Devon, Pennsylvania – May 22, 2024 – Day one of the 2024 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is officially in the books. Hunter Pony Breed Classes dominated the first day of competition. Breeders, handlers, and ponies of all ages took to the Wheeler Ring for their chance at a Championship Title, while young riders took to the Dixon Oval for the first day of Junior Hunter Division competition.

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Hunter Pony Champion – Colt, Stallion, or Gelding
Bonus Points, owned by Alicia Kline
(Welsh Pony Cross / Bay / Stallion / Wellen Gold Point X Shenandoah Fantasia)

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Bonus Points was also awarded the Best Young Pony Award

Hunter Pony Reserve Champion – Colt, Stallion, or Gelding
Twin Oaks Tito, owned by Rhett De Stefano
(Deutsches Reitpony / Bay / Stallion / Topper Harley X Orchard Hills Royal Star)

Hunter Pony Champion – Filly
Orchard Hills Power of Gold, owned by Elizabeth Lewis
(Welsh Pony Cross / Chestnut / Mare / Orchard Hills Snapdragon X Goody Gum Drops)

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Hunter Pony Reserve Champion – Filly
Free To Be Me, owned by Ethan Maye
(Welsh Pony Cross / Chestnut / Mare / Falling Moon Freedom X Lands End Misty

PBHA Trophy Winner
Annings Legacy, owned by Peggy Owens
(Welsh Pony Cross / Black / Stallion / Canadian Crown Royal X Mapleside Oops)

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“I have been coming to Devon since I was probably two in leadline, and have been coming here ever since. This is my second time winning this, and I am here every year,” stated Handler, Hayley Raach. “Devon means tradition to me. I have grown up here. I have won many awards here, and I get to see people I don’t get to see all the time here. So tradition is the best way I would describe it.”

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“It’s great. I knew I had a really nice pony. He’s done really well this year at our local Pennsylvania and New Jersey shows, so I knew coming in I had a great pony, so that always makes it a little less nerve-racking. He has been on his A-game all day.”

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