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Devon in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Devon Horse Show

 
 
Devon Horse Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 13, 2015
1. Devon Horse Show Marker
Inscription.
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
Devon Horse Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 13, 2015
2. Devon Horse Show Marker
The roofs to the right of the roadway are the northern edge of the Devon Horse Show Grounds which comprise quite a large area
(approx. 2.2 miles away); 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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Placing of the Devon Horse Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Main Line Media
3. Placing of the Devon Horse Show Marker
Meg Wiederseim, Sarah Coxe Lang, Francis Jacobs, John Senior and Mike Morrison under the newly placed historical marker honoring The Devon Horse Show
Devon Horse Show Complex image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Devon Horse Show Complex
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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