W. SPRINGFIELD, MA, August 24, 2023 — Looking for a way to kick off your 2023 holiday season with a little extra sparkle and shine? We recommend attending Fantasia! Sponsored by Absorbine, Fantasia is Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse. This two-hour spectacular is filled to the brim with awe-inspiring performances by gorgeous horses and talented equestrians, all set to music. If you’re a horse lover, there’s no better way to lift your spirits or plant a little extra joy in your heart than by spending a magical night at Fantasia.
This November, Equine Affaire proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of its event in Massachusetts. Featuring clinics, educational exhibits, an extensive trade show, and lots more, this four-day horse expo will take place November 9-12, 2023, at the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA. And just like no great ride is complete without a pat of thanks to your equine partner, no trip to Equine Affaire is complete without attending Fantasia! Catch one (or more) of just three special performances on November 9th, 10th, or 11th in the coliseum at the Eastern States Exposition.
As the perfect complement to Equine Affaire, Fantasia showcases all that’s beautiful, graceful, and athletic about the horse. Every performance is also a testament to the special relationship and sense of trust that exists between every equestrian and his or her horse. If you love horses, then Fantasia is the show for you.
This year, you’re invited to enjoy performances from some of the country’s top equine and equestrian entertainers. Composed of two 12-year-old equestrian performers, the Pegasus Riders thrilled our audiences in Ohio with their daredevil trick riding antics and we’re delighted to share they’ll be coming to Massachusetts to spread their magic in November. Thanks to Melissa Barnett’s Lion King-inspired routine, you’ll feel the love each night as she guides her horses through an enthralling liberty routine. Draft horse fans will adore watching Scott Seymour drive the Morrisville College Belgian hitch alongside Sam and Kellie Rettinger’s gorgeous Whispery Pines Percherons. Outfitted with their signature flair, the Young Guns Drill Team promises to bring all the speedy thrills with a perfectly synchronized drill performance. Power couple Brendan and Melanie Wise will bring their horses as well as their own particular brand of bridleless magic and put on two incredible acts. Fans of feather will cherish watching the graceful Friesians and skilled Amish riders of the Friesian Heritage Drill Team perform to a medley of inspiring anthems. And finally, if comedy is what you’re looking for, you’ll laugh – and gasp in delighted awe – at the antics of Bobby Kerr and his American mustangs. Whether you love liberty, bridleless riding, trick riding, drill teams, or driving, there’s an act for you!
Seats sell out quickly for Fantasia, so make sure to purchase your tickets early. Depending on seating, ticket prices range from $16 to $27. Tickets for Fantasia are on sale now at https://equineaffaire.com/events/massachusetts/mass-attend/mass-tickets/, so get yours today. Special seating for those who have disabilities is available; please call our office at (740) 845-0085 for special accommodation. All tickets for Equine Affaire and Fantasia are digital and delivered immediately to your email inbox after purchase – just save them to your phone or mobile device, or print them at home, and get ready to enjoy an incredible show come November. Each show begins at 7:30 pm, and the doors open for seating at 6:45 pm. Don’t forget to save your program and stay after the show for autographs from your favorite performers.
Equine Affaire gratefully acknowledges the support of Absorbine, sponsor of Fantasia. Learn more about Absorbine by visiting www.absorbine.com. To learn more about Equine Affaire and to purchase tickets, visit our website (www.equineaffaire.com), follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter/X @equineaffaire. We’ll see you at Equine Affaire!