Equine Affaire Press Room

08 08

Sell, Showcase and Share at Equine Affaire: Reserve your sale and exhibit stalls today!

LONDON, OH, August 8, 2019 – At Equine Affaire, you never know what you might find to bring home with you, from souvenirs to tack to a horse of your very own. In addition to offering the east coast’s largest horse-related trade show, Equine Affaire provides stalls and exhibits to showcase equine businesses and facilities, adoptable horses and horses for sale. On November 7-10, 2019, bring your own sale horses or come prepared to shop for your dream horse during Equine Affaire at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

With tens of thousands of horse people in attendance, there’s no better place or opportunity to sell your horse than Equine Affaire. For $150, rent your own 10 x 10 inline stall in C-Barn to exhibit your sale horse. Each sale stall rental includes a “for sale” sign to post on the stall, a free listing on equineaffaire.com before the event, and two 4-day adult tickets ($100 value!). Tack stalls are also available for $100 each. Prospective sellers must commit to exhibiting at least two days of the event, but if your horse is sold early, another horse may be substituted. Potential buyers, aged 19 and over, may test ride at the event with the proper releases.

If you don’t have a horse for sale, showcase your breeding farm, horseback riding facility or other equine business with a Horse & Farm stall. Horse & Farm stalls cost $150 for one 10 x 10 in line stall in C-barn, $175 for an end stall on the outer aisle of the barn or $200 for an end stall on the main center aisle of the barn. Horse & Farm exhibitors should commit to exhibiting for at least three days. Each Horse & Farm stall rental includes a one-line listing of the stall number, farm name, horse breed and phone number (or website) before the event on equineaffaire.com and at the event in the official event program. To secure your listings, the Equine Affaire office must receive all applications and payment by 9/13. Stall rentals also include two 4-day adult tickets, and tack stalls are available for $100 each. If you’re interested in representing your breed at Equine Affaire, ask the Equine Affaire office how you can get involved with the Breed Pavilion!

The Horse & Farm exhibits at Equine Affaire are also home to the Adoption Affaire, a new event this year featuring adoptable horses. Rescues, bring your healthy, trained adoptable horses of any age, breed and background to Equine Affaire, and help them find their forever homes. Adopters may apply to adopt on the spot.

For stall rentals, questions and other inquiries, contact Karin Brennan by phone at (740) 845-0085 ext. 112 or email kbrennan@equineaffaire.com. Find additional event details, schedules and a whole lot more online at equineaffaire.com.

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07 31

Equine Affaire Podcast #1

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered up with local radio station WDLR to bring you a series of podcasts about Equine Affaire!

In this first episode, hosts Michelle Gatchell and Allison Rehnborg talk to horsewoman Brenda Hanson about the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. Brenda is a VHRC champion, and explains what it’s like to compete with her horse Ace. You won’t want to miss this year’s VHRC in Massachusetts on Friday, November 8 at Equine Affaire!

For information on how to apply to compete at this year’s competition, please click here. Not quite up for the challenge, and want to bring your horse to Ride With A Pro at Equine Affaire? Click here for more information and application materials. Just want to watch the excitement? Entry to watch the competition is included with your general admission ticket (which can be purchased here)!

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07 26

Enchantment Awaits at Fantasia, Equine Affaire’s Musical Celebration of the Horse

LONDON, OH, July 26, 2019 – This November, attend the only live performance on earth with the power to remind you of all the reasons you fell in love with horses: Fantasia! Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse thrills equine enthusiasts of all ages with unique performances designed to showcase the beauty, majesty and grace of horses and riders from all over the world. Reserve your seat at one of three evening performances of Fantasia, happening November 7th, 8th, and 9th during Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, by purchasing advance tickets online at equineaffaire.com.

No two Fantasia performances are ever alike, but every show offers the opportunity to experience horses like you’ve never seen them before. This year, you’ll enjoy a glimpse of pure magic as tenth-generation circus aerialist Ambra Andrine performs with a team of horses at liberty. Thrill to the fast-paced synchrony of mounted drill teams, delight in Dan James’ amazing reining freestyle routine and be inspired by Caleb Carinci’s vaulting abilities. Lisa Dufresne’s liberty routine with her team of miniature horses, Austin Anderson’s Wild West performance, and a variety of other acts round out an amazing lineup of stellar performances. This is a Fantasia you won’t want to miss!

