Equestrian Festival

Will take place again after EQUITANA 2025
Maimarktgelände Mannheim

Whether you're a young horse fan or an old hand: everyone will find what they're looking for at EQUITANA Open Air in Mannheim. Almost 200 programme highlights offer everything a rider's heart desires on five different riding arenas. From sport, breeding and show competitions for riders and equestrian athletes of various disciplines to live training sessions and demonstrations with humans, horses, dogs and more. 

The exhibition area also makes hearts beat faster. From feed to equipment to transporters, really every product area is represented. And where better to learn tips and tricks directly from the manufacturers?



These were the Stars of 2022

Anja Beran

Icon of classical dressage

Kenzie Dysli

Horse trainer and show rider

Ute Holm-Schäuble

Western trainer and world champion of cutting

Yvonne Gutsche

Stunt rider and tranquility trainer

Uta Gräf

successful dressage rider Grand Prix

Visitor highlights of the fair

Product and theme diversity

From hoof scrapers to individually selected feed to the right saddle: around 250 exhibitors present almost the entire range of products in the equestrian sector - and in the best case, directly to take away!

Cups and competitions

Together with our partner associations, we organise a wide range of cups and competitions throughout the day. Whether dressage, baroque or show cup, every horse fan will get their money's worth here.

Children's programme

The youngest horse lovers will get their full fun at EQUITANA Open Air. Look forward to highlights such as pony rides, pony cleaning competitions, pony painting and hobby horse jumping competitions.

Live trainings and demonstrations

Have you always wanted to know what barrel racing is all about or how dog and horse can be directed together? As part of our day programme, top trainers and riders demonstrate their skills.

Evening shows

Evenings in Mannheim also have a lot to offer: Whether it's a spectacular show experience at EQUITANA Open Air @ night or a whole evening provided with fascinating tips from top trainers - a visit is worthwhile right up to the last minute.

Celebrities & Web Stars

Look forward to greats from show and sport as part of our programme. Experience some of the most famous German Youtuber and social media stars around the horse live at EQUITANA Open Air! 




For riders, horse lovers and all who want to become one. Look forward to an incomparable combination of fair and sport with numerous competitions, entertainment and shopping opportunities under the open sky.




Cooperating associations

Working Equitation Deutschland

German Working Equitation Championship 2022

This summer, the best pairs will come to Mannheim for the Equitana Open Air and ride for the German Championship title on the Maimarkt grounds.

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