There’s something for everyone at Dressage at Devon, new events, new activities and more.
Calling women, men and families for the extra special “Hat Day” on Friday evening. Join us for the Diamonds, Denim and Dressage cocktail party, learn from the experts Saturday morning in the picnic area and bring the kids for Dressage Explorers. There’s much, much more
Anytime, visit the NEW Silent Auction
From Tuesday morning through Saturday night. More than 50 items will be on display for the new Silent Auction. Featured is an original oil painting by local artist, William Ewing, in a custom frame hand carved by his wife Mary! Come see this equestrian themed masterpiece for yourself!
Then take advantage of the breaks to visit the more than 50 vendors offering something for everyone, equestrian and non-equestrian alike. From tack to clothing, art and olive oil, jewelry and more. And don't forget to visit the DaD gift shop and pick up a poster or t–shirt with Bill Ewing's art!
On Wednesday night, you can meet Jonathan Clark of Select Breeding Services in the picnic area. His topic will be "Breeding with frozen semen.....What you should know" So bring your questions!
On Thursday evening, be a part of Remember Me Thursday as the entire world will shares the importance of pet adoption, and shines a light on the orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2017, people using #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 330 million people on social media
On Friday evening, at 6 pm (note new time), guest judges will award great prizes to not only the best Ladies Hat award, but the Best Dressed Man and Best Dressed Family. The theme is Country Chic!
The contest is followed at 6:30 by Diamonds, Denim and Dressage Cocktail party and fundraiser. Live music, tasty food and great company. To purchase tickets, visit http://DressageatDevon.org/CocktailReception (note: url is case sensitive)
On Saturday morning, take a couple of graduate courses in horse business and management. Meet us in the Pub area at 10:30.
10:30 - Nancy L. Williams. Esq., Kleinbard LLC. Mr Ed Goes to Law School!
11:30 - Gene Freeze from County Saddlery - Learn to become your own saddle fitter! (note change from previous schedule)
12:30 - Sue Destefano - 3 Sure Fire Skills for “Refinement in Your Riding!”
Bring the family on Sunday. The kids will love Dressage Explorers, taking place Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. And if you have leashed (no retractable leashes), well-socialized pets for the Blessing of the Animals in the Dixon Oval.
Kids can make their own stick horse (we supply the horses and decorations) and then ride down the Centerline of the Dixon Oval then listen to Jessica Fay, assistant trainer for Hilltop, as she tells the stories of the "unconventional" horses she has ridden and trained in her career. Be a part of the Selfie Scavenger, meet the Princess and the Unicorn (better know as Markey for drinks and cookies, test your luck with Lucky Lump – pick through the shavings to get your prize.
Plus, we are very excited to welcome Lendon Gray, founder of Dressage4Kids who will join the Explorers in the afternoon to watch top junior rider classes and answer questions about the rides, the riders and the horses, helping Explorers understand what goes into a winning ride.
Please meet at the Dressage Explorers Tent (across from the Secretary's office) right after the 10 am Blessing of the Animals.