Sponsored by Absorbine®, Fantasia is the perfect culmination of a day spent taking in the sights of Equine Affaire. Performances start at 7:30pm, November 7-9, in the Coliseum at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Advance tickets for Fantasia, priced from $14-25, are now available.  Purchase general admission tickets to Equine Affaire and separate tickets for Fantasia at equineaffaire.com. With new digital ticket delivery, print your tickets at home or present them on your mobile device to be scanned for easy, hassle-free entry to both events. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085, any time between 9am and 5pm EST, Monday through Friday.

Equine Affaire gratefully acknowledges Absorbine® as the official sponsor of Fantasia. Founded in 1892, Absorbine provides an extensive portfolio of horse care products, ranging from grooming to hoof care to nutritional supplements. Visit the Absorbine® booth in the trade show during your visit to Equine Affaire in Massachusetts to learn more.

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07 23

Elevate Your Equestrian Experience with Equine Affaire

LONDON, OH, July 23, 2019 – The countdown to Equine Affaire in Massachusetts is on! On November 7-10, 2019, North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Join featured clinicians Chris Cox, Dan James, Julie Goodnight, Steve Lantvit and Jason Irwin, plus dozens more, for four exciting days of everything equine, from educational clinics to equine adoption fairs, endless shopping opportunities, thrilling competitions and so much more.

Ready to plan your trip to Equine Affaire in Massachusetts? Here’s how to get started!


Purchase general admission and Fantasia tickets online at equineaffaire.com and enjoy the added convenience of new digital delivery options. Print tickets at home or present them on your mobile device to be scanned upon arrival for hassle-free admission. General admission tickets include entry to all clinics, seminars and demonstrations, theme pavilions, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, and the east coast’s largest equine-related trade show. Adult tickets are $16/day or $50/four-day pass, tickets for children (7-10) are $8/day, and children six and under are admitted at no charge. Hours for the event are 9am-7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Remember to carry cash for parking fees at the Eastern States Exposition. Volunteers receive free admission to Equine Affaire, so if you’re interested in volunteering for this year’s event, register online at equineaffaire.com by September 29.


Book your room early at any one of Equine Affaire’s host hotels today, including Comfort Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, the Tower Square Hotel, Candlewood Suites and more. View the full list of host hotels online at equineaffaire.com. Make sure to mention Equine Affaire for a special discounted rate. Room blocks will expire between September 23-October 10, so book your stay early.


Each year, visitors to Equine Affaire get the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best and brightest equine professionals in the industry including world champions, Olympians, popular equestrian personalities and performers, authors, judges, and veterinarians. This year, Equine Affaire proudly features general horsemanship clinicians Chris Cox, Dan James, Julie Goodnight, Steve Lantvit and Jason Irwin. Discipline-specific clinicians include Charlotte Bredahl-Baker (dressage), Sinead Halpin (eventing), Candice King (hunter/jumper), Dan James (reining), Liz Austin (dressage), Jane Melby (barrel racing), Dana Bright (driving), Kristen Whittaker (western dressage), Rick Christy (hunter under saddle, showmanship), Gary Lane (easy gaited horses), Steve Lantvit (ranch horse), Kelly Hulse (saddleseat), Heidi Potter (trail obstacles, centered riding), Simon Cocozza (core strengthening & yoga for horses), and Jim Masterson (Masterson Method in Motion). More clinicians will be announced in the months leading up to Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, so check equineaffaire.com to see if your favorite clinician will be there.


Home to the East Coast’s largest equine-related trade show, Equine Affaire in Massachusetts features amazing shopping opportunities for dedicated equestrians and casual horse fans alike. With more than 450 vendors in 5 buildings, enjoy the hunt for that perfect Christmas gift or special treat! From jewelry to tack to equestrian apparel, trailers, farm equipment, and so much more, we know you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.

Looking for your next horse? Visit the Breed Pavilion, Horse & Farm Exhibits and For Sale Stalls to learn about new breeds, meet and test-ride horses for sale, or find the right equine professional to help guide you in your search for a new mount. If you’d love to adopt, visit the new Adoption Affaire in C-Barn.  Apply to adopt on site and meet your next best friend and equine partner at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts.


In addition to hundreds of clinics, demonstrations and educational sessions, Equine Affaire also features the beginner-friendly Equine Fundamentals Forum, sponsored by Cosequin. This special exhibit is dedicated to adults and children who want to learn more about horses. Knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through educational exhibits and hands-on interactive displays about everything to do with horses, from equine anatomy to nutrition to management. Activities and educational opportunities also abound for the littlest horse fans, so be sure to bring your children to enjoy the Equine Fundamentals Forum.


