Equifest Program 2023
SALLY BATTON Sally Batton was Director of Riding at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and Head Coach of the Varsity Equestrian Team for 30 years. She was named the American Riding Instructors Association 2008 Instructor of the Year, was awarded the 2013 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Lifetime Achievement Award, was inducted in the 2020 IHSA Hall of Fame class and is the Founder of the Athletic Equestrian League. In 2022, Sally Batton’s book The Athletic Equestrian was published. Whether competing in the show ring or riding at home on the trail, every rider wants to be more secure and balanced in the saddle. This innovative guide uses highly effective exer
cises honed over Coach Sally’s 35-year coaching career.
Sally’s Schedule Thursday w 11:00 w TPEC Arena w Ride Like a Varsity Athlete Thursday w 2:45 w Ag Hall Arena w Equicize Friday w 10:30 w TPEC Arena w Biomechanics of Bending Friday w 12:30 w Workshop Room 201A w Riding in College: Saddles, Studies & Showing Friday w 4:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Polocrosse Demo & Game Saturday w 10:00 w Workshop Room 201A w Riding in College: Saddles, Studies & Showing Saturday w 2:15 w TPEC Arena w Equicize
B REX BUCHMAN Rex Buchman is a third generation rancher from the Flint Hills of Kansas. He is a Christian, father to five, who with wife Teresa, works raising ranching heritage horses, reg istered red angus cattle and hosting dude ranch adven tures. He created the “Trail of Billy’s Last Ride,” a historic 170-mile trail ride in New Mexico that lasted for 10+ years. Rex served on the board of the Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association and competed in that association for 5 years. He has shown in the Midwest Ranch Horse Association. Rex has attended, hosted, and even taught a few colt starting and horse manship clinics. He has made a living starting colts for 5 or 6 years after returning to Kansas from 11.5 years as
a county agent in New Mexico. He has coached 4H horse judging teams and colt futurities while in New Mexico. Rex's purpose at EquiFest is to offer people some help with their horses and to increase their level of enjoyment and safety as they live out their horsemanship journey.
Sunday w 11:30 w Ag Hall Arena w Staying Safe in the Saddle on the Trail
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