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May 24, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the first day of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair on Thursday, a brisk competition was underway outside the fair grounds - for parking customers. Members of St. John's Presbyterian Church strategically placed bright yellow signs on Route 30 and Sugartown Road, about three blocks from the horse-show main entrance, to lure drivers with promises of $7 parking. That would be a $3 savings from the fair's parking-lot prices. Beyond the spectacle and the equestrian competition, the show means business for artisans and sellers of horse-related goods inside the grounds, and enterprising businesses outside of them.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1999 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Devon Horse Show is a bastion of equine tradition, top hats and funnel cakes. But spectators at the Main Line event this year were treated to at least one innovation - instant newspapers. The Inquirer used the horse show to try out new equipment and technology designed to produce a nearly up-to-the-minute newspaper for distribution at special events or to niche audiences. Newspapers in several other cities, including Rochester, N.Y., and Phoenix, have experimented with instant newspapers in the last year.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | By Ralph Vigoda, Inquirer Staff Writer
All hail! All hail! The Show of Shows, Its annual meed of joy bestows, Another year its race has run, Again our Great Fete has begun. In welcome true, the gates ope wide For those who view and those who ride. Of all the gifts the gods bestow There's nothing like the Devon Show. The "Devon Horse Show Anthem," as sung by Mr. Vandesloot in 1935 It is impossible to know for sure the exact number of men who gathered on that Friday night in May 1896, country gentlemen sitting at the massive - it was longer than a football field - and elegant Devon Inn. The discussion centered on the two mainstays of transportation of the late 19th century: the railroad and the horse.
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Down by the stables, sweet with hay and pungent with manure, where the warm, earthy aroma evokes a simpler, slower world, an incongruity of the horse-show circuit is played out hundreds of times each day. Wide-eyed and nodding, a velvet-smooth show jumper, which has changed hands for hundred of thousands of dollars, stands patiently waiting for the caring ministrations of the most important person in its life, the human being who brings food....
NEWS
August 6, 1989 | By Lisa Scheid, Special to The Inquirer
The East Nantmeal supervisors acted Thursday to rein in a horse-riding center, which some residents accused of holding a horse show in violation of township zoning. The supervisors, over the objections of some residents, voted 3-0 to send a letter to the Journey's End equestrian center informing it that a horse show held there early this year may have violated a 1982 zoning hearing board decision. The zoning decision limited any horse shows at the center to no more than 100 participants.
NEWS
June 27, 1991 | By Ronda Sharpe, Special to The Inquirer
As 13-year-old Nicole Curry received her ribbons, her blue-gray eyes sparkled and a pixie smile came to her face. After contemplating how to express her happiness, she blurted out, "Exciting. " The young rider was one of 10 handicapped people who participated Sunday in the Lower Bucks Hospital Annual Horse Show and Craft Fair. For the first time in the 15-year history of show, mentally and physically handicapped riders joined the program. "It takes a lot to integrate people with disabilities and people without disabilities," said Jo Kleinmann, executive director of Special Equestrians, a horseback-riding facility for the handicapped.
NEWS
December 17, 2011
After several weeks of protest, the West Vincent Township supervisors voted Friday to rescind the Nov. 29 condemnation of the grounds of a popular horse show. Township Manager Jim Wendelgass said that a motion to rescind the condemnation of the 33-acre tract owned by the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Association was introduced, seconded, and approved by all three supervisors, all within 10 minutes. John Jacobs, president of the Horse Show organization, said he "absolutely applauded" the supervisors' action.
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | By Neal Thompson, Special to The Inquirer
Zurbrugg Memorial Hospitals holds its third annual Horse Show and Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m. to dusk at the Woodege Stables, Borton Landing Road, Moorestown. The event, sponsored by the Combined Auxiliaries to the hospitals, will feature various horse riding and jumping activities as well as exhibits and entertainment. The Jumper Classic offers $500 in prizes; the Open Jumper Speed Class, $250, and the Open Hunter Classic, $250. The John Fenimore Sr. Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the best child rider.
NEWS
August 11, 1991 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
A day of horseplay to benefit charity will take place in Mullica Hill on Saturday at the 3d Annual Horse Show and Country Fair sponsored by the Gloucester County Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC). The horse show will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 4-H fairgrounds on Route 77. A fair with food and about 50 crafts people also will be featured. Admission is $1. "Last year, we raised approximately $3,000," said Phyllis Fitzgerald, director of development and public relations for Gloucester County ARC, a nonprofit organization that serves about 250 mentally retarded people from throughout South Jersey.
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July 23, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, STAFF WRITER
He backed off a previous assertion that he had never been drunk in his life, but Devon Horse Show chairman Wayne Grafton insisted he was not intoxicated on the May night that he was cited for public drunkenness at the show grounds. Under a plea agreement, Grafton, 67, of Unionville, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a charge of disorderly conduct and acknowledged acting in a "noisy, loud, boisterous, and unseemly manner" after a Horse Show event. After the proceeding before District Judge Thomas Tartaglio in Tredyffrin Township, Grafton tempered an earlier comment that he had never been drunk in his life, clarifying that he was not inebriated "that evening.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 28, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A state historical marker honoring the Devon Horse Show was unveiled Tuesday in front of - yet across the street from - the iconic blue spires of the show grounds. The horse show's leaders did not support the effort to secure the blue-and-gold marker, which commemorates the 120-year-old show as the nation's oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition. So they refused to allow the roughly 12-foot signpost on its grounds. Its placement instead on the site of former stables along the westbound side of Lancaster Avenue is another move in a tug-of-war that has included a leadership coup, speculation about the show's future, and calls for its grounds to be preserved.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Cat Coyle, Inquirer Staff Writers
Rosanne Sulock wandered into the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair when she was a teenager. It was 1966, and her passion for everything equestrian took her to the grounds all by herself. This week, she was at the 119th show with her two daughters and 1-year-old grandson. "I come every year," said Sulock, 67, of North Wales. More than a century ago, Terry Losse's great-grandmother was a judge at the show. His family has attended it ever since, and this week Losse, 79, came from Delaware to see it for the sixth decade running.
NEWS
May 28, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leaders of the Devon Horse Show pledged Tuesday to raise $8 million and implement a five-year plan to improve the institution's grounds. The plans emerged after a private meeting in which board members of the nonprofit discussed how to make the show more competitive in the equestrian world, chairman Wayne Grafton said. Among the proposed changes are expanded parking, grandstand improvements, and a new corporate and VIP sponsor section, he said. The show will also refinance its mortgage and use the equity to pay for improvements.
SPORTS
May 22, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
The slogan for this year's Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is "Devon: The Tradition Continues. " That is certainly a fitting motto for an event that began in 1896. This year, however, a new tradition has been born. The Grand Prix of Devon, arguably the signature of the 11-day event, now bears a horse's name - Sapphire. "That's going to be an exciting event," said Carrie Wirth, a press officer for the show who works for the Phelps Media Group. The Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon is a two-round event in which riders and their mounts navigate a course with jumps up to five feet high and six feet wide.
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