NewStyle Digital has released the newly designed website for Dressage at Devon. The newly designed and developed website has a number of customized features that make managing show content, information, and updates a breeze. Besides a drastic cosmetic change to the look, the functions and layouts of the website are specifically designed to be easy to navigate and find important information for exhibitors and competitors from any devices. Quick access to schedules, results, show news, forms, and donations make the website effective at supplying users with the information they need when they need it. One major feature of the website is the Volunteers page, where there is form specific to potential volunteers applying to Dressage at Devon. This form is equipped not only with advanced logic (specific features shown/not shown based upon the selections of previous answers), but the backend of the website allows the staff to export all entries into a very specific excel document, organized in a way to make filtering through applicant information easily and seamlessly.
Beyond advanced features and cosmetically pleasing aesthetics, the website was developed in a manner that eliminates almost all third-part software, resulting in an extremely fast and bug-less software environment.
About Dressage at Devon
For more than 40 years, Dressage at Devon (DAD) has brought top competitors, horses, trainers and judges from across the continent and around the globe together for one of the highest-rated international dressage competition.
DAD opens with the three-day Breed Division, in which horses and ponies from young foals to 5 year old mares and stallions, are judged for movement and conformation. Individual Breed Classes have featured more than 20 breeds, from Appaloosas to Knabstruppers and Dales Ponies. Our show is the USDF Breeders Championships East Coast Series Finals. TheFoal Championships, and the Born in the USA Breeders Awards are among the highlights of the show’s first days.
The four-day Performance Division begins on. Most Dressage at Devon classes are FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) level, including four Grand Prix classes, the level of Olympic competition. Musical freestyle classes are favorites.
History of Dressage at Devon
In 1965, a group of riding enthusiasts got together and formed a club, in response to the question “How come the kids get to have all the fun?” The idea of an adult pony club caught on and the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association or “DVCTA” was born.
The mission of the club is to provide instruction and training for members and to inform and demonstrate dressage to the public. So, in the early 70s, the club put on a successful dressage show at the Willcox’s Tory Hill Farm in Glen Mills, PA. Gaining in popularity, the show moved to The Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA while continuing to search for a permanent home. We credit the late Pat Franco with the idea of moving the show to the Devon Horse Show Grounds and in 1975 Dressage at Devon or “DAD” was born.