Equifest Program 2022


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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