National Equine Show

National Running Show organiser launches National Equine Show

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Raccoon Events, organiser of National Running Show, has launched The National Equine Show.

The equestrian show will take place on March 4-5, 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham. Set across two-days it will host 135 brands across an 8,000 square metre space, presenting all the brands that any horse lover and rider could want to see. The show will provide retailers with an opportunity to speak directly to an estimated 10,000 equestrians.

Liz Ormesher, event director of National Equine Show, said: “After months of research and due-diligence we have found the perfect event model to support the equestrian community, there was a need for us to create a premium shopping experience where retail wasn’t fitted in around the horse shows. Secondly, the important conversations in the equine world, such as horse and riding well-being, safety, diversity, equality and inclusion, and sustainability, that need to be discussed on a bigger platform. Thirdly the calendar was missing an event in March to get people ready for the season ahead. So that’s exactly what we’ve created.”

Ormesher continued: “The response [from brands] has been incredible and we are delighted to already have a host of key partners and supporters lined up for the event including, British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) and the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and we’ll be working with them closely throughout the year on data projects to fill the national statistic gaps we have across the sport in general and within the different disciplines.”

Three stages will play host to some of the sport’s biggest names including – Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Esme Higgs , Lydia Heywood, Alex Huan Tian, Piggy March and Khadija Mellah.

As well as an Inspiration Stage, there will be a Skills and Safety and Yard Facilities stage, providing new and experienced horse owners and riders with an armoury of information and advice to get started or advance in their chosen horse discipline. There will also be luxury features such as The Catwalk, Horse and Rider Zone, a Champagne Bar, a Nail Bus and a Shop and Drop area for visitors to enjoy.