Several hundred people packed the West Vincent Township Building on Monday night to protest the recent condemnation of the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Association.

Supervisor Clare Quinn told the crowd that the supervisors had decided to rescind the plan to seize the association's 33-acre parcel at Routes 100 and 401, the site of numerous horse shows and other events for 68 years. Quinn said that action would occur at a nearby firehouse so that the crowd could be accommodated.

The supervisors had said eminent domain was needed to acquire the land for a public park; however, the decision was sharply criticized by township residents, area equestrians, and politicians, including State Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D., Chester) and Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello. - Kathleen Brady Shea