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.