UK and European companies among those heading for Dallas. 

Well-known equestrian brands are exhibiting at a major trade fair which opens in Dallas, Texas today (17 January)

The American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA) International event unveils its “largest show in history” to run until 20 January.

The show, aimed at buyers of English-style equestrian products, runs simultaneously with the WESA International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market which is predominantly for Western retailers.

A third event, KidsWorld, is on at the Dallas Market Center venue at the same time.

“Leading names”

More than 150 brands are set to exhibit at AETA. 

They include Charles Owen, Dubarry of Ireland, Kask America, Prestige Italia, Samshield, Stübben, Ariat International, German Equestrian, The Tailored Sportsman and Tucker Tweed Equestrian.

“Dallas is the destination for the English riding industry, and we are delighted to showcase top brands and new brands to our attendees,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. 

“What’s unique about the show is that it offers leading names plus access to nearby exhibitors on other floors with the latest products in Western lifestyle, gifts, home décor, and women’s and children’s apparel and accessories.”

AETA also hosts a fashion show, with complimentary cocktails, a business breakfast and networking dinner.