July 13, 2013 -- Equine Affaire, the premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering in North America, will return to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on Nov. 7-10.
Forming the cornerstone of this 48th Equine Affaire will be a program of clinics, seminars and demonstrations with something to offer for horse enthusiasts of all ages and disciplines. The nationally and internationally recognized trainers, competitors, coaches and TV personalities who will be presenting at the 2013 Equine Affaire will include: Guy McLean (General Training & Horsemanship), Stacy Westfall (Reining & General Training and Horsemanship), Ken McNabb (Colt Starting and General Horsemanship), Craig Cameron (General Horsemanship and Horsemanship), Julie Goodnight (Classic Skills for a Natural Ride), Phillip Dutton (Eventing), Jan Ebeling (Dressage), Mickie Bowen (Driving), Diane Carney (Hunters/Jumpers), Pam Goodrich (Dressage), Connie Combs (Barrel Racing), Troy Green (Western Pleasure), Geno Middleton (Easy Gaited Horses), Eitan Beth-Halachmy (Cowboy Dressage), Mark Bolender (Extreme Trail Competition), Daniel Stewart (Equestrian Sport Psychology Over Fences), Steve Edwards (Donkey and Mule Training), Clay Maier (long lining), and the United States Polo Association (polo).
More than 450 of the nation’s finest equine-related retailers and manufacturers will fill five exhibit buildings at the Eastern States Exposition, creating the largest and most comprehensive equine-related trade show in the East. Other highlights of the 2013 Equine Affaire will include an extensive Breed Pavilion and Horse & Farm Exhibits area; a fun and informative Youth Pavilion; Equine Affaire’s signature evening performance—the Fantasia—on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; and Equine Affaire’s ultimate test of horsemanship, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, on Thursday and Friday in the coliseum.
Equine Affaire will take place Thursday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. General admission for adults will be $15/day or $50/four-day pass; children 7–10 will be $8/day; children six and under will be admitted free. General admission includes entry to the trade show and theme pavilions, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, and all clinics, seminars and demonstrations. Adult admission also includes a free event program. The Eastern States Exposition will charge for parking.
Discount room rates are available at dozens of Equine Affaire host hotels near the facility, and camping will be available at the Eastern States Exposition beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 6. For continuously updated information, consult www.equineaffaire.com, or call 740-845-0085 weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET.