Equine Affaire Press Room

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LEARN, SHOP & PLAY VIRTUALLY WITH EQUINE AFFAIRE: On April 8-11, 2021, join us online for a free, jam-packed virtual Equine Affaire.

This spring, join all your favorite trainers, horse professionals and equine industry vendors online for a virtual equine extravaganza with Equine Affaire in Ohio on April 8-11, 2021. This virtual event will be a free online experience accessed through a digital platform, available online at www.equineaffaire.com and on social media. Just like our popular in-person events, the virtual Equine Affaire includes shopping guides, educational video presentations of content by select clinicians, interviews with clinicians and performers, a virtual Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, video contest, highlights of signature event features and much more! Mark your calendars for April 8 when all access links will become active, and bookmark https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-general-information/virtual-event/ in your web browser today!

Elevating the equine experience since 1994, Equine Affaire is dedicated to serving horse lovers and equine enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life. Part of that mission includes education. This year, the virtual Equine Affaire event will feature pre-recorded video presentations and interviews with some of the world’s most renowned equine clinicians, including Monty Roberts, Guy McLean, Julie Goodnight, Dan James, Linda Tellington-Jones, Pat Parelli, Warwick Schiller, Stacy Westfall, and many more.

If you follow us on Facebook @equineaffaire, then you already know we’ve been soliciting your votes for your favorite breeds! That’s because Equine Affaire will feature a virtual Breed Pavilion, complete with information on different breeds, their respective associations and special features on the Fan-Favorite breed (based on your votes via social media). We also invite you to submit your favorite videos of your own horses in our “Don’t Worry…Be Horsey” Video Contest. Grab the camera, let loose and have some fun with your horses, and then enter your favorite video for a chance to win an Equine Affaire prize pack. From funny horse videos to breathtaking costumes to nifty tricks, TikTok videos or other ways your horse makes you smile, share them all through Equine Affaire with other horse lovers just like you! Entries are due March 15, so hurry over to https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-other-features/horse-video-contest/ for entry forms.

Have you been perfecting your online shopping game during the global pandemic? Then you’ll love our 2021 virtual shopping guides! These special shopping guides connect our attendees with our exhibitors so you can find the products you need, the gifts you want, and everything in between. Shop by category or exhibitor name and prepare to shop ‘til you drop! You’ll also enjoy enhanced advertisements with product videos and pop out photos to help answer all your most burning questions about the latest products.

Relive the magic of Fantasias past by enjoying exclusive interviews with some of our favorite performers, including a mini-concert with country music singer/songwriter and touring artist Templeton Thompson. You’ll also get the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn fun facts from past and future Fantasia performers.

Missing the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition? We are, too. That’s why we created the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition “Home Edition,” sponsored by Nutrena. Similar to the traditional VHRC, but with a new format, the virtual VHRC encourages competitors to video their performances in their home arenas. The top ten performers will be featured in the virtual event, with winners announced via social media on Friday, April 9. Want to enter? Visit us online for entry details and more at https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-participate/ohio-compete/ohio-versatile-horse-rider-competition/.  Entries are due March 12th!

Finally, the Mustang Trainers Incentive Program Challenge, which was originally scheduled to take place at our in-person event, will be broadcast via our virtual event on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. Participants in the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program adopt a wild mustang, then spend one hundred days gentling the animal in order to showcase its trainability and value in a competition setting. Children as young as eight are eligible to participate and compete alongside adults, and you’ll be amazed at what these youths and adults can accomplish with these horses by building on a foundation of time, trust, patience and skill.

Remember, the virtual Equine Affaire is free to attend! No tickets needed. Make plans today to join us online on April 8-11, 2021, and bookmark https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-general-information/virtual-event/. We’ll see you at Equine Affaire online!

For more information on Equine Affaire, please visit www.equineaffaire.com, email info@equineaffaire.com, or call our office at (740) 845-0085.

