FAQ for 2023

Our answers to your most frequently asked questions

Below you will find important information about your visit to the trade fair. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us personally.

EQUITANA 2023 will take place from 9 - 15 March 2023. 

EQUITANA, Messegelände Essen, Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen.

The trade fair is open daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm, at the last day from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission for the evening events begins at 5 pm via all open entrances. From 6:30 pm, admission with a ticket for the evening event is possible via the Mitte entrance. The evening events start at 7:30 pm.

During the day, all 3 entrances to Messe Essen - West, South & East - are open. From 6:30 pm, admission to the evening events is via the Mitte entrance.

Tickets are available via our online shop at www.equitana.com/tickets and via www.ticketmaster.de (keyword EQUITANA). The ticket shop can be accessed via PC and mobile devices (e.g. smartphone, tablet). The purchased tickets will be sent by e-mail and can be printed out or presented digitally on a mobile device at the entrance. It is therefore also possible to buy tickets on site at short notice.


Tickets are also available via the ticket hotline +49 (0)1806 999 000 250 (daily 10.00 - 18.00). Here, only ticket sales are made by telephone. If you have any questions about EQUITANA, please contact our visitor hotline at +49 (0) 211 90 191 201.

All ticket types including discounts as well as the prices can be found here.

Take advantage of the early bird price until the end of November!

To make it easier for you to find your way around the fair, the EQUITANA halls are divided thematically according to the different target groups of equestrian sports. Further Information

The exhibitor list will follow shortly.

We have realised an informative and entertaining day programme for you. It will be published around 6 weeks prior to the event.

The program will be published around 6 weeks before the event.

The U11 subway line stops directly in front of the exhibition center. You can find more information here. Please note that the EQUITANA ticket does not include the use of public transport, a separate ticket must be purchased.

There are around 7,000 parking spaces close to the fair - and an additional 7,000 parking spaces in the P+R system with free use of the fair bus (e.g. P10). The parking spaces of Messe Essen are signposted with parking direction signs in the vicinity of the fair. You can find an overview of the Messe Essen car parks here.

People with disabilities with the appropriate ID can park in parking garage P6 directly under the exhibition grounds (under Hall 3). Please have your ID card ready.

You can find all information on barrier-free access to the Essen trade fair center here.

No, visitors are not allowed to bring dogs / other animals onto the exhibition grounds.

Backpacks, bags and trolleys are permitted. Drinks and food may also be brought in. For safety reasons, no glass bottles are allowed. In the entrance areas you will find lockers and cloakrooms for safekeeping.

Smoking is permitted only in specially designated outdoor areas.

There is no childcare on site. However, we have organised a varied programme for our little visitors, for example with pony rides, a non-maintained theatre, handicrafts and painting.

Photography and filming at EQUITANA is permitted for private, non-commercial use.

Photography and filming is permitted at the shows with the following restrictions:

  • Photography and filming only permitted without flash and without a tripod.
  • Films published on the Internet and public networks must not exceed the maximum length of 1 minute per actor and the total length of 10 minutes.

Photographing and filming for commercial use (such as, among other things, the resale of images and films in digital as well as printed form) is subject to restrictions and requires the express permission of the organizer.

Our partner Hotelmap lists all hotels in EQUITANA:

Click here for further information.

Unfortunately, there are no vouchers valid only for EQUITANA to buy. However, vouchers for all Ticketmaster events can be purchased from Ticketmaster. These are then in turn redeemable for all available EQUITANA events (trade fair and/or show). Further Information

Please note that the EQUITANA ticket does not include the use of public transport, a separate ticket must be purchased.

All orders can be viewed in your Ticketmaster account. If you have any further queries, please contact [email protected] stating your name, order email address and if possible your Ticketmaster order number.

Tickets are excluded from exchange. However, if EQUITANA is cancelled due to Covid-19, you will of course receive a full refund of the ticket price.

Do you have questions or need help?

Our Customer Service Center will be happy to answer any general questions you may have.

+49 211 90191-201

[email protected]

Service hours:

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