Equine Affaire, Inc.
2720 State Route 56 SW
London, OH 43140
The 2014 Fantasia . . . Sponsored by Buckeye Nutrition
Tickets are selling briskly for Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse—the Fantasia—which will return to the coliseum of the Ohio Expo Center on April 10th to the 12th. For more than 15 years the Fantasia has been a highlight of Equine Affaire in Ohio and an event that has been both the model and trendsetter for other equestrian entertainment events around the nation.
The 2014 Fantasia will provide the perfect ending to a perfect day of learning, shopping, and absorbing all things horse-related at Equine Affaire. Equestrian performers will be traveling to Columbus from throughout the United States with horses of a variety of breeds and acts choreographed to musical styles ranging from traditional and country to classical and contemporary. As veteran Fantasia-goers have come to expect, the show will highlight the brilliance, grace, and athleticism of horses and demonstrate the spirit, willingness, and intelligence that horse people cherish most in their equine companions.
The Fantasia is always a special opportunity to see some incredible horses and riders and witness some unforgettable performances. In addition to enjoying the beauty and excitement of the various performances that make up the show, we have to marvel at the range of skills that horses possess, their extraordinary trainability, and their willingness to perform and excel in so many ways. The Fantasia is much more than equestrian entertainment—it’s truly a testament to the heart and soul of the amazing animals we love.
The Performers at this Year's Fantasia
The program for the 2014 Fantasia will include several of the most popular elements and disciplines featured at previous shows including freestyle reining and dressage, Roman riding, liberty acts, and drill team routines. This year’s Fantasia will include performances that will cover the emotional gamut from the dramatic to the comedic, and Fantasia-goers can be prepared to be “moved,” amazed, and made to laugh.
Among the headliners for the 2014 Fantasia are two of the top liberty horse trainers in the business: Guy McLean and Tommie Turvey. Guy McLean will present his “signature” four-horse liberty act which really must be seen to be believed—while Tommie Turvey will Roman ride a team of horses over a fire jump and engage his infamous paint horse, Poker Joe, in a battle of the wits. Other performers slated for the show include the award-winning Canadian Cowgirls drill team, Christine Drentwett and Caroline Williams (who will perform a garrocha pas de deux), Jeff Wilson presenting cowboy dressage aboard his exquisite Morgan stallion, Delview Catskill Valiant, and a host of other distinguished riders and handlers and unforgettable horses both large and small. The 2014 Fantasia will be a show that horse-loving Fantasia goers won’t soon forget.
When, Where, and How to Get Your Tickets
The doors to the Ohio Expo Center coliseum will open for the Fantasia at 7:00 each evening and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Tickets range in price from $12 to $25 plus a shipping/handling/seat selection fee. Advance tickets may be purchased through March 31st online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or by calling (740) 845-0085 Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available at the Information Booth located in the Bricker Building beginning at 9:00am Thursday morning at Equine Affaire.