Devon in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Devon Horse Show
First held in 1896, it is the oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition in the nation. It was declared a US Equestrian Federation Heritage Competition in 2010, the organizationís highest honor. Originally a modest one~day show intended to bring in superior carriage horses for Main Line landowners, it grew into an international event lasting over a week. In 1919 the concurrent Country Fair was added to benefit the Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 2.843′ N, 75° 25.187′ W. Marker is in Devon, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lancaster Avenue (U.S. 30) and South Valley Forge Road, on the right when traveling west on West Lancaster Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Devon PA 19333, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Benjamin Bartholomew (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Baptist Church in the Great Valley (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. David's Church (approx. 2 miles away); Wayne Natatorium (approx. 2.1 miles away); Anthony Wayne's Headquarters, 1777-78 Woodcrest (approx. 2.4 miles away); Valley Forge Hut (approx. 3 miles away); Poorís Brigade (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Devon.
Also see . . .
1. Devon Horse Show ~ Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 18, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Devon Horse Show - Official Website. (Submitted on November 18, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. News Story - Devon gets a marker across from Horse Show Complex. (Submitted on November 18, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
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