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Embrace the Equestrian Experience

Share the magic of Equine Affaire with your family and friends!

This spring, pamper the horse lover in your family with tickets to North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. On April 2-5, 2020, tens of thousands of horse enthusiasts will gather at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, for four days of horse-filled activities at Equine Affaire. With tickets at just $15/day per adult and discount and free tickets available for kids, there’s no better place to bring the whole family to discover the magical world of the horse. At Equine Affaire, you can experience the joy of riding horses for the first time with special ride-a-horse events, learn all about horses from the industry’s top experts and trainers, and shop for your perfect horse accessories at the largest horse-themed trade show in the Midwest.

To purchase tickets, visit equineaffaire.com or call the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085. General admission tickets for adults are $15/day or $50/four-day pass. Tickets for children, ages 7-10, are $8/day, and children ages 6 and under receive free admission. With Equine Affaire’s new digital ticket delivery methods, entry at the event is hassle-free! After purchase, electronic tickets will be delivered to you via email. Store electronic tickets on your mobile device for scanning upon arrival at the event or print your own at home. Hours for the event are 9 am to 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Please note the Ohio Expo Center charges for parking.

For the price of general admission, you can attend all clinics, seminars and demonstrations, visit dozens of specially themed pavilions and exhibits, browse acres of vendors at the Equine Affaire trade show, and cheer on horses and riders in multiple competitions throughout the weekend. Special hands-on activities, such as Ride A Haflinger, are also included. Be sure to visit the Ohio Haflinger Association booth in the Breed Pavilion to sign up for your chance to ride a unique breed of horse known as the Haflinger. Veterans, active-duty soldiers and first responders, visit the Operation Horses & Heroes, Inc. booth in the Breed Pavilion to sign up for A Horse for Heroes, a special opportunity for you to experience the benefits of equine-assisted activities for the first time.

Equine Affaire also presents two brand-new events this year. In addition to the annual Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, Equine Affaire will host the International Liberty Horse Association Freestyle Invitational and the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program Challenge. First, don’t miss the excitement of the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, which will take place Friday, April 3 in the Coliseum. More than two dozen horse-and-rider pairs will compete to see who can complete a timed obstacle course with the fewest penalties in the shortest amount of time. Then explore the ILHA Freestyle Invitational, which showcases the special performances of liberty trainers and their horses, and the Mustang TIP Challenge, which features a two-part event where trainers will gentle untamed mustangs right before your eyes. Catch the prelims of the ILHA Freestyle Invitational and the Mustang TIP Challenge on Friday, April 3, and then stay for the finals for both events on Saturday, April 4.

When you purchase your tickets for Equine Affaire, be sure to buy separate digital tickets for Fantasia, Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse! Performances of Fantasia will take place in the Coliseum at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of the event. No day at Equine Affaire is complete without experiencing the Fantasia, an evening filled with incredible equine performances set to various types of popular music. Sponsored by Absorbine, the Fantasia will feature liberty routines, freestyles, comedic performances, thrilling drill team demonstrations, and a breathtaking display of speed and fire by the exotic Icelandic ponies and their riders. Tickets for Fantasia range from $14-$25 and are available online at equineaffaire.com or by calling the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085. Like your Equine Affaire general admission tickets, Fantasia tickets will be delivered to your email after purchase.

Make your hotel reservations for Equine Affaire early by visiting our list of host hotels, available online at equineaffaire.com. Mention Equine Affaire when you make the reservation to get special discounted rates. For more information about the event, including a full schedule, call the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085 between 9 am and 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday, or go online to equineaffaire.com. We’ll see you in Columbus!

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