Columbus, Ohio


Equine Affaire


April 7–10, 2022

Celebrate the Horse

Located at the Ohio Expo Center, Equine Affaire (equineaffaire.com) allows horse enthusiasts to come together and celebrate their love for all things horses during a three-day event. You’ll have the option to participate in educational clinics, seminars, and demos presented by industry experts, learn about different breeds, and get in plenty of shopping at the trade show.

Celebrate your love of horses at this year’s Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio.

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Equine Affaire. Enjoy learning from clinicians like Warwick Schiller and Lynn Palm, watch riders demonstrate how they can gentle an untamed mustang in the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s Trainer Incentive Program, or catch the versatility competition, which allows horse-and-rider teams to compete for $5,500. Plus, new this year is the liberty horse freestyle invitational, where select liberty trainers will work with a variety of horses to display their talents in a two-part competition.

On April 8th and 9th, Equine Affaire will also be partnering with Operation Horses and Heroes to offer veterans, active duty, and first responders the opportunity to interact with horses, and experience the effects of equine-assisted activities and therapies.

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Shop for the horses and horse lovers in your family at the 1. Equine Affaire Trade Show. You’ll find products ranging from tack, riding apparel, gifts, and grooming supplies, to trailers, farm equipment, fencing, and barns. Or check out the 2. Horse & Farm Exhibits if you’re in the market for a new horse or wanting to explore a new horse breed. 


After a full day at the Ohio Expo Center, head over to 3. Marcella’s for happy hour where you can enjoy a glass of wine with meats and cheeses. And you can’t go to Columbus without stopping by 4. Schmidt’s Sausage Haus to indulge in a yummy jumbo cream puff for dessert. 


A must-see at Equine Affaire is 5. Fantasia, a musical celebration of the horse, which features a star-studded line-up of professional equestrian performers. This performance is held at 7:30 p.m., April 7th-9th. 

Event History 

Equine Affaire was founded in 1993 by Eugenia Snyder with the goal of creating a first-class, education-oriented horsemen’s exposition in which horse people representing all breeds of horses and disciplines could get together in a non-competitive environment to share their love of horses.  

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