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Equine Affaire begins today in West Springfield, Massachusetts

The annual event is a favorite among horse enthusiasts in the Northeast.


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Autumn Arabian It may be chilly in New England, but it isn’t time for horse people to hibernate just yet. This weekend brings one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar of the Northeast: Equine Affaire. The clinics, expos and shopping draw horse loves from all around the region every November.

Clinicians specializing in a variety of disciplines will be on hand throughout the weekend. Some of the professionals featured are:

  • Mark Rashid, natural horsemanship
  • Lynn Palm, all-around training
  • Julie Goodnight, natural horsemanship
  • Todd Minikus, jumpers
  • Anne Gribbons, dressage
  • Bruce Davidson, eventing
  • Lisa Singer, carriage driving
  • Molly Powell, barrel racing
  • Double Dan Horsemanship, trick training

Other featured topics include:

  • Vaulting
  • Mounted Games
  • Equine Chiropractics
  • Equine Photography
  • Equine Law
  • Barefoot Hoof Care
  • Horse Trailer Safety
  • Equine Colleges
  • Geriatric Horse Care
  • Off-the-Track Adoptions

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, the spectator favorite, Pfizer Fantasia, will take place in the main coliseum. Fantasia features horses of a diverse range of breeds and types performing in different disciplines to a soundtrack of classical to contemporary music.

One of Equine Affaire’s main attractions is the extensive trade fair, where horse lovers can get a jump on their Christmas shopping or bring home a few gifts for their own horses. Tack, riding apparel, stable supplies, grooming equipment, gift items and much more are among the categories of products featured in the vendor area.

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Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

11/8/2012 11:58:37 PM

Sounds great.

kygal    rural, KY

11/8/2012 11:54:20 AM

sounds like fun but too cold for me

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