EQUITANA USA invites equestrian professionals and enthusiasts of all riding levels, ages, disciplines, and breeds to celebrate the horse through education, entertainment, instruction, and shopping.
About EQUITANA USA
About the EQUITANA Global Brand
As the mother of all horse fairs and the world's largest meeting place for equestrian sports, EQUITANA has been setting standards since 1972. The first EQUITANA took place as a small trade fair in 1972 in the Essen exhibition halls and made a big impact in the equestrian sport industry: 180 exhibitors came to the first event, with 48,000 visitors the premiere was a complete success. Over the years, the "One Man Show" of 1972 has transformed into a world trade fair with huge dimensions. Today, the fair in Essen / Germany counts about 850 exhibitors from 30 nations and more than 200,000 visitors every two years.
The newest edition of EQUITANA USA will take place in-person at the Kentucky Horse Park October 1-3, 2021 and connects the equestrian community digitally throughout the year. The U.S. model follows the successful format of EQUITANA AUSTRALIA, which has been held since 1999 as the largest equestrian fair in Australia. In 2017, EQUITANA AUCKLAND was the first event in New Zealand to join the EQUITANA family.
EQUITANA USA will be produced by Reed Exhibitions North America. The Reed Exhibitions Germany office produces the show in Essen. Each year, Reed Exhibitions as an organization produces more than 500 events globally, in more than 40 countries, in 43 industry sections, and has more than 7 million annual visitors across these events.
Education and Events
A combination of seminars, clinics, and trainings, the EQUITANA USA Education Program will broaden your understanding of all things related to horse care and riding, while opening doors to new disciplines and fun. We invite submissions to participate as a demonstrator, clinician, educator, etc.
About the Kentucky Horse Park
EQUITANA USA 2021 will take place at The Kentucky Horse Park, North America’s premier equestrian facility, located in Lexington, Kentucky and just minutes from downtown Lexington. The park is home to the famous Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Breyerfest, USEF Pony Finals, the Thoroughbred Makeover, the National Horse Show, and endless horse shows of all disciplines.
Horseback riding and pony rides will be available at the Kentucky Horse Park during EQUITANA USA. Guests can schedule their ride at the visitor center on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day of the ride. They do not have advance reservations due to the chance of inclement weather. For more information, visit the Kentucky Horse Park website.