This spring, join all your favorite trainers, horse professionals and equine industry vendors online for a virtual equine extravaganza with Equine Affaire in Ohio on April 8-11, 2021. This virtual event will be a free online experience accessed through a digital platform, available online at www.equineaffaire.com and on social media. Just like our popular in-person events, the virtual Equine Affaire includes shopping guides, educational video presentations of content by select clinicians, interviews with clinicians and performers, a virtual Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, video contest, highlights of signature event features and much more! Mark your calendars for April 8 when all access links will become active, and bookmark https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-general-information/virtual-event/ in your web browser today!
Elevating the equine experience since 1994, Equine Affaire is dedicated to serving horse lovers and equine enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life. Part of that mission includes education. This year, the virtual Equine Affaire event will feature pre-recorded video presentations and interviews with some of the world’s most renowned equine clinicians, including Monty Roberts, Guy McLean, Julie Goodnight, Dan James, Linda Tellington-Jones, Pat Parelli, Warwick Schiller, Stacy Westfall, and many more.
If you follow us on Facebook @equineaffaire, then you already know we’ve been soliciting your votes for your favorite breeds! That’s because Equine Affaire will feature a virtual Breed Pavilion, complete with information on different breeds, their respective associations and special features on the Fan-Favorite breed (based on your votes via social media). We also invite you to submit your favorite videos of your own horses in our “Don’t Worry…Be Horsey” Video Contest. Grab the camera, let loose and have some fun with your horses, and then enter your favorite video for a chance to win an Equine Affaire prize pack. From funny horse videos to breathtaking costumes to nifty tricks, TikTok videos or other ways your horse makes you smile, share them all through Equine Affaire with other horse lovers just like you! Entries are due March 15, so hurry over to https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-other-features/horse-video-contest/ for entry forms.
Have you been perfecting your online shopping game during the global pandemic? Then you’ll love our 2021 virtual shopping guides! These special shopping guides connect our attendees with our exhibitors so you can find the products you need, the gifts you want, and everything in between. Shop by category or exhibitor name and prepare to shop ‘til you drop! You’ll also enjoy enhanced advertisements with product videos and pop out photos to help answer all your most burning questions about the latest products.
Relive the magic of Fantasias past by enjoying exclusive interviews with some of our favorite performers, including a mini-concert with country music singer/songwriter and touring artist Templeton Thompson. You’ll also get the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn fun facts from past and future Fantasia performers.
Missing the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition? We are, too. That’s why we created the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition “Home Edition,” sponsored by Nutrena. Similar to the traditional VHRC, but with a new format, the virtual VHRC encourages competitors to video their performances in their home arenas. The top ten performers will be featured in the virtual event, with winners announced via social media on Friday, April 9. Want to enter? Visit us online for entry details and more at https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-participate/ohio-compete/ohio-versatile-horse-rider-competition/. Entries are due March 12th!
Finally, the Mustang Trainers Incentive Program Challenge, which was originally scheduled to take place at our in-person event, will be broadcast via our virtual event on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. Participants in the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program adopt a wild mustang, then spend one hundred days gentling the animal in order to showcase its trainability and value in a competition setting. Children as young as eight are eligible to participate and compete alongside adults, and you’ll be amazed at what these youths and adults can accomplish with these horses by building on a foundation of time, trust, patience and skill.
Remember, the virtual Equine Affaire is free to attend! No tickets needed. Make plans today to join us online on April 8-11, 2021, and bookmark https://equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-general-information/virtual-event/. We’ll see you at Equine Affaire online!
For more information on Equine Affaire, please visit www.equineaffaire.com, email [email protected], or call our office at (740) 845-0085.