Equine Affaire returns to the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA, on November 10-13, bringing its legendary program of clinics, seminars and demos and its ever popular musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia. he 2016 Fantasia will take place at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November 10-12) in the Eastern States Exposition coliseum and is made possible once again through the generous sponsorship of Absorbine.
As the entertainment cornerstone of Equine Affaire, the Fantasia showcases the beauty, diversity, athleticism, and willing spirit of horses of a great variety of breeds and provides the perfect ending to a busy day of shopping and learning at Equine Affaire. Outstanding equine and equestrian acts from throughout the United States will perform to a wide range of musical styles to create an evening of unforgettable equestrian entertainment for horse lovers of all ages.
“This year’s show will offer just the right mix of drama, comedy, fast-paced action, remarkable horses, and remarkable horsemanship,” explained Eugenia Snyder, the President of Equine Affaire. “The 2016 Fantasia will incorporate many of the elements that veteran Fantasia-goers have come to expect at the event including Grand Prix freestyle dressage, driving, horses performing at liberty, garocha, and drill team performances. We’re thrilled to be able to once again feature two of the best liberty horse trainers and performers in the world—Guy McLean and Tommy Turvey—and also introduce several very special acts and performers that will be new to the Fantasia and to the New England audience. The show will feature plenty of sensational equine entertainment provided by Icelandics, Andalusians, Morgans, Paso Finos, Percherons, Miniature Horses, Warmbloods, and Quarter Horses—and plenty of reminders of why we find horses so intoxicating.”
Tickets are on sale now! The 2016 Fantasia promises to be an evening of extraordinary entertainment you will not want to miss. Ticket prices range from $12 to $24, and advance tickets are available online at equineaffaire.com (where you may consult a seating chart and select your seats) or by calling Equine Affaire at 740-845-0085 weekdays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Eastern. Tickets for the Fantasia sell quickly, and advance ticket sales end November 2. Tickets ordered by October 23 will be sent through the mail; tickets ordered between October 23 and November 2 will be available for pickup at Will Call at the event. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the Information Booth in the Better Living Center beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 10.
For all you need to know to attend Equine Affaire—North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering—and the Fantasia, visit equineaffaire.com. We are all grateful to Absorbine for their support of the 2016 Fantasia.