May 27, 2024 – Devon, PA – On this Memorial Day evening, the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair recognized honored guests in the annual Tribute to Heroes Ceremony. The definition of the word hero is a person who is admired for their achievements, bravery, and courage; whose intent is to make this world a better place for all of us.

Today, people throughout our country gather to remember, honor and pay gratitude to those who serve our country. The Tribute to Heroes ceremony is Devon’s way of thanking all those who protect us for their many sacrifices.

Two special guests were in attendance this evening, United States Navy veteran Buford Cline and United States Army veteran Ray Parker, both of whom heroically served our country in World War II. Mr. Cline and Mr. Parker, thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country!

The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, one of the longest-standing independent male choral societies in America sang “God Bless America” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the evening’s Color Guard, the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and the Tredyffrin Township Police Department joined to pay their tributes.

Tonight in the Dixon Oval, the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair and all those in attendance paid tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and recognized all active and retired military members, police officers, firefighters, and emergency service workers for their tireless commitment to all of us. Chairman, Wayne Grafton and the Board of Directors, along with all of those at the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair thank those who protect our community.

$10,000 NAL/WIHS 1.15m Amateur Jumper Classic
Copain, a Stephen DiPasqua entry, ridden by Alexis DiPasqua
Photos by Olivia Airhart, Mane Source Media for Phelps Media Group

Opening the evening section of competition amateur jumper riders took center stage in the Dixon Oval for the $10,000 NAL/WIHS 1.15M Amateur Jumper Classic. Last to go in the jump-off, Alexis DiPasqua and Stephen DiPasqua’s Copain flew to the win posting a double clear and crossing the timers in 36.844 seconds. DiPasqua and Copain entered the Winner’s Circle for the second time this evening to collect 1.10/1.15M Amateur Jumper Championship honors with a total of 17 points.

1.10/1.15 Amateur Jumper Championship 
Copain and Alexis DiPasqua
Photos by Olivia Airhart, Mane Source Media for Phelps Media Group

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