Devon’s Gold Ring gets a new name

The Gold Ring, the second ring at the Devon Horse Show grounds, now will be called the Wheeler Ring in honor of Kenny Wheeler and his late wife, Sallie Wheeler. Kenny is known for his many victories in the breeding classes at Devon, as well as a long career as a hunter trainer. Sallie was a great philanthropist and chairman of the National Horse Show, also playing a big role in many shows and equestrian governance. Both were very much involved in Devon over the decades.

Kenny and members of the Wheeler family took part in the naming ceremony in Devon’s Dixon Oval, along with the Budweiser Clydesdales. (Sallie was a member of the Busch family, as in Anheuser-Busch brewing. Budweiser was its most famous brand.)

The Budweiser Clydesdales and members of the Wheeler family were on hand for the Gold Ring renaming ceremony at the Devon Horse Show, held in the Dixon Oval. Photo by Brenda Carpenter Photography

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