Date(s) & Time(s)::
March 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Location: ShowPlex-Hamburg NY Fairgrounds
Phone: (716) 361-5599
WNY EquiFest March 18, 2012
The Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council is sponsoring its second annual EquiFest in the Showplex at the Hamburg Fairgrounds in Erie County starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, March 18, 2012. With over 80 vendors, EquiFest is expected to draw thousands of visitors to this family-friendly entertaining and educational event.
Raising community awareness of the contributions that horses bring to the economy of this region is one of the critical goals of this event. There are over 28,000 equines in Western New York generating over $100 million ANNUALLY to the local economy in not only the tangibles usually associated with owning a horse – hay, grain, bedding, tack – but also items needed to enjoy horse ownership – real estate in the form of a house, barn and land, truck and trailer for transportation, tractors, fencing for pasture, insurance and the many items needed around the farm for upkeep and repair. The annual taxes generated by fuel usage alone to the State of New York are in the millions of dollars.
The Western Chapter NYSHC encourages the public to attend this FREE event to learn more about the world of horses. New this year is the “Parade of Horses”, showcasing some of the more popular breeds in this area. There will be ongoing equine demonstrations from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Showplex arena. Clinicians and exhibitors will be available to the public to answer any questions about their specific discipline. Refreshments will be available on-site and there is free parking.
For more information about exact times of clinics and demonstrations, please visit the Western Chapter of the NY State Horse Council’s website at www.wcnyshc.org and select WNY EquiFest on the left. The new Showplex is located at 5600 McKinley Parkway in Hamburg, New York, 14075.
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