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THANK YOU

Wow, it’s our 25th Anniversary! Some of the folks on the 2022 committee have served Kansas Horse Council and EquiFest of KS throughout ALL the years. They bring wisdom and experience (and family) to the planning table. A sincere commitment to construct this signature event for Kansas Horse Council, driven by passion to make this a premier event experience for you is what drives these committee members to give selflessly as volunteers. When you see a committee chairperson, please be sure to say Thank You or Great Job!

• Arena Coordinators: Billy Lane Barcus & Jakob Kessler • Arena Setups: Keith Teasley & Jason Bell

• Arena Supervisors: Dr. Craig Barnett and Richard & Tracy McIntyre • Breed Show & Special Demonstrations Coordinator: Cheryl Thomas • Cowboy Church: Pastor Steve Stafford

• Cowboy Entertainment & Grand Finale Coordinators: Ernie Rodina and Geff & Dawn Dawson • Event Executive Committee: Jim Thomas, Cheryl Thomas, Greg McDonald, & Kallie Emig • Event Information & Announcements: Jen Stalder • Foundation Silent Auction: Janette Coffelt • Hospitality: Rosie Sweeten, Bonnie Warner, & Wendy Griffin • Kansas Rodeo Royalty Coordinator: Kristi Koch • KHC Booth Coordinator: Sheryl Strathman & Kallie Emig • Legendary KS Horsemen’s Panel: Dr. Stan O’Neil

• Marketing & Advertising: Frank Buchman • Official Photographers: Kirkwood Kreations • Program Designer & Printer: Linda Dahl, Dahl Graphics & Printing • Program Distributions: Rex Burdick • Saline County Expo Center: David Flaherty II & Team • Saline County Fair Board: Ken Wasserman & Keith Teasley

• Security: Jim Thomas and Saline County Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad • Social Media: Maddy Haggard & Everything Horses & Livestock News • Special Clinic- Breakaway Roping: Dr. Fred Gardner • Special Competitions- Breakaway Roping: K-State Rodeo Team & Coaches Casy Winn & Wendy Winn • Special Competitions- Draft Horse Races: Eli Avery • Special Competitions- Farriers: Justin Holloway • Special Competitions-Horse Judging: Kansas Paint Horse Association-Nancy Zenger Beneda • Special Competitions- Mounted Shooting: Jana Barcus & Matt Jobe • Special Competition- Ranch Rodeo: Molly Olson • Stall Barn Managers: Julie Belluci and Colleen & Bob Wilson • Tony’s Pizza Events Center: Susan Trafton, Kasey Hanney & Team • Vendor & Sponsor Services: JoAnn McClure, Chris Kaegi Stephens, & Alisha Owens • Veterinary Services: Dr. Chris Blevins & K-State Veterinary Health Center • Volunteer Coordinator: Tera & Ken Benefiel • Workshop Coordinators- TPEC Rooms: Jenice & Patrick McCoy • Workshop Coordinators- 4H Stage & Kenwood Hall Showcase: Heather Franklin VOLUNTEERS: To all who have volunteered for set up, event activities or tear down, on behalf of the whole EquiFest Committee, we sincerely THANK YOU for your time! SPONSORS & DONORS: Adequan by American Regents sponsoring the Ranch Rodeo, Prairieland Partners John Deere sponsoring equipment support and grooming of both arenas, Visit Salina & Saline County for their commitment and contributions to make this event happen, Great Plains Manufacturing-Land Pride sponsoring Workshops in TPEC & the Kenwood Hall Showcase, Merck Animal Health sponsoring Kids Corral & Hospitality, Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center sponsoring the Breed Showcase & Stall Barn Guided Tours, Cimarron Trailers sponsoring the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders, Matt’s Wish sponsoring 4H Stage Entertainment, Great Life Golf of Salina supporting event staff, Rawhide Portable Corrals providing Ranch Rodeo corral, Prize sponsors include Maynard Buckles, Miller International, & Better Equine, Competitions and Special Demo supporters include C bar J, KSU Rodeo Team, Delphos Coop, Sheryl Strathman, Saline Co. Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad, Quality Structures Inc. There may be oth- ers not listed who have come along in support after this was printed. To those who join us late, we thank you too! To these committee members, volunteers, sponsors & donors, I am truly grateful for your support for this 25th anniver- sary event year. THANK YOU! - Justine Staten, Executive Director for Kansas Horse Council & EquiFest of KS. 2022 EquiFest of Kansas Official Program v 5

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INSIDE EQUIFEST

Box Offices are located on both the North and South side of the Tony’s Pizza Events Center (TPEC).

Tickets (wristbands) are available daily at the box office March 18, 19 & 20, 2022 from 9 am until 8 pm daily. Single day is $20, and 3-day is $50. Kids 12 & under are FREE.

EquiFest Workshops & Lectures are just upstairs from the Lobby (or up the elevator if you choose). The lineup is stellar, as usual! Learn why data matters, succession planning with livestock, results of the Equine Economic Impact Survey, fundamentals of happy horse behaviors, history lessons about the Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers, stories on the horse Comanche , check out Kanopolis and Tween the Ears contest winner, learn more about Western Dressage, meet one on one with Phil Haugen, check out an equus film of equestrian adventures, learn about various equine therapy programs and of course there’s the Legendary Kansas Horsemen’s panel!

Shopping. Go East off the Lobby to the Great Plains Manufacturing Convention Hall where you’ll see vendors filling the room. Go West off the Lobby to the TPEC Arena Concourse where you’ll see MORE vendors all around the concourse of the Main arena!

