EQUITANA 2013 presents the world’s largest specialist range
EQUITANA: The water walker by Kraft Führanlagen in live operation
Riding facilities, paddock fencing, aquatrainers, horse trailers or automatic feeders: once every two years, the EQUITANA Equestrian Sports World Fair with its almost 900 exhibitors offers the most comprehensive international overview of all that is new in the equestrian sports market. For specialist purchasers, breeders, professional equestrian businesses and horsekeepers, the world's largest equestrian sports fair is the first port of call for everything to do with riding, horsekeeping or building, operating and maintaining riding facilities and stables. From 16 to 24 March all the internationally well-known companies from the segments of stable and riding facility construction, farm technology, horse transport, feed and care products as well as suppliers of riding accessories and clothing will again present themselves at the Essen Exhibition Centre.
At the previous event, EQUITANA recorded more than 200,000 visitors, among them 40,000 trade visitors. This makes it the world's largest trade fair in its sector. Professionals from the international equestrian sports scene, in particular, increasingly take advantage of the fair to gain an overview of new products.
Largest overview of the market in stable construction, horseboxes and riding facility construction
In Halls 3 and 9 of the Essen Exhibition Centre, stable operators and breeders find a variety of capital goods that is unrivalled internationally. In the largest EQUITANA exhibition segment, Hall 3, products for all types of equestrian businesses are presented: solutions for stable and riding facility construction, stabling and farm technology as well as everything to do with transporting horses. In the field of horseboxes alone, the offer at EQUITANA is larger than anywhere else.
Huge choice of vans, trailers and trucks
For one horse or as many as ten, trailer or self-propelled unit, with integrated living, tack room and the whole works, or quite simple - EQUITANA shows the latest trends and models. The French company SAS Distrivan Van Fautras, for instance, has developed a system which makes loading their horse easier for people travelling alone.
Another theme for horseboxes at EQUITANA: aerodynamic design which helps to save fuel. This is the trend in trailers, says Rainer Doennebrink of the Blomert company. Blomert will present two new lightweight models in Essen, one made from aluminium, the other from polyester.
Böckmann will be represented at EQUITANA on an area of more than 1000 square metres. The company plans to present 30 horse trailers and five HGV, which makes it one of the giants among exhibitors. Altogether 14 other companies will be represented at EQUITANA, among them long-established firms like Humbaur and Thiel
Stable and riding facility construction is represented at EQUITANA with big industry names such as Laake Stalltechnik, Röwer & Rüb, Multi Project or Cheval Liberté from France. Obviously the large range of stabling and pasture technology will also be on display - from circular stables to paddock fencing and horse walkers all the way to levellers for arena floor maintenance
Water walker in live operation
One of the highlights at EQUITANA 2011 was the water walker by Kraft Führanlagen. At the upcoming fair this horse walker, which features a special emptying/ filling system to vary the water level, will again be on display in full operation.
Another current trend are aquatrainers, such as those presented by Activo-Med or Formax from Iceland - the latter offering an aquatrainer designed especially for Icelandic horses.
Aquatrainers and treadmill technologies are also the focus at Horsegym 2000. Suppliers of horse walkers are Jünck, Döring or Molenkoning from the Netherlands. As in previous years, Röwer & Rüb will set up a complete horse walker in the grounds in front of the exhibition hall, to be used by the horses at EQUITANA.
Nutrition and feeding technology
In the horse keeping, nutrition, care and health segments, EQUITANA also presents one of the largest ranges of products. Exhibitors in Hall 1 are all the major feed suppliers such as Höveler, Pavo or Derby, but also a large number of specialist suppliers of supplementary nutrition products such as Masterhorse, St. Hippolyt or Equistro. Here exhibitors like Seidel, Easyhorse, Schwarz, Schauer and Hit also show the latest trends in feeder technology.
Natural horse keeping in the EQUITANA Active Stable
Visitors can view state-of-the-art concepts for open stables such as the EQUITANA Active Stable in Hall 1. It instructively demonstrates the implementation smart solutions of natural horse keeping combined with individual feeding. On display are not only automatic feeders but also carefully thought-out flow patterns as well as concepts for efficient subdivision into roaming and rest zones.
Priority for trade visitors holding a Comfort Ticket
To make visiting the trade fair as stress-free and smooth as possible right from the time of entering the exhibition centre, securing tickets early is recommended. Especially interesting for trade visitors: the Comfort Ticket, a bestseller at the previous EQUITANA. Starting from 45 euro, it comprises not only the one-day ticket but also a parking space close to the entrance of the exhibition centre, a premium seat in the VIP area of the Main Arena during the daytime programme as well as a welcoming package. Advance booking for this as well as all other tickets is open now.