The 2021 iteration of Equitana USA is fast approaching, taking place Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Horse Park. It’s got something for everyone, and eventers’ ears will prick to know that Phillip Dutton and Max Corcoran are among this year’s featured clinicians.
Phillip will present four sessions in total, two on Friday and two on Saturday, all in the Rolex Stadium.
- Friday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST: “Introducing Jumping for Green Horses”
- Friday, Oct. 1, from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.: “XC Training in the Arena”
- Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:”Jumping Gridwork”
- Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.: “Jumping Related Lines”
Additionally on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., Phillip will be joined by para equestrian Sydney Collier and show jumper Dani Waldman for a “2020 Tokyo Olympics: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask” panel discussion on the Shadowfax Mane Stage.
USEA president and supergroom Max Corcoran will a Horsemanship Seminar, presented by the USEA, on Saturday from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the Pegasus Arena
The Equitana USA exhibition and trade show features all breeds and classifications of the horse and is the first in-person, North American iteration of the world’s largest equine trade show in over a decade. The programming is wide-ranging and jam-packed; other industry notables on the lineup include Nic Roldan, top U.S. polo player; Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Micah Deligdish and 2016 Dressage Olympic Bronze medalist Laura Graves; coach and educator Colton Woods; and natural horsemanship trainer Pat Parelli … and many, many more!
The list of celebrities appearing or presenting at EQUITANA USA includes former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, an active rider and horse enthusiast who is serving as the official spokesperson for the event. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alum Carson Kresley, an American Saddlebred owner and exhibitor, is also scheduled to appear.
Panels and roundtable topics include sessions on improving accessibility to equine activities for minority populations, connecting self-care with horse care, horsemanship, sustainability, and the social responsibility of industry influencers, among others. Special events for 2021 feature a masterclass from the Retired Racehorse Project, a jump chute exhibition from Spy Coast Farm, and the Horseless Horse Show presented by USHJA. Family fun will be had with kid-specific content like horse painting with Breyer, a bouncy horse bash presented by the EQUUS Foundation and a meet the horses and ownership seminar with Rising Starr Rescue.
The day events are also followed each evening with the premier equine theatrical production EQUUS Evolution in the Alltech Arena.
Click here to view the full schedule of events, sessions, panels and activities. Tickets are now on sale, you can also find tickets for the event, along with those for EQUUS Evolution.
Tickets for the full EQUITANA USA show are $27 (ages 13+), $10 (ages 6-12), and free for children five and under and include on-site parking, free United States Equestrian Federation fan membership and admission into the Kentucky Horse Park, which includes access to the International Museum of the Horse, American Saddlebred Museum and Hall of Champions. EQUUS Evolution evening event tickets start at $30 for value seating. For more information about EQUITANA USA, visit www.equitanausa.com or www.kyhorsepark.com.