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Dressage At Devon

September 28, 2014

Brock and Rosevelt Go Two-For-Two At Devon

After completing her winning test aboard Rosevelt in the Dressage At Devon Grand Prix Special Sept. 28, Allison Brock breathed a sigh of contentment. She had been looking forward to this moment since she was a kid—the moment she found her place amongst top competitors at one of the most prestigious dressage shows in the nation.

September 28, 2014

Tiva Nana Triumphs In Grand Prix Freestyle At Devon

It was an electric crowd watching the Dressage At Devon Grand Prix freestyle under the lights of the Dixon Oval Sept. 27. Hundreds of dressage fans buzzed with concern when a horse took a misstep, and cheered with gusto when the riders turned down the centerline for their final salute.

The loudest cheers came as the final horse and rider walked into the ring — and Ashley Holzer gave the audience a performance to remember aboard the eager-to-please Tiva Nana.

September 27, 2014

Rosevelt Finds His Way To Victory In The Grand Prix For The Special At Devon

For years, Allison Brock has poured her heart and soul into developing her stallion Rosevelt and bringing him along to the Grand Prix level, all with the goal of competing at Dressage At Devon (Pa.).

“I thought this was the perfect venue to bring him out to a big show,” said Brock, 35. “This is a very prestigious show, and it’s a lot of atmosphere. The venue can be hard for a lot of horses – especially for a stallion – because there’s a lot going on. But he really handled it well. He’s definitely matured in that way.”

September 27, 2014

Ringside Chat With Ashley Holzer

Canadian dressage rider Ashley Holzer has been showing at Devon (Pa.) since she was just 16, and she's seen her fair share of action in the Dixon Oval. So when she walked—or attempted to walk!—into the ring on Tiva Nana for the Grand Prix for the freestyle at Dressage At Devon on Sept. 26, she had her game face on.

September 26, 2014

Double The Trouble At Devon: Meet Twins Jack And Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill… or into the show ring, as it happened Sept. 25 at Dressage At Devon (Pa.). Jubilee Jill and Jolly Jack were the talk of the town after the twin foals competed in the KWPN-NA 2 & Under breed division at the prestigious show, accompanied by their dam, Torieta. They made history as the firstever twins to show at Devon, given that multiple births are a rarity in the horse world.

September 26, 2014

One To Watch: Benjamin Albright Will Be Dancing At Devon

By most 20-year old standards, Benjamin Albright has made sacrifices to spend his days in the saddle. Rather than cross a stage in cap and gown, he finished high school online to make time for full days of working student responsibilities.

And, instead of packing his bags for a college dorm, the poised young professional began riding and training from sun up to sun down. But Albright wouldn’t have it any other way.

November 21, 2013

Concerns Diminish Over Devon Development Dispute

Following initial concerns regarding a conflict of interest in the development of the commercial property adjacent to the grounds of the Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pa., lawyers representing both sides seemed pleased with the outcome of a Nov. 11 meeting. 

September 28, 2013

A Tale Of Two 76 Percents At Devon

Devon, Pa—Sept. 28

The packed stands, and the nip in the air when the sun sets. The scent of fresh French fries wafting through the air, and the painted pumpkins. Those signs mean it’s time for the Dressage at Devon Grand Prix freestyle, a fall spectator favorite in the United States, and those who showed up hoping for a night of top sport got their wishes tonight.

September 27, 2013

12 Highlights From The Devon Grand Prix Classes

Devon, Pa.—Sept. 27

 Riders in the Grand Prix for the Special and Grand Prix for the freestyle took their turns in the Dixon Oval at Dressage At Devon today, with Canada’s Ashley Holzer triumphing in both classes with Jewel’s Adelante (72.00%) and Breaking Dawn (72.83%), respectively. "I hit the passage at V today, and I swear, in the ring, I said 'Whee!' " said Holzer of her ride with Jewel's Adelante. "It was a joyous moment. I had a great time in there." 

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