The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair features the very best in equestrian talent, and this year's program will feature the very best in entertainment.
The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be parading around the Dixon Oval the last four nights. Their appearances will be Wednesday, May 28 through Saturday, May 31.The beautiful "gentle giants" from one of the world's leading brewers will be pulling the famous red Studebaker beer delivery wagon and will be at the controls of the expert driver dressed in the traditional green and red delivery uniform of yesteryear. The Budweiser Clydesdales cover about 100,000 miles a year and receive over 5,000 requests annually to appear in parades, promotions, fairs, and horse shows. Most importantly, these horses are featured in numerous television and print commercials, making them the most recognized corporate symbol in the world.
A first for Devon will be one of the top exhibitions in the North American, the famous Guy Mclean. He is the entertaining and unforgettable Australian horseman and bush poet, who combines his amazing horse training techniques with his charming Aussie humor.The close bond he has forged with his home-bred horses Hope, Spinnabey, Sequel, and his two world champions Aussie and Mate is evident in the incredible trust and affection they display while performing with him. Since 1999, Guy and his equine team, now based in Texas, have performed all over Australia, the USA and Canada, adding poetry and whip cracking to the show to keep the traditions of the bush and the true Aussie stockman alive. Guy is the "Man from Susan River" in Queensland, Australia. He will be at Devon Wednesday, May 28 through Saturday, May 31.
Veteran single and pair drivers will put their top equines through a series of cones and marathon obstacles, competing against the clock and encouraging the audience to shout as loud as they can. Two rounds over the same course will produce a champion each session with combined times tabulated to determine the winner. Your pulse will race with them.
What began as a means of including the young crowd in race day events at steeplechases and racing meets now takes center stage as a stand-alone race to the finish.The
Washington International Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series presented by Charles Owen will include some top junior riders in jockey silks racing against each other around the Dixon Oval. British equestrian fans at the famous Olympia Christmas Horse Show in London are treated every year to the thrill of Shetland Pony races, and the feature has now come stateside, from last October's Washington International Horse Show to the Devon Horse Show venue.
Tickets are available for purchase over the Internet, by calling 610-688-2554, or by coming into the Advanced Sale Ticket Office on the Devon Grounds. Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to noon. General Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for Children 12 & Under & Seniors 65 and over. Reserved Grandstand tickets are $15 - $60, depending on the performance.