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Equus Fest

February 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

“A Celebration of All Things Horse and the Rural Lifestyle”
Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
El Dorado County Fairgrounds 100 Placerville Drive Placerville, CA
Tickets: $10.00 (Kids 12 and under are FREE)

WEBSITE: https://equusfest.yolasite.com/


Come and enjoy a celebration of all things equine and of the rural lifestyle we all enjoy! If you enjoy horses and the rural lifestyle this is a “must attend” community based event! Improve your relationship with your horse and take your performance to new levels as you learn from the best Trainers, Clinicians and Equine Health Care Professionals in the region. Enjoy great food from the region’s finest mobile eating establishments. Shop for tack and the items you need to enrich your equine experience from the region’s best “horse focused” businesses. You can enjoy all these experiences in one place – at EQUUS FEST!


EQUUS FEST is proud to partner with some of the best CLINICIANS and TRAINERS in our region who will be presenting their approaches and disciplines in the Henningsen Pavilion! You can see MARTINA BONE, SUSAN WIRGLER, ALEXIS MARTIN-VEGUE, KARYN SHIRLEY, VALERIE BAKER and others! You can even get the chance to ride with some of these amazing professionals as a Participant Rider! Equine Massage Therapist and Saddle Fitting professional TRACY ALVES will be offering up a great demonstration that will help your horse feel and perform better! You can chat with your favorite professional at the TRAINER TALK segments happening outside the area too! You will not want to miss these opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills. Bring your notebook!

EQUUS FEST is pleased to be partnering with some of the best equine and rural lifestyle businesses in the region to bring you a fun shopping (and learning event! With TWO BUILDINGS and an expansive outdoor market area, who can chat with our valued Exhibitors, learn about their products and services and shop at your own pace! Some of the great Exhibitors you will see at EQUUS FEST include BUCKAROO LEATHER PRODUCTS, BAD BITSY ART, COWGIRL CINCHES, ELK GROVE MILLING, WAYWARD COWGIRL, MEDICINE HORSE PROJECT, ALL ABOUT EQUINE TACK SHOP, DARK HORSE BOUTIQUE, TROT THE DIEM, CUSTOM HORSE TACK & MORE, BOBBIE THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY, HOLUM HOMES REALTY, BLISSFUL EQUINE, STAR MILLING and others! More Exhibitors are being added daily!

EQUUS FEST is pleased to present some of the best mobile food eateries in the region! You can enjoy the offerings of TAILGATER 44, OUTLAW CUISINE, TASTE OF TEXAS BBQ and others! Be ready to have your taste buds dazzled and your tunny tempted by our Food Exhibition!

WANT TO EXHIBIT AT EQUUS FEST? If you are a business, artist, craftsperson or service provider that focuses on the equine or rural lifestyle you are welcome to exhibit at EQUUS FEST! There are four cost-effective ways -starting at just $65.00 – to participate! Just email us at luckystarhorsemanship@gmail.com and we will send you an Exhibitors Packet! Spaces are filling up much faster than expected so do not delay!

EXHIBITOR UPDATE: As of November 2018 ALL Premium and Banner Sponsor booth spaces have been reserved! We have a Waiting List created for those wanting a Premium Booth space. To be placed on it please contact us. We do have a few Festival Booth spaces available for reservation. There is a DEADLINE to get into the Program and reap the benefits of the Marketing Package we offer our Exhibitors. Potential Exhibitors will need to have their booth request form and payment in NO LATER than January 15, 2019. Our program goes to print then and if we do not have you on the list we cannot get you in the program or guarantee any Marketing Package benefits. To reserve your space please do not delay! Email us at luckystarhorsemanship@gmail.com and we will get your space reserved.

WANT TO BE A PARTICIPANT RIDER AT EQUUS FEST? If so, please email us at luckystarhorsemanship@gmail.com and we will send you information on being a Participant Rider.!

ADVANCED TICKET SALES: You can get your tickets shipped to you and avoid the lines at the gait if you pre-order by February 10, 2019. Advanced ticket holders get to use the “Express Lane” to avoid the wait at the gate AND are entered into a SPECIAL DRAWING for a cool “gift bucket” filled with great stuff for you and your horse! Just head over to the event website, click on Advanced Tickets, follow the instructions and you are ready to go! Event website at http://equusfest.yolasite.com/


Q: What if it rains?
A: EQUUS FEST happens RAIN OR SHINE! We have two great INDOOR buildings FILLED with Exhibitors, a great covered area with covered seating for our Clinicians and we even have a “Rain Plan” for our Festival (outdoor) Exhibitors which will give them cover and good footing! RAIN or SHINE! We got you covered.

Q: What is a Participant Rider?
A: A Participant Rider is a person who rides with and gets instruction from one (or more) of our attending Clinicians in a 60 minute “clinic style” demonstration. There is a small fee to ride with each Clinician and you must submit an application (and be approved) in order to be a Participating Rider. To get your Participating Rider Packet please email us at luckystarhorsemanship@gmail.com.

Q: Can I buy tickets at the gate?
A: Of course! Ticket sales at the gate are CASH ONLY! Sorry no credit cards or other payment forms can be accepted at the gate. Tickets are $10.00. Kids 12 and under are free. Remember CASH ONLY at the gate.


We are packing a lot of FUN into the inaugural run of EQUUS FEST! Our goal is to create an annual (maybe even twice a year) community based celebration of all things equine and rural lifestyle that brings together the best our area has to offer and to enhance the experiences of every Attendee. We can do this with your help! Plan on attending EQUUS FEST on Sunday February 24, 2019 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds!


February 24, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667 United States
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