Equine Affaire Ohio Special Section
equine musical revue will feature a star-studded lineup of professional equestrian performers and exceptional horses, choreographed to a wide variety of musical styles. Enjoy the beauty and diversity of horses of many breeds, as well as the excitement of equestrian sports, including freestyle reining, dressage, driving, drill teams, trick riding, trick horses, and more! A separate ticket is required, and tickets range in price from $12 to $25 plus seat selection fees. Advance tickets are available through March 15 and can be ordered online at equineaffaire.com or by calling Equine Affaire at 740-845-0085. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available for purchase in the lobby of the Celeste Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at Equine Affaire.
Convenient, One-Stop Shopping Ask any veteran Equine Affaire-goer, and he or she will tell you that Equine Affaire offers the best one-stop, horserelated shopping anywhere. Take a break from online shopping and don your most comfortable shoes to explore literally acres of equine-related retailers and manufacturers at a trade show that will fill four exhibit halls and the areas in between. This year’s event will feature more than 450 vendors, offering everything from tack and apparel to horse-care items and trailers. Whether you’re planning to build a barn, replace a fence, or install a riding arena, or you’re shopping for new tack, attire, artwork, DVDs, or even a horse, you’ll find information, manufacturers, retailers, associations, equine service providers, and plenty of other horserelated sources at Equine Affaire.
Buy and Sell Quality Consigned Items at the New Marketplace Do you have used tack, riding apparel, or horse equipment that you no longer use and would like to turn into cash? Are you seeking used tack or equipment because you have a new horse—or you’re riding your horse in a new discipline—or you’re a first-time horse owner who needs to outfit your horse—or yourself? Make plans to both buy and sell what you need at the new Marketplace at Equine Affaire—a consignment shop that will feature quality items for both horse and rider! At the Marketplace, you’ll have a unique opportunity to market your unwanted 92
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items for up to four days to the tens of thousands of avid horsemen who attend Equine Affaire, as well as browse through a vast array of consigned items and discover bargains on the things you and your family need to get ready for the upcoming riding season. Where else can you find more potential buyers for your unwanted equine and equestrian items while also enjoying the ultimate horse-related educational programs and equestrian shopping experience than Equine Affaire—the largest “horse fest” in North America? The Marketplace at Equine Affaire will be featured in the center of the Bricker Annex, and merchandise will be presented for sale in a spacious and traditional retail setting that horse enthusiasts will appreciate. Take a break from advertising your items online, and let the staff at the Marketplace display and sell your tack, apparel, and other horse-related items to customers who will be able to see your items firsthand and make their purchases on site. Equine Affaire’s staff will take care of selling your consignments while you enjoy attending Equine Affaire—and then pay you in cash for sales made at the event! With cash in hand, you’ll have additional spending power to shop for used items at the Marketplace and new merchandise at Equine Affaire’s legendary trade show. Best of all, consigning will be easy, and the consignment fees at the Marketplace will be lower than those at other consignment venues in the region! For detailed information on the Marketplace at Equine Affaire, including consignment guidelines and forms, and a list of items that will be accepted for consignment, visit equineaffaire.com, or contact Kristen Gump at 740-845-0085, ext. 104, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Horses Make for a Great Event Whether your heart beats faster for stock breeds, gaited horses, light breeds, warmbloods, drafts, ponies, mules, or some unique breed—or you’re searching for a competitive mount or a pleasure horse—you’ll find it at Equine Affaire. The Breed Pavilion in the Voinovich Center and the Horse & Farms Exhibits in the Gilligan Complex will showcase dozens of breeds of horses from North and South America, Europe, and beyond. Friendly and knowledgeable horse breeders and representatives will be on hand to answer your questions
Clinician Julie Goodnight is just one of the many equine professionals who will be at Equine Affaire.
about characteristics, uses, bloodlines, and horse selection.
A Special Place for the Next Generation of Horsemen Horsey kids of all ages will want to spend time at the Youth Pavilion in the Celeste Center. In addition to educational and horse-related youth association exhibits, the Youth Pavilion will feature a full schedule of presentations by many of the horse industry’s most popular educators, demonstrations of breeds, daily stick horse rodeos sponsored by Wahl® Clipper Corporation, an equine trivia quest, and many other activities, especially for kids. Get up close and personal with several equine stars at the Celebrity Horse Showcase located in the Youth Pavilion—and don’t forget to bring your camera!
Bring Your Horse With You to Equine Affaire Equine Affaire offers unique opportunities to “Ride with the Best” (or have your horse trained) in clinics on general horse training topics and a wide range of disciplines. Most of the clinicians presenting at the event will be accepting horses and riders to participate in their sessions, and clinic fees are remarkably reasonable. If you’d like to do more than just spectate this April, visit equineaffaire.com for details on Equine Affaire’s Ride With the Best program and how you
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