Accolades Abound for Historic Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Devon, Pa. – April 23, 2019 – The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is known for its history and prestige across the country and each spring the annual event unites a variety of riders, trainers, owners and horse enthusiasts from a multitude of disciplines as they vie for a spot in the winner’s circle of the famed Dixon Oval. The team at the Devon Horse Show is honored to have been presented with several awards and titles this year that recognize the tireless dedication that has been put forth each year since its inception in 1896. The 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will run this year from May 23-June 2.

The Devon Horse Show is proud to have been named the ‘Horse Show of the Year’ for 2019 by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame (NSHHF). The NSHHF is dedicated to honoring excellence by providing recognition, education and appreciation for the achievements of the horseman and horses who have made the sport of show hunters so rich in history.

Devon Horse Show. Photo By: Brenda Carpenter

Boasting a ‘Premier’ Hunter rating by US Equestrian (USEF), the Devon Horse Show welcomes the foremost hunter riders each year as the event offers a range of hunter divisions for professionals, amateurs, juniors and pony riders. In addition, the popular $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby is an exciting feature class that allows derby riders to showcase their talents in the Dixon Oval. Hunter competition is further highlighted with hunter breeding and pony hunter breeding classes.

The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) Chapter 15 also named the Devon Horse Show the ‘Hackney/Saddlebred Horse Show of the Year.’ The UPHA is based in Lexington, Kentucky and is an association composed of professional horsemen and horsewomen who are dedicated to improving the show horse industry and defining their professionalism within the industry.

Peter Doubleday, a notable figure in the equestrian community and renowned horse show announcer for over 40 years, has also been chosen to be inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. He brings a warm, familiar and knowledgeable voice to top national and international horse shows as he broadcasts the competition. Induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is “bestowed annually upon select individuals whose contributions to the sport have set them apart and whose influence has had a significant impact on the sport of show jumping and the equestrian community.”

Perhaps most important, Doubleday serves as the dedicated manager of the Devon Horse Show. Doubleday will be honored at the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony, which will occur during this year’s Devon Horse Show.

Another award that the Devon Horse Show has earned is the The Davey Award to Zer0 to 5ive for the launch of its all-new website. The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) reviews submissions from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms worldwide to select a winner. Entries are judged based on the “standard of excellence,” as defined by the AIVA. While the Devon Horse Show is deeply-rooted in history, the team also strives to maintain a cutting-edge website and stay in tune with current technological advancements.

The team at the Devon Horse Show is thrilled to have been chosen for these awards and is thankful for all of the continued support from the equestrian community and local community throughout the years. The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is excited to be approaching its 125th anniversary in 2021. Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which will run from May 23 – June 2, 2019!

About the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair:

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the longest running and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line setting the stage, the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally. The event also includes the country fair, which benefits Bryn Mawr Hospital and has donated over $18 million to date. The country fair offers world-class shopping, rides, games, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.

To purchase tickets to the 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, click here or email We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair this year May 23-June 2!


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