World Equestrian Fair

06. - 12. March 2025
Exhibition Centre Essen


Whether you are a little horse lover at the beginning of your riding career or already have decades of riding experience, whether you want to spend time with your family and friends or being active in the equestrian sports business: EQUITANA creates common memories and offers every equestrian enthusiast a platform for networking.

Specialist congresses, shopping fun, spectacular shows and trainings are combined. EQUITANA offers the best that the equestrian world has to offer: From Olympic champions to successful trainers, from start-ups to well-known brands, from events for everyone to specialist forums for discussing the future of the equestrian sport.

They all have one thing in common: The love of horses!



Visitor Highlights of the trade fair 2023

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.

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.

Education & Experts

Horse health, feeding, training issues, business management or questions about shoeing - forums and congresses expand your expertise every day.

Cups & Competitions

Fast-paced, elegant, precise and creative - this is how you experience the diverse cups and competitions at the World Equestrian Show! 

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.

Products & themed worlds

Around 700 exhibitors present their ranges, innovations and services in 8 product worlds. The central contact point for the entire equestrian industry.

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

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

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