Held June 15-18 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Equitana featured around 800 demonstrations and educational seminars, the Mane Event, concerts, and hundreds of booths with equine products and services. The keynote speaker was rodeo star Ty Murray (far left). Trainers such as John Lyons (below), Pat Parelli, Monty Roberts, and others gave demonstrations on improving communication and understanding of horses.

Educational seminars covered topics on EPM, massage therapy, computerized evaluation of saddle pads (left), equine viral arteritis, colic, prepurchase exams, flu vaccines, herbs and pregnancy, first aid, grooming, farriery, and much more.

The Mane Event entertained ticket holders with gymnastics, trick riding, and the Black Stallion.

2001’s Equitana will be held June 14-17 at the Exposition Center.


About the Author

Sarah Evers Conrad

Sarah Evers Conrad has a bachelor’s of arts in journalism and equine science from Western Kentucky University. As a lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Conrad started her career at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine. She has also worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the managing editor of Equestrian magazine and director of e-communications and served as content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency. When she isn’t freelancing, Conrad spends her free time enjoying her family, reading, practicing photography, traveling, crocheting, and being around animals in her Lexington, Kentucky, home.

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