TRD at Devon

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 Therapeutic 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.

The 44th Annual Therapeutic Riders Division (T.R.D.) will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Thorncroft Equestrian Center. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. The public is welcome. There is no admission fee. Parking is self-park and available off of Thorncroft’s Boot Road entrance. T.R.D. is an all-cash event. Food available for purchase. Please follow Thorncroft Equestrian Center on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. Dogs and other animals are prohibited. Service animals welcome.

The 2023 Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show will take place on May 27, 2023 at Thorncroft Equestrian Center. The prize list will be made available in February 2023. Entries open March 1, 2023 and close on April 3, 2022. For all questions, please email trdatdevon@gmail.com

Grand Champion Sponsor

  • Hilltop Farm, Inc
  • Goshen Hill Farm

Devon Sponsor

  • Circle of Support
  • Mary MacKinnon
  • Jane Higgins

Trophy Sponsor

  • Gwynne G. McDevitt

Advertising

  • Devon Orthodontics
  • Pagano Funeral Home

2022 TRD Trophy Winners

The Ann Dixon Artistic Award

Awarded for artistic expression in the musical freestyle
Sponsored by The T.R.D. Committee
Presented by Mike Tillson and Susan Tatios
Champions: Trish Barsby
Reserve Champions: Mike Frazier and Will Wright-CATRA

The Anne Joyce Cochran Trophy

Awarded to the rider with the highest scoring in trail class
Sponsored by Ned and Rachel Owen
Presented by Tiffany Meyer and Richard Johnston
Champion: Cecelia Kress-Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program
Reserve: Elizabeth Knowlton of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy

The Brushwood Challenge Trophy

For the best rider with disabilities
Sponsored by Goshen Hill
Presented by Caroline Moran
Champion: Trish Barsby
Reserve: Shanny Stull-CATRA

The E.W. Garbisch Trophy

For outstanding achievement by a rider with disabilities
Sponsored by the late Gwynne G. McDevitt
Presented by Nancy Baulis and Ronald Blair
Champion: Trish Barsby
Reserve Champion: Emily Hayes-Thorncroft Equestrian CEnter

The Hilltop Trophy

Winner of the division for the physically disabled
Sponsored by Jane C. MacElree and Hilltop
Presented by Jane C. MacElree and Sallie Dixon
Champion: Sarah Tegtmeier-Special Equestrians
Reserve: Emily Hayes-Thorncroft Equestrian Center

The Hope Montgomery Scott Perpetual Memorial Trophy Champion

Presented by Caroline Moran and Jane C. MacElree
For the winner of the championship class
Rider: Trish Barsby

The Hope Montgomery Scott Perpetual Memorial Trophy-Reserve Champion

Presented by Caroline Moran and Jane C. MacElree
For the winner of the championship class
Rider: Cecelia Kress-Freedom Hill Therapeutic Riding Academy

Championship Horse of the Year

Cooler sponsored by Ronald Blair
Halter sponsored by Andi Bates and Chrisanne Mortensen
Champion: Steven-Special Equestrians
Reserve: Molly-Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy

The MacDermott Perpetual Trophy

Winner of the division for the mentally disabled
Sponsored and presented by Jane Higgins and Mary MacKinnon
Champion: Brianna Beeco-Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Reserve: Syd Lea-4-H TRP of Carroll County

The Thorncroft Perpetual Trophy

Winner of the division for learning differences
Sponsored and presented by Circle of Support, LLC
Champion: Dylan Chinofsky-Ivy Hill TEC
Reserve: Holly Wiener-Ivy Hill TEC

The Stephanie Bennett Perpetual Trophy

Winner of the advanced division
Sponsored by Dr. Stephanie Bennett
Presented by Dr. Bennett and John Elduff
Champion: Cecelia Kress-Freedom Hills TRA
Reserve: Emily Estilow-Pegasus TRA

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