World Equestrian Fair

06. - 12. March 2025
Exhibition Centre Essen


known as the world's leading horse show brings together equestrian sports enthusiasts from all over the world. With over 30,000 square meters of exhibition and show space, innovations, high-quality products, trainers and stars from the entire equestrian world and a place to network, learn and exchange ideas.
In seven exhibition halls well-known brands and innovative start-ups will present their product highlights, inform inquisitive visitors and present the diversity of equestrian sport. Where innovations are introduced to the market, contacts and friendships are maintained and the future of the equestrian industry is looked at together. 
In addition, EQUITANA is also known for a unique daily program, high-quality training evenings and the HOP TOP Show, one of the most spectacular horse shows worldwide. With over 1,000 horses, 500 hours of educational program and the stars of the scene, EQUITANA offers a stage for education and entertainment.

EQUITANA has already introduced numerous riding styles and horse breeds to a wide audience and quickly gained a large fan base. It creates unforgettable moments and offers an experience for everyone - from young horse lovers to international trainers and breeders through to dealers and manufacturers.

650 Exhibitors
7 Days
40 Countries
1000 Horses

Quotes from the stars

For us, being able to put on such a big show evening at EQUITANA means leaving our own comfort zone. Riding in front of thousands of people is one thing. But speaking and riding in front of thousands of spectators is something else entirely.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl
Team World Champion Dressage Rider

Top-level, amateur and leisure sports are just as much at home at EQUITANA as the various riding styles. What unites us all is the love of horses. That's why I would like to see everyone accepting each other more. That is the challenge for the next few years.

Isabell Werth
most successful dressage rider of all time

EQUITANA is a successful mix where everyone finds something for themselves. That's what I particularly like about this concept. This bringing together of different interests and disciplines is unique and ensures that everyone feels comfortable at the fair.

Reitmeisterin Ingrid Klimke
Two-time Olympic team eventing champion

The special thing about the fair for me is the diversity. I think it's great that all breeds and riding styles come together here. It's great to discover the numerous innovations. I always meet lots of people, so coming to Essen is a bit like a holiday - an educational holiday.

Uta Gräf
Book author and Grand Prix trainer

My first impression of the fair is that everything is huge. The diversity is unbelievable. It's just really great.

Simone Blum
World Champion Showjumping

These were the highlights of Equitana 2023

Visitor Highlights

Watch, learn, be amazed - top trainers and instructors, exciting competitions and colorful shows from all disciplines - click here for our highlights in the EQUITANA daily program!

Hop Top show

A masterpiece of fantasy, musical, horsemanship, light and sound effects as part of EQUITANA. The HOP TOP Show offers international show stars the perfect stage over three evenings.

Live training & stars

Nowhere else does so much expertise and concentrated knowledge about horses come together as here. Benefit from the know-how of the best and get valuable tips for hobby and profession.

Evening shows

International top stars share their knowledge exclusively. Featuring:  Uta Gräf, Andi Kreuzer, Frédéric Pignon, Linda Tellington-Jones, Kenzie Dysli, Julia Steinbrecher, Tanja Riedinger and Emilia Schlotterbeck.

These Exhibitors were on board in 2023

These were the Stars of EQUITANA 2023

Ingrid Klimke

Olympic Champion Eventing

Frédéric Pignon

Liberty Dressage Artist

Uta Gräf

Dressage Rider Grand Prix

Kenzie Dysli

Horse trainer and show star

Benjamin Werndl

Member of the German Olympic squad

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