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The National Equine Show sees huge growth for 2024

The National Equine Show’s second event took place last weekend (2nd-3rd March) at the NEC and recorded just under 15,000 people through the doors across the two days of the show. This shows an increase of 50% from the first show last year.

Even before the doors opened, queues were snaking their way through the NEC with thousands of people excited to enjoy the shopping, stages, immersive experiences, and a chance to absorb everything equestrian.

“We are delighted with the show and what a success it was, not just for us but also the brands, partners and sponsors we work with,” said Liz Ormesher, Event Director. “The event saw flash mobs to launch our safety partner, Evoke Equestrian, excitable queues at the GS Equestrian Meet & Greet where we had influencers like Harlow Luna White and Megan Elphick alongside riders such as Charlotte Dujardin and Natasha Baker, a packed Skills Theatre sponsored by Animal Web, an incredible Inspiration Stage with the most awe-inspiring guests, it was amazing. The best thing of all though was the buzz in the hall from visitors enjoying the show, that’s what it is all about.”

Plans are already afoot for the 2025 event which will be across two halls at the NEC on the 1st and 2nd March 2025. At the show, over 70% of the new floorplan sold for next year’s event, proving how well the event worked for the brands too.

This year, the event was sponsored by Boys Ride Too, Charles Owen, EqueSoul Fitness, Equitex, Evoke, Farm & Stable, Flying Changes Mindset, GS Equestrian, Jelka, Jo Hansford Photography, JockeyCam Ltd, Lunar Eclipse, Nail Bus, PB Movement, PolyJumps, Red Gorilla, Sacha & George, SJB Performance Training, Smart Grooming, Sorbeo Horse Bedding, The Dressage Coach, The Equestrian Index, The Ice Bath Co, and The Knights of Middle England. It was supported by partners including British Equestrian, British Equestrian Trade Association, Evoke, Forces Equine, Horse & Country TV, Horse & Hound, Horse & Rider Magazine, Outside & Active, PONY Magazine, Summerfields Stables, The Equestrian Index, and Your Horse Magazine.

“We’re really grateful to all the sponsors, partners and brands who supported us, and every person that came to the show,” said Liz. “We’re busy planning next year and will be releasing speakers and more over the next few months.”

Tickets for the 2025 event will be available from September but interested parties can sign up to the newsletter to be the first to hear when the tickets get released. See www.nationalequineshow.com