In the main TPEC Arena , come see Chris Cox , Michael Gascon , and Phil Haugen providing horse- manship help. Plus, a Western Dressage Demo with Gail Matheus and Marie Maloney will be presented. Don’t miss the Draft Horse Feed Team Races and Mounted Shooting Finals! Come see Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guards,

Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers, American Freedom Drill Team Riders and Trixie Chicks too! Experience the Friday and Saturday night Ranch Rodeo with its own kind of thrills! During the weekend the ever-beautiful Breed Showcase will prance through, exhibiting skills and traits that are breed characteristics. You may learn something new about these horses! Right now, an incredible Grand Finale is being developed and it will be well worth your time to stay until the end!

South from TPEC, just across the street, is the Saline County Expo Center (SCEC) . Check out some awesome trailers and tractors on dis- play. If you’re hungry you’ll find food truck ven- dors with anything from barbeque, gourmet burgers and the list goes on! These are situated west of Ag Hall Arena and East of the 4H build- ing. You’ll find plenty of seating for you to duck inside any exhibit building—Ag Hall, 4H building or Kenwood Hall—to sit and enjoy your food!

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From East to West at SCEC there is something in EVERY building! Starting on the East at Barn 2 you’ll see the Kansas Farriers Association’s annual com- petition. On Friday they will compete in Individual Forging, taking raw steel, heat- ing it and building horseshoes, from 9 am to 3 pm. On Saturday, watch a two-- man draft shoeing competition from 9 am to 10:30 am and after a short break they reconvene again from noon to 4 pm for a live shoeing competition!

Welcome to the Stall Barn . Next building over is the Stall Barn , also called Exhibition Hall, where the exhibiting horses will be on display. Check out different breeds of horses, big and small, Fort Riley’s Encampment, plus you might see a petting zoo too. Visit various breed organizations and equine businesses on display in the Stall Barn!

Then you will come to Ag Hall Arena . This is the historic brick arena building built with 1922 war bonds. It’s a nostalgic place! Come in and sit a while with your food truck goodies in hand, snacking and watch- ing one of the great competitions that will be happening! There you’ll find the horse judging competition, a Draft Horse competition, Mounted Shooting competition, demonstrations by Trixie Chicks and a trail clinic by the Horse Guru, Michael Gascon! On Sunday, come see Phil Haugen then catch the fast action dual sanctioned Breakaway Roping competition hosted by K-State Rodeo Team!

Head on west from there to the 4H Building , or Ponderosa as we like to call it! Step inside to more retail vendors and the KHC Foundation Silent Auction. You’ll find some top-notch vendors, clinicians and workshop speakers, stage entertainment and more. Cowboy Poetry and Music by Del Shields provides

a relaxing rest amid the fast-paced activities else- where. Don’t Miss Cowboy Church on Sunday with Pastor Steve Stafford and music by Geff & Dawn Dawson.

Next over is Kenwood Hall & Kids’ Corral! MORE shopping and a place for the kids to play! Interactive work- shops and live demonstrations are being developed to present here. So much to see and do!

Keep your eyes open as there will be neat things to look at everywhere you go!

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FRIDAY SCHEDULE

WORKSHOP ROOMS Tony’s Pizza Events Center

4H STAGE Saline County Expo Center

TIME

TIME

TIME AG HALL ARENA

TIME

TPEC ARENA

9:00- 7:00

7:00

Legacy Group Gathering Room Room 202C

9:00

Doors Open

Kansas Paint Horse Assoc. Open Youth Horse Judging Contest

9:00 9:30

Doors Open 9:30 Live Western Music & Cowboy Entertainment

Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Presentation of Colors 9:45 Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Presented by Cimarron Trailers 10:00 KS State University

9:45 Dr. Emily Weiss Good People for Good Horses - The Right Horse Room 203BC 11:30 Doug Bounds, USDA Why Data Matters Room 201-203A

10:00

10:00

Round 1 Gambler’s Choice Draft Obstacle Race

Veterinary Health Center Walkadonk Mini Donkeys

Ron McDaniel Cowboy Coffee Talk

10:30

10:15

Michael Gascon Gaited Work - From Pace to Gait Chris Cox Groundwork into the Saddle Round 1 Draft Feed Team Races

11:00 11:30

Speaking of Horses Equine Trivia

11:30

11:45

Deb Juhnke Friends, Forage & Freedom Fundamentals of Happy Horse Behavior Room 203BC

12:00

Mark Burkdoll Better Horses - Hearty Grub

Round 1 Draft Horse Cultivator Challenge KS Mounted Shooting Assn Wild West at EquiFest

12:00

1:00

1:00

2:00

KS State University Veterinary Health Center 2022 Breed Show

1:30 Live Western Music & Cowboy Entertainment

Kristin Cloud 4 County Fires Response Room 201-203A Dawn Miller Miracolt Assistive Device for Hippotherapy Preparations Room 203BC Horse Judging Awards Room 202AB

1:30

3:00

Chris Cox Eliminate Head Tossing & Stiffness

1:45

6:00 Ranch Rodeo at EquiFest Team Meeting

4:30

KS State University Veterinary Health Center

2:00

Endangered & At Risk Breeds

4:45

Phil Haugen “Foundation to Finish” Lateral Softness & Vertical Flexion for the Speed Horse

2:30

Ron McDaniel Cowboy Coffee Talk

2:30

STALL BARN GUIDED TOURS

3:00

3:00

Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center Gather at TPEC Lobby across from Kansas Horse Council booth to begin tour 11:00-12:00

5:40

Wild West at EquiFest KS Mounted Shooting Assn Final Round & Awards

TPEC ARENA & AG HALL ARENA SPONSORED BY

3:30 Barrel Horse World Barrel Talk Radio Talkin ’Bout EquiFest 4:00 Live Western Music & Cowboy Entertainment 4:30

Bring in cattle Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

5:55

6:00

1:30-2:30 3:30-4:30

6:15 Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Tactical Demonstration 6:45 VIP Wagon & Ranch Rodeo Teams Intros, Prayer, Anthem 7:00 ADEQUAN

