ESSEN, Germany — Today officials from the Kentucky Horse Park announced a new, three-day equestrian event, EQUITANA USA, will be coming to Kentucky fall of 2020. The announcement, made in Essen, Germany, coincided with EQUITANA Germany, the world’s largest equestrian trade fair and exhibition produced by Reed Exhibitions. Over the course of nine days, the bi-annual German event attracts over 200,000 visitors.
“We are excited to be the home of EQUITANA USA,” said Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. ”We look forward to collaborating with Reed Exhibitions to make EQUITANA USA one of our signature events and I am confident the community will embrace the opportunity to welcome guests from around the world.”
Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VistLEX said, “We are thrilled EQUITANA USA has selected the Kentucky Horse Park as it’s home for this annual event. Our designation as Horse Capital of the World makes Lexington the perfect backdrop for this large scale equestrian event and we look forward to showcasing the area’s rich equestrian heritage as we welcome EQUITANA USA for the first time in the fall of 2020!”
EQUITANA USA invites all riding levels, disciplines, breeds, and enthusiasts of all ages to come together to celebrate the horse. A variety of popular equestrian personalities, professional equestrian performers, authors, veterinarians, and other top professionals will come together at the event to share their expertise on a wide range of disciplines and topics. The show is dedicated to being the forum that promotes the exchange of ideas, information, and experience, to enhance the horse, personal excellence, and to provide high standards of quality among those with a passion for horses. Each day will feature a trade fair with a variety of equestrian related products and services along with special performances each evening at the Alltech Arena.
“I cannot think of a better venue for EQUITANA USA than the Kentucky Horse Park,” said Marie Browne, group vice president at Reed Exhibitions. “Over the past several months our team along with the Kentucky Horse Park team, has been outlining what will be featured and we look forward to sharing more details in the next several months.”