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The 2021 Empire Spring Show is Canceled


The Empire Board made the difficult decision to not host our traditional rated-A Arabian & Half-Arabian show at the NY State Fairgrounds in Syracuse for 2021.

This year we are facing some challenges beyond our control. There’s an issue with the dates as another show was granted approval for the dates we traditionally have. Additionally, as of February, the NYS Fairgrounds are not permitting out of state exhibitors. In a typical year, our show draws more than 60% of our exhibitors from outside New York.

The Board is actively working on alternative plans for our members. Stay tuned for updates.

Mentor Program:

Many of us had someone that helped us get started, show us the way or simply moral support. Empire is filled with experts in nearly all disciplines willing to guide you. Reach out by filling out the form on the Mentor Page and will connect you to someone with expertise in your area of interest. No request is too small even if you're just looking for a trail-riding partner!

2020 has been a challenging year. For the first time in our 60 years, Empire State Arabian Horse Association. along with Region 16 canceled our annual horse shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We continue to support our members with guidance and in some cases important monetary support to help through this trying time. While many of us have skipped the 2020 show season, know that we're still here for you.