World Equestrian Fair

7. – 13. April 2022
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. 



The pre-sale for our evening shows has started!

Our answers to your most frequently asked questions

Visitor Highlights of the trade fair

Product and theme worlds

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

Live Training & Education

Nowhere else does so much expertise and concentrated knowledge about horses come together as here. Be there and learn a little from the best in the world!

Evening shows

From educational to spectacular: The HOP TOP Show offers well-known show stars the perfect stage on three evenings. During the training evenings, the international top stars share their knowledge in a two-hour show.

Presentation & Information

Admire the unique variety of horses, breeds and riding styles at the World Equestrian Show - up close and personal!

Expertise & lectures

Continuing education is written in capital letters here: Benefit from the know-how of the best and get valuable tips for hobby and profession.

Competitions & Stars

More than 500 hours of programme in 7 rings! Experience the diverse cups and competitions at the World Equestrian Show, meet numerous web stars or meet your idos from international equestrian sport.


These were the Stars of EQUITANA 2019

Ingrid Klimke

Olympic Champion Eventing

Kenzie Dysli

Horse trainer and show rider

Anja Beran

Instructor for classical riding

Bernd Hackl

Horsemanship trainer and horse professional

Isabell Werth

most successful dressage rider of all time

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

A training evening in this dimension is also something completely new for me. I still remember exactly how I was at EQUITANA for the first time as a little boy. It was very exciting and we gathered so many impressions that we all fell asleep on the bus on the way back.

Ludger Beerbaum
five-time Olympic show jumping champion

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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Complete hygiene concept for safe trade fair participation 

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Customer Service

+49 211 90191-201 (Visitors)


Service Hours:

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

Arrival and Opening Hours

7 – 13 April 2022

Exhibition Centre Essen

Messeplatz 1

45131 Essen


Opening Hours:
daily  10:00 - 19:00