KENWOOD HALL SHOWCASE AT SALINE COUNTY EXPO CENTER EQUUS FILMS & MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH 9:00am-6:00pm Equus TV Theater Open 9:00am-6:00pm Equus Films Filming From EquiFest 9:00am-6:00pm Mustang Heritage Foundation Virtual Experience 9:00am-6:00pm Meet the Horses & Mules of BLM, Featuring TinMan 9:00am-6:00pm Meet Lisanne Fear from the Mustang Discovery Ride 9:00am-6:00pm Meet filmmaker and director of the 5000 Mile 5000 Mustangs Documentary Julianne Neal 9:00am-6:00pm Meet Bruce Anderson from the documentary The Edge — Natural Humanship 10:00am-5:00pm MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH KIDS CORRAL OPEN 11:00am-12:00pm PROJECT TALKS by Wild Horse Youth Challenge 1:30pm-2:30pm Chris Blevins, MS, DVM w Veterinarian, Value Added 3:00pm-3:30pm Meet the Lippitt Morgans

RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events

Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Presented by Cimarron Trailers

8:00

ADEQUAN RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events

8:15

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SATURDAY SCHEDULE

WORKSHOP ROOMS Tony’s Pizza Events Center Legacy Group Gathering Room Room 202C Cathie Kornacki, Captain Tess Brunstein, Captain Erin Fetzer Icelandic Riding Adventures Room 201-203A Leah Tsoodle Kansas Equine Economic Impact Survey Results Room 201-203A Marie Maloney & Gail Matheus Western Dressage Room 203BC

4H STAGE Saline County Expo Center

TIME AG HALL ARENA

TIME

TIME

TIME

TPEC ARENA

9:00- 7:00

9:00 9:30

Doors Open

Doors Open

9:00 9:30

9:00 9:30

Doors Open

KS State University Veterinary Health Center

Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Presentation of Colors 9:45 Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Presented by Cimarron Trailers 10:00 KS State University

Live Western Music & Cowboy Entertainment

9:30

Endangered & At Risk Breeds

10:00

Round 2 Gambler’s Choice Draft Obstacle Race

10:00 10:30

Ron McDaniel Cowboy Coffee Talk

Veterinary Health Center Walkadonk Mini Donkeys

Round 2 Draft Horse Cultivator Challenge

12:00

11:00 11:30

10:15

Michael Gascon Gaited Work - From Trot to Gait

11:30

Speaking of Horses Equine Trivia Barrel Horse World Barrel Talk Radio Talkin ’Bout EquiFest

Chris Cox Regain Trust & Confidence in the Saddle

11:30

12:45

KS State University Veterinary Health Center 2022 Breed Show Michael Gascon Trail Work - Get Your Spooky Horse to Act Like a Braveheart Michael Gascon Trail Work - Properly Preparing Your Horse for the Trail & Obstacles Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Presented by Cimarron Trailers Trick Riding 101 - Fundamentals of Safety & Training for Professional, Extreme

12:00

11:45

Round 2 Draft Feed Team Races Gail Matheus & Marie Maloney Western Dressage

1:00

12:30 1:30

Live Western Music & Cowboy Entertainment

2:00

1:45

1:30 Phil Haugen Catch Up Room 201-203A 1:45 LTC Robert Kornacki, Captain Tess Brunstein, Captain Erin Fetzer Comanche KS Cavalry Horse Hero Room 203BC 3:30 3rd Annual

2:00

Barry Tompkins Stories

3:00

Chris Cox Colt Starting

2:45

4:30

Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Phil Haugen “Foundation to Finish” One Rein Stops for the Speed Horse KS State University Veterinary Health Center 2022 Parade of Breeds Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Tactical Demonstration Bring in cattle

3:00

3:30

Speaking of Horses Equine Trivia Live Western Music & Cowboy Entertainment

4:45

4:30

4:00

5:30

4:30

Legendary Kansas Horsemen’s Panel Featuring Richard Clower, Alfred Janssen, Frank Higgs

5:50

TPEC ARENA & AG HALL ARENA SPONSORED BY

6:00

Trick & Fancy Riding Skills! 6:00 Ranch Rodeo at

& Craig Cole Room 202AB

EquiFest Team Meeting

6:30 Special Thanks to Our Sponsors 6:45 VIP Wagon & Ranch Rodeo Teams Intros, Prayer, Anthem 7:00 ADEQUAN RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events 8:00 Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Presented by Cimarron Trailers 8:15 ADEQUAN

5:00

Back Country Horsemen of KS Quarterly Meeting

KENWOOD HALL SHOWCASE AT SALINE COUNTY EXPO CENTER EQUUS FILMS & MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH 9:00am-6:00pm Equus TV Theater Open 9:00am-6:00pm Equus Films Filming From EquiFest 9:00am-6:00pm Mustang Heritage Foundation Virtual Experience 9:00am-6:00pm Meet the Horses & Mules of BLM, Featuring TinMan 9:00am-6:00pm Meet Lisanne Fear from the Mustang Discovery Ride 9:00am-6:00pm Meet filmmaker and director of the 5000 Mile 5000 Mustangs Documentary Julianne Neal 9:00am-6:00pm Meet Bruce Anderson from the documentary The Edge — Natural Humanship 10:00am-5:00pm MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH KIDS CORRAL OPEN 11:00am-12:00pm PROJECT TALKS by Wild Horse Youth Challenge 1:30pm-2:30pm Dr. Dylan Lutter w The Veterinarian’s Crystal Ball for Equine Lameness 3:00pm-3:30pm Meet Smokey , Long Rider Horse from Canada to Brazil

RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events

STALL BARN GUIDED TOURS Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center Gather at TPEC Lobby across from

