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Equifest is firmly established in the UK’s equestrian calendar as one of the largest competing events. It has earned its place as a major festival favourite – fun for both competitor and visitor alike!

Founded by Show Director Betsy Branyan in 2008 at East of England Showground, Equifest has grown significantly attracting over 10,000 riders and visitors to come each year to compete, watch, learn and buy.

Equifest is delighted to have found a new home in partnership with Arena UK in Allington, Lincolnshire. Dates for our second year have been confirmed.

1st  to 4th August 2024.

Equifest has an avid and loyal following and we are passionate about ensuring our competitors and visitors have fun and enjoy the spirit of our annual festival. We look forward to welcoming competitors to our new home to take part in a variety of disciplines that will include Showing, Unaffiliated Show Jumping, Dressage and Carriage Driving.

For those that wish to come and watch our spectacular entertainment, learn from the experts, or find the perfect product from our trade stands, we’ve got it covered.

No class will start before the stated time. 

We will take change of classes at the Equifest Show Office for an amendment fee of £5.00. 

Additional entries can be made on line via Entry Master – as long as they are made no later than 4pm on the day preceding the class or at the Show Office by 4pm.



Horse and Country TV

We are delighted to be able to announce that Equifest will be livestreamed this year by Horse and County TV. A subscription costs £6.99 per month. To ensure you are linking to the official site please enter Horse and County TV in your web browser.


There is no charge for spectators to attend the show. Cars will be parked on the public car parks free of charge.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted in any of the stable areas, indoor arenas or public buildings including toilet and shower blocks.

Catering, Bars and Shop

Public catering will be provided by Arena UK’s restaurant and café together with a chocolate fountain and caterers selling doughnuts, ice cream pizzas, noodles, fish & chips, vegan food, hamburgers etc. 

On site licensed public bars will be open. Please note that it is an offence for individuals under the age of 18 to knowingly consume alcohol on licensed premises. No alcohol may be purchased by or for under-aged individuals from any of the licensed bars on site. 

An on site shop selling daily consumables and newspapers is located at the far end of Indoor Arena 1.


For reasons of safety and to prevent nuisance, dogs can only be permitted on the Showground whilst on a lead.  Exhibitors MUST clean up after their dogs.  Any person found to disregard this rule will be fined.  Lost dogs will be compounded and will not be released until a payment of £20 is made.  All payments will be donated to an animal charity of our choice.  Dogs must be kept under control at all times whilst on the showground.

Bikes and Scooters

In the interest of safety NO BIKES OR SCOOTERS (except mobility scooters) are permitted on the showground at any time.

Mobility Impaired Visitors

Prime Comfort are suppliers of mobility scooters to events at Arena UK.  If you need to book a mobility scooter please contact 01476 560044. Please note – only the person who has hired the scooter may drive the scooter around the showground.  Privately owned scooters are permitted – but they may only be driven by the person who owns the scooter.  No person under 18 years may drive a scooter at any time.  All scooters must be covered by third party insurance. 

Please note – we are not able to charge scooters at the show office so anybody hiring a scooter must make their own arrangements.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 31st July 2024

10am – 10pm
2pm – 6pm
Trade Stands

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th August 2024

Gates Open
Trade Stands/Exhibitors open & Show Start.
Trade Stands/Exhibitors close & Show Close.

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