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Eastern States Exposition, Equine Affaire
November 10 - November 13
Great Horses and Great People. So Much to Do . . . and Four Days to Do It In!
Equine Affaire is all about opportunities! Learn from and mingle with many of the foremost trainers, coaches, competitors, judges, and experts in the horse industry. Take a break from online shopping to see, touch, try on, and experience a wealth of equine and equestrian products in the largest horse-related trade shows in the nation. Meet and appreciate dozens of breeds of horses from around the world. Buy a horse—or sell one. Discover the right stallion for your mare or the ideal boarding, training, or breeding facility for you and your horse. Experience the excitement of the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition (Equine Affaire’s ultimate test of horsemanship) and the drama of the Fantasia (Equine Affaire’s signature musical celebration of the horse.) Interface with all facets of the horse industry while sharing your passion for horses with friends, family, and fellow horse people.
We invite you to take the opportunity to immerse yourself in “all things equine” for four incredible days in November.
EXPERIENCE the FANTASIA: Equine Affaire’s magical and musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia, will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the coliseum. The Fantasia will take you on a journey with spectacular performances by some of the foremost equine and equestrian entertainers in the country ranging from a taste of the wild west to the elegance and grace of Spanish garrocha, daring acrobatics, mesmerizing horses at liberty, precision drill teams, comedy, and much more.
Clinics, Seminars & Demonstrations: Enjoy an amazing program of more than 150 sessions including clinics on a wide variety of equestrian disciplines in three arenas presented by leading coaches, competitors, and trainers. Soak up a wealth of advice from industry experts on sessions covering the gamut of horse training, horse management, and equestrian subjects at the Demo Ring and the Seminar Stage. Whether you ride English or western, prefer the show arena or the trail, you’ll find a clinic at Equine Affaire to fit your discipline and riding interests. Through Equine Affaire’s Ride With The Best program you can receive individual instruction from – or have your horse trained by – one of the nations’ foremost horsemen and women for a very affordable clinic fee that includes stabling and event admission.
Breed and Horse & Farm Exhibits: Learn about dozens of horse breeds from North America, Europe, and beyond at the Breed Pavilion and the Horse & Farm Exhibits. Representatives of horse, pony, and color associations and registries will be on hand to answer your questions about their breeds and registries. Equines from ponies to drafts and from stock horses to sport horses will be on exhibit, with many hosting breed demonstrations. The Horse & Farm Exhibits will also showcase a vast number of stallions, breeding farms, training facilities, and horse facilities.
SHOP: one of North America’s largest equine-related trade shows with 350+ exhibitors. From jewelry to tack to equestrian apparel, trailers, farm equipment, and so much more, we know you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Visit www.equineaffaire.com for continuously-updated information about the event as well as tips for making the most of your trip to the show.
Grab some of your favorite Big E bites during Equine Affaire including Billie’s Baked Potato, Butcher Boys, Calabrese Market, Soulfully Vegan, and so many more!
Open Thurs. – Sat. 9am-7pm and Sun., 9am-5pm
Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, Coliseum
December 2 - December 24