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

9. - 15. March 2023
Exhibition Centre Essen

Benefit from the know-how of the best and get valuable tips for hobby and profession!

Only at EQUITANA will you find concentrated expert knowledge on every key topic. Specialist lectures, demonstrations and exclusive riding lessons from the stars of the equestrian scene await you!



Live Training

How does a national trainer work?

What are the focal points in the training of championship riders?

How can I make lessons at the basis meaningful and varied?

Be there and learn a little from the best in the world!


Monday, March 13: Benjamin Werndl presented by Aubenhausen Club

Tuesday, March 14: Ingrid Klimke


*The programme will be updated continuously. Subject to changes.

All Live Trainings, as well as the entire daily programme in the big ring, are included in the ticket price!

Benjamin Werndl presented by Aubenhausen Club

Benjamin Werndl is one of the most successful dressage riders in Germany and a member of the German Olympic squad. Just like his sister Jessica, he is highly successful in the dressage saddle and was able to place 5th at the German Championships 2018. Together, the Werndl siblings run the Aubenhausen training centre - "Home of the Dressage Horse". 

Having already been guests in 2019 with his training evening "Von Bredow-Werndl live", we are delighted to welcome him again this year. On Monday, 13.03.2023 he will give an insight into his training methodology and philosophy.


Ingrid Klimke

The Olympic eventing champion and riding master Ingrid Klimke stands for horse-friendly training according to classical principles. Ingrid Klimke carefully allows her horses to grow into different requirements. She wants them to gain experience without being overtaxed and to get a varied training in order to stay motivated. She told us in an interview how she puts this into practice in everyday life. Ingrid Klimke will give direct insights into her daily work with the horses on Tuesday, 14 March 2023 during a lesson at Equitana.


Training Evenings

Here, the top stars of the scene share their knowledge with the participants in a 2-hour show.

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!


Expertise & Specialists

Further education is written in capital letters here!

Health forum

The Health Forum in Hall 1

In the Health Forum in Hall 1, expert presentations will be held throughout the day on the topics of health, hoof care and shoeing, feeding and equine diseases. Farriery will also be explained and demonstrated live on horses. The "veterinarian of the day" also passes on his knowledge here every day.

THE meeting place for all who want to be informed and learn! 


Congresses at EQUITANA

When dealing with horses, a great deal of specialist knowledge is indispensable. Various lectures, forums, demonstrations and accompanying congresses enable interested visitors to expand their knowledge.

Horse health, feeding, training issues, business management or questions about shoeing - nowhere else do so many experts meet. 

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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