Evening Shows

The jewel of the world fair - in the evening after the fair closes, the best artists of the international show business and the biggest stars of the top-class sports take the stage in the show hall.

9. - 15. March 2023
Exhibition Centre Essen

Show Arena

In hall 5 you find the big show arena of EQUITANA


This is the home of the HOP TOP SHOW, the most spectacular horse show in the world: a masterpiece of fantasy, musical, riding art, light and sound effects in the context of EQUITANA - World Equestrian Fair. 

The best artists of the international show business and biggest athletes of the top-class sport showcase here in the HOP TOP SHOW with new show numbers emotional milestones and inspire their audience.


The training evenings, in which the top stars of the scene have been sharing their knowledge in a 2-hour show for many years, also take place in our show arena. 

Every EQUITANA year we welcome world stars who give us exclusive insights into their daily training routine.


Tickets for the shows can be bought here!

Liberty Stars live

Thursday, 09. March 2023, 19:30 Uhr

This evening is all about one thing - free communication with the horse! The four freedom specialists, who are already inspiring many people on social media, will give exclusive insights into their training methods for the first time in the big arena. From the basis of free work to free riding to the highest collection and lessons of the high school, all facets are presented in this joint debut of the up-and-coming trainers. Whether small or large, beginner or expert - everyone can learn something here! With magical moments, the Liberty Stars enchant their audience with show acts in addition to the theory and demonstrate the special relationship between man and horse. Look forward to an unforgettable evening!

Uta Gräf & Andi Kreuzer live

Monday, 13. March 2023, 19:30 Uhr

Uta Gräf stands for fine riding with composure. Her rides and successes with the licensed Holstein stallion "Le Noir", which paved her way to becoming a successful dressage rider up to Grand Prix level, are unforgettable. Andi Kreuzer, for his part, is also successful in top sport - but in the jumping saddle. His riding career already began in his childhood and gained momentum through his successes with the young riders up to the German Championship title. Stefan Schneider, a passionate all-round horseman with a special affinity for working equitation and long reins, will also be taking part in the evening.

In the course of this evening, the two greats of their disciplines will show that sound basic training is the cradle of sustainable success - regardless of the riding style. 

Frédéric Pignon & Magali Delgado live

Tuesday, 14. March 2023, 19:30 Uhr

The international show stars Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado from the south of France show us the secret of their strong bond with horses. Whether in free play with stallions or in high school under saddle: what looks like magic is the result of trust-building training and fair treatment of the horse. How do I motivate my horse to work with me, how do I develop free play? How does riding become an expression of joy? How do I understand my horse correctly? Here, every horse lover will find answers to their questions, whether in ground work or in the dressage saddle at home. The holistic approach of the two is also evident in their close collaboration with the world-renowned horse expert Linda Tellington-Jones, whose guest appearance we are particularly looking forward to!


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Service hours:

Mon. - Thu.: 08:30am – 4:30pm
Fri.: 08:30am – 3:30pm

Arrival and Opening Hours

9. - 15. March 2023

Exhibition Centre Essen

Messeplatz 1

45131 Essen


Opening Hours:
Daily 10:00 - 18:30

last day 10:00 - 18:00