Devon Horse Show

About The Devon Horse Show

Brenda Carpenter Photography

In 1896, the Devon Horse Show started as a one-day show. Now, 122 years later, it has become the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and it has achieved the highest rating afforded by the governing organization, US Equestrian.

  • In 2012 Devon was selected to host one of two observation events used to select the United States Show Jumping team that competed at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • It also received the 2012 United States Hunter Jumper Association Members Choice Award rewarding excellence at US Equestrian-licensed hunter/jumper competitions relating to the competition, the facility where it took place, footing, competition personnel and hospitality.
  • Devon has been awarded one of the top 25 horse shows by the North American Riders Group, moving up to second place in 2012.
  • In 2012, it received the Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs Award for the BEST FAMILY EVENT.
Photography by The Book LLC
  • Devon has also been recognized many times by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame as the Horse Show of the Year. Devon has captured this national title over fifty percent of the time since it has been given. It was also awarded Hunter Derby of the Year for 2011.
  • In 2010 Devon became just the fourth American horse show to be honored with the designation as a US Equestrian Heritage Competition. This award is reserved for those competitions that have: been in existence for more than a quarter century; promoted and grown the equestrian sport; and made a contribution to the community outside the gates of the horse show by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition.

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair continues to maintain the local traditions and lifestyles of the Philadelphia Main Line

Join Our Newsletter

Click Here