Illinois Horse Fair 2022
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield
Get ready for a weekend packed with excitement and entertainment for the whole family. All attention on our fascination with the horse! Vendors are back to pack the Expo building, clinicians will pack the stand this year – Jane Melby, Scott Stokes and Robin Krutke. Daily entertainment will include clinician demonstrations and clinics, cowboy mounted shooting, driving teams, trick riders, drill teams, breed and sport demonstrations. Youth are invited to participate in the Fairgrounds Showdown Youth Speed challenge, youth judging and Ambassador Pageant. Tickets are available for single day attendance or buy a 3-day Mega weekend pass. Friday and Saturday night entertainment may be purchased separately to watch the Friday night and Saturday night Rodeos.
***TICKET SALES OPEN SOON***
Illinois Horse Fair Committee is excited to announce our 2022 Clinician Line Up:
Jane Melby – Barrel Clinic
Scott Stokes – Colt Starting and All Around Clinic
Robin Krutke – Hunter Jumper Clinic
Clinic rider applications are available! click here
Vendor applications are now available! click here
Fairgrounds Showdown information click here
Breed/Sport Demos apply now click here
Stallion Showcase application click here
Horses For Sale entry form click here
All Youth Horse Judging information click here
Consider becoming a member of Horsemen’s Council of Illinois to help promote the equine lifestyle that we all enjoy! Follow us on Facebook or visit the website for other upcoming events!
THANK YOU 2020 HORSE FAIR SPONSORS!
What is Illinois Horse Fair?
Illinois Horse Fair is the Largest, All-Breed Horse Event in the state. It’s full of Educational opportunities, with Olympic Champions, World and National Champion Trainers and Exhibitors, legends in the world of training, up and coming clinicians, a musical freestyle challenge and two nights of Rodeo. These cover a wide variety of topics and much more! It’s Entertaining! Fun and exciting activities on horseback are showcased throughout the weekend that can include items such as trick riders, drill team, breed and discipline demos, bold and beautiful Stallion shows, youth contests, horse training competitions – to name just a few!
There’s Shopping, Shopping, and MORE SHOPPING! Covering nearly 94,000 square feet, the Illinois Horse Fair is host to Illinois’s largest trade show offering everything for horse, rider, farm, and home. A sample of the products to be offered include: English & Western tack & supplies, trailers, artwork, jewelry, home decor items, gifts, clothing, books, toys, quilts, and much more. Quality vendors from across the country converge at the Illinois Horse Fair to share the latest innovations and products available. IHF is also host to many informational organizations, providing the latest in association news and activities. You can even shop for Horses! Find your next steady older trail partner or flashy, finished show horse at Illinois Horse Fair! Plus, there will be seminars on trailer safety, barn fire safety, and other topics related to horse ownership. FREE Carriage Rides.
Illinois Horse Fair is for all ages. Present the wonder of horses to the young and old alike. Has your child ever seen a real, live, horse…in person? Have you not been around horses since you were a kid, and want to bring back that joy you felt when you rode for the first time? Experience the wonder of horses for the first time, or experience it again, at Illinois Horse Fair.
Illinois Horse Fair is a three-day exposition for horse owners and horse lovers with well-over 13,000 attendees! World-class clinicians, breed showcases, stallion showcase, and special demonstrations along with lectures, entertainment, and tons of shopping. Join us for Illinois Horse Fair 2020, a fun-filled weekend for the whole family.
Notice to all attendees and participants: There will be professional photographers taking pictures and video during the Illinois Horse Fair, approved by show management with exclusive rights for such activity.
With your entrance to the fairgrounds, you are giving permission for the Illinois Horse Fair and its organizers to use any photos and/or videos of you which might appear in future promotional materials or advertising used in conjunction with the Illinois Horse Fair.
Show management reserves the right to restrict the use of photo and/or video equipment on the show grounds.