TRD at Devon

May 29, 2021-Virtual Show

Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show

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 that 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. Over the many years, devoted volunteers and riders have nurtured and developed the show to where it is today, a nationally respected competition.

2021’s 44nd Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show will take place as a virtual show. More information including the prize list will be announced shortly.

2019 TRD Trophy Winners

The Ann Dixon Artistic Award

Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Wade McDevitt
Presented by Alesha Polles, Mikaela Potrako, and Maire Guggenheim
Awarded for artistic expression in the musical freestyle
Champions: Rachael McKenna and
Brooks Larsen of Thorncroft
Reserve Champion: Riley Garrett of Thorncroft

The Anne Joyce Cochran Trophy

Presented by Nancy Baulis and Ronald Blair
Rider with the highest scoring in trail class
Champion: Steven Maras of Freedom Hills TRP
Reserve: Will Wright of CATRA

The Brushwood Challenge Trophy

Sponsored by Elizabeth Moran and her Brushwood Stable
Presented by Carole Laulis and Caroline Moran
For the best rider with disabilities
Champion: Riley Garret of Thorncroft
Reserve: Carol Rowehl of Pegasus TRA

The E.W. Garbisch Trophy

Sponsored by Gwynne G. McDevitt
Presented by Nancy Baulis and Ronald Blair
For outstanding achievement by a rider with disabilities
Champion: Sarah Tegtmeier of Special Equestrians
Reserve Champion: Shannon Byrne of Sebastian RA

The Hilltop Trophy

Sponsored by Jane C. MacElree and Hilltop Farm Inc.
Presented by Jane C. MacElree and her daughter, Ann Hill
Winner of the division for the physically disabled
Champion: Megan McLanahan of CATRA
Reserve: Cecelia Kress of Freedom Hills

The Hope Montgomery Scott Perpetual Memorial Trophy

Sponsored by Friends of Hope Scott
For the winner of the championship class
Champion: Riley Garret of Thorncroft

The Hope Montgomery Scott Perpetual Memorial Trophy-Reserve

Sponsored by Friends of Hope Scott
Presented by Jane Higgins and Mary MacKinnon
For the reserve winner of the championship class
Reserve Champion: Sarah Tegtmeier of Special Equestrians

Championship Horse of the Year

Sponsored by Ronald Blair and Malvern Saddlery
Presented by Vinney’s donor, Caroline Moran,
Judge Chrisanne Mortensen, Ron Blair, and Jill Apfelbaum
Champion: Thorncroft’s Van Gogh
Reserve: CATRA’s He’s a Little Bit Kuel

The MacDermott Perpetual Trophy

Sponsored by the MacDermott Children
in honor of their mother
Presented by Jane Higgins and Mary MacKinnon
Winner of the division for the mentally disabled
Champion: Brianna Beeco of Ivy Hill
Reserve: Michael Serocki of Thorncroft

The Thorncroft Perpetual Trophy

Sponsored amd presented by Patrick and Michele Boova
Winner of the division for learning differences
Champion: Abigail Mains of Ivy Hill
Reserve: Reema Norford of Hope Springs

The Stephanie Bennett Perpetual Trophy

Sponsored by Dr. Stephanie Bennett. Presented by
Dr. Bennett, her granddaughter Sadie, and her cousin Sasha
Winner of the advanced division
Champion: Riley Garrett of Thorncroft
Reserve: Charlotte Derickson of Thorncroft

Support the Farm!

Horses evoke deep emotional and physical responses in people, especially in individuals affected by or managing trauma or stress. Because of this innate quality, horses offer unique healing opportunities for veterans returning from service and emergency first responders.

Beginning on March 4, this six-week session will explore horsemanship fundamentals including a study on equine behavior, learning to groom and tack, herd dynamics, and round penning. No prior horse experience is required. Class size is limited to six individuals.

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