Devon, PA. – May 20, 2020 – One of the most iconic dressage competitions in the United States, Dressage at Devon, has announced its cancellation of their 2020 event. Set to take place September 22-27 at the historic Devon Horse Show Grounds, the show features an extensive breed show as well a CDI with a World Cup qualifier.
Read the statement released by Dressage at Devon’s President and CEO Lori Kaminski:
It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors of Dressage at Devon has cancelled the 2020 competition. This was a difficult decision but the uncertainty of the time has made it necessary to ensure the safety of our competitors, vendors, sponsors, spectators and our wonderful volunteers.
Operating an international competition at a venue such as Devon is a large undertaking. Our team has worked diligently to review the equestrian governing bodies’ requirements to hold a competition, as well as federal, state and local regulations. It became clear that holding the competition this September, while ensuring everyone’s safety, is not realistic.
Additionally, the uncertainty of the environment has had a significant impact on our suppliers, vendors, competitors, volunteers and sponsors, making it difficult for them to plan and commit their resources and their support which is crucial to the success our show.
But there is good news! We are very pleased to welcome our new Board members – Christina Morin Graham, Maureen “Mo” Swanson, JJ Tate and Karen Ramsing-Bixler, each of whom brings a unique set of skills and who will add energy, expertise and commitment to our efforts to make the 2021 show truly special.