The Future Is Bright
Devon, Pennsylvania – May 25, 2024 – From the little leadliners to the big winners, the future of the sport was highlighted at the Devon Horse Show today as winners and champions were crowned in the Junior Hunter divisions, Pony Hunter divisions, leadline, and junior jumpers. The excitement continued all evening long with the Pony Hunt Teams, Horse Hunt Teams, and a special evening exhibition.

Rider Ava Barnes, Stephanie Ring’s Atlas, Trainer Dave Belford, and the New Hope LLC Team fist bumped a handful of tri-colors in celebration as they left the Dixon Oval with the Devon Grand Junior Hunter Championship.
Photo by Nemzoff Fine Art Photography for Phelps Media Group
In the end, it was Ava Barnes who claimed the coveted title of Devon Grand Junior Hunter Champion aboard Atlas. Barnes was also the recipient of The Best Child Rider on a Horse Award, while Atlas earned The Angelo Trophy.
Best Child Rider on a Horse – Ava BarnesThe Angelo Trophy – Atlas

Grace Stenbeck-Werner aboard Ellie Sadrian’s Cleverist took home the tricolor in the Medium Pony Hunters on their way to earning the 2024 Grand Pony Hunter Championship.
Photo Credit: Kind Media
Stenbeck-Werner was also the recipient of The Best Child Rider on a Pony Award.
Best Child Rider on a Pony – Grace Stenbeck-Werner
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Pony Hunt Teams
Small, Medium, and Large Pony Hunt Teams were dressed to impress in some of the most creative costumes to date! We saw the cast of Hamilton, Star Wars, Travis Kielce and Taylor Swift, Texas Hold ‘Em cowboys, and so much more! 
Radnor Hunt Fox Hounds

A tribute to the origin of the Hunter Divisions, the Radnor Hunt Team took center stage in the Dixon Oval with horses, hounds, and huntsmen to demonstrate the skills used in the traditional fox hunt. Founded in 1883, Radnor Hunt is the oldest continuously active fox hunt in the United States.
On the Hunt for a Devon Blue

Horse Hunt Team Class

Parent and Child Class

Family Class
Leadline Cuteness
Two sections of Leadline saw 96 adorable little ones in the 2024 Exhibition of cuteness. The blue ribbon in the 3 & Under section went to Presley Johnson aboard Barlow Kaplan’s Rollingwoods Knee Deep. The cutest of cuteness was simply too hard for the judges to decide in the 4 & 5 year old section, it was a tie for the win with blue ribbons went to both Audrey Barthelmeh aboard Katherine Dewar’s Down to A T as well as Adeline Scales and Grace Green’s Roll Call.
Buckets of goodies, presented by Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse and Belle & Bow Equestrian, were awarded to each of the tiny competitors. We look forward to seeing many of them back in the Dixon Oval later in their riding careers as Leadline at Devon has been the start of numerous Olympians careers.

Photo by Nemzoff Fine Art Photography for Phelps Media Group
LeadlineThree & Under
Presley Johnson cheers on her competitors
as she collects her blue ribbon aboard
Barlow Kaplan’s Rollingwoods Knee Deep.


Photo by: Nemzoff Fine Art Photography for Phelps Media Group

LeadlineFour & FiveTie: Winner(s)
A tie saw two winners in the 4 & 5 year old section: 1)
Adeline Scales aboard Grace Green’s Roll Call 2)
Audrey Barthelmeh with Katherine Dewar’s Down to A T.
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$20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame 1.45m Junior Jumper Classic
WINNERElise Stephens with O’Mega H&DB
Junior Jumper Champion

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Shalanno Style of Riding Award
Olivia Sweetnam was awarded the Shalanno Style of Riding Award
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About the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair: Started in 1896, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show in North America and draws in top competitors from around the world. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community. The event is run by more than 2,000 volunteers and offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and live entertainment. Proceeds support The Bryn Mawr Hospital.  The Devon Horse Show Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit. The organization is operated to perform the charitable and educational purposes of The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Inc. It also supports the maintenance and improvement of the historic Devon Horse Show grounds to ensure its position as one of the premier equestrian event facilities in the world.
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