Slice up those lemons for the lemon sticks and break out your nicest hat, because the Devon Horse Show is upon us. The Chronicle is here 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 24-27. This includes pony and junior hunter classes, equitation, pony hunter breeding, and pony and junior jumpers. Senior week takes over on Monday, May 28, and runs until Saturday, June 2, 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 Sunday, June 3.
Don’t Miss: The oldest outdoor horse show in the United States never fails to offer entertainment for all. Here are the important, crowd-favorite classes:
• For a taste of local flavor, watch the Radnor Hunt hounds followed by horse hunt teams, the parent and child class, and the family class on Saturday, May 26, after the junior jumper classes.
• After an exciting inaugural year in 2017, Devon Arena Eventing is back again on Sunday, May 27, starting at 7 p.m.
• The always popular U.S. Pony Racing Shetland steeplechase races will run on Sunday afternoon, May 27, and Memorial Day afternoon on May 28.
• Watch the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Thursday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m.
• The best jumpers will turn and burn in the Jet Run Devon Welcome Stakes on Tuesday evening, May 29, and then in the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon on Thursday, May 31, at 8 p.m.
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 the June 18 & 25 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.
How To Watch: The Devon Horse Show will be live streaming from USEFNetwork, which requires a U.S. Equestrian Federation login.