Equine Affaire, the premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering in North America, will return to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on April 9th through the 12th. The 2015 event will offer a comprehensive schedule of clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by nationally and internationally recognized trainers, competitors, and coaches including Guy McLean, Chris Cox, John Lyons, Julie Goodnight, Dan James, Scott McFarland (Reining), George Williams (Dressage), Barbra Schulte (Cutting), Jane Savoie (Dressage), Bob Giles (Driving), Tom Chown (Western Pleasure/Horsemanship/Showmanship), Doug Leasor (Barrel Racing & Pole Bending), Gayle Lampe (English Pleasure), Kevin Oliver (Ranch Horse Versatility), Drew Emnett (Hunter Under Saddle), and Gary Lane (Easy Gaited Horses). Clinicians are also being confirmed for jumping and other disciplines.
In addition to an unparalleled educational program, the 2015 Equine Affaire will feature the largest horse-related trade show in North America with more than 450 retailers and manufacturers filling four buildings at the Ohio Expo Center. Other highlights of the event will include the Rod’s Equestrian Experience Pavilion (showcasing numerous equestrian disciplines and breeds of horses); Equine Affaire’s signature musical
celebration of the horse--the Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine®--on Thursday-Saturday nights; an extensive Breed Pavilion and Horse & Farm Exhibits area; a fun and informative Youth Pavilion; the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition on Thursday and Friday; and the Marketplace at Equine Affaire—a consignment store in the Bricker Annex featuring quality tack, apparel, and equine equipment for horse & rider.
Equine Affaire will take place Thursday through Saturday from 9:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. General admission for adults will be $15/day or $50/four-day pass; children 7–10 will be $8/day; children six and under will be admitted free. General admission includes entry to the trade show and theme pavilions, the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition, and all clinics, seminars, and demonstrations. A separate ticket is required for the Fantasia. The Ohio Expo Center will charge for parking.
Discount room rates are available at dozens of Equine Affaire host hotels near the facility, and camping will be available at the Ohio Expo Center. For continuously-updated information, consult www.equineaffaire.com, or call (740) 845-0085 weekdays, 9:00am–5:00pm ET. Advance tickets for Equine Affaire and the Fantasia are on sale now.