Equine Affaire 1998 - 2008

The NEA booth at Equine Affaire is a very popular spot! More than 50,000 visitors attend this annual event, held the second weekend in November at Eastern States Fairgrounds in Springfield, Massachusetts. NEA volunteers work the booth for four days, answering attendees' questions, signing them up for the NEA mailing list, and offering "test rides" on western and English sidesaddles.

NEA members have taken part in historic fashion shows, sidesaddle riding demonstrations, and mini clinics, as well as riding in many of the Breed spots and in the evening performances.


The NEA "Sidesaddle Attire Through the Ages" fashion show features habits from the 18th century through the present day.


Professionally presented commentary explains the social and fashion influences behind this special part of our history.

Sidesaddle visibility has reached a new high at Equine Affaire New England. Clearly, riding aside is anything but a lost art. It is alive, well, and the choice of many equestriennes today.



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