Ohio Equestrian Directory, 2018

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Feature story

Dan James

The Magic of Equine Affaire­– Celebrating 25 Years By Mandy Boggs

If you’ve lived in Ohio, you have likely experienced the magic of Equine Affaire. Every spring, thousands of horse enthusiasts gather to shop, learn, and immerse themselves in everything equine. From educational seminars and clinics with top trainers, coaches, competitors, judges, and experts in the industry, to demonstrations of over fifty different breeds of horses, it truly is a destination. We learn about what goes on behind the scenes to create and manage such a successful and sought after event, not just in Ohio, but one that attracts equine enthusiasts from



around the world. More than 450 vendors fill the exhibit halls, with every product imaginable tempting horse lovers into opening their wallets, and taking home items for

themselves, and the horses they share their lives with. If walking into a tack shop is hard enough, imagine a venue so large, you can spend an entire weekend just shopping. For us, as

equestrians, regardless of age, being at Equine Affaire is something we can all treasure. This year, Equine Affaire celebrates their 25th Anniversary, with the 2018 Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, April 12 – 15, 2018, and November 8-11, 2018 in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1994, Founder and President, Eugenia Snyder, created Equine Affaire, Inc. She is the creative force behind both the company and the events, over the past twenty-five years. Eugenia’s professional career has been one to include many of her talents. She has worked as a paralegal and statistical analyst, a freelance journalist, a band agent in the music industry, and assisted the production

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