YOU’RE INVITED TO THE PREMIER EQUESTRIAN EVENT OF THE YEAR:
Make plans to visit Equine Affaire in Massachusetts!SPRINGFIELD, MA, September 1, 2022 – 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, are on sale now 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 are available online at equineaffaire.com. 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. In addition to these renowned presenters, Equine Affaire is proud to present discipline-specific clinicians including Gina Miles (eventing), Nona Garson (hunter/jumper), Bill Warren (dressage), Sterling Graburn (driving), Jane Karol (dressage), Chad Crider (barrel racing), Leslie Lopardo (Western dressage), Karen Black (reined cow horse), Michael Gascon (easy gaited horses), Sally Batton (The Athletic Equestrian and Equicize), Ty Evans (mules), Carrie Brandt & Laura Benson (Icelandics), Caleb Carinci Asch (lunging), Joyleen Seymour (Mounted Games), the Copper Hill Vaulters (vaulting), and many, many more. With a schedule filled with more than 150 horse clinics, sessions, and demonstrations, all presented by passionate and dedicated equine professionals, there’s something to learn for everyone!
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, Lusitanos, Bashkir Curlies, Icelandic horses, and many others. The Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. Equestrian & Therapeutic Riding Center will be on site to offer equine-assisted therapies and activities for youth, while the Equine Immersion Project will offer similar services geared toward benefiting veterans. 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, sponsored by Nutrena, and the International Liberty Horse Association Freestyle, sponsored by EspanaSILK!
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, Horizon Structures, Nutrena, GGT Footing, and EspanaSILK. 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!