Annual event unlikely to return.
The Westcountry Equine Fair – due to be held in Exeter on 4/5 December – has been cancelled.
It would have been the 25th running of the annual consumer show which is unlikely to be revived.
The “few” exhibitors that had booked have been refunded, as have visitors with advanced tickets, said Sandra Turner, owner of show organiser Contour Exhibitions.
She blamed changing times, accelerated by the Covid pandemic, for the show’s demise.
“Businesses are having to look hard at their operating models and the way they sell their products, and the visiting public are changing the way they shop,” she added.
Sandra went on to thank the loyal exhibitors and visitors who have supported the Westcountry Equine Fair.
“We wish you all the very best of health and continuing success with your businesses. We have enjoyed getting to know you over the years,” she said.
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