“Where Champions Meet.”
There are plenty of top-tier horse shows to attend this season all over the country, but the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is perhaps one of the most unique. It’s the oldest and largest multi-breed and multi-discipline outdoor show in the country, and has graced the Main Line area of the Philadelphia suburbs since 1896.
At this single event, spectators can enjoy multiple breeds such as Saddlebreds and Friesians, plenty of pony hunters and jumpers, carriage driving and both local and international talent in the hunters and jumpers. The old-fashioned country fair with unique vendors offers plenty of entertainment in addition to the two outdoor rings, including the famous blue Dixon Oval.
Whether you’re planning to attend Devon this year or you want to enjoy this great classic American show from home, here’s what you need to know:
When: Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, June 4, 2017. View the full class schedule here.
Where: Devon, Pennsylvania
Who will be there: View qualifying lists here, including the brand-new $50,000 Arena Eventing
Tickets: Tickets are still available for many events; click here to view options
Live stream: Can’t attend in person? The entirety of the show will be live-streamed courtesy of US Equestrian.
Nation Media exclusive coverage: Our sister site Jumper Nation will be on the scene this weekend, starting Thursday morning through Sunday evening! Follow the site for class reports, and follow on social media for live reports as well via Instagram and Twitter. A few sneak peeks may pop up on Horse Nation’s Instagram and Twitter as well.
Still not convinced? Here are six reasons to watch or attend Devon.