4–5 Mar 2023 33 days to go! #EquineShow Tickets

VIP Tickets are now available! Click here for more information.

Show Info

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

About the event

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.

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

Opening Times

The show will be in hall 20 and open 9am – 5pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023.

general admission Tickets

You can book one day or weekend tickets here, under 16s go free.

VIP Tickets

Adult VIP ticket includes:

  • Access to the VIP lounge with free tea, coffee and water throughout the day
  • 1 glass of sparkling wine per adult ticket holder (over 18’s only)
  • 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
  • Concierge service to assist you in planning your visit and on the day support

Child VIP ticket (only available with paying VIP Adult Ticket) includes:

  • Access to the VIP lounge with cordial and water throughout the day
  • 1 soft drink
  • VIP tote bag
  • Fast track entry
  • Dedicated VIP meet and greet access
  • VIP seating within the theatres

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

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.

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.

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.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free-to-attend and are first come, first served.

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…

My question isn’t here

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