Kansas Horse Council booth to begin tour 11:00-12:00 w 2:00-3:00 w 4:00-5:00

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

4H STAGE Saline County Expo Center

WORKSHOP ROOMS Tony’s Pizza Events Center

TIME

TIME

TIME AG HALL ARENA

TPEC ARENA

TIME

9:00- 2:00

COWBOY CHURCH Pastor Steve Stafford

9:00

Doors Open

Legacy Group Gathering Room Room 202C

9:00

Doors Open

9:00

9:30

Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Presentation of Colors KS State University Veterinary Health Center

9:45

9:45

American Freedom Drill Team Riders Presentation of Colors American Freedom Drill Team Riders Military Tribute Phil Haugen “Foundation to Finish” Collection for the Speed Horse

Endangered & At Risk Breeds

10:00

KS State University Veterinary Health Center 2022 Parade of Breeds

10:00

11:30

Wendy Bowles KS State Parks “Over the Ears” Photo contest Room 201-203A

10:15 10:30

10:15

Barrel Horse World Barrel Talk Radio Talkin ’Bout EquiFest - Get Ready for Breakaway Roping

11:00

Michael Gascon Gaiting a Balanced Gait

11:00

11:30 Breakaway Competition Check In/Warm Up/ Comments/Questions 12:00 KS State University Rodeo Team

11:30

Mark Burkdoll Better Horses - Hearty Grub

12:00 Trixie Chicks Trick Riding Presented by Cimarron Trailers 12:15 Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers 12:30 American Freedom Drill Team Riders An American Tribute 1:00 Chris Cox Using Dressage Principles for the Western Horse 2:30 Old Fashioned Christian

EquiFest WPRA/WCRA Sanctioned Breakaway Roping Competition

12:30

Ron McDaniel Cowboy Coffee Talk Speaking of Horses Equine Trivia

1:00

1:30

2:00

Cowboy Revival A GRAND Finale

6:00

STALL BARN GUIDED TOURS Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center Gather at TPEC Lobby across from Kansas Horse Council booth to begin tour 11:30-12:30 w 1:00-2:00

KENWOOD HALL SHOWCASE AT SALINE COUNTY EXPO CENTER EQUUS FILMS & MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH

TPEC ARENA & AG HALL ARENA SPONSORED BY

9:00am-3:30pm Equus TV Theater Open 9:00am-3:30pm Equus Films Filming From EquiFest

9:00am-3:30pm Mustang Heritage Foundation Virtual Experience 9:00am-3:00pm Meet the Horses & Mules of BLM, Featuring TinMan 9:00am-3:00pm Meet Lisanne Fear from the Mustang Discovery Ride 9:00am-3:00pm Meet filmmaker and director of the 5000 Mile 5000 Mustangs Documentary Julianne Neal 9:00am-3:00pm Meet Bruce Anderson from the documentary The Edge — Natural Humanship

10:00am-2:30pm MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH KIDS CORRAL OPEN 11:00am-12:00pm PROJECT TALKS by Wild Horse Youth Challenge

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CLINICIANS

CHRIS COX As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teach- ers of all, the horse. Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportuni- ties that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience. With only horses for trans- portation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and hors- es around him.

With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to achieve results. Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and tech- nique that can be applied universally across all disciplines. Chris has travelled throughout the world doing demonstrations and clinics for nearly 30 years.

• 4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting • 2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping

• National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist • Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year • 2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Chris Cox and his wife Barbara, daughter Charley, and son Case split their time between ranches in Mineral wells, Texas and Dubois, Wyoming where he shares his passion of horses with others.

Chris’ Schedule Friday w 11:30 w TPEC Arena w Groundwork into the Saddle Friday w 3:00 w TPEC Arena w Eliminate Head Tossing & Stiffness Saturday w 11:30 w TPEC Arena w Regain Trust & Confidence in the Saddle Saturday w 3:00 w TPEC Arena w Colt Starting Sunday w 1:00 w TPEC Arena w Using Dressage Principles for the Western Horse

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MICHAEL GASCON The Horse Guru - Michael Gascon is a fifth-generation world-renowned horse trainer who is taking the equine industry by storm! He is the next big thing in the equine industry and he plans to make it to the top and stay there. He's known for training the untrainable, riding the unrid- able, and doing the impossible with horses all around the world as well as being a Champion Colt Starter. Although Michael has been titled the #1 Gaited Horse Trainer in the World due to his success with the Paso Fino breed (over 50 National Championships), his desire to make a differ- ence in the equine industry and to become the best all- around horse trainer in the world has challenged him to advance his skills and specialties to be applied to any breed. From a pony to a Percheron and anything in between, there’s no problem too big or too small, The Horse Guru can handle them all! Not only do his horse

clients vary by breed and discipline, but his owner clientele varies by country, riding ability, discipline, and ulti- mate equine goal for their four-legged partners. He is also an equine viral video sensation and has over 300 million views on his social media videos! You can find him on his website at www.gasconhorsemanship.com or on social media to learn more about his programs.

Michael’s Schedule Friday w 10:15 w TPEC Arena w Gaited Work - From Pace to Gait Saturday w 10:15 w TPEC Arena w Gaited Work - From Trot to Gait

Saturday w 1:45 w Ag Hall Arena w Trail Work - Get Your Spooky Horse to Act Like a Braveheart Saturday w 2:45 w Ag Hall Arena w Trail Work - Properly Preparing Your Horse for the Trail & Obstacles Sunday w 11:00 w TPEC Arena w Gaiting a Balanced Gait

PHIL HAUGEN Phil Haugen is a professional horse trainer and clini- cian based out of Weatherford, Oklahoma. He hosts the global podcast Be Your Best Horsemanship and connects with trainers worldwide through his Foundation to Finish online education platform. Phil Haugen starts with a simple, common sense approach of training horses that emphasizes building trust and understanding between horse and rider. His philoso- phy of Training Through Understanding has produced over $1,000,000 in Equistat earnings by performance horses that have been through his program.

