WNY EquiFest returns to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg for two full days, March 19-20. This year’s event features more than 100 vendors with products and services focusing on the horse industry, including tack, mane and tail care, saddles, equine décor, feed and nutrition.
Clinics, seminars and demonstrations will be presented by trainers, coaches and industry professionals throughout the event. There will be fun, interactive and educational activities for children of all ages.
The event is a partnership of the Erie County Agricultural Society and the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council, with sponsorship from BEMER, Allegany Mountain Saddles, Clydes Feeds and Purina Animal Nutrition.
The two-day schedule includes demonstrations:
√ Esco Buff will showcase his excellence in horse foot care, learn how to choose a farrier and how to evaluate hoof balance;
√ Caroline North of Laurelin Farm will demonstrate yoga and horsemanship;
√ Kaleigh Marie of Braveheart Beasts will share her expertise of softness training, positive reinforcement and bridleless training;
√ The art of mounted archery and introducing A horse to the sights and sounds will be presented by the team from Eternal Flame Mounted Archery;
√ Rosehill Ranch will feature how to build trust and confidence in riding;
√ Luke Reinbold Horsemanship will be on site to showcase the perfect mounting positions obtained through the use of a mounting block; and
√ BEMER – understand why circulation is important for all equines.
A schedule of events is available at www.The-Fairgrounds.com and tapping on WNY EquiFest.
Admission and parking are both free for this event, which will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about WNY EquiFest, visit www.the-fairgrounds.com or call 716-649-3900, ext. 6488.
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. Its mission is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state. Visit www.ECFair.org.
The New York State Horse Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the umbrella organization uniting New York’s diverse horse community into one unified voice to promote and protect the interests of the state’s horse industry. An affiliate of the NYSHC, the western chapter is the local unit dedicated to supporting and promoting the local equine industry.