|Devon, Pa – April 25, 2017 – Brandywine Horse Shows will return once again this summer for its seventh year running to offer two weeks of exciting hunter, jumper, and equitation competition at the historic Devon Show Grounds. Presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS), it will feature two premiere rated shows, running June 28-July 2 and July 5-9, 2017.
Highlight events of week one, which is recognized by the World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) program, include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, taking place on Sunday, July 2, as well as a Pony Hunter Classic. The second week will host its first USHJA Pony Hunter Derby. Both weeks will run the $5,000 USHJA 3′ National Hunter Derby, on Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, July 8.
Each week caters to a variety of riders’ abilities, ranging from Leadline classes, PHA Medals to Hunter and Jumper Grooms classes and Hunter Breeding classes. During the competition, over $100,000 in prize money will be given out to all ages ranging from professionals to young riders.
New this year, Brandywine is excited to announce its first ever Brandywine Cup Equitation Classic, which will be held each week in addition to Classics for both Juniors and Amateurs.
Other feature classes include PHSA Low Adult/Children’s Derby, as well as Green 3′ and 3’3″ hunter classes such as the $500 Green Working Hunter 3′ and 3’3” and the $1,000 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake. The $2,700 High Performance Hunter division will return to Brandywine, and also Adult Amateur and Small and Large Junior Hunter sections.
For jumper riders, there will be the $14,500 Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers, as well as the WIHS/NAL Child/Adult Jumpers.
The show is proud to benefit the USHJA Foundation’s Horseman’s Assistance Fund and Danny and Ron’s Rescue. The USHJAF Horseman’s Assistance Fund specializes in providing emergency financial support to people, horses, and organizations that require assistance as a result of illness, injury and/or are otherwise incapacitated due to a catastrophic accident or natural disaster. Danny and Ron’s Rescue is dedicated to helping rescue dogs nationally. Both beneficiaries will have a special presence at the horse show.
Entries, which close on May 26 and must be received by June 1, 2017, can either be mailed in or submitted electronically.
Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors and guests can find out more information about the Brandywine Valley Summer Series by visiting www.brandywinehorseshows.com and download the prize list here.