Posted on March 7, 2019
HAMBURG, NEW YORK –Western New York State’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. WNY EquiFest, March 23rd & 24th, will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors who will gather 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 2019 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. Breed Avenue and Breed Parade will feature Gypsy Vanners, Frisians 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.
Highlighting WNY Equifest 2019 will be an appearance by national, award-winning barrel racer Amberley Snyder. Paralyzed from the waist down since 2010 from an automobile accident, the 25-year-old Snyder uses her struggle as a unique opportunity to inspire others. Snyder will conduct a motivational talk on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30pm and a barrel racing clinic on Sunday, March 23rd. Seating and spaces are limited for these ticketed events. Tickets can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/AmberleySnyderClinic.
Other scheduled WNY EquiFest 2019 features include a horse archery demonstration presented by Horse Archery USA and simple jumping exercises presented by the Houghton College Equestrian Program. The session will show how to build confidence in both the horse and rider while performing exercises in small spaces. Jack and Emma Minteer of Rose Hill Ranch will demonstrate their kind and gentle colt starting methods that have propelled Emma to two consecutive Extreme Mustang Makeover Championships. A Fresian driving demonstration by Lorick Stables Friesians will feature a Bennington Carriage imported from England. A full schedule of WNY EquiFest 2019 is available at http://bit.ly/EquifestSchedule.
Whether you are the most experienced horsemen or only admired 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.
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 2019, 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).