Devon Horse Show opens on Thursday

Houghton Enterprises carnival workers try one of their own games after setting up at the show.
Houghton Enterprises carnival workers try one of their own games after setting up at the show. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)
Posted: May 23, 2014

McLain Ward and his horse Rothchild won the featured grand prix and collected the $30,000 prize at last year's Devon Horse Show.

It was Ward's eighth grand prix victory, and he and Rothchild are back this year to try for No. 9 next Thursday.

The 118th annual Devon Horse Show and Country Fair starts Thursday at the grounds on Route 30, and, as usual, plenty of hunters, jumpers, saddlebreds, and antique carriages will grace the Dixon Oval and Gold Ring at the event that ends June 1.

In addition to the horses and carriages and glamorous clothes - don't miss the women's hats - the show again features the country fair, a roundup of activities that range from art shows to carnival rides with vendors of all sorts on hand.

The horse show usually runs all day - from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - with a short dinner break on some days. The fair opens about 10 a.m. every day.

General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 12 and senior citizens 65 and over. Reserved seating is available. For ticket information, call 610-688-2554 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Proceeds benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital. Since 1972, Devon officials said, more than $14 million has been raised, including $402,500 last year.


For more information, visit www.devonhorseshow.net or Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Devon-Horse-Show/67416719713.

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