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Show Info

Meet an audience of over 10,000 equine-loving consumers

The National Equine Show will take place on 2-3 March 2024 at The NEC. This premium event offers something new and fresh in the equine event calendar. Everything about the show is designed to maximise the time visitors can try and test new things making it a great shopping focussed day out with lots of interactive features, community meet-ups, and inspiring presentations from experts and equine stars.​

The National Equine Show offers a premium shopping experience – at the heart of the event are two education theatres packed with inspiration for new and existing equestrians to learn and try new things, with horse and rider inclusion, health, and wellbeing at its core.

About the event

Opening times / Hall number

The show will open 9am – 5pm on Saturday 2nd and 9am – 4pm Sunday 3rd March 2024 and will be held in hall 6.

You can see a map of the NEC Halls here: NEC Site Map 2021 (thenec.co.uk)

How do I book a stand / find out about exhibiting?

You can speak directly to our Event Director Liz Ormesher who would be happy to discuss opportunities to get involved in the Show – she can be reached at [email protected]. You can also find out more information here Get Involved – National Equine Show

Are there any jobs available?

Not currently but please contact [email protected] and we will pass your query on.

If you are interested in speaking at the event we would love to hear from you – please contact [email protected]

How are you working to reduce the carbon footprint at the show?

From working with the venue, looking at ourselves and collaborating with exhibitors. But here’s the thing… Visitors’ travel is the biggest carbon emitter of each show. So we need your help. Taking the train instead of driving will reduce the emissions of your journey by around 80%. The NEC is a 5-minute walk from Birmingham International train station or 90 seconds by the free air-rail walk. If you need to drive, car share with friends and reduce your impact by 50%. There’s a great network of cycle and footpaths in the area and bike racks are near the entrance. There are also electric car charging point and more to come in the future…

Is there a cloakroom?

The NEC has a cloakroom before you enter the Show. Visitors with a VIP Ticket will have access to a VIP Cloakroom in the VIP Lounge.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No need to book, our speaker program is included as part of your ticket and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Will there be food stalls?

Yes, there will be a number of NEC-managed food stalls, and some of our exhibitors will sell packaged food items too.

Will I need ID?

We do not require ID to gain entry to the Show.

My question isn’t here

If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]


General admission tickets

You can book a one-day or weekend ticket.

When will I get my ticket?

Tickets will be sent out a week before the event, bring your ticket along to the Show either printed or on your mobile.

I haven’t received my tickets / I have lost my ticket / I want to amend my booking

The team at See Tickets would be happy to help you with any ticket enquiries here: https://nationalequine.seetickets.com/customerservice

What does the VIP package include?

VIP tickets to indulge in the following perks:

  • Access to the VIP Lounge where we will have seating and a bar for you to purchase drinks during the day
  • Refreshments such a water, tea and coffee free of charge throughout the day
  • A National Equine Show shopping tote
  • A free glass of sparking wine or soft drink
  • Dedicated Meet & Greet area within the VIP Lounge with shorter queues to meet your idols
  • Complimentary Cloakroom access

Getting there

How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?

What time can I arrive?

We allow entry to the Hall any time during the day between 09:00 and 17:00 on both days. But if you arrive before 9am we will be giving out exclusive show gifts.

Where can I stay nearby?

We’ve partnered with EventBeds by NuBreed Hotels to offer exclusive deals at localised hotels with savings of up to 30%. Please visit the EventBeds VIP Concierge link here.

How can I travel sustainably to the show?

When planning your travel please consider your carbon footprint:

  1. Travel on public transport or actively where possible (nearest train line is Birmingham International which brings you straight into the NEC) – save ££ by booking train/coach tickets in advance
  2. If travelling by car then we encourage car sharing with others you know and/or potentially using car sharing apps like liftshare.com or blablacar.com – save ££ when you book NEC car park tickets in advance
  3. Combine 1 and 2 – have you thought about connecting with local public transport and bike hire schemes – see tfwm.org.uk for bike hire and park and ride options
  4. Carbon offsetting your travel – we are encouraging all visitors to donate £2 to offset their carbon footprint on travelling to the show


I’m in a wheelchair, is the venue accessible?

Yes, the venue is accessible for people with different needs. You can find out more information here: Disabled Visitors to the NEC | The NEC Birmingham but can also contact [email protected] to discuss how we can make the show as accessible as possible.

Will you have a quiet space available?

We will have small area reserved should a visitor need a few moments away from the Show floor – to find out more about this or speak to the team contact [email protected]

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.