LONDON, OH, February 2, 2022 – After two years away, the excitement is building for the return of Fantasia, sponsored by Absorbine®! As Equine Affaire’s signature musical celebration of the horse, Fantasia will run for three magical evening performances on Thursday, April 7; Friday, April 8; and Saturday, April 9, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more than 20 years, Fantasia has reigned supreme as the pinnacle of equine entertainment, and that trend will continue with this year’s performances. With the nation’s top equine entertainers slated to perform, each show will pay homage to the beauty, grace, strength and versatility of the horse. Tickets for Fantasia are on sale now at equineaffaire.com. Reserve your seats today so you don’t miss out on the most exciting equine show of the year!
Always filled with a variety of thrilling equine performances set to exciting and popular music, no two Fantasias are ever alike. This year’s event will highlight the disciplines of reining, liberty, garrocha, drill teams, vaulting, long lining and more. First, Fantasia will open with a special presentation of the flag by the 6th Ohio Mounted Buglers and 2nd Cavalry Brigade Band, accompanied by a performance of the National Anthem. Third generation circus animal trainer Jenny Vidbell O’Donnell will demonstrate her skills at liberty with sixteen horses of various shapes and sizes, from Arabians to miniature horses. National champion para athlete Fred Win will perform a touching reining tribute to wounded soldiers everywhere. Renowned liberty practitioner and trainer Luke Gingerich of Luke Gingerich Horsemanship will perform bridleless with his palomino mare, Tinseltowns Whizard. Equestrian artist and performer Caleb Carinci-Asch of “The Greatest Showman” fame will dazzle and delight with a routine that includes vaulting, aerial skills and more. The Drentwett family of riders will perform a triple garrocha as well as a longlining performance and a special costumed finale. Other event highlights include the Mini Doves miniature team and the Young Guns Equestrian Drill Team, as well as a thrilling demonstration of Amish combined driving, including Haflingers, Friesians and mules. Beloved by horse lovers of all ages, Fantasia is sure to delight and entertain you!
Tickets are going fast, so don’t miss your opportunity to see the show! You can purchase your tickets online at equineaffaire.com or by calling the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Prices range from $14 to $25. Groups purchasing 10 or more Fantasia tickets for the show on Thursday, April 7th, may take advantage of a 30% discount on tickets ordered online. Discounts will automatically be calculated at checkout for quantities of ten tickets or more. The doors to the Ohio Expo Center coliseum will open for Fantasia at 6:45 pm each evening, and the show will begin at 7:30 pm. Save your event program and plan to stay after the show for a special autograph and meet-and-greet session with the performers!
Ready to plan your trip to Equine Affaire? Check out our list of host hotels on equineaffaire.com (select the Ohio event, then “Attend” and “Host Hotels”) to find the perfect place for you. When making reservations, make sure to mention that you’re attending Equine Affaire in order to receive a special discounted rate.
Equine Affaire gratefully acknowledges its generous sponsors, including Absorbine, sponsor of Fantasia; Farnam, sponsor of the Courtesy Shopping Bag; Rod’s Western Palace, sponsor of the Rod’s Arena; US Equestrian, sponsor of the US Equestrian Arena; and Wahl, sponsor of the Wahl demo ring.
To learn more about Equine Affaire, visit our website, www.equineaffaire.com. You can also follow Equine Affaire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @equineaffaire. We’ll see you in Ohio!