Ride A Haflinger

RIDE A HORSE for the first time … or the first time in a long time! Equine Affaire is partnering with the Ohio Haflinger Association to provide opportunities for new and aspiring horse lovers to have their first encounter with a horse—to learn about the basics of horses, horse care, horsemanship, and actually ride a horse for the first time. Representatives of area horse farms and trainers affiliated with the Ohio Haflinger Association will provide basic instruction and seasoned lesson horses on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Interested first-time or returning riders must sign up in advance at the Ohio Haflinger Association booth in the Breed Pavilion.

Newcomer rides will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times: Thursday, April 2nd from 5:00pm to 6:15pm in the Bricker Annex; Friday, April 3rd from 4:45pm to 6:15pm in the Bricker Annex; and Saturday, April 4th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in Cooper Arena.  Participation in this program is free with paid admission to Equine Affaire. Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Ages 5 and over will be able to brush or interact with the horses, while ages 6 and over will be able to ride the horses. For safety, minors do need to be accompanied by an adult.