Don’t miss your chance to see Fantasia, Equine Affaire’s signature musical celebration of the horse. Sponsored by Absorbine®, Fantasia returns for three breathtaking evening performances on Thursday, November 7; Friday, November 8; and Saturday, November 9. Purchase your Fantasia tickets online at equineaffaire.com today, ranging from $14-$25, and secure your seat at this special event. This year’s lineup includes Grand Prix dressage, reining, liberty, vaulting, a taste of the Wild West, driving performances, plus specialty acts and more.

Plan to attend on Friday, November 8, to watch the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, a fan-favorite event that features up to 25 horse-and-rider pairs as they race the clock to tackle an exciting and challenging obstacle course. Watch and cheer on your favorites as champions are made and tested in this thrilling event!


Find your next horse at Equine Affaire by visiting the Adoption Affaire in the Horse & Farm exhibits in C-Barn! Meet healthy, trained, adoptable horses of many breeds, ages and backgrounds and apply to adopt from a variety of rescue organizations on site.

Have you ever wanted to drive a draft horse? Don’t miss your chance for a fascinating Drive A Draft experience at Equine Affaire on Thursday, November 7. To sign up, visit the Whispery Pines Percherons stalls in C-Barn.

Veterans will love the opportunity to interact with horses and experience a variety of equine-assisted activities at A Horse for Heroes, another new feature at Equine Affaire. Equine Affaire has partnered with BINA Farm to offer a variety of unmounted activities on Sunday afternoon in the Warm-Up Pavilion, adjacent to the C-Barn. To sign up, visit the BINA Farm booth in the Breed Pavilion and prepare to experience the magic of the horse.


For event schedules, ticket purchases and other information, visit www.equineaffaire.com any time or call the Equine Affaire office at (740) 845-0085, Monday through Friday, from 9am-5pm EST.

Equine Affaire gratefully acknowledges its many generous sponsors, including Absorbine, sponsor of Fantasia; US Equestrian, sponsor of the Coliseum arena; Cosequin, sponsor of the Equine Fundamentals Forum; Farnam, sponsor of the courtesy shopping bag; Horizon Structures, the official barn of Equine Affaire; Horze Equestrian, the official apparel of Equine Affaire; GGT, sponsor of the Mallary and Young Arenas; Wahl, the official clipper of Equine Affaire; and Nutrena, sponsor of the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition.

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07 11

If You Want to Ride Like A Pro, Ride With A Pro!

LONDON, OH, July 11, 2019 – Have you ever wished you and your horse could spend an hour in the saddle with one of the industry’s top trainers? With Equine Affaire’s Ride with a Pro clinic program, you can! Apply today for your opportunity to Ride with a Pro at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, and you could be participating in one (or more) of 150 individual sessions offered this year. Presenters include some of the world’s best professional horsemen and horsewomen, including Chris Cox, Dan James, Julie Goodnight, Steve Lantvit and Jason Irwin, as well as many other discipline-specific experts. With clinics and seminars offered in a variety of disciplines for every level of horsemanship, from beginner to professional, there’s something for everyone to learn at Equine Affaire.

All clinicians are currently seeking horses and riders to participate in sessions at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, which will take place at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield on November 7-10, 2019. The application deadline for the Ride with a Pro program is September 9, 2019. To apply, visit our website (click “Participate,” then “Ride With A Pro”), or contact Christy Brossman at cbrossman@equineaffaire.com or by calling (740) 845-0085, ext. 102. Fees vary from $75-$350 depending on the clinic.

Chris Cox, Dan James, Julie Goodnight, Steve Lantvit and Jason Irwin will present on topics relating to general horsemanship. Equine Affaire will also feature presentations by Charlotte Bredahl-Baker (dressage), Sinead Halpin (eventing), Candice King (hunter/jumper), Dan James (reining), Jason Irwin (colt starting), Jane Melby (barrel racing), Dana Bright (driving), Kristen Whittaker (western dressage, garrocha), Rick Christy (hunter under saddle, showmanship), Gary Lane (easy gaited horses), Steve Lantvit (ranch horse), Kelly Hulse (saddleseat), Heidi Potter (trail obstacles, centered riding), Simon Cocozza (core strengthening & yoga for horses), and Jim Masterson (Masterson Method in Motion). More presenters will be announced soon, so bookmark equineaffaire.com and visit often!

Equine Affaire is North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. In addition to enjoying Equine Affaire’s robust educational program, attendees can shop at the nation’s largest horse-related trade show, enjoy the excitement of the Versatile Horse and Rider Competition, and network with equine professionals, vendors, and experts from every corner of the industry. Visit equineaffaire.com for schedules, ticket information, hotel accommodations and more.

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