When: Thursday through June 5

Where: Lancaster Pike and Dorset Road, Devon

History

1896: The first Devon Horse Show was a one-day event with 30 classes and prize money of $10, $5, and a ribbon.

1919: The country fair was added, and the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair was incorporated. Bryn Mawr Hospital became the beneficiary.

2009: The prize money was $400,990, and 2,500 horses were entered.

2010: The paid attendance was 101,374, and $370,000 was donated to Bryn Mawr Hospital.

From 1919 to 2010: Almost $14 million has been donated to Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Details

There are 45 divisions and 283 classes of competition.

There are 862 permanent stalls on the grounds.

At the 2010 country fair, 43,321 tea sandwiches, 1,600 pounds of fudge and 11,880 hamburgers were sold. Also used were 18,300 pounds of potatoes for fries, 9,600 hot dogs and 1,214 pizzas.

The fair, open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, features boutiques, rides and food. There are contests for hats, dresses, and dogs, and back-barn tours.

2010 Leading Riders

Best Child Rider on a Horse: Samantha Schaefer, Westminster, Md.

Best Child Rider on a Pony: Daisy Farish, Versailles, Ky.

Leading Junior Jumper Rider: Reed Kessler, Armonk, N.Y.

Leading Hunter Rider: Scott Stewart, Flemington, N.J.

Leading Jumper Rider: Laura Chapot, Neshanic Station, N.J.

Special Events

On Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m., there will be a demonstration of border collies herding sheep.

On Saturday at 9 p.m., Radnor Hunt huntsman Joe Cassidy will parade the Hunt's foxhounds just before the Hunt Team class.

On Monday at 8 p.m., Palmer Performance Horses will demonstrate the movements and versatility of their trained quarter horses.

Next Thursday, carriage racing will be held at 6 p.m. It will also be held on at 8:45 p.m. on June 3 and 7:45 p.m. on June 4.

Also next Thursday, the Wells Fargo stagecoach will be on exhibition before the 8 p.m. $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon.

June 4: $50,000 Open Jumper Stakes.

June 5: $25,000 International Hunter Derby.

Contacts

For tickets: advanced sales, 610-688-2554; country fair office: 610-525-2533. General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over. Reserved grandstand tickets are available ranging from $12 to $50 depending on the performance.

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