What Breeds are the Amateur Owner Hunter Horses at The Devon Horse Show?

Every May, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair brings together some of the top competition around the country. Only accepting the top qualifiers, the competitors are the entries with the most points in their top 15 horse shows through the April 1-April 1 qualifying season.

There is a lot of diversity when it comes to understanding every horse’s breeding backgrounds and bloodlines. While the American Warmbloods do have a strong presence in the hunter ring at many shows, in both the 3’3 and 3’6 Amateur Owner Hunter Divisions at Devon, the horses that come from European backgrounds dominated the class.

Since the hunter divisions are recognized as an American division, buying and adapting a horse from the jumpers in Europe to the hunters upon importing continues to grow in popularity.

Data was acquired from the USEF.org database from each qualifier’s record.

Raw data is available by request to piper@theplaidhorse.com.