 

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2021 EQUINE AFFAIRE IN OHIO TRANSITIONS TO A VIRTUAL EVENT

To Equine Affaire’s Supporters and Participants,

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect each and every one of us, our surroundings, and our businesses. Infection numbers continue to increase and while there is hope that the pandemic will begin to subside in 2021, we sadly share that Equine Affaire in Ohio on April 8-11, 2021, will not take place as an “in-person” event. The Ohio Expo Center is currently being utilized by Columbus Health and will continue to serve as a COVID-19 testing site in the coming months. It is also slated to be a location for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines once they become available for distribution. With the inability to produce the event at the Ohio Expo Center coupled with current health guidelines and regulations beyond our control, the 2021 “in-person” Equine Affaire in Ohio originally scheduled for April 8-11, will not take place at the Ohio Expo Center next spring and will instead be held as a virtual event.

The virtual Equine Affaire will occur online on April 8-11, 2020, complete with education, shopping, competition and more! Stay tuned to our web site, equineaffaire.com, and social media platforms as we connect attendees with exhibitors and other virtual content, plus exciting updates about upcoming events and special features.

Equine Affaire will reach out directly to attendees who had exchanged tickets for the 2021 Ohio event as well as exhibitors regarding their exhibit arrangements.

Equine Affaire highly values the health, safety, and well-being of all who enthusiastically 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 November 11-14, 2021, as we return to W. Springfield, MA, and April 7-10, 2022 in Columbus, OH, bringing you the nation’s premiere equine expositions and equestrian gatherings!

We wish the best of health and well-being to all and look forward to celebrating the horse and the equine industry with you at the next Equine Affaire!

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EQUINE AFFAIRE GOES VIRTUAL: Access Equine Affaire’s free virtual event online, Nov 12-15, 2020

Log on with Equine Affaire for a new and exciting virtual equine event! Equine Affaire in Massachusetts is going entirely online at www.equineaffaire.com on November 12-15, 2020. You can also join the fun by following @equineaffaire on Facebook and Instagram. This virtual show will be a free online experience filled with videos, photos and presentations from North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. Access links and other details will become active on November 12, so bookmark our social media pages and website today!

This exciting virtual event will feature shopping guides, educational video presentations and editorial content by select clinicians, interviews with clinicians and performers, a virtual Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, highlights of signature event features and much more! By visiting us online at https://equineaffaire.com/events/massachusetts/mass-attend/2020-virtual-event/, you’ll get a front-row seat to your favorite equine show without ever leaving your home. We’ll also be showcasing a special behind-the-scenes view of the Fantasia, Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse, with fun facts from some of our favorite performers!

We know our attendees traditionally love to do their Christmas shopping at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts, which is why we’ve put together comprehensive shopping guides to connect you with your favorite exhibitors and vendors. Find what you need – and what you want! – by shopping by category or exhibitor listings. We’ll also be using enhanced advertisements with product videos and pop out photos to give you the opportunity to learn all about new products. It’s the next best thing to browsing our trade show in person!

Equine Affaire has been elevating the equestrian experience since 1994, which includes providing top-notch educational opportunities for equestrians of all skill levels and disciplines. This year, we’ll be featuring video presentations by select presenters, educational articles and exclusive interviews with clinicians. Our Breed Pavilion and is also going online this year, so you’ll get to see your favorite breeds and learn about their respective associations through our virtual event

We’re also proud to launch the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition “Home Edition,” sponsored by Nutrena! Similar to the traditional competition, this new format allows competitors to video their performances from their home arena. The top ten performers will be featured in the virtual event, and we’ll announce the winners via social media on Friday, November 13! If you’re interested in competing, check out https://equineaffaire.com/events/massachusetts/mass-participate/mass-compete/mass-versatile-horse-rider-competition/ for entry details. Entries are due October 15.

And just for kids, we’re offering a Stick Horse Coloring Contest. The contest will be divided into age groups and top entries will be highlighted during the virtual event. Let your kids showcase their creativity! Visit https://equineaffaire.com/events/massachusetts/mass-participate/mass-compete/mass-stick-horse-coloring-contest/ to download your stick horse head and entry form. Stick Horse entries are due October 15.

We hope you’ll join us for our virtual Equine Affaire event, and we look forward to seeing you online at www.equineaffaire.com on November 12-15, 2020!

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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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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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