Meet an audience of over 10,000 equine-loving consumers
The inaugural National Equine Show will take place on the 4-5 March 2023 at The NEC. This premium event offers something new and fresh in the equine event calendar. Everything about this event 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 is a 100% premium shopping and luxury experience and at the heart of the event is two education theatres packed with inspiration for new and existing equestrians to learn about 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 be in hall 20 and open 9am – 5pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023.
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 programme 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.
Are there any horses at your event?
No, this is a retail focused event providing a great day out for horse lovers but there are no horses or demonstrations at the show.
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 here, under 16s go free. Our free tickets have now expired but you can get a ticket from just £12.
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?
Information about our VIP ticket offering can be found here: Tickets – National Equine Show, our VIP tickets include access to the VIP lounge with refreshments throughout the day, a glass of sparkling wine per adult ticket holder (over 18’s only), a VIP tote bag, fast track entry, dedicated VIP meet and greet access, VIP seating within the theatres, free cloakroom area for your bags and shopping and concierge service to assist you in planning your visit and on the day support.
How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?
- HOW TO GET TO THE NEC
- PARKING AT THE NEC – Parking can be booked directly through the NEC website – you can save £4 by booking in advance
- VENUE FACILITIES
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.
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.