Devon Horse Show and Country Fair organizers announced on March 30 that the 124th DHSCF scheduled for May 21-31 has been canceled. This is only the second time that DHSCF has been canceled—the first was for a three-year period during World War II. This decision was made only after significant evaluation of the far-reaching operational and financial implications. The organizers evaluated many options including postponement, and this decision was made independent of the Center for Disease Control, U.S. Equestrian Federation and Fédération Equestre Internationale as these organizations were unable to provide the necessary timelines for adequate planning. In fairness to the competitors, vendors, volunteers and all others involved, the DHSCF believes that this decision is the best for everyone under the circumstances.
In the coming weeks, the DHSCF and its organizers will be contacting all stakeholders with information regarding cancellation processes. As the DHSCF grounds are now closed per state requirements, all staff is working remotely but will respond to all requests as quickly as possible.
The health and well-being of entire DHSCF community is of utmost importance at this time. The DHSCF encourages all of those involved to closely follow local, state and national guidelines.