After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the Devon Horse Show is finally returning this week. Horse people and Devon, Pennsylvania, locals alike will descend upon the show grounds to enjoy not just the competition, but the famous fudge, lemon sticks and iconic Ferris wheel that are all part of one of the country’s oldest horse shows. The Chronicle will be there to bring you all the photos and coverage from the place “Where Champions Meet.”
When: The show kicks off with the under-18 exhibitors for Junior Weekend, which runs May 26-29. This includes pony and junior hunter classes, equitation, pony hunter breeding, and children’s and junior jumpers. Senior Week takes over on Monday, May 30, and runs until June 5, with the open, amateur-owner and local hunters taking center stage along with open, amateur-owner and adult amateur jumpers. The Devon Horse Show closes out with the hunter breeding classes on June 5.
Don’t Miss: One of the oldest outdoor horse shows in the United States, Devon never fails to offer entertainment for all. Here are some of the crowd-favorite and bigger classes:
- For a taste of local flavor, watch the horse hunt teams, the parent and child class, and the family class on Saturday evening, May 28, after the junior jumper classes. Pony hunt teams, which feature costumes, will take place earlier the same day, following the conclusion of the pony hunter divisions. The side-saddle division starts at noon June 1.
- Devon Arena Eventing is back, starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29.
- Watch the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at noon June 2.
- The best jumpers will turn and burn in the Jet Run Devon Welcome Stakes, starting at 7 p.m. May 31, and then in the Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon, at 8:30 p.m. June 2.
How To Follow Along: The Chronicle will have photo galleries, stories about each day’s competition and so much more on www.coth.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Don’t forget to pick up copies of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine. Junior Weekend coverage will be found in the June 13 & 20 issue, and coverage of Senior Week will be in the June 27 issue.
How To Watch: The Devon Horse Show will be livestreaming on USEF Network, which requires a U.S. Equestrian Federation login. You can get a free fan membership using the code DEVON22.