Devon, Pennsylvania, USA. – June 16, 2020 – The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (DHSCF) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Devon Fall Classic, which was to be held September 10-13, 2020. The Devon Fall Classic is a 4-day jumping competition and fall festival held on the historic DHSCF grounds. The annual event benefits the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Foundation.
Wayne W. Grafton, DHSCF Chairman and CEO, explained that the decision to cancel was made based upon “the lack of regulatory guidelines within an adequate time frame in order to plan and execute the event.”
Grafton added that the organization “is very disappointed given the cancellation of the May DHSCF, but we are focused on the safety and well-being of our competitors, volunteers and spectators, as well as the overall community. We are putting all our efforts into planning the 125th Anniversary Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, to be held May 27-June 6, 2021.”
The Devon Fall Classic is expected to return in September 2021. For more information, please visit www.devonhorseshow.net.
About the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair:
Started in 1896, and currently celebrating its upcoming 125th anniversary in 2021, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws in top competitors from around the world. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community. The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and special entertainment events.
Source: Press release by Rebecca Walton for Devon Horse Show & Country Fair
Photo: © Devon Horse Show & Country Fair