All the Answers to Your Commonly Asked Questions.

If you have a question and don’t see the answer anywhere on our website, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Are pets allowed?

Pets of any kind are not allowed at the Western States Horse Expo and should not be left in unattended vehicles. Because of the festival setting with food & drink vendors and the large number of guests & horses in attendance- this policy is strictly enforced, and we ask you to please leave your pets at home.

Do you offer military, senior citizen, or other discounts?

We believe in making our event an equal opportunity for every guest. This means the only discount we offer is our pre order discount on General Admission tickets. You may pre order your tickets for a discounted rate until the day of the event. Please see our ticketing page for more information.

What are the Horse Expo Hours?

The Horse Expo starts Thursday, July 16 at 9:00am PST and runs through Sunday, July 19th at 5pm PST. The daily trade show hours are: Thursday, Friday & Saturday- 9am to 6pm and Sunday- 9am to 5pm. Special events may be happening outside of these hours, please check the schedule and Special Event pages for more information.

Is there handicapped parking?

For guests with a valid ADA parking placard or license plate, we do offer a separate parking area in the front of the General Parking Lot and as close to the Main Entrance that is allowed.

Parking is $10 per vehicle at the gate. All parking is clearly marked & manned.

***Lone Pine Drive at Jackson Hwy will be closed to all traffic while the event is active. All traffic will use the Murieta Drive stoplight***

Is there a way for me to get updates as the event gets closer as well as on the day of the event in case there are weather or traffic delays or other problems that could affect the event?

Yes! Please subscribe to our email list or follow us on the official Western States Horse Expo social media pages found at the bottom of this page. In the weeks leading up to the event, we post daily so don’t forget to check it out and share with your friends!

Can I bring my own food & drinks?

Guests are welcome to bring outside food and drink into the Horse Expo. No glass, aluminum cans, or outside alcohol are allowed. No ice chests.

Can I bring a lawn chair, camping chair or picnic blanket to the Horse Expo?

Yes! If you have favorite chair or blanket that you would like to pack into the expo and enjoy the many grassy lawns that surround the clinic arenas, please bring them. Bleacher seating can be uncomfortable, and we want our guests to be able to enjoy themselves. We will have our very popular Park Your Package area and you can even park your chairs!

Will there be ATMs available?

Yes, we will have several ATMs onsite near the Mane Market Mall shopping areas. Please refer to the Venue Map for exact locations.

Where can I stay that is close to the venue?

There are many options for those interested in staying for multiple days. The Western States Horse Expo’s official hotel is the Murieta Inn & Spa located within walking distance of the Murieta Equestrian Center. We have also partnered with several other hotels in Folsom & Rancho Cordova. Please refer to the Lodging & Dining page for more information.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

Tickets will be available to purchase the day of the event using cash or any major credit/debit cards. For the best price order your tickets online! If you plan on attending multiple days, 4-day passes will also be available on our website to purchase. Tickets at the gate will be a higher price and only allow for single day entry.

When do tickets go on sale?

You can start pre ordering tickets online now at a discounted rate. Once the Expo starts, ticket prices will increase for both General Admission. Want to be the first to know when tickets go live? Just follow us on our social media outlets or subscribe to our e-blasts for the most up to date information!

Can I show my tickets on my phone at the door or do I need to have the physical tickets with me?

Both options will work at the gate, please chose whichever is most convenient for you. Just make sure that with either option, the barcode that is emailed to you can be clearly scanned.

What does a General Admission ticket include?

A General Admission ticket includes all the Mane Market Mall shopping areas, clinic auditing & educational seminars, the Equus Survival Trust horse show, the Horse Expo concert series, food trucks and much more.

It DOES NOT include the Wine Concourse (must be 21 or older with valid government issued ID).

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