AETA International Trade Show Brings More Brands and New Products in 2024
DALLAS – December 21, 2023 – The American Equestrian Trade Association (AETA) International Trade Show will have its largest show in history at Dallas Market Center from January 17 – 20, welcoming distinguished English buyers from around the world.

AETA is the largest show in North America for the business of English and will feature more than 150 brands from around the world representing apparel and accessories, footwear, tack, and equipment for competition and lifestyle. New and returning exhibitors at the show 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.”

The show is occurring at the same time as WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market (January 17-20). Also taking place at Dallas Market Center are the Apparel & Accessories Market (January 16-19) and KidsWorld (January 16-19).

AETA International Trade Show Market Events

All buyers are invited to attend a variety of industry, social, and hospitality events. Highlights Include:

·   Western & English Fashion Show Pre-show Concert with Gary Kyle & the Kin
Wednesday, January 17 @ 5 pm | WTC 1 - Atrium

Join us before and after the Western & English Fashion Show for complimentary cocktails and live music from Gary Kyle & the Kin.

· Western & English Fashion Show
Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:15 pm | WTC 1 – Atrium

Join us for an evening on the runway as we showcase Western & English trends. Get inspired and source the looks on WTC 10, 11, and 14 the next day. Stay after the show to continue the fun with a continued concert from Gary Kyle & the Kin.

· AETA Blue Ribbon Breakfast
Wednesday, January 17 - Saturday, January 20th at 9 a.m. | WTC 10 – 3300 Aisle

Join us for the American Equestrian Trade Association International Trade Show complimentary breakfast and explore the best English brands in the industry.

· AETA Networking Dinner
Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m. | WTC 1 – Fountain Café

Enjoy a night of networking with AETA industry professionals over dinner at the Fountain Café. This is a ticketed event.

A full list of events and hospitality are available on the Dallas Market Center website.

Style Eyes Trendspotting

This year’s panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at market, as the Style Eyes leverage the knowledge and taste-making skills of many leading industry social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. The Style Eyes will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace in English. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes. This year’s Style Eyes are Lindsey Walczak, Queen City Equestrian (@queencityequestrian) and Madelyn Houser, The Blonde & The Bay (@theblondeandthebay_).

For New Buyers

To support new buyers visiting AETA for the first time, Dallas Market Center is offering a daily new buyer orientation. Attend DMC Scoop daily at 9 a.m. on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center.

Apparel, Accessories, Gift, and Home Resources

In addition to the more than 150 English brands, there are hundreds of apparel and accessories brands as well as gift and home showrooms are open during the show in the Trade Mart, World Trade Center, and IHDC building. These exhibitors feature many options for retailers including women’s apparel and accessories, home accents, candles, holiday, spa and wellness, and more.

Unmatched Hotel Offers

Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new hotel options to support a range of buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $149 per night. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.

For future markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. With thousands of free parking spaces, hotel shuttle buses, efficient dock services, well-maintained vertical transportation, boosted cell phone coverage, enhanced WiFi, and on-site restaurants and catering, DMC’s superior facilities make shopping these markets convenient, enjoyable, and lucrative. Throughout the last six decades, the company has remained committed to ensuring that customers receive the support services they need to make their business experience in Dallas successful.