Attending the Expo
We want all our guests to enjoy their time spent at our event. Whether you have attended the Horse Expo every year since 1999 or are joining us for the first time, the Horse Expo staff has put together these guidelines to help everyone have a fun and rewarding experience.
Dogs are not permitted at the Western States Horse Expo. If you are camping, your pets must stay confined within your assigned campsite and must always be leashed or in a kennel. Please be respectful of your fellow neighbors and other guests in attendance and clean up after your dog and maintain control of your pet.
Guests can bring in outside snacks and non-alcoholic drinks that fit inside your day bag or can be held. We ask you to refrain from bringing in glass containers and to please carry out or dispose of any trash in the properly marked receptacles located throughout the venue. Ice chest and coolers are prohibited.
We recommend dressing comfortably with closed-toe shoes or boots that you don’t mind being on your feet in. Although there will be many seating areas & bleachers, these can get full quickly so be prepared to stand (or sit in your chair!) if necessary. The Murieta Equestrian Center is an outdoor venue and while most events are located under cover to protect from the rain, wind & sun- there is no indoor space with heating or air conditioning. Please keep an eye on the weather for any day you plan on attending and dress accordingly, layers are highly recommended if you plan on staying all day.
Don’t like crowds? Show up early, especially on Friday & Saturday! Although we do our best to keep things moving as quickly as possible, we recommend showing up at least 30 minutes before the start of any event you wish to see to avoid getting lost, stuck in traffic and to ensure you secure a great seat!
New for 2019: We will have one Public Parking lot. This lot is brand new to the Murieta Equestrian Center and is located near the old race track behind Arenas 9 & 10. Access to this lot will be on the Murieta Drive side of Lone Pine Drive and will be clearly marked and manned. Although you can pay to park the day of the event, we recommend preordering your parking on our website for half the price! The exit to the lot will be off Cantova Way to prevent any congestion on Lone Pine Drive.
To maximize your experience, we recommend bring the following items with you:
Have a large item that you purchased or to many bags that you don’t want to carry around all day? You’re in luck! A “Park Your Package” station will be available to all shoppers and guests, so they may check-in their bags/packages and pick-up later in the day. There is no fee for this service, just tips that benefit All About Equine Animal Rescue. Park Your Packages will be located near the show office behind Care’s & Whoa’s in the Main Indoor Arena.