Young Equestrians Turn Up in Bizarre Outfits With Their Dressed-Up Ponies at Devon Horse Show

Published 05/29/2023, 5:06 PM EDT

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The Devon Horse Show, the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States, continues to captivate audiences with its timeless charm. It has been enchanting people in Pennsylvania since 1896. From Thursday, May 25, 2023, through Sunday, June 4, 2023, Brass Ring at Devon beckons as one of the highly anticipated and cherished horse shows.

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Amidst the exhilarating displays of equestrian prowess, it is the young riders and their fancy ponies who stole the spotlight this year. Beyond the bold fashion choices, the young riders at the Devon Horse Show embody a spirit of fearlessness and confidence.

Imaginative costumes and equestrian excellence shine at Devon

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The official US Equestrian TikTok page recently shared this delightful eight-second clip with Snoop Dog’s rap in the background. The video features kids in imaginative costumes riding their ponies at the Devon Horse Show. From “Mr. Potato Head” to “Princess Peach,” these young equestrians embraced their favorite characters, creating a spectacle that earned them the title of “Coolest kids on the block.”

Recognized as the prestigious “Horse Show of the Year” by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2019, it continues to make waves in the equestrian world. For over a century, The Devon Country Fair has played a vital role as a charitable fundraiser since its establishment in 1919. Dedicated to supporting Bryn Mawr Hospital, this beloved event has also delighted families with a wide range of enjoyable activities tailored for all ages. 

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Devon Horse Show: Equestrian thrills, family fun, and charitable support

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Looking to experience the excitement of the Devon Horse Show? Philadelphia Magazine reveals that you have multiple options to choose from. For a single-day visit, admission is priced at $20 for adults, with discounted rates of $10 for children under 5 and seniors. Alternatively, you can immerse yourself in the entire 11-day extravaganza by purchasing a general-admission pass for $100. However, certain special events, such as the highly anticipated Grand Prix on June 1st and the stylish Ladies Day hat contest and luncheon on May 31st, require separate tickets. Additionally, reserved seating also necessitates an extra ticket.

Beyond the thrilling horse show, the Devon Horse Show is a gathering of top equestrians from diverse disciplines, showcasing their skills in jumpers, equitation, hunters, etc. Adding to the excitement, Devon also hosts a lively Midway at the Country Fair. Attendees can enjoy classic rides like the Ferris wheel, and spinning teacups, as well as engage in spirited carnival games offering fantastic prizes.

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This year’s event is set to be even more family-friendly, with two dedicated Family Days on May 25th and May 30th. Situated at 23 Dorset Road in Devon, the Devon Horse Show grounds provide a convenient and easily accessible location for all attendees.

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