NEW THIS YEAR …
YOUR FARM FORUM sponsored by Equine Equipment — Exhibits and presentations focusing on the horse’s home and environment and covering a wide range of topics for owners of horse farms of all sizes. Learn ways you can expand your equine operation to include a variety of farm activities and animals.
INTERSCHOLASTIC EQUESTRIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION — This western show will take place on Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm in Cooper Arena and feature youth competitors representing schools from throughout the region.
CAREER/COLLEGE FAIR SCAVENGER HUNT — Match your equine interests with college programs and equine-related careers. Take part in the Career/College kickoff presentation at 10:00am on Saturday at the Demo Ring in the Celeste Center. Go on a “scavenger hunt” between 10:00am and 3:45pm as an engaging way to meet a variety of industry professionals and college representatives. Prizes will be awarded during a final panel discussion at 4:00pm in the Demo Ring.
|LEARN FROM THE BEST and enhance your riding and horse training/management skills by attending clinics, seminars and demos presented by many of the nation’s foremost trainers, coaches, competitors, and industry professionals. With hundreds of sessions presented in seven venues, a little advance planning will be required! A detailed schedule of clinics, seminars and demos will be posted soon at equineaffaire.com.|
|RIDE WITH A PRO in a clinic at Equine Affaire and receive individual instruction from—
or have your horse trained by—one of our top clinicians. Whether you ride English or western, prefer the show arena or the trail, you’ll find a clinic at Equine Affaire to fit your discipline, riding interests, and budget. The affordable clinic fee includes stabling and event admission. The application deadline is February 20th. Gather information on clinic topics, fees, and how to apply to participate.
|COMPETE in Equine Affaire’s ultimate test of horsemanship, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, on Friday, April 13, in the coliseum. Up to 25 pre-selected horse and rider teams will participate in this timed and judged race through a challenging obstacle course for $5,500 and other prizes. The competition is open to adult riders of all disciplines and horses of all breeds. Put your horsemanship skills to the test-or come and cheer on your favorite contestants in this ever popular, fast-paced event! Find out how you can apply to compete. Application deadline is February 20.|
EXPERIENCE the FANTASIA Sponsored by Absorbine®
Equine Affaire’s magical and musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia, will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the coliseum. Sit back with family and horse-loving friends to enjoy unforgettable performances by some of the foremost equine and equestrian entertainers in the country creating an evening of extraordinary equine entertainment you won’t want to miss. Appreciate the beauty, diversity and intelligence of horses at the 2018 Fantasia as Percherons, miniatures, Andalusians, Paints, Quarter Horses, Suffolk Punch, Icelandics, and Thoroughbreds take center stage. Advance tickets for the Fantasia are on sale through April 10. Tickets not sold in advance will be available at the Information Booth in the Bricker Building beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, April 12. You can purchase tickets online, through the mail, or by calling Equine Affaire at (740) 845-0085 (9:00am–5:00pm, Mon–Fri).
VOLUNTEER and work with great people on a really exciting event. Be a part of the magic that is Equine Affaire while earning free admission and a classy event souvenir!
WIN one of ten $100 gift certificates to shop at Horseloverz.com, tickets to Equine Affaire, and more in Equine Affaire’s Free Raffle. It’s easy to enter, and you need not be present to win. Enter online through April 15, 2018.
VISIT equineaffaire.com for all you need to know to go. Click on the “Ohio” event and follow the Attend and Participate links for tickets and information on everything Equine Affaire has to offer. Or call our helpful staff of dedicated horse people for personal assistance.