14 December 2016
Exclusive evening show with horsemanship legend Pat Parelli |

Exclusive evening show with horsemanship legend Pat Parelli

On 23 March, Pat Parelli will perform in his own evening show at EQUITANA in Essen for the third time after 2011 and 2013. The exclusive programme promises to deliver one thing above all: two hours of pure Parelli! For the first time, fans and friends of the globally celebrated horsemanship trainer will have the opportunity to come to the show with their own horses.

Parelli Natural Horsemanship: A concept for success

Since the start of his career in 1982, Pat Parelli has influenced thousands of riders, received recognition from the greats of international equestrianism, and spread his idea of the nurturing and respectful handling of horses around the world. His training concept, Parelli Natural Horsemanship (PNH), has emerged as one of the most well-known and successful training concepts of its kind. The method functions as foundational training for each rider to build upon individually. Respect, trust and communication are the cornerstones of working with the horse. Parelli pays no attention to horse breed, age and riding style. What does matter, though, is continuing education. Together with his wife Linda, Pat Parelli constantly tweaks his programme to incorporate the latest horse-handling insights. 

Two hours of pure Parelli: Practical work up close

How can we boost horses’ self-confidence and trust while enhancing their readiness to perform – be it in the recreational sector or for competitions? On the evening of 23 March, Pat Parelli will present impressions of his method in Hall 6’s Large Ring at the Equestrian Sports Fair. Plus, he’ll use real-world examples to illustrate possible solutions to existing problems. In 2017, all friends of Parelli Natural Horsemanship can for the first time apply to participate in PAT PARELLI live with their own horse. For detailed information about the application process, please visit the EQUITANA website at

Secure your tickets now

Considering the enormous popularity of the 2011 and 2013 Parelli evening shows, it would be advisable to secure tickets early. Tickets for PAT PARELLI live start at €29 (discount tickets available from €25) and can be purchased in the EQUITANA ticket shop at  

PAT PARELLI live 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Centre Essen, Hall 6



- Presse Release Announcement PAT PARELLI live (doc, 125 KB)
- Photo Pat Parelli at EQUITANA 2013, Credit: Hans Kuczka (jpg, 1,7 MB)

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