Equifest Program 2023


BUSTER McLAURY A product of the big ranch country in West Texas, Buster McLaury brings a unique perspective into his clinics and demos. Having made his living cowboying on and managing big outfits all his life, he has worked thousands of horses and hundreds of thousands of cattle. Over 40 years around livestock has provided him with a wealth of information, experience, and sto ries which he readily shares with others.

Buster’s Schedule Thursday w 11:45 w Ag Hall Arena w Cow Tales with Curt Pate & Company Thursday w 2:30 w TPEC Arena w Groundwork Before You Hit the Trail Friday w 2:15 w TPEC Arena w Horsemanship 101 for the Trail Horse Friday w 3:15 w TPEC Arena w Bringing Stock in for Stockmanship with Curt Pate Friday w 5:00 w TPEC Arena w Cow Tales with Curt Pate & Company Saturday w 10:45 w TPEC Arena w Trailer Loading Issues Saturday w 3:15 w TPEC Arena w Cow Tales with Curt Pate & Company

PATRICK SULLIVAN At 26 years old, Patrick took his first horsemanship lesson in March 2015. Patrick grew up in Dallas, TX, but was not involved with horses. Instead he had a passion for soccer. He played high school, collegiate, and professional soccer. Patrick coached collegiate soccer for 4 years starting in 2011 and was the head soccer coach for a high school. In 2015, Patrick grad uated with his MBA in International Management from the University of Houston- Victoria. Once Patrick found horses in 2015, he was hooked. He was constantly learning and wanting to develop his skills. Over the past 6 years, he has accom plished as much as he could have ever imagined in such a short period of time. During the 6 years, Patrick has done the following: • Completed Parelli Level 4 within a year and a half with the horse he started, Gami . • Studied and interned with Ryan Rose, professional Brooklyn, WI. • Worked with Dan James, of DDH from 2019 to 2021. Since then, has competed in the Mustang Makeover (TX), finish ing Top 20 and 2nd in the newcomers. • Finished second in the Freestyle Pro Division in the ILHA Championships in 2020. • Gamilah Unbridled - Riding 2500 miles from California-Kentucky completely bridleless. Visited 20 non-profits. • Gamilah Unbridled Rescue Horse Project – working with seven of the toughest rescue horses in the country using only liberty techniques. They are now being ridden bridleless and working on advanced liberty maneuvers such as working in teams. • 2022 Appalachian Trainer Face Off pro division Grand Champion

Patrick’s Schedule Thursday w 12:15 w TPEC Arena w Intro to Brideless Riding Thursday w 6:00 w TPEC Arena w Celebrate EquiFest Friday w 11:45 w TPEC Arena w Helping the Herd Bound Horse Friday w 6:00 w TPEC Arena w Why Liberty Saturday w 12:00 w TPEC Arena w Advance Liberty Work

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