After the cancellation of the 2020 Devon Horse Show due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re pleased to see the historic show make its return this May – and the prize list indicates that the $50,000 Arena Eventing will also be returning this year. The 2021 Devon Horse Show is scheduled for May 27 through June 4, 2021, with the Arena Eventing occurring on Sunday, May 30 at 7 p.m. EST. Entries for the Arena Eventing, which will distribute $50,000 in prize money through 12th place, are now open and will close on Monday, May 17.
With a twisting track designed by Capt. Mark Phillips and with Sally Ike serving as Technical Delegate, the condensed format version of cross country jumping is sure to thrill onlookers accustomed to traditional hunter and show jumper courses.
Arena Eventing was first introduced at Devon Horse Show in 2017, with Sara Kozumplik Murphy taking home the inaugural win aboard Rubens d’Ysieux. Chris Talley and Sandro’s Star won the event in 2018, followed by Boyd Martin and Contestor in 2019. Who will the 2021 champion be? Stay tuned for entries as the event draws closer.
Riders interested in submitting an entry can find information here. The event will be classified as Intermediate Level/Arena Eventing, so riders can consult the USEF Rules for Eventing, Annex 3 for qualification information.
Want to relive the action from Devon? Check out this helmet cam ride from Doug Payne and Flamount’s Mischief, who finished fifth here in 2017:
Go (arena) eventing!