Illinois’ Largest All-Breed Equestrian Event! 

2016 Illinois Horse Fair

The Equestrian Lifestyle–Ride Your Dream

March 4-6, 2016

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois

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The 2015 Illinois Horse Fair, Variety and Versatility – The Amazing Horse, was a huge success!  The three-day exposition for horse owners and horse lovers hosted well-over 13,000 people. World-class clinicians, breed showcases, stallion reviews and special demonstrations along with lectures, entertainment and an equine products trade show created a fantastic weekend in Springfield for horse enthusiasts of all ages.


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We have hosted many Olympic Champions, World and National Champion Trainers and Exhibitors, legends in the world of training, clinicians found on TV and upcoming clinicians. These cover a wide variety of topics and much more!


Fun and exciting activities on horseback are showcased throughout the weekend that can include items such as wild and free Liberty competitions, bold and beautiful Stallion shows, youth contests, horse training competitions  – to name just a few of the entertaining demonstrations you might see.

Shop Till You Drop!

Covering nearly 94,000 square feet, the Illinois Horse Fair & Expo 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 track & supplies, trailers, artwork, jewelry, home decor items, gifts, clothing, books, toys, quilts and much more. Quality vendors from across the country converge at the expo to share the latest innovations and products available. IHF is also host to many informational organizations, providing the latest in association news and activities.

Youth – Our Future

Present the wonder of horses to the young. Come experience all the expo has to offer!

Horses Galore!

A horse lovers dream with a thousand (well, not QUITE that many!) horses all in one place!

Photography Release

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.