Equine Affaire Press Room

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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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2020 Ohio Equine Affaire Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Ohio Equine Affaire raffle!

Winners of a $100 gift certificate to SmartPak:
Leandra Grasso
Susan Bauer
Petra Chumbley
Michele Rizco
Katlyn Hommel

Winners of a $175 gift certificate to Muck Booth Company

Carrie Ball
Terri Thomas
Christine Heffelbower

Winners of a $100 gift certificate to The Wire Horse

Tabitha Kelley
Kim Marchand
Michelle Welshans
Anita Olin
Elizabeth Higgins

Winners of a $500 gift certificate to Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supplies

Jess Sudvary

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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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


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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