In 1896, the Devon Horse Show started as a one-day event.
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 the local 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.
For 2011, the annual horse show and country fair will take shape on Thursday, May 26 and run through Sunday, June 5. But, while the notable show is months away, tickets go on sale today. Secure some of the most sought-after reserved grandstand seats for every performance of the show, including the Grand Prix!
Click here to review all ticket packages and sales. Walk up sales at the Advanced Sales Ticket Office open today, April 11, with the following hours available through May: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, and Saturdays, 10am to noon. Internet sales will be available via www.devonhorseshow.org beginning Wednesday, April 13, with additional fees applied.
To scout the tentative schedule or to download one for yourself, click here. For details on the Devon Doggie Parade, the Guided Barn Tour, the Devon Hat Parade and all other festivities of the country fair, click here.
Also, it’s never too early to think about volunteering for the local and notable annual event. The Devon Country Fair is one of the largest volunteer fundraising efforts in the country. Nearly 2000 volunteers come together each year in support of Bryn Mawr Hospital. If you would like to explore volunteer opportunities at Devon, click here.
For more information about all of the above, visit www.devonhorseshow.net.