August 28, 2009 — Dressage at Devon, one of the most prestigious dressage and sport horse breeding shows in North America, now offers online ticket sales for general admission, reserved seating and special events like the Forum with George Williams. With more than $50,000 in prize money and awards over six days of competition, the event features world-class horses and riders, shopping and fun for the entire family. This year’s show will be held September 22-27, 2009, at the historic Devon Horse Show Grounds in Pennsylvania.
“We are excited to offer online ticket sales this year,” says Lori Kaminski, President and CEO of Dressage at Devon. “Our goal is to always improve the event and hopefully this new feature will streamline the ticketing process for our visitors.” Visitors are treated to great competitors, which have included Olympians Carol Lavell, Lars Petersen, Ashley Holzer, Robert Dover and others. However, it is more than big-name riders and horses that attract 35,000 spectators each year. The Festival Area shops with equestrian-themed shopping, educational programs and activities like the Ladies Hat Contest make Dressage at Devon a must-do.
Three days of sport horse breeding classes showcase horses of all breeds, from Thoroughbred and Oldenburg to Gypsy Vanners and Friesians. Winners at the breed show have gone on to the Olympics, the World Championships and the World Cup Finals. Three days of performance classes are highlighted by the Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday night, in which horses and riders dance to music as diverse as the Beatles and Mozart.
Attendees will notice the improvements that have been made to the showgrounds this year. Updates to the stabling, hospitality center and more have been completed with additional renovations scheduled for the coming year.
For more information on Dressage at Devon, visit www.dressageatdevon.org. Dressage Today is the official magazine of the 2009 event.