April of 1896 a dozen local gentlemen discussed the need of better horses for their vehicles. May 22 a meeting was called by the gentlemen inviting their friends and neighbors to “effect an organization for the purpose of holding a Horse Show at Devon”. Less than two months later the first Devon Horse Show was held! The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair continues its remarkable success and growth. Over 2000 volunteers sell and serve and plan and work for the Show and its beneficiary the Bryn Mawr Hospital. They are what keep Devon so vibrant with energy yet rich in history.