Dressage at Devon (DAD) is very pleased to inaugurate the annual Blessing of the Animals, taking place mid-morning, Sunday, September 30, in the famed Dixon Oval at the Devon Horse Show grounds. Please check the website the week before the show for the actual time. The community is invited to bring their leashed (no retractable leashes, please), under-control pets. (Please, no dogs that are not well-socialized with their canine friends.)
Father Douglas McKay from Saint Gabriel’s Parish in Philadelphia will provide the blessing – especially for four-legged friends.
DAD is pleased to host this event with All4Paws Rescue, a foster-based, all-breed, no-kill animal rescue based in Chester Springs, PA. All 4 Paws offers rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary to animals in need. All pets are housed in foster homes but spectators at Dressage at Devon can meet some of these trained and socialized dog at Dressage at Devon on Sunday the 30th.
Sunday is fun for the whole family. In addition to talented junior riders, other special activities will engage young children. These include:
• Make and Take Stick Horse: We supply the “horse” and all the trimmings to deck-out your mount for a ride in the famed Dixon Oval – with professional announcers and judges.
• Selfie Scavenger Hunt
• Special pricing for headset rental ($10) is available to all participants, allowing listeners to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage.
• Special exhibitions by regional first responders and other demonstrations of excellence in horsemanship.
Performances will appeal to audiences from non-equestrians to amateurs and professionals.
In addition, the show features Fall Festival, featuring great food and shopping that appeals to the whole family - equestrians and non-equestrians alike. From jewelry to art, clothing to saddles, there are boutique-style shops that appeal to everyone!
For more information, please visit here.
General admission tickets are available at the door. For reserved seating, please visit www.dressageatdevon.org/index.php/box-office/.
What: Dressage at Devon
When: September 25-30, 2018
Where: 27 Dorset Road, Devon, PA 19333
For tickets: www.dressageatdevon/box-office.