London, OH, February 27, 2018— Horse people are strong on tradition—and Equine Affaire’s popular musical celebration of the horse, the Fantasia, is a tradition that horse people in the region hold so dearly that they began ordering their tickets for the April event in the beginning of December. Why the anticipation and the rush for tickets months in advance? The Fantasia offers an evening of unforgettable equestrian entertainment that delights horse lovers young and old and is the perfect way to round out the Equine Affaire experience with family and friends.
As the entertainment “cornerstone” of Equine Affaire’s remarkable program of activities for horse lovers of all walks of equestrian life, the Fantasia is always an uplifting and special reminder of why we love horses—showcasing their beauty, diversity, athleticism, and willing spirit. The Fantasia—sponsored by Absorbine®-- will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 12-14) in the Ohio Expo Center coliseum in Columbus and is best described as a “musical celebration of the horse” featuring many of the nation’s foremost equine and equestrian performers choreographed to a wide range of musical styles.
For the past 20 years the Fantasia productions have delighted audiences with just the right blend of remarkable horsemen, fantastic horses, drama, fast-paced action, and sensational horsemanship . . . and this year will be no exception. The 2018 Fantasia will incorporate many of the elements that Fantasia-goers have come to expect at the event including Grand Prix freestyle dressage, freestyle reining, driving, garocha, vaulting, trick riding, horses performing at liberty, and drill team performances--all with a new twist. The Knights of Iceland will be back bringing their unique energy from the land of fire and ice, and Fantasia favorites including Tommie Turvey, Dan James, Christine Drentwett, the Canadian and Diamond D Cowgirls, and the Cavallo Equestrian Arts’ Zoppes will bring new acts and new reasons to love the Fantasia.
Horses as varied as Andalusians, Friesians, Icelandics, Hanoverians, Miniatures, Paints, Percherons, Quarter Horses and Suffolk Punches will take center stage at the 2018 Fantasia and provide plenty of reminders of why we find horses so intoxicating. This year’s show promises to be an evening of extraordinary entertainment you will not want to miss. A separate ticket is required, and ticket prices range from $14 to $25 (plus a $2.75 shipping/handling/selection fee per ticket). Advance tickets for the Fantasia are available online at equineaffaire.com (where you may consult a seating chart and select your seats) or by calling Equine Affaire at (740) 845-0085 weekdays from 9:00am-5:00pm Eastern. Tickets for this popular event sell quickly, and advance ticket sales end April 10. Any tickets not sold -
in advance will be available for purchase at the Information Booth in the Bricker Building beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, April 12th.
For all you need to know to attend Equine Affaire—North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering—and the Fantasia, visit equineaffaire.com. Our thanks to Absorbine®for their generous sponsorship of the 2018 Fantasia!
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