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May 27, 2010
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair opens its 11-day run Thursday. The annual event features one of the greatest variety of breeds and disciplines of any horse show in the country. The $100,000 Grand Prix will be held next Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by the $20,000 Gambler's Choice May 4 and the $50,000 Idle Dice Open Jumper Stakes on May 5. A number of previous champions will return, including Laura Chapot, who has ridden the Open Jumper Champions and has been Leading Open Jumper Rider for three of the last five years; Scott Stewart, who has had a strangle hold on Leading Hunter Rider for the last six years; Philip Richter, last year's Amateur Owner Jumper Champion; Reed Kessler, Leading Junior Jumper Rider; and Jessica Springsteen, last year's Junior Hunter Champion, who will show in Junior Jumpers this year.
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May 22, 1987 | By Don Clippinger, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Pan-American Games are only three months off, and the Olympics will be staged in Seoul, South Korea, in the fall of 1988. American horses and members of the U.S. Equestrian Team will be trying to defend their titles in both competitions. And one of the roads along the way to the Pan-Am Games in Indianapolis runs through Philadelphia's Main Line. The 91st annual Devon Horse Show opens its nine-day run today. As usual, Devon will feature some of the nation's finest show jumpers in its open-jumper competitions.
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June 27, 2016
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair celebrated its 120th year, drawing 125,000 attendees. The show, which ran from May 26 through June 5, is the country's oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition, and brings in competitors from around the world. More than 2,000 area volunteers assisted with the event, which consisted of a First Night Art Show, Ladies Hat Day, horses, jumping, parading galore, shopping, food judging, carriage and amusement rides. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bryn Mawr Hospital.
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May 23, 2014 | By Jenny Kerrigan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 25, 1998 | By Arlene J. Newman, FOR THE INQUIRER
The two top riders in yesterday's Intermediate Jumper Stake at the Devon Horse Show share the same thought on the future of their mounts. That thought is Sydney, Australia, in 2000, the site of the next Summer Olympics. Donald Cheska of Milwaukee has been carefully managing the career of By Design, the winner in yesterday afternoon's jumper class. "We've been taking it very slow with this horse. The longer it takes to make them, the longer you can keep them at the top," said Cheska, whose last appearance here was in 1984, when he won the Grand Prix of Devon on Eadonvale.
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December 24, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The president and chairman of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair were ousted in a private meeting Monday night hastily called by a group of board members just weeks before a scheduled election. Amid allegations of secret land deals and undisclosed conflicts on both sides, the board of directors voted to replace president Sarah Coxe Lange with Richard M. O'Donnell, the current treasurer. Also, chairman Henry Lafayette Collins III, who has served on the board for nearly 50 years, was replaced by Wayne W. Grafton.
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June 27, 2016
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair celebrated its 120th year, drawing 125,000 attendees. The show, which ran from May 26 through June 5, is the country's oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition, and brings in competitors from around the world. More than 2,000 area volunteers assisted with the event, which consisted of a First Night Art Show, Ladies Hat Day, horses, jumping, parading galore, shopping, food judging, carriage and amusement rides. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bryn Mawr Hospital.
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June 7, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., first rode in the Dixon Oval 35 years ago, when he took the Devon Horse Show's Lead Line class for aspiring riders 5 years old and younger. This weekend, the world's top show jumper finished another successful year at Devon. He took home the Leading Open Jumper Rider title and his horse Tina La Boheme was named the Open Jumper champion. This year, three events at the Devon Horse Show were recognized with a four-star rating by Federation Equestre Internationale, the governing body of equestrian sport.
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June 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The chairman of the Devon Horse Show was charged last week with public drunkenness. Wayne Grafton, 67, of Unionville, Chester County, was charged with the summary offense by the Tredyffrin Township Police Department. According to the West Chester Daily Local News, police issued the citation for an incident that happened about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday along South Valley Forge Road outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show grounds. The "defendant did have glassy, bloodshot eyes, odor of alcoholic beverages," and his speech was slurred, the citation said, according to the Daily Local.
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June 5, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
At the 120th Devon Horse Show, rider Laura Chapot and her horse, BEC Hugo, will be looking to reclaim the show's open jumper rider title from McLain Ward, who is on the short list for the upcoming Brazil Olympics. The open jumper championship is scheduled for Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the Dixon Oval. This year, it will feature new, challenging courses designed by British course designer Kelvin Bywater. Since the 2011 Devon Horse Show, Chapot and Ward have swapped the honor of being named Leading Open Jumper Rider.
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June 3, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Athletes in the Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix, now a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) four-star-ranked event, will be up against top talent in this year's competition. New for the 120th Devon Horse Show is a $225,000 prize, an increase of $125,000 from last year. The Grand Prix is set for 8 p.m. Thursday. While the race won't directly help anyone qualify for the Olympics, it is to feature McLain Ward, an Olympian who is on the short list to compete in the 2016 games in Brazil.
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May 28, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
The Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix will see a jump in prize money this year, with the winnings increasing to $225,000. The boost of $125,000 coincides with Devon's four-star ranking by the Federation Equestre Internationale, the governing body for equestrian sports. While the new ranking, the second-highest possible, will elevate Devon and help it attract more international talent, organizers said it will not directly aid anyone in qualifying for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil.
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April 17, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Joseph Neff Ewing Jr., 90, of Newtown Square, an attorney in Philadelphia and a Willistown Township leader for 22 years, died Friday, April 8, at home after a three-year battle with leukemia. The son of Joseph Neff and Anne Ashton Ewing, he was born in Valley Forge. He was a graduate of Haverford School, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Ewing served in the Marine Corps at the end of World War II in Okinawa, Japan. In 1951, he married Margaret Converse Howe, and they had three daughters.
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February 27, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Henrietta Starr Malloy Jaeger, 90, of Devon, a longtime community volunteer and an amateur painter and playwright, died Sunday, Feb. 21, at her home. She had cancer. Known as "Penny," Mrs. Jaeger was born in Bala Cynwyd and grew up in Philadelphia. She graduated from Friends Select School and majored in architecture and interior design at the University of Pennsylvania. Later, she received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Penn. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, serving on the sorority's board of directors.
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February 24, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITER
The Devon Horse Show will erect a new, two-story building within its gates this spring, a first major step in what its leaders hope will be broader multimillion-dollar renovation at the iconic century-old fairgrounds. The building, located on the showgrounds at Dorset Road, will house medical services and staff offices, with space looking down on the show rings, according to a statement from horse show leaders. The organization also plans to improve the three show rings and expand a vendor area.
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January 31, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
An affiliate of Villanova-based Provco has purchased the 92 Lancaster Avenue office building across from the Devon Horse Show grounds for $4.1 million, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which helped broker the deal. Provco Devon II LLC bought the 25,000-square-foot building on 1.4 acres from Devon Land Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Long & Foster Real Estate, NGKF said in a release on Friday. At the time of the sale, the property was 62 percent leased to Raymond James & Associates and Long & Foster, NGKF said.
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