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PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
September 2015
Page 11
Elizabeth Traband, of Centre
Hall, PA is the 2015 winner of
the $1,000 United States Eques-
trian Federation Junior Hunter
Finals competitor grant. Tra-
band competed at the US Junior
Hunter Championships East
Coast in the 3'3" Junior Hunter
division with her own horse,
Huh.
The grant is awarded annual-
ly to the applicant who constructs
the best essay detailing how his/
her competitive experience has
affected him/her, and what it
would mean to be awarded the
grant. The winner is selected by
USEF staff members, who were
impressed with lines from Tra-
band's essay.
"When I reflect back on my
world, I see so many positive
effects from my time spent with
horses," Traband wrote. "It's
made me believe in my dreams
and embrace the perseverance it
takes to make them come true. I
have learned responsibility, focus,
commitment, and the benefit of
hard work, which carries over in
everything you do."
Traband
Essay Wins
USEF Grant
Devon Horse Show Grounds
to Get Historical Marker
Arrangements have been
finalized for the installation and
dedication of a Pennsylvania
historical marker honoring the
Devon Horse Show. The Penn-
sylvania Historical and Museum
Commission (PHMC) will raise
the marker during a dedication
ceremony on Tuesday, October
27, at 2 p.m. The ceremony will
be held at 105 East Lancaster
Avenue, Devon, PA.
With this historical marker,
the Devon Horse Show will join
other notable equestrian venues
and events that have already
received historical markers,
including Churchill Downs,
Morven Park, and the Cleveland
Grand Prix.
Main Line real estate com-
pany, Eadeh Enterprises, has
granted the PHMC permission
to install the roadside marker
directly across the street from
the show grounds on the same
property as the original Devon
Stables. Significantly, the stables
were constructed in 1895 to
support the polo grounds, and it
was on these grounds that the first
Devon Horse Show was held one
year later. The Devon Preser-
vation Alliance has arranged
for the payment of all expenses
associated with the manufacture
and dedication of the marker. The
final text for the marker will be
revealed during the October 27th
dedication ceremony.
In September of 2014, at the
request of Devon Horse Show
and Country Fair leadership,
local historian and member of
the history-focused “Rediscov-
ering Devon” Committee J.
Michael Morrison undertook the
task of nominating the Devon
Horse Show and Country Fair
for a marker honoring the annual
event. A press release from the
PHMC in March of this year
announced that the nomination
for the Pennsylvania Historical
Marker had been approved.
The PHMC administers a
program of historical markers
intended to recognize memora-
ble people, places, events, and
innovations that have affected
the lives of Pennsylvanians over
the centuries since William Penn
founded his Commonwealth.
More than 2,000 cast aluminum
markers located statewide tell the
important and interesting stories
that are part of the history of
Pennsylvania.
Nominations for historical
markers may be submitted by
any person or organization for
consideration by the PMHC. New
markers are approved and ded-
icated each year. Most markers
are dedicated in public events
featuring public officials, local
historians, community representa-
tives, and other interested parties.
Each dedication presents an
opportunity for Pennsylvanians
to celebrate and better understand
their heritage.
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