Equifest Program 2022


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—

18 v 2022 EquiFest of Kansas Official Program Saturday w 1:45 w Workshop Room 203BC w Commanche - Kansas Cavalry Horse Hero

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