Equine Affaire serves horsepeople and the horse industry nationwide with annual events in Massachusetts and Ohio. Each exposition offers exceptional opportunities to learn, shop, network, and be entertained for horse enthusiasts of all disciplines, breed persuasions, and skill levels.
Unparalleled Educational Programs
Equine Affaire’s legendary educational programs form the cornerstones of the events. Attendees at each event enjoy a “smorgasbord” of clinics, seminars, and demonstrations on a wide variety of equestrian sports and horse training, management, health, and business topics. Equine Affaire’s rosters of presenters include Olympians; World and National Champion riders; Pan Am Games, WEG, and NFR competitors; popular equestrian TV personalities; authors; course designers; judges; veterinarians; professors, and other top industry professionals from throughout the United States and beyond.
Extensive Trade Shows
Equine Affaire’s trade shows are widely-recognized as the “biggest and best” in the horse industry. Each event features hundreds of the nation's leading equine-related retailers, manufacturers, service providers, associations, and organizations offering attendees the opportunity to browse through acres of informative exhibits and equine products and services ranging from tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, and grooming supplies to fencing, stalls, barns, farm equipment, and horse trailers.
Informative Breed Pavilions & Demonstrations
Nearly 50 breeds of horses from North America, Europe, and beyond have been featured in Equine Affaire’s hugely popular Breed Pavilions. National and regional breed associations and color registries exhibit in the Pavilions where their representatives are available to answer questions about their breeds. A rotating cast of equines from miniatures to drafts and from stock horses to sport horses is on exhibit and presented in hand for “up close and personal” evaluation. Breed demonstrations scattered through the clinic schedule in the main arenas enable attendees to appreciate the conformation, characteristics, and aptitudes of horses of different breeds.
Impressive Horse & Farm Exhibits
In the barns at each Equine Affaire there are Horse & Farm Exhibits areas which complement the exhibits and activities in the Breed Pavilions at those events. Event goers network with representatives of individual breeding farms and training stables to further explore breeds of horses, horses for sale, stallions at stud, riding lessons, and training and boarding facilities.
The Equine Fundamentals Forum
If you're new to the horse world or still developing your basic skills as a rider or horse owner, you'll find plenty of useful information at the Equine Fundamentals Forum. The forum features a demo ring where experts who are quite savvy about horses will share their knowledge on a wide range of "fundamental" topics of use to new riders and horse owners of all ages. The forum also includes numerous video presentations and informative, hands-on interactive displays about horses, horse health, and horse management.
Produced on Thursday through Saturday evenings, the Fantasia is Equine Affaire's signature “musical celebration of the horse.” From Black Beauty to the Black Stallion, the horse is the stuff of dreams. Fantasy meets reality at each Fantasia—a spectacle featuring a star-studded lineup of professional equestrian performers, exceptional horses, music, and a touch of magic. (A separate ticket is required.)
Exciting Versatile Horse & Rider Competitions
Open to adult riders of all disciplines and horses of all breeds, Equine Affaire’s Versatile Horse & Rider Competitions are fast-paced events in which horse and rider teams race through obstacle courses at top speeds while being judged on their horsemanship skills at each obstacle. Crowds cheer on their favorite competitors as the teams tackle challenging obstacles and horsemanship tests and are pushed out of their “comfort zones.” The race is on for $5500 in cash, saddles, and other prizes!
The ranching partner. The gallant runner. The trail buddy. The dazzling showman. The powerhouse. The graceful dancer. The faithful friend. These are just some of the roles that the horse plays in our lives. Come to an Equine Affaire and celebrate the horse with us.