Come to the 47th Equine Affaire and Celebrate the Horse with Us!
Enjoy an Unparalleled Educational Program
Equine Affaire’s legendary educational program forms the cornerstone of the event. Soak up information and advice in a virtual “smorgasbord” of more than 230 clinics, seminars, and demonstrations on a wide variety of equestrian sports and horse training, management, health, and business topics. Equine Affaire’s roster of presenters will include Olympians; World and National Champion riders; Pan Am Games, WEG, and NFR competitors; popular equestrian TV personalities; authors; course designers; judges; veterinarians; professors, and other top industry professionals from throughout the United States and beyond.
Shop the Largest Equine-Related Trade Show in the Nation
Enjoy one-stop shopping at Equine Affaire’s huge trade show—simply the best place to shop for all of your horse and rider needs. More than 450 of the nation's leading equine-related retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and organizations will fill four exhibit halls and outdoor areas in between. Browse through acres of informative exhibits and equine products ranging from tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, and grooming supplies to fencing, stalls, barns, farm equipment, and horse trailers.
Find the Horse of Your Dreams at the Breed Pavilion and Horse & Farm Exhibits
Dozens of breeds of horses from North America, Europe, and beyond will be featured in Equine Affaire’s hugely popular Breed Pavilion. Representatives of national and regional breed associations and color registries will be available to answer your questions about their breeds, and a rotating cast of equines from miniatures to drafts and from stock horses to sport horses will be on exhibit and presented in hand for “up close and personal” evaluation. Breed demonstrations conducted in the clinic arenas will provide plenty of opportunities to appreciate the conformation, characteristics, and aptitudes of different breeds. The Horse & Farm Exhibits will complement the Breed Pavilion and be the perfect place to connect with representatives of individual breeding farms and training stables to further research breeds of horses, horses for sale, stallions at stud, riding lessons, and training and boarding facilities throughout the Midwest.
Our Popular Youth Pavilion & Celebrity Horse Showcase
Equine Affaire recognizes the importance of the next generation of horsemen through its Youth Pavilion where young horse enthusiasts will find exhibits by horse-related youth organizations, a demo ring with presentations specifically geared to the interests and needs of young riders, breed spotlights, and a host of fun activities including model horse painting, a trivia quest, stick horse making, and a stick horse rodeo. Famous equines from the competition and cinematic arenas will be on display and ready for photo ops at the Celebrity Horse Showcase.
The Fantastic Fantasia
Produced on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, the Fantasia is Equine Affaire's signature “musical celebration of the horse.” From Black Beauty to the Black Stallion, the horse is the stuff of dreams . . . and fantasy meets reality at the Fantasia. This special equine musical revue will feature a star-studded lineup of professional equestrian performers, exceptional horses choreographed to a wide variety of musical styles, and a touch of magic! (Separate ticket is required.)
Catch All of the Action at the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition
Open to adult riders of all disciplines and horses of all breeds, Equine Affaire’s exciting Versatile Horse & Rider Competition will be presented on Thursday morning in Cooper Arena and Friday afternoon in the coliseum. In this fast-paced competition 30 pre-selected horse and rider teams will race at top speeds through an obstacle course designed to test communication between horse and rider and push the contestants out of their “comfort zones.” Come and cheer on your favorite horse and rider teams as they tackle challenging obstacles and horsemanship tests and race to the finish line for $5500 in cash and other prizes!