DEVON —Fall at Devon means dressage, but unlike the spring horse show which includes a country fair, dressage doesn’t always appeal to youngsters. Dressage at Devon, is out to change that.

For the third year, Dressage at Devon is holding Dressage Explorers, a day of programs and events to appeal to children.

Activities include a Make and Take Stick Horse contest. The show will supply the ‘stick horse' and gear, you take your steed down the center line of the Dixon Oval with professional judges and announcers judging your moves.

A selfie scavenger hunt will allow kids to play detective as they search the show grounds for secret locations. When they find the spots they take a selfie, collect all five then head over to the souvenir shop for a free show prize.

There will be a special exhibition by regional first responders as well as demonstrations of excellence in horsemanship.

Dressage Explorers day will be held on the final Sunday of the show and coincides with FEI Young Rider Freestyle for riders ages 16-25. To encourage audience members to learn more about each performance, reduced cost headset rentals ($10) are available to all participants . The over-ear style personal receiver allows you to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage.

 Dressage at Devon will include a Fall Festival, featuring great food and shopping that appeals to the whole family. Boutique-style shops will offer jewelry, art, clothing and saddles.

Dressage at Devon was founded in 1975 and combines world-class dressage competition and the world’s largest open breed show with the international Fall Festival show. The six-day event runs from September 25-30 For more information, please visit www.dressageatdevon.org

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