Devon, PA – Sept. 24, 2023 – Dressage at Devon is thrilled to welcome a new group of loyal DaD supporters to the breed show this year as a new kind of sponsor. Ten breeders have gathered together to form the inaugural “Best in Breed Conservation Group.” Exclusively offering funds to the breed show this year and in years to come, the group was founded by Melanie Pai to help preserve and expand the historic event.

Dressage at Devon would like to thank the 2023 group’s founding members: Melanie Pai, Jim Welsh, Anne Sparks, Lauren Dearlove, Melanie Peterson Ramey, Terry Smith, Janet Rae, Stacy Brass, Klaus Schengber, and Judy Yancey.

The founding breeders of the group have been avid Dressage at Devon competitors, most for decades. Dressage at Devon gave them a place to take their elite breeding stock and helped to place each of the prominent breeding programs on the map. The Best in Breed Conservation Group plans to perpetually give back to the show that has given the greater dressage breeding community in North America so much for so many years.

Learn more about the Best in Breed Conservation Group here.