General Information

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 online. Please see our ticketing page for more information.

What are the Horse Expo Hours?

The Horse Expo starts Friday, November 8th at 9am PST and runs through Sunday, November 10th at 5pm PST. The daily show hours are: Friday – 9am to 6pm, Friday & Saturday- 9am to 6pm and Sunday- 9am to 5pm.

Where should I park and how much does it cost?

There is ample parking at the Fairplex. Daily Parking is $12 per vehicle and is purchased through the Fairplex at the gate. Parking will be located of White Avenue via Gate 9.

Is there handicapped parking?

For guests with a valid ADA parking placard or license plate, there is a designated parking area at the Fairplex. Parking spaces and areas for guests with disabilities are available in all lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Disabled parking consists of two types, van accessible and standard accessible. Curb ramps are featured at the entrance levels. Parking lots surrounding the facilities also have spaces available which are located in areas nearest to the event entrance. All disabled guest parking is clearly marked with signage. ADA spaces are available in all lots and locations are based on the events.

ADA drop-off & pick-up zones are located adjacent to Gate 1, Green Gate, 1101 W. McKinley Ave.

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.

The Fairplex does not allow outside Alcoholic beverages or liquids in glass, metal or hard plastic containers. Coolers/ice chests cannot exceed 12” x 18”. More information can be found on the Fairplex Code of Conduct page here:

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. Bleacher seating can be uncomfortable, and we want our guests to be able to enjoy themselves.

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. 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, 3-day passes will also be available on our website to purchase. Tickets at the gate will only allow for single day entry.

When do tickets go on sale?

You can start pre-ordering tickets online now. 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 QR code that is emailed to you can be clearly scanned.

What does a General Admission ticket include?

A General Admission ticket includes the Mane Market Mall shopping areas, clinic auditing, our special evening event & all educational seminars.

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