World Equestrian Fair

06. - 12. March 2025
Exhibition Centre Essen


Whether you are a small horse fan at the very beginning of your riding career or have decades of riding experience: EQUITANA is the home of every horse lover.

It combines a shopping experience, show spectacle and training up close. EQUITANA delivers the best the equestrian world currently has to offer: From Olympic champions to top athletes, training legends and pioneers from all branches of equestrianism, there is something for everyone. They all have one thing in common: their 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.

Program 2023

This was the program at Equitana 2023!

These Exhibitors were on board in 2023

Discover the evening shows of Equitana!

Experience magical moments at the HOP TOP Show and
attend the training evenings where international top stars share their knowledge with you.

Overview of the daily program in all rings and forums

EQUITANA creates unforgettable moments and offers an experience for equestrian fans from every sector and every discipline.

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

Equitana Innovation Award 2023

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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Customer Service

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+49 211 90191-420 (Visitors)

+49 211 90191-422 (Exhibitors)

Service Hours:

Mon. - Thu. 08:30 – 16:30
Fri. 08:30 – 15:30

Arrival and Opening Hours

06. - 12. March 2025

Exhibition Centre Essen

Messeplatz 1

45131 Essen


Opening Hours:
Daily 10:00 - 18:30

last day 10:00 - 18:00