitty Hat Parade at 10am!
  • Plant Sale: Sunday, June 2. At the conclusion of the show.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: May 23, 2013 08:00 AM - Jun 02, 2013 05:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed


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