WNY Equifest will put a spotlight on the equine world at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19. The event will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors to celebrate the horse industry in New York. Over 6,000 have attended this two-day, family friendly event in the past.
WNY Equifest will feature vendors with products and services focusing on the horse industry. Clinics, seminars and demonstrations will be presented by trainers, coaches and industry professionals throughout the two-day event. There will be fun, interactive and educational activities for children of all ages in the Family Fun Corral. A variety of food and beverages will be available at the event.
Highlighting the 2023 edition of WNY Equifest will be:
√ Polocrosse team riding will showcase this sport that resembles lacrosse, which was initially introduced as an indoor exercise to teach people how to ride a horse.
√ Eternal Flame Mounted Archery will showcase the art of mounted horseback archery.
√ Learn the 4 Cs of horsemanship with Lucky Star Horsemanship: connection, communication, control and confidence.
√ EquiFirst Aid East Coast will teach how to handle day-to-day care, safety and emergency response for horses while waiting for a vet to arrive. It will also show the non-equestrian public emergency management techniques with regard to equine friends and other livestock; plus disaster planning for farms, stables and other ag-related businesses.
√ Mollie Vacco will showcase redlight therapy with animals. A press release noted, “This modality is perfect for every horse owner to have on hand. This therapy reduces pain within minutes, strengthens anti-viral properties, increases cellular regeneration and healing, and more.”
√ Laurelin Farm will present tack and saddle fitting for trail riders for a more comfortable and safe way of exploring on horseback.
A complete schedule of events is available at www.The-Fairgrounds.com.
Admission and parking are both free for this event, which will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, it is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The ECAS produces WNY Equifest and the annual Erie County Fair with a mission to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York state.