HAMBURG, N.Y. — The athletic strength and talents of both the horse and their riders will be on display as WNY Equifest 2020 presents an “Evening with Horses & Heroes,” on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7pm, inside Showplex on the Erie County Fairgrounds. This ticketed event will feature a costume studded parade of riders and their beautiful horses demonstrating various forms of horsemanship and skills.
During the show, spectators will see legendary heroes on horseback such as Wonder Woman and snow princess Elsa. A six-horse hitch, Roman riding and carriage races will have everyone at the edge of their seats. Following the performance there will be a meet & greet with photo opportunities. An Evening with Horses and Heroes features Whispery Pines Percherons of Kingsville, Ohio. Owned by Sam and Kellie Rettinger, Whispery Pines is home to eight beautiful Percheron geldings. This will be the first time that these draft horses will be on display at WNY Equifest.
General admission tickets for an “Evening with Horses & Heroes” are $20 per person and are available online at https://bit.ly/371PQFq or at the Fairgrounds Main Office during business hours. Children 10 & under are free.
An Evening With Horses & Heroes is just one of the events scheduled for Western New York State’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering. WNY EquiFest, March 21st & 22nd, will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors to celebrate the horse industry in New York State. Over 6,000 people are expected to attend this two-day, family-friendly free event. WNY EquiFest 2020 will feature vendors with products and services focusing on the horse industry. Clinics, seminars and demos will be presented by trainers, coaches and industry professionals in three different demo areas. Breed Avenue and Breed Parade will feature Gypsy Vanners, Friesians and Standardbreds. Each breed will be showcased during the breed parade each day at noon. Fun, educational activities will be available for children of all ages in our family corral. Spectators will have the opportunity to sign up to drive a draft horse both days of Equifest.
Whether you are the most experienced horsemen or only admire horses from a distance, WNY EquiFest will bring you closer to the equestrian community. The Erie County Fairgrounds is located in Hamburg, New York easily accessible by the New York State Thruway (I-90) off exit 56. The grounds are located just 20 minutes south of Buffalo. For more information about WNY EquiFest 2020 visit www.the-fairgrounds.com.
About the Erie County Agricultural Society
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the Society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the, WNY EquiFest 2020, the WNY Farm Show and Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State (www.ECFair.org).
–Erie County Agricultural Society
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