August 2015 | Dressage at Devon Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Classes, Amateur Division
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Dressage at Devon Celebrates 40th Anniversary
with New Classes, Amateur Division

August 2015

Breaking Dawn

The 2015 40th Anniversary Dressage at Devon show will take place from September 29 – October 4 at the historic Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon, PA. To celebrate, DAD has introduced new classes, increased its prize money and is proud to feature Lipizzan stallions in a special exhibition.

New Classes
DAD has partnered with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) to launch a youth dressage sport horse seminar created to familiarize the younger generation with the dressage sport horse industry.  The seminar will be held over two days, September 28-29 at Dressage at Devon, and will consist of classroom and practical handling sessions, along with the opportunity to observe competition classes and practice judging.  Information regarding this class can be found on the Dressage at Devon website (

DAD will also offer an FEI Amateur Division which will include FEI Prix St. Georges and FEI Intermediate I classes. Sunday afternoon, DAD will offer a National level FEI Test of Choice. This class is not part of the CDI. Horses entered in CDI-Am classes must follow the same procedures applied to open CDIs and are required to undergo a veterinary check and be stabled in restricted-access CDI stalls.

And DAD has added a new mule class in the breed show!

From Hanovarians to Lipizzans -  The Breed Showv

The DAD Breed Division is the largest open breed show in the world, attracting top breeders from coast to coast. The more than 60 classes feature more than 20 specific breed classes – including a new mule class!

One of the most popular classes, unique to Dressage at Devon, is the Born in the USA Breeder’s Award, which recognizes the achievements of sport-horse breeders in the United States.  In addition classes include the United States Dressage Federation Breeder’s Championship (USDFBC) sponsored by the Great American Insurance Group.  Plus exhibitors across the nation compete at qualifying events for the champion and reserve-champion foal, filly, colt/gelding, mare and stallion.

Follow the Foal
Each year, Dressage at Devon selects a foal to follow on its path to the Breed Show at DAD. This year, we are following Toschufro TT (Totalis  x Baguette x Don Schufro), an inquisitive, leggy, dark bay colt, born on January 1, 2015.

Toschufro TT and his half brother, Don Rubinstein (Rubinstein I x Baguette ) born 2/21/2015 spent the first months of their lives at Buttonwood Farm and on May 2, the colts and their surrogate moms, Opal and Gem, were brought to their new farm, Schockemohle Station, in New York.

We look forward to seeing Toschufro and hundreds of other foals at Dressage at Devon. 

Performance Division: Not to be Missed September 24 - 28

The Performance Division begins Thursday, October 1 and runs through Sunday, October 4. The Musical Freestyle is Saturday night but be sure not to miss the Grand Prix Qualifier for the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle on Friday night. And on Sunday, don’t miss the younger generation in the FEI Junior Freestyle, the Young Rider Freestyle, the Grand Prix Freestyle, the Grand Prix Special and the Intermediaire Freestyle.

Dressage with the Experts
Enhance your Dressage at Devon experience with Dressage with the Experts. This over-ear style personal receiver allows anyone to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage – appropriate for those new to dressage as well as professionals. Listen as they comment and give personal opinion and insight into the horse and rider during their performances. For only $35 (pre-ordered) or $40 on the day of the show, you get a behind the scenes perspective exclusive only to those with a radio. More info or pre-purchase can be found at

Classes with expert commentary include:
Grand Prix B Qualifier for Grand Prix Special (Friday)
Grand Prix Freestyle (Saturday evening)
Intermediare I  (Saturday)
Young Rider Freestyle (Sunday)
Grand Prix Special (Sunday)

To reserve your Dressage with the Experts receiver, visit, click on Dressage with the Experts under the Spectator tab.

From Fine Dining to Burgers and Fries
Volunteers have been working hard tweaking the menus to ensure that Dressage at Devon’s reputation for great food, for all tastes, continues. We are pleased to announce that the ever-popular, Brandywine Catering is back this year, serving salads, sandwiches, soups, as well as full dinner selections each day. Come hungry!

Fall Festival Shops
The International Fall Festival Shops includes boutique items for both equestrians as well as those who admire horses from the stands.  From jewelry, handbags and clothing to the best in tack and, of course, items that just didn’t get packed into the trailer! And don’t forget to stop by the Dressage at Devon souvenir shop to take home Dressage at Devon memories – from t-shirts to boutique quality vests and jackets to the ever-important rain gear. Home items such as glasses, plates, frames, and mugs will bring back Dressage at Devon memories all year round.

Dressage at Devon sponsorships are still available. For more information about sponsorship, please visit or contact Kathy Dress at

Dressage at Devon 2015 will take place September 29 through October 4 at the Devon Horse Show Grounds, located on US Route 30 in Devon, PA.