Equifest Program 2023


STEVE STAFFORD Pastor Steve Stafford is the founding Pastor at Risen Ranch Cowboy Church, which became a church plant in March of 2006, in Carthage, Missouri. He has served in ministry in the cowboy cul ture for the past 30 years. First with Cowboys for


Christ and then in Rodeo Cowboy Ministries traveling over the Midwest preaching at rodeos, horse shows, country fairs, clinics, ranches, big and small churches, trail rides, or wherever he was invited. He became a church planter in 2006 with the intent of starting Cowboy Churches wher ever he could. He has helped in some way to start cowboy churches in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, Hawaii, and Oklahoma. He was inducted into the Better Horses Hall of Fame in 2014 honoring a lifetime of serving the horse and livestock industry in ministry. He is a contribut ing writer for Better Horses Magazine , is on the Better Horses Radio Show weekly, and a contributor for Better Horses Television.

Angeline Saliceti and her mustang Samson are both 16 yrs old and live in Topeka, Kansas. They hold numerous State, Regional, National, and World Titles and are the 2021 Extreme Cowboy Association’s Youth World