Phil’s Schedule Friday w 4:45 w TPEC Arena w “Foundation to Finish” Lateral Softness & Vertical Flexion for the Speed Horse Saturday w 1:30 w Workshop Room 201-203A w “Foundation to Finish” One Rein Stops for the Speed Horse Saturday w 4:45 w TPEC Arena w “Foundation to Finish” One Rein Stops for the Speed Horse Sunday w 10:15 w Ag Hall Arena w “Foundation to Finish” Collection for the Speed Horse

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GAIL MATHEUS & MARIE MALONEY

As an “R” rated Western Dressage Judge, Gail Matheus also serves the Western Dressage Association as the administrator of judges and member education. She’s been recognized on SpotlighHorseShows.com for hosting the WDAA virtual shows, is a WDAA World Champion Trainer and is a graduate with distinc- tion of “L” level in USDF as well as earned a Bronze Medal with USDF! Her credits include USEF “R” Western Dressage Judge, Judge and Member Education Administrator – Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA), Owner SpotlightHorseShows.com hosting WDAA Recognized online shows, WDAA World champion trainer, USDF “L” graduate with distinction and USDF Bronze medalist. Marie Maloney grew up riding in 4-H and when she weas 9 years old, she won an AQHA colt in a 5-H sponsored essay contest and rode him for 27 years, showintg him in all of the 4-H events. When Marie was 30 and Blaze was 20, they started their English careers and competed through Novice level in Combined Training. She then bought an Appendix Quarter Hrose off the track and competed up to Preliminary Level and showed at Horse Trials thought the Midweset as well as Regional Championships. Marie currently owns and operates Capall Stables, a boarding facility in Wichita Kansas where she teaches and trains English and Western Dressage. Maried earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals on her late Trakehner, Lazulite, who she trained herself. Marie is a USEF Western Dressage “R” judge, a USDF “L-Graduate with Distinction,” and is a USEF “r” Dressage judge, and has started the process to work on her “R” license. She is also working towards gaining her judging license for Working Equitation this year.

Gail & Marie’s Schedule Saturday w 11:45 w TPEC Arena w Western Dressage Saturday w 2:00 w TPEC Arena w Western Dressage

STALL BARN TOURS Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center Gather at TPEC Lobby across from Kansas Horse Council booth to begin tour

FRIDAY 11:00-12:00

SATURDAY 11:00-12:00

SUNDAY 11:30-12:30 1:00-2:00

1:30-2:30 3:30-4:30

2:00-3:00 4:00-5:00

See the Walkadonk Mini Donkeys in the Stall Barn daily! Come pet these lovable lit- tle critters—they’re sure to make you smile!

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WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Chris Blevins, MS, DVM Dr. Chris Blevins received his master’s degree from Kansas State University Animal Science and Industry in 2004. In 2006 he graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State with a doctorate in veteri- nary medicine. Following gradua- tion, Dr. Blevins did a large ani- mal/equine internship in Indiana

Wendy Bowles Wendy Bowles is a C o n s e r v a t i o n Worker at Kanopolis State Park near Marquette, Kansas. She has worked at Kanopolis State Park for 31 years.

Prior to employment with the state of Kansas, Wendy worked as a Field Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. When Wendy started at Kanopolis there were 1.5 miles of mapped established trails. After working with Ellen Querner and NARTC in 1992 for a NATRC ride, Wendy requested to keep the trails that she and Ellen had laid out and open them for public use. These trails have been mowed and marked every year since 1992 giving Kanopolis 27+ miles of trail open to equestrians. This was the beginning of the equestrian trails and campgrounds in Kansas State Parks. Wendy has received approximately $580,000 in grants over the years. Most of the grants have come from the National Recreation Trail Grants and the money used to build Rockin’ K Horse Campground, purchase equipment, purchase signs and materials and make repairs. Wendy has done private con- sulting on trail construction projects in western Kansas. Wendy also serves as a Naturalist in the park. She pres- ents nature programs to approximately 1,000 participants each year. Wendy says: “make an effort to learn something new every day and a conscious effort to learn from every- one you meet”

at Janssen Veterinary Clinic and Purdue University Veterinary College. In 2007, he became an associate vet- erinarian at a mixed animal private practice in Savannah, MO. Dr. Blevins joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2009 and is currently a Clinical Professor, Equine Field Service. His primary interest is in equine pre- ventative care and management including equine dentistry.

Friday w 1:30 w Kenwood Hall Showcase Veterinarian, Value Added Doug Bounds, USDA

Doug Bounds is the Kansas State Statistician for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. He has served in that role since 2016. Bounds was born and raised in western Oklahoma. As a child, he spent time with his grandfather at the local sale barn and feeding cattle. Many sum- mers were spent driving trucks

and operating machinery during hay and wheat harvest. He was active in the FFA, participating in livestock shows and judging contests, eventually receiving the American FFA degree, awarded to less than one percent of FFA members annually. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science. He still owns a farm in Oklahoma and tries to get back there whenever possible. His career with NASS began in Lincoln, Nebraska in January 2004, working on crop, live- stock and economic programs. In February 2007, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, gaining additional experi- ence with exposure to more commodities and types of operations. In September 2009, he began working in the NASS Livestock Branch in Washington, DC. He worked with several livestock commodities, spending six years as the national Hogs and Pigs statistician.

Sunday w 11:30 w Workshop Room 201-203A w “Over the Ears” Photo contest

Friday w 11:30 w Workshop Room 201-203A w Why Data Matters

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Captain Tess Brunstein & Captain Erin Fetzer

Kristin Cloud Wife, mother, rancher, friend Friday w 1:30 Workshop Room 201-203A 4 County Fires Response Deb Juhnke

Deb’s passion is the advance- ment of equine welfare through education. Through her ongoing studies in the Equine Welfare program at the University of Guelph, Canada; membership in the International Society of Equitation Science; and study in France with Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado of Cavalia fame, she has gained a wealth of knowledge to

Captain Tess Brunstein (formerly Kornacki) - Regular Army officer and presently a doctor of dentistry at Fort Leaveworth, Kansas. Tess has been a life-long horse- woman since she was old enough to walk, starting with ponies and advancing to serious horses and foxhunting. These days she also includes eventing (as time and Army allow). She was a member of US Pony Club for most of the years of her youth. She has also served an Army tour in Korea for a year and took the opportunity while in Asia to get into the "back woods" of Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines. She was always on the lookout for horses, but sometimes had to substitute an elephant. Her present horse is an off-the-track thoroughbred that she loves and has trained for cross-country and foxhunting. Captain Erin Fetzer (formerly Kornacki) - Erin is a regular Army officer and presently a physician assistant for ele- ments of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. In this capacity she has served in Poland for some 10 months and traveled throughout Europe where she has also kept a keen eye out for horses. She has visited the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria and is proud of the US Army which preserved the breed in 1945, wresting the Lipizzaner horses from Russian control. She too, as her twin sister, has been a rider since she was old enough to walk, a Pony Clubber, a life-long foxhunter and is presently teaching a Thoroughbred-Shire cross the subtle benefits of dressage as well as cross country riding and foxhunting.

share regarding equine behavior. Deb is the author of papers on behavioral indicators of poor saddle fit and how young horses can become unwanted horses. She pursues an interest in equine sculpture, using her own Andalusian horses as models. Friday w 11:45 w Workshop Room 203BC w Friends, Forage & Freedom - Fundamentals of Happy Horse Behavior

Saturday w 9:30 w Workshop Room 201-203A Icelandic Riding Adventures Saturday w 1:45 w Workshop Room 203BC Commanche, Kansas Cavalry Horse Hero

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Cathie Kornacki Cathie Kornacki is a lifelong h o r s e w o m a n from childhood. Cathie has fox hunted through- out the United States and in England and has also been a judge of foxhunts through what was called the Western Hunt Challenge. She has

Dylan Lutter, DVM Dr. Dylan Lutter is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Large Animal Surgery and practices at the KSU Veterinary Health Center in Equine Performance Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Lutter is a Certified Equine

Rehabilitation Practitioner and certified in animal chiroprac- tic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 2009 and went on to an equine surgical residency, concurrent with a Master’s degree, followed by a fellowship in equine MRI at Washington State University completed in 2014. Dr. Lutter has specific clinical interest in diagnosing the cause of lameness in performance horses and returning those hors- es to their peak performance through the use of cutting edge and integrative therapies. His research interests include tendon/ligament injury, regenerative medicine, equine MRI, equine physical therapies, and equine spinal manipulative therapy. Saturday w 1:30 w Kenwood Hall Showcase The Veterinarian’s Crystal Ball for Equine Lameness Ron McDaniel

ridden horses wherever they can be found and took great opportunity to display her skills recently while in Hungary, where she also won a contest demonstrating high proficien- cy with a hunt whip as a result of being a long-time foxhunt staff member. She was the first woman in US Army history to hold the title of Master of Foxhounds, in which capacity she served the Fort Leavenworth Hunt for 9 years, an organization she has belonged to since 1979.Cathie has brought many people to horse activities both through fox- hunting, trail riding and earlier, US Pony Club.

Saturday w 9:30 w Workshop Room 201-203A w Icelandic Riding Adventures Robert Kornacki

LTC Rob Kornacki, US Army (Retired), came to serious horse activities in his mid-30s thanks to his wife Cathie. He has judged fox- hunts and fox hunt- ed across the United States and in

Ron and his wife Nancy live in NW Arkansas. They have horses, dogs, and just enough cattle to be in constant debt to the bank. Ron works in the Equine divi- sion for Merck Health Company and day works for area ranches. As a testament to his cowboying skills, the

England where several years back he was the riding chap- erone for four US Pony Clubbers, chosen nationally to fox- hunt throughout England. His greatest riding thrill was being allowed to take out cross-country into the British countryside over fences, a past Grand National competitor named Alpenstock owned by the British Army military school at Sandhurst. Rob has also participated in the Abdallah Shriners' professional rodeo as a member of a wild horse riding team, winning $$ two out of three nights (and being bruised three out of three). He was also a staff member for the Fort Leavenworth Hunt for over 20 years and occasional huntsman as needed.

cow boss at Adams Cattle Company said, “Hiring Ron was like losing two good men.” Ron and Nancy actively support their church, as well as the Remount Foundation, a thera- peutic facility that helps our men and women returning from combat, and the CALL which is an organization in Arkansas dedicated to not only raising awareness about the need for families to take in foster children but is run by members who are foster parents themselves. Ron is truly grateful to have made his living working in the Animal Health Industry. Reciting poetry has taken him all over America, from Florida to Alaska. In 2015 he competed in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo (NCPR) and won the Humorous—

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Rising Star division. He went back to the NCPR and won the Humorous—Silver Buckle division and the Reciter Serious—Silver Buckle division. He enjoys anything that keeps him on horseback, being with his family, and writing about himself in the third person. Friday w 10:30 w 4H Stage w Cowboy Coffee Talk Friday w 2:30 w 4H Stage w Cowboy Coffee Talk Saturday w 10:30 w 4H Stage w Cowboy Coffee Talk Sunday w 1:00 w 4H Stage w Cowboy Coffee Talk Dawn Miller

Barry Tompkins Barrie Tompkins was born in Lexington, Kentucky, attended Lafayette High School and Eastern Kentucky University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. He’s a third ‐ generation far- rier. He became a Master Farrier, certi- fied by the American Farrier Association. In 1990, Barrie start-

Dawn Miller, OTR/L, received her Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1986. She met her husband, Gary and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she began working with the pediatric pop- ulation in early intervention, customized therapeutic equip-

ed researching the Buffalo Soldiers, attending cavalry train- ing schools to learn the 1800s cavalry maneuvers. In 1993, he moved to Kansas where he continued his work as a far- rier and started doing presentations about the Buffalo Soldiers all across the nation. In 1995, Barrie founded the Nicodemus Buffalo Soldier Association. This group also does presentations across the nation. In 1997, he appeared in the TNT mini ‐ series movie Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders , as a Buffalo Soldier where he trained the Buffalo Soldier Troop, appearing with Sam Elliott, Tom Berringer and Gary Busey. In 1998, Barrie appeared in his second TNT moving entitled The Buffalo Soldiers where he was the trainer and technical advisor as well as having the part of Rifle Commander. He appeared alongside Danny Glover, Mykelti Williamson and Timothy Busfield. Saturday w 2:00 w 4H Stage w Stories Saturday w 4:30 w TPEC Arena w Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Sunday w 12:15 w TPEC Arena w Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers

ment, school systems, and private therapy clinics. She received her certification in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) for children in 1989 and began specializing in neuro-muscular function and movement disorders. Dawn began working for Poss-Abilities Children’s Therapy Group in Merriam, KS where she continues to serve children with neuro-muscular disorders and cognitive challenges. Recently, Dawn began a non-profit organization called Mane Motions Therapy Foundation, an outreach mobile therapy service designed to enhance the benefits of horse- back riding by using a mechanical horse, the MiraColt. This device will provide riding opportunities to children who would not have access to actual therapeutic riding experi- ences. She hopes to take this service to schools, therapy clinics, and therapeutic riding facilities in the four state regions to reach under-served children with special needs. As an adjunct to actual riding experiences, Dawn hopes her services with the MiraColt will work together with cur- rent riding facilities to increase access for these children as they transition to the benefits of actual horseback riding. Dawn plans to continue to work on growing her foundation and becoming certified in Therapeutic riding and Hippo- Therapy in the future. Friday w 1:45 w Workshop Room 203BC w Miracolt Assistive Device for Hippotherapy Preparations

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recognized speaker, Dr. Weiss has published extensively on topics related to applied animal behavior. She also served as the ASPCA’s VP of Research & Development, overseeing groundbreaking research related to the animal sheltering field and developing assessment tools for shelter animals. Before that she created training programs to improve hus- bandry and decrease stress for many zoo animals. In all her work two central questions have driven her approach – Why? and - How do you know? These questions guide a consistent creative and scientific approach to the work of improving welfare. Friday w 9:45 w Workshop Room 203BC w Good People for Good Horses - The Right Horse Wayne Williams, Speaking of Horses

Dr. Leah Tsoodle ltsoodle@ksu.edu Dr. Leah J. Tsoodle is the director of the Land Use Survey Office and an assistant extension professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. Leah received her PhD from Kansas State in 2005. She works with both

undergraduate and graduate students and conducts research in the areas of land values, land rental rates, and economic development. Leah also maintains a varied out- reach program designed to disseminate her research information to various stakeholders in Kansas land mar- kets and economic development groups. Saturday w 11:30 w Workshop Room 201-203A w Kansas Equine Economic Impact Survey Results Dr. Emily Weiss

Wayne Williams has over 40 years in radio broadcasting and uses that experience to bring folks a view into the world of horses from the perspective of many professionals through interviews.

Wayne has a vast inventory of interviews with horse profession- als and celebrities in his video archives and continues to procure more for his internet show Speaking of Horses! Friday w 11:30 w 4H Stage w Equine Trivia Saturday w 11:30 & 3:30 w 4H Stage w Equine Trivia Saturday w 1:30 w 4H Stage w Equine Trivia

ASPCA Vice President, Equine Welfare Emily Weiss, Ph.D., oversees strategic direction of the ASPCA Equine Welfare program. As an Applied Animal Behaviorist, Weiss has worked with species as varied as lions, orangutans, elephants and Komodo dragons, as well as many dogs, cats and horses. Weiss is a lifelong horse owner and trainer and has conducted research regarding adoption and rehoming of horses. Dr. Weiss leads the efforts at the ASPCA to achieve the goal of all equines having good welfare. Her work aims squarely on increasing the rehoming of horses, the development of effective safety net program- ming and a third focus of effective law enforcement response to cruelty and neglect. She is a founding member of Equine Welfare Data Collective and serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory board of the American Horse Council. A nationally

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Richard Clower, re Ɵ red farrier I started shoeing horses at age 20 and graduated from Horseshoeing school in 1967. I shod horses full Ɵ me for 53 years. I started out shoeing saddle bred, walking horses, and standard bred. I slowly changed to quarter horses, halter, race, and performance. I was lucky enough to work with some of the best trainers in the na Ɵ on. I also shod dressage horses. I consulted with a number of vets in the Wichita area concerning lameness issues. The vets would email me X Ͳ rays of horses and I would shoe the horse accordingly. My pickup was my o ĸ ce, ea Ɵ ng estab Ͳ lishment, and supplied to the hilt with horseshoeing equipment. Between the years 1963 Ͳ 2010 as a hobby, I owned trained, and drove standard bred racehorses (tro Ʃ ers and pacers). I have lived in Winfield my en Ɵ re life and now enjoy woodworking and building Habitat houses and working in the yard when my wife makes me. My wife Sheryl and I have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. We enjoy visi Ɵ ng Branson and a Ʃ ending the grandchildren events.

Alfred Janssen, horseman & photographer My interest in livestock photography was encourage during my college de Ͳ gree in Ag Journalism. During our courses I used hors, farm and ranch photos to illustrate ar Ɵ cles in local, regional, and na Ɵ onal publica Ɵ ons. I was blessed to be able to blend my love of horses with my life as a farmer. This also al Ͳ lowed me to add horse photography as an avoca Ɵ on. Beginning in the late 1960s through the late 1980s I traveled as far northeast as New York and as far northwest as Oregon taking photos of horses, horse farms and horse people. I had the good fortune to photograph some of the very top horse farms and show horses of the Ɵ me. Always pursuing a dream of raising good horses, I assembled a handful of quality brood mares and was able to breed them to top notch stallions. Many of their o ī spring were successful in the show ring and achieved AQHA Register of Merit and AQHA Superior and AQHQ Champion awards. The highlight of our show horses was Zan’s Ti ī any Ann, 1982 Reserve World Champion 3 Ͳ year Ͳ old mare, Superior Halter ROM award winner in five performance events. She was also a qualifier for the Superhorse compe ƟƟ on. Ti ī any was by Zan Parr Bar and out of a favorite mare, Sagey Ann, AQHA Champion. Sagey Ann was the dam of mul Ɵ ple AQHA award winners. I credit the photography business for opening the doors to many opportuni Ɵ es to become acquainted with people in di ī erent parts of the country who shared my interest in good horses.

Frank Higgs, everyday cowboy of Valley Center, Kansas, has been a Quarter Horse breeder for 60 years, and is a life Ɵ me member of KQHA and AQHA, former KQHA Director, and former President and Direc Ͳ tor of the Wichita Area Team Penning Associa Ɵ on. Frank has always been a hands on, do it yourself horseman, as it relates to training and exhibi Ɵ ng, and has bred, raised and trained mul Ɵ ple AQHA Champions and mul Ɵ ple State Champions. He has enjoyed compe Ɵ ng in events that include ca Ʃ le and cowboy stu ī , including being a member of the Lonesome Pine Ranch rodeo team. You can look for him in the arena working to se Ʃ le the ca Ʃ le during the Equifest 2022 Ranch Rodeo .

Craig Cole, horse trainer, from Downs, Kansas has trained horses for many years and is a life Ɵ me member of KQHA & AQHA. Former president of KQHA, Craig was a driving energy behind star Ɵ ng the Prairie Circuit show series in 1989. S Ɵ ll ac Ɵ vely compe Ɵ ng, Craig enjoys the Versa Ɵ lity Ranch Work compe ƟƟ ons with his horses, his kids and his grandkids . Craig Cole has been involved with horses his entire life. His father Eugene, who was an auctioneer, would buy horses and they would break them and sell them along with some they raised and showed. He showed horses in youth in 4H, then as a teenager he started showing at AQHA horse shows! He showed and won the high point Honor roll youth stallion Roosters Dawn in 1967. After high school he was drafted int the rmy and served his country. When he returned home he went to work for Dudley & Acre working on th ranch, showing and fitting their Quarter Horses! He married his wife Rosanne in 1972. He continued working for Dudley & Acre until 1974 when he decided to start his own training business on the family farm north of Downs. He continued showing and training along with running the breeding operation for Dudley & Acre. Their son Ryan was born in 1979 and showed in 4H, Quarter Horse shows and on a college horse show team. After college, Ryan joined the training business. Craig is a past president of KQHA and a member of the KQHA Hall of Fame. He is an AQHA professional horseman and raised and showed numerous AQHA champions in many different classes. He continues to train and instruct Youth and amateur competitors in AQHA allaround and ranch competitions. Cole Training stands a stal­ lion, Farra Rey Time, and are looking to the first set of colts this spring!

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The First Infantry Division (1ID) Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard is a special ceremonial unit that provides community relations and ceremonial support to the First Infantry Division, Fort Riley, and the United States Army at the local, regional, and national levels. The CGMCG is one of only seven active equestrian units in the Army. The mission of the CGMCG is unique because Fort Riley was the home of the US Army Cavalry School. The CGMCG helps to continue the historic tradition of the mounted cavalry through demonstrations and community engagement activities. All horses in the CGMCG are bay colored mustangs and quarter horses. The feature, which most distinguishes the CGMCG from other mounted units, is the inclusion of an 1871 covered escort wagon in the formation. The wagon is an original, restored wagon that was used to bring rations and ammunition to resupply cavalry troopers on the battlefield in the western frontier. The Soldiers of the Mounted Color Guard are Fort Riley Soldiers on a two year assignment. They represent all MOSs and ranks. Though some Soldiers arrive with significant horse experience, many have no experience. A rigorous 60-day training program ensures that all Soldiers in the CGMCG are expert horsemen prior to participation in public events.

Come see the CGMCG daily in TPEC Arena and at their encampment in the Stall Barn

The American Freedom Drill Team Riders from North Central Kansas return to EquiFest once again to entertain and open both arenas on Sunday. This team, established since 2012, has traveled to the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty, Abilene’s Chisolm Trail Days, Lawrence Christmas Parade, Scott City Rodeo, all over Kansas, up to Nebraska and over to Missouri performing at rodeos, festivals and parades. They’ve even been known to give pony rides at these events. Some honors and highlights include performing at the Kansas State Fair in 2019 on Sept. 11th honoring America’s Veterans & Military and performing the opening ceremonies for Naval Officer Installations in Hutchinson. The AFDTR loves riding and loves celebrating this great country and the men and women who previously or currently serve in the military! God Bless America!

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