Laura Chapot to Defend Grand Prix Title at 2nd Annual Devon Fall Classic
RELEASE: August 22, 2013
- Following a hugely successful and popular inauguration last year, the Devon Fall Classic, featuring an all-jumper show with boutique shopping, music, delicious food and rides and games, will be held Sept. 12-15 at the Devon show grounds on Route 30.
Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., who won the $25,000 Devon Fall Classic Grand Prix last year on Umberto and also placed third on Zealous, is bringing both back this year in defense of her title.
In addition, Chapot also has Shooting Star and Quointreau un Prince as possible entries for the Saturday evening class, which last year drew a huge, standing room only crowd of enthusiastic spectators.
The Devon Fall Classic has added an Open Speed Stake Friday evening, and Chapot is bringing her speedy Bradberry for that class.
At the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in May, Bradberry won the $10,000 Open Hit and Hurry speed class for the fourth consecutive year, so he is bound to be the favorite Friday evening at the Fall Classic.
The Fall Classic is an all-jumper show, with classes for open, young, children’s, adult amateur and pony jumpers, but it is much, much more than a horse show.
What A Good Dog is putting on a Top Dog Contest at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with prizes for the Best Costume and a Talent competition.
There will be Pony Rides on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
But it was the festivities in the Fall Festival area adjacent to the Dixon Oval that made for such enthusiastic approval during the Fall Classic’s first year.
And these festivities will be bigger and better than ever this year.
Numerous bands, ranging from acoustic to country and rock, will perform Thursday evening until 9 p.m. and Friday evening from 6 to 11, live on the Sycamore Stage.