Equine Affaire Press Room

06 30

Cancellation of 2020 Equine Affaire in Massachusetts

Equine Affaire Supporters and Participants,

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and we are unable to predict exactly where things will be in November. With ongoing concerns regarding the pandemic as well as the inability to produce the event under current guidelines and regulations, the 2020 Equine Affaire in Massachusetts will be postponed to November 11-14, 2021.

The staff and management of Equine Affaire highly value the health, safety, and well-being of all who wholeheartedly support Equine Affaire from year to year, and we are committed to producing our signature in-person events again in the future. Mark your calendars for 2021 as we return to Columbus, OH, on April 8-11, 2021, and to W. Springfield, MA, on November 11-14, 2021, bringing you the nation’s premiere equine expositions and equestrian gatherings!

And stay tuned to our web site, equineaffaire.com, and social media platforms as we connect attendees with exhibitors and other virtual interactive content this fall, plus exciting updates about next year’s events and special features.

We wish the best of health and well-being to all in the coming months and look forward to celebrating the horse and the equine industry with you in a brilliant way in 2021!

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06 02

Equine Affaire Podcast Season 2, Episode 1

Season 2 of the Equine Affaire podcast is here! In this episode, special guest Misha Duvernoy discusses the fun and educational opportunities available for visitors in the Breed Pavilion at Equine Affaire. Misha Duvernoy is a member of the board of the directors and the secretary for the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society. Every year, members of GVHS play an active role in the Breed Pavilion and participate in breed demonstrations with their beautiful feathered draft horses.

To learn more about the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, visit vanners.org. And be sure to check out equineaffaire.com for more information on the Breed Pavilion as well as the upcoming Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, scheduled for November 12-15, 2020, at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.

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05 18

2020 Ohio Equine Affaire Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Ohio Equine Affaire raffle!
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Winners of a $100 gift certificate to SmartPak:
Leandra Grasso
Susan Bauer
Petra Chumbley
Michele Rizco
Katlyn Hommel
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Winners of a $175 gift certificate to Muck Booth Company

Carrie Ball
Terri Thomas
Christine Heffelbower
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Winners of a $100 gift certificate to The Wire Horse

Tabitha Kelley
Kim Marchand
Michelle Welshans
Anita Olin
Elizabeth Higgins
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Winners of a $500 gift certificate to Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supplies

Jess Sudvary
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Winners of a pair of single-day admission tickets to the 2021 Equine Affaire in Ohio

Sarah Lodwick
Laura Townsend
Kerry Maddocks
Olivia Lang
Noelle Worm
Holly Propst
Kris Medley
Emily Billups
Carrie Sell
Teri Boyd

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03 25

Refunds, Exchanges, and Credits for the 2020 Equine Affaire in Ohio

Dear Equine Affaire Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Participants,

We are all deeply disappointed by the cancellations of the 2020 Equine Affaire and Fantasia in Columbus. We were truly heartbroken to have had to cancel these productions, but ultimately the health and safety of all of our valued participants is of the utmost importance.

The educational program developed for this year’s Equine Affaire was a fabulous one, and we are already working towards trying to replicate it—to the extent possible—for the 2021 Equine Affaire that will take place April 8-11. We are also hoping to recreate the 2020 Fantasia in 2021…as the show we had developed for this year was destined to delight horse enthusiasts of all ages.

The COVID-19 virus has created unimaginable changes in all our lives and is wreaking havoc with our personal finances and the economy worldwide. As you are well aware, event cancellations have had a devastating impact on the travel industry and event production organizations everywhere. Equine Affaire is no exception. With the cancellation of the Ohio event, the company has lost half of its revenue for the year…revenue that usually covers the payroll for our seven full-time employees and a wide range of operating and event production expenses. The company will endure, but it has taken a huge hit from which it will take careful planning and time to recover.

Equine Affaire has extensive obligations to exhibitors, sponsors, participants, and ticket holders and our team has given great thought to how to manage and balance these obligations while keeping the company viable.

Refund and credit options have been issued to all event participants directly via email. All refund or credit request forms must be received by Equine Affaire no later than May 1st. Please do not provide any credit card or bank account information on request forms.

It is with immense gratitude that we thank our Equine Affaire participants for their unwavering enthusiasm each April. You inspire our team to plan and produce first class events serving horse people and the horse industry. We look forward to seeing you again next April 8-11 in Columbus and sharing our passion for horses together.

We wish you, your family, and your horses good health.

Kindest regards,

Coagi Long

President                                            


Mark your calendar for our future dates!
November 12-15, 2020 in W. Springfield, MA  | April 8-11, 2021 in Columbus, OH

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03 16

Cancellation of 2020 Equine Affaire in Ohio

Equine Affaire Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Participants,

It is with great sadness and disappointment that we announce the Equine Affaire scheduled to take place April 2-5 at the Ohio Expo Center has been cancelled. This cancellation is based upon the evolving COVID-19 virus threat that is sweeping not only our state and nation, but the globe. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health have issued an executive order prohibiting mass gatherings and events from taking place within the State of Ohio until further notice as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.

The staff and management of Equine Affaire highly value the health and well-being of all who enthusiastically support Equine Affaire from year to year, and this cancellation is not something that we take lightly. Details will be forthcoming regarding refunds, exchanges and plans for moving forward. Updates will be posted on equineaffaire.com by March 25th. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to finalize plans for our patrons.

Looking forward, we encourage you to mark your calendars as we will be returning to the Ohio Expo Center April 8-11, 2021 and to W. Springfield, MA, on November 12-15, 2020, bringing you the nation’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. We are all in this together and wish the best of health and well-being to all as we navigate the unique and challenging times before us.

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