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Rockin’ at Devon


2015/06/03



By Audrey Muscari

This year’s spring Devon Horse Show ran from May 21-31, 2015. The first weekend of the show was “Junior weekend” with every class imaginable for young riders, from pony classes to Junior Hunter to Junior Jumper to ASPCA and Ronnie Mutch Equitation. Mid-South Hunter rider Audrey Muscari took her horse Rockin La Bamba to Devon this spring and shared her successful experience. Large Junior Hunter classes were held Friday and Saturday, May 22-23.

“The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is such a fun show steeped in tradition and classic charm. The atmosphere is great! The locals come in their Sunday best, and there is nothing better then a lemon stick or a ride on the Ferris wheel before the night classes begin.

“This was my second time going, and I told my dad, as he dropped me off at the airport, I was after some redemption. My last experience there my performance was not my best.” So this year Audrey was determined to perform well at the show.

“Once arriving at the show, we hung our Oak Crest Farm banner above our tack stall and went to work. To show in the Dixon Oval is such an experience – not because of the size of the ring, but because of the history that goes with it. I competed in the Large Junior Hunters 16-17 with my horse Rockin La Bamba. The courses over the two days of competition were great! The jumps were beautiful and the weather was perfect. My first round was, without a doubt, the highlight of my weekend, scoring an 83 and placing third!”

About the Devon Horse Show

Steeped in rich heritage dating back to 1896, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is the oldest and largest outdoors multi-breed competition in the United States. The show grounds are located in picturesque Devon, Pennsylvania, and the event features a world-class field that annually ranks among the most prominent internationally.

The Country Fair, attached to the horse show, started in 1919. Vendors at the Country Fair offer a wide variety of equestrian, culinary, couture, arts and crafts, and other products.

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a nonprofit institution that has donated approximately $47 million since 1919 to its charitable beneficiary, the Bryn Mawr Hospital. Find more information about Devon at: www.devonhorseshow.net

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