The time has come for the 2019 Massachusetts Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA, November 7-10. This event brings together education, entertainment, and shopping opportunities all focused around the equine industry. There is something for everyone at this top of the line event. There will be several presentations throughout the event, some include World Champions, National Champions, Olympians, popular equestrian TV personalities, professional equestrian performers, authors, judges, veterinarians, professors, and other top industry professionals. You can check the Equine Affaire Website for the full schedule.
Chris Cox is a household name for some but is among one of the many presenters at this three-day long equine extravaganza. For those who are unfamiliar, Chris is an accomplished horseman and teacher who has conducted clinics and demonstrations, including in-depth horsemanship courses, for more than two decades. He will be covering general training and horsemanship, you won’t want to miss him.
Along with Chris, our friends from Total Feeds will be set up on Sponsor Row as Chris’s Official Sponsor. If you’re looking for unparalleled excellence in your animal feed, you need to stop by. Whether it’s for your horses, dogs, goats, sheep, or even yourself, Total Feeds has the thing for you and your furry friends. You can find out more by heading to their website.
If you’re looking to do some serious shopping, make sure to check out the rest of the tradeshow, which boasts to be several acres of equine products and services ranging from tack, riding apparel, gifts, and grooming supplies to trailers, farm equipment, fencing, and barns. What more could you ask for?
When you’re done walking through the maze of vendors, you can catch the Versatile Horse and Rider Competition. It is the ultimate competition featuring 25 teams that will compete in a timed and judged race through an obstacle course created to test communication between horse and rider. You can catch this event at the Eastern States Exposition’s Coliseum on Friday, November 8th at 1:00pm.
New this year, you can also take home your next equine partner at the Adoption Affair. The event will include participation from a variety of rescues and sanctuaries with healthy, trained, adoptable horses of different breeds, backgrounds, and ages. You will be able to meet the horses in person and apply to adopt on the spot! Also new this year is “Drive a Draft”, where you will have the opportunity to drive a draft horse while it is harnessed up. If you’ve ever wanted to be around these gentle giants, now is your opportunity!
All in all, if you are an equine enthusiast and will be in and around the West Springfield area in MA, you should plan on attending. With so much to do, there is something for the whole family. The Equine Affaire is one of the largest horse expos on the east coast, so it won’t disappoint!
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