Posted: 16th January 2024 | Back to news feed
Following the huge success of the inaugural event in 2023, the National Equine Show is coming back for 2024, and it’s going to be even bigger and better!
The show takes place at the NEC on the first weekend in March (2nd and 3rd) and is set to be two jam-packed days of equestrian bliss! On entering the show, visitors will be greeted by hundreds of stands boasting products and services covering everything equestrian, two stages, experiences, food, drink, and lots of people who share their love of everything equestrian.
Let’s talk inspiration…
One of the attractions at the show is the Inspiration Stage, hosted by Rosie Tapner. For 2024, the National Equine Show is proud to announce that dressage superstar Charlotte Dujardin, horse trainer and equestrian performer Freddy Steele, holistic health and fitness coach Karzan Hughes, social media influencer Meghan Elphick, Paralympic dressage rider Natasha Baker OBE, and International para dressage rider and content creator Tegan Vincent-Cooke will be speaking on the stage. These people will be sharing their journey, provide bucket loads of inspiration for the audience, and answer questions too.
The Skills Theatre is the other stage at the show, and this is where people come to learn. Presented by Rhea Freeman, this area brings together experts in their field to talk about subjects that horse owners want to know more about. The schedule will be released soon, but 2023 included mindset, safety, influencers, saddlery, and advice on subjects including responsible worming and equine equipment. This area provides lots of chances to get questions answered too!
The National Equine Show has a high level of interaction and activities around the show. The 2024 show will see a Rider Wellness Zone (which will be an entire space in the show dedicated to wellbeing of riders), The Dressage Experience, The Mindset Zone with Flying Changes Mindset (which was also part of the 2023 event), The Polyjumps Eventer Experience (which utilises an eventer simulator from Racewood to give visitors the chance to try their hand at eventing), The Rider Zone with PB Movement and The Dressage Coach, The Therapy Pony Zone with Lunar Eclipse, and The Yard Supplement Pavilion sponsored by The Equestrian Index (this provides yard owners and managers with the chance to network with likeminded people, but also has the opportunity for visitors to speak to experts who can support their yards and businesses).
…shop ‘til you drop…
The premium shopping experience at the National Equine Show showcases 100s of brands inside the halls…if you liked last year, you’ll love this year as there’s even more shopping to be enjoyed!
…meet and greet…
The Meet & Greet Zone is set to be the place to be in 2024. This gives fans a chance to chat to, have a selfie taken with, or get an autograph from the equestrian celebrities, influencers and riders attending the show. VIPs get direct access, which is perfect for those who don’t like queues.
…VIP you say?
In addition to standard tickets, the National Equine Show offers a VIP experience for those who want to take things to the next level. VIP Tickets are strictly limited and include so many extras such as goody bags, free tea and coffee all day, a glass of fizz (over 18 only) on arrival, access to the VIP lounge at the show and lots more too. If you want to treat yourself, you won’t regret it!
How much does it cost?
The National Equine Show is far from expensive, quite the opposite. The team behind the event believe price shouldn’t be a barrier to entry. Standard tickets are just £10 per day or £18 for the weekend with children under 16 attending for free. To take things up to the next level, you could treat yourself to the VIP experience which is £60 for adults and £40 for children per day.
If you’d like to head over to the National Equine Show, book your tickets, upgrade to VIP or just find out more, why not visit www.nationalequineshow.com
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