The Dressage at Devon Breed Division is both a USDF Breeders Championship Series Qualifier and East Coast Final. Three days of competition features foals, young horses, and mature breeding stock from all breeds competing for a championship spot in the USDFBCS East Coast Final. Additionally, one day is dedicated to Individual Breed Classes where horses of the same breed compete against each other, and the DAD Pony Division, sponsored by Moore’s Furniture.
Special Note to Competitors: In response to USEF recommendations related to the ongoing Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak in California, Dressage at Devon will not permit entries from USDA confirmed VS-affected states (currently CA). * USEF definition of horse from VS-affected state: A horse is considered originating from a VS-affected state if the horse has resided in a USDA-confirmed VS-affected state or been in a USDA-confirmed VS-affected state within 14 days prior to entry onto competition grounds. Currently California is considered to be the only VS-affected state.
Photo: 2023 Grand Champion USDF Dressage sport horse prospect Love Dance (Mare by Vitalis x Furst Romancier, Owned By Iron Springs Farm, Inc. Bred by Jurgen Fetzer )
Forms and Information
Novice Handler Training Award sponsored by Canaan Ranch
Canaan Ranch’s owner Melanie Pai with Santacruz Dressage is offering a 1 week training session with King Santacruz at Canaan Ranch in Wellington Florida to one lucky novice handler. This will be used at a mutually agreed time period in 2023-2024.
This package will include daily handling lessons with King Santacruz in Wellington for 1 week, paid accommodations for the stay and round trip plane ticket in the continental USA. Transportation to and from the airport will be provided. This award is to be given to a deserving handler who is just starting out and who demonstrates potential in handling skills. The handler must be present at the 2023 Dressage at Devon Breed Show and must handle at least one horse in a breed show class.
Determination of the winner will be made by guest judges and Melanie Pai at the show. The winner will be informed sometime during the breed show.
The list includes handlers who plan to be at the show and available to show your horses in hand for the breed divisions.
Dressage at Devon is providing this information to assist competitors who wish to engage a person for handling their horse in the show ring. Dressage at Devon does not specifically endorse anyone on this list.
Names with asterix indicates a Handler who is willing to mentor novice handlers and share their handling experience at the show.
If you are interested in becoming a handler at Dressage at Devon please email Mo Swanson or call her at 610-703-8268.
USA Breeder's Awards
Born in the USA is the only awards program of its kind in the country. It was developed to recognize and reward the achievements of sport horse breeders in the United States.
Eligibility – Open to horses and ponies of any breed who are conceived and foaled in the USA.
The overwhelming generosity of the sponsors has made it possible to award over $80,000 in prize money since the program began in 2003.
Sport Horse breed shows on the East Coast have joined in and in 2010 Born in the USA Breeders Awards were presented at shows from New York to Kentucky.
To download a copy of the BITUSA Sponsors Package, please click here.
To download a copy of the BITUSA Participating Event Agreement, please click here.