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HRD of the Devon Horse Show

Handicapped Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show

In May 1896, just a few miles from Thorncroft, the world famous "Devon Horse Show and Country Fair" was under way. A small but dedicated start, competitors gathered locally to compete. Over the years, the show grew to its present stature as the largest and oldest Country Fair in the country. The Show has earned an international reputation, and attracts the best horses and riders from around the world to compete in ten full days of exciting classes.

In 1980, the front lawn at Thorncroft was again the site of a powerful meeting of minds. A small group of dedicated volunteers from Bryn Mawr Rehab and Thorncroft assembled to discuss a moment in history for therapeutic riding, a day in May which would coincide with the world famous Devon Horse Show, ..."The Handicapped Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show". Eleven riders competed in that first show, setting a standard of excellence, and creating the foundation for a show that has grown to recently include over 175 riders from the northeast. The original ring located quietly and safely in the indoor arena, has exploded to include two dressage arenas, two trail classes, equitation, jumping and musical kurs. Over the many years devoted volunteers and riders have nurtured and developed the show to where it is today, a nationally respected competition.

Sunday winners of the different divisions from Saturday are invited to compete for the Hope Montgomery Scott Grand Champion at the Devon Horse Show Grounds.

Prize list and entries packets are available on line after March 1st of each year. Closing for entries is the 3rd Monday in April.

  • To download the 2011 Prize List/Entry Packet, please click here.

 

Thorncroft Equestrian Center

190 Line Road
Malvern, PA  19355
610.644.1963
610.644.9342 (fax)

info@thorncroft.org

When using GPS enter 190 Line Road which is NOT Township Line Road

Founded in 1969

Thorncroft welcomes students of all ages. Our 70 acre farm, now under an open space easement, is open and here to enjoy. Private and group lessons are individually geared towards the ability and goals of the rider. Horsemanship is taught on the flat and over fences in either of our 2 indoor arenas, the outdoor arena or cross country course; trails around the Farm are available for riders to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: closed

Our mission is to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people including those with special needs. We are committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect and love.

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We are a 501(c)3 organization.
Tax ID 23-2218431

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Upcoming Events

Fall Horse Show
October 26, 2014 (All Day)
Bombproofing Clinic with Beth Brown
November 09, 2014 (9:30 am)
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