Preview Equine Affaire in Massachusetts and make plans to visit today!
Horse lovers, prepare to be inspired at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts! As North America’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering, there’s no better place to elevate your equestrian experience. Join tens of thousands of fellow equine enthusiasts at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on November 10-13, 2022, for clinics, shopping, competitions, activities, evening entertainment, and more! Tickets for Equine Affaire and its evening musical show, Fantasia, go on sale July 6 via equineaffaire.com.
Equine Affaire is an exciting and affordable daytime horse exposition filled with fun activities suitable for kids, families, and equestrians and horseback riders of all ages. Adult tickets are $18 per day or $55 for a four-day pass (savings of $17!); children’s tickets are $10 per day for ages 7-10; and children six and under get in for free. Hours are from 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission includes entry to the largest equine-related trade show in the east; numerous theme pavilions, exhibits, and special activities; multiple horse competitions; and all horse clinics, seminars, and demonstrations.
No day at Equine Affaire is complete without spending the evening at Fantasia, Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse! Sponsored by Absorbine®, Fantasia takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. A musical extravaganza boasting a variety of performances by elite equestrian and equine performers, this year’s show will include bareback vaulting, drill team routines, reining, fast-paced driving, an exciting performance featuring Icelandic horses, and much more! Separate tickets are required for Fantasia. Ticket prices range from $14 to $25 and will be available online at equineaffaire.com, starting on July 6. With just three performances and limited seating, tickets for Fantasia sell out fast, so purchase yours today! Please note the Eastern States Exposition charges for parking.
Equine Affaire’s educational program is second to none, featuring tons of educational horse clinics, sessions, and demonstrations. This fall, enjoy learning from general horsemanship clinicians such as Jonathan Field, Pat Parelli, Steve Lantvit, Lorie Duff, and Scott Purdum. There are also a host of discipline-specific clinicians slated to present, including Gina Miles (eventing), Nona Garson (hunter/jumper), Jane Karol (dressage), Steve Lantvit (ranch horse), Chad Crider (barrel racing), Sterling Graburn (driving), Leslie Lopardo (western dressage), Michael Gascon (easy gaited horses), Karen Black (reined cow horse), Sally Batton (varsity equestrian athletes and Equicize), Ty Evans (mules), Carrie Brandt (Icelandics), Caleb Carinci-Asch (lunging), Joyleen Seymour (mounted games), Copper Hill Vaulting Team (vaulting), Canadian Cowgirls (drill teams), and others. Many more clinicians will be announced in the months to come, so stay tuned to our social media channels (FB/IG/Twitter: @equineaffaire) for announcements!
Looking for even more reasons to attend Equine Affaire? Plan to shop and play at the trade show, which features hundreds of vendors spread out across five buildings, and look for all your favorite tack shops, supplement suppliers, trailer vendors, apparel stores, book shops, and more. Browse for bargains or drop off your gently used horse-related items to sell at the Marketplace Consignment Shop. Are you new to horses? Visit the Equine Fundamentals Forum, a special corner of our event dedicated to new horse owners and kids, to learn all about the basics of horsemanship and horse husbandry! Eager for a hands-on experience with horses? Check out the Breed Pavilion where you can meet and greet with a variety of different breeds of horses in-person and “in-horse,” including Friesians, Marsh Tackies, American Quarter Horses, Icelandic horses, and many others. Network with equine professionals, chat with equine service providers, and browse horses for sale or adoption in the Horse & Farm Exhibits! Horses for sale and adoptable horses will also be showcased in special “sale horse spotlights” throughout the event. Finally, cheer on your favorite horses and riders in the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition and other fun competitions that will be announced soon!
Ready to plan your pilgrimage to Massachusetts? Visit equineaffaire.com to stay apprised of all the latest news (remember to select the “Massachusetts” event) and to find a list of our host hotels. Reservations should be made in advance. Make sure to mention “Equine Affaire” when you make your reservation to get a special discounted rate!
Equine Affaire gratefully acknowledges its sponsors: Absorbine, Farnam, US Equestrian, GGT Footing, Horizon Structures, and Nutrena. To learn more about our event, visit our website (www.equineaffaire.com), follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @equineaffaire, or call our office at (740) 845-0085, 9:00am-5:00pm EST (M-F). We’ll see you at Equine Affaire!
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