Devon, PA – April 27, 2016 – Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Devon, PA, the Brandywine Horse Shows will return later this summer. Presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS), the horse show will again take place on the distinguished Devon Show Grounds.
This sought after horse show will kick off on June 28and run until July 3, with the second week running July 5-10. The 2016 U.S. East Coast Junior Hunter National Championships will also be held at Brandywine July 11-12, and will be the show’s third year hosting the finals as well as the Hunterdon Cup.
Brandywine is also excited to announce the presentation of the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby as well as two $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The USHJA International Hunter Derby is set to take place during week one on Sunday, July 3. The National Hunter Derby will be held on both week one and two, first on Saturday July 2, and again on Saturday July 9. The $5,000 Brandywine Young Working Hunter Stake will also be offered, taking place on week two.
Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) has been a long time supporter of the show series. This year, THIS will be the sponsor of the National Children’s Medal class. During the competition, over $100,000 in prize money will be given out to all ages from professionals to young riders.
Other feature classes include PHSA Low Adult/Children’s Derby, as well as pre-green hunter classes such as the $500 Pre-Green Working Hunter 3’ and 3’3’’ and the $1,000 Pre-Green incentive stake. The $2,700 Performance Hunter will return to Brandywine, and also Adult Amateur and Small and Large Junior Hunter sections.
Jumper competitors have seen a lot of growth at Brandywine over the years, and this year is no exception. The $5,000 and $3,500 Junior/Amateur-Owner Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic returns, and also the WIHS/NAL Child/Adult Jumpers. Leadline, hunter breeding, and grooms classes will also take place this year.
The beneficiaries for this year’s show are the Chester County Food Bank and the Making a Dream Grant within the USHJA Foundation Programs. The Chester County Food Bank feeds over 70,000 local households and distributes over 2 million pounds of food per year. The Making a Dream Grant was created to provide opportunities for talented hunter/jumper riders that face physical, mental, emotional challenges or have limited resources. Both beneficiaries will hold a special presence at the horse show.
Brandywine Horse Shows Fast Facts
The mission of our show is to provide ‘AA’ quality competition that benefits other non-profit organizations. The opportunity to include the Chester County Food Bank and The Making a Dream Grant as beneficiaries ties directly to that goal.
Geoff Teall– Horse Show Manager –(561) 346-4488 email@example.com
Skip Bailey-Horse Show Manager- (561) 315-0707 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Burger – Sponsor Relations – (716) 830-8544
Cindy Bozan – Show Secretary – (859) 608-3709 email@example.com
Rebecca Walton– Marketing & Press – firstname.lastname@example.org