WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA, August 16, 2022 – Introduce a little magic into your life this fall with tickets to Fantasia! Sponsored by Absorbine®, Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse is returning to the Eastern States Exposition coliseum on the nights of November 10th, 11th, and 12th. With just three performances, don’t miss your chance to experience the fiery spirit of the horse on awesome display like never before! Tickets for Fantasia and general admission tickets for Equine Affaire are both on sale now at equineaffaire.com.
Hailed as a family tradition by many of our long-time attendees, this special evening show boasts a variety of performances by elite equestrian and equine performers, all set to musical styles ranging from classic to contemporary. If you’ve attended Fantasia before, you know that each show is unique – and if you’ve never been before, you’re in for a treat! Ready for a sneak peek into this year’s lineup?
First, the Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team will perform an intricate lighted drill team performance as well as a special bedtime story act, featuring therapeutic riding for children. Next, renowned circus performer Lea Innocenti’s exquisite six-pony Roman riding act and Caleb Carinci-Asch’s daring bareback and vaulting routines will thrill audience members of all ages! Driving fans, get ready for Sterling Graburn’s combined driving team and several other hitches to cross and crisscross the coliseum arena at blazing speeds. Fans of the International Liberty Horse Association’s Invitational Freestyle may recognize liberty performer Elliott Holtzman. Holtzman won the ILHA Freestyle Competition at the 2021 Equine Affaire in Massachusetts with his whimsical Aladdin routine, and as part of his prize, he was selected to perform in this year’s Fantasia! Reining enthusiasts will love watching para-reiner Fred Win’s brand-new reining and liberty freestyle mashup. Bringing a taste of the Wild West to the show, four-time champion trick roper, whip cracker, and gunslinger Rider Kiesner will wow audiences alongside trick rider Bethany Iles. And finally, the Knights of Iceland and Taktur Icelandics – always a crowd favorite! – will set the arena on fire with a tolt and flying pace race, a drill performance, and a beer competition. And that’s not all. Even more acts are also scheduled to appear, including a dressage freestyle.
As always, tickets to this exciting show sell out fast, so don’t wait! Purchase your tickets to Fantasia today at equineaffaire.com. Prices range from $14 to $25. If you are bringing a large group of friends with you, make sure to select your seats early so that you can all sit together. The best way to purchase tickets is to visit https://equineaffaire.com/events/massachusetts/mass-attend/mass-tickets/ and use our handy online ticket portal to view and select your own seats from a diagram of the arena. You can also call our office, any time between 9 am & 5 pm EST (M-F), at (740) 845-0085 to purchase tickets. Please note that all tickets are digital and will be emailed after purchase. While you’re purchasing your Fantasia tickets, remember to buy your general admission tickets for Equine Affaire, happening November 10-13, 2022, at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
At the event, doors to the coliseum will open at 6:45 pm each evening, and the show begins promptly at 7:30 pm. There will be one brief intermission. Make sure to stay after the show for your chance to meet the performers and ask for autographs!
Want to learn even more about some of the performers in this year’s Fantasia? Our August episode of the official Equine Affaire podcast, in partnership with Horses In The Morning, features interviews with Caleb Carinci-Asch, the Daring Equestrian; Laura Benson of the Knights of Iceland; and Terry Jenkins, captain of the Canadian Cowgirls. The episode will go live on August 18, 2022. Listen to the episode via Stitcher, GooglePlay, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Horse Radio Network app, or by visiting https://www.horsesinthemorning.com/category/equine-affaire/!
For more about our incredible 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 can’t wait to see you at Equine Affaire!