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Equitana USA Unveils Month-Long Virtual Program to Celebrate the Horse



The equine industry won’t have to wait a year to celebrate the horse with Equitana USA after all. Equitana USA will showcase a month-long virtual celebration of the horse in September, and the program is free and open to anyone. Registration and more information about the full programming schedule can be found at www.equitanausa.com.



Equitana USA is a three-day celebration of the horse that invites equestrian professionals and enthusiasts of all riding levels and ages, disciplines and breeds to gather for education, entertainment, instruction and shopping. The event is produced by Reed Exhibitions, a leading global events business, who also produces Equitana in Germany.

Virtual sessions begin Tuesday, Sept. 1, and include a variety of webinars with equine industry notables, expert horsemen and women, and an array of exhibitors with innovations and products to advance the care, performance and celebration of horses of all breeds and pedigrees. Sessions include live interviews, panel discussions, expert seminars and educational content ranging from equine nutrition to yoga on horseback, as well as behind-the-scenes with notables like Sydney Collier, Mikhail Proctor and Jamilah Simms.

Select Saturdays in September will feature special Kid’s Edition content of Equitana’s virtual program. Plans are also in the works for barn tours in collaboration with Horse Country, Inc. There will also be sessions on training the performing arts horse, equine photography sessions and Q&A’s with equine legal experts, among other topics.

“We listened to the feedback from the industry after our very difficult decision to cancel the in-person event due to COVID-19 concerns and instantly knew our fans still wanted to connect and learn,” says Meghan Margewicz, the event’s director. “A lot of the session leaders and experts we would have seen at the event have joined us to present a September packed full of great learning for everyone. We’re excited to have everyone join the celebration online now, which will offer a sneak peek of the amazing programming we’ll witness when we’re back together again at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2021.”

Next year’s event is slated for Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

Equitana USA invites equestrian professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more to join the online events throughout September. The daily schedule will be updated as sessions are added to the Equitana USA website at www.equitanausa.com. Fans are also encouraged to follow the event’s social channels and e-newsletters for updates on the live 2021 event, but also several planned live streamed content sessions during the September celebration.

Exhibitors interested in the 2021 event, virtual celebration, or year-round promotional opportunities can learn more at www.equitanausa.com or by contacting Kaitlyn Fritz at kfritz@reedexpo.com.

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