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.

Click here for 2015 HRD Prize List and Entry.




190 Line Road
Malvern, PA  19355
610.644.9342 (fax)

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

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

Holiday Closings: New Year’s Eve at 5pm, New Years Day, Memorial Day Weekend Fri - Mon, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve at 5pm, and Christmas Day

Inclement weather policy: While we do not encourage driving in inclement weather we will always have an instructor available if you choose to attend your lesson. Please call the office 610.644.1963 if you are unable to attend.

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