Buyers from around the world to attend US trade event.

America’s largest equestrian trade fair opens in Texas this week. 

The American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA) International Trade Show returns to Dallas Market Center on 25 - 28 August.

The show runs concurrently with WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market. 

The two shows together present more than 1,000 apparel and accessories, footwear, tack and equestrian products under one roof.

Organisers say they “will be welcoming key retailers representing hundreds of millions of dollars in purchasing power.”

Exhibiting at AETA for the first time are Hannah Childs Lifestyle, SSG Gloves, Waldhausen USA and Butet Saumur who join returning companies Charles Owen, Chestnut Bay Apparel, Schockemoehle Sports and many others. 

Cindy Morris, president and CEO of the shows’ venue, Dallas Market Center, added: “We’re expecting attendance by many new retailers who will experience Texas hospitality and a marketplace with a wide range of products that begins with leading equestrian brands but extends to western lifestyle, gifts, home décor, apparel and accessories.”

Notable visitors will include buyers from North American outlets DaMoors Tack & Feed, Calabasas Saddlery, Allen’s Boot Center, Equus Now, The Tackeria and St. Croix Saddlery. 

International retailers due to attend include Rodeo City from Mexico and Australian stores West’ N Colour, Sparkle Chicks and Annlee Saddlery & Cowboy Hattery and Bridle Path Tack Shop.