After several weeks of protest, the West Vincent Township supervisors voted Friday to rescind the Nov. 29 condemnation of the grounds of a popular horse show.
Township Manager Jim Wendelgass said that a motion to rescind the condemnation of the 33-acre tract owned by the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Association was introduced, seconded, and approved by all three supervisors, all within 10 minutes. John Jacobs, president of the Horse Show organization, said he "absolutely applauded" the supervisors' action.
The move to seize the parcel owned by the volunteer-run nonprofit, which has hosted a popular Labor Day horse show and other events for 68 years, sparked criticism throughout the region. State Sen. Andrew E. Dinniman (D., Chester) and Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello attended a rally opposing the move, and the fallout cost Township Supervisor Clare Quinn her job as executive director of the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. - Kathleen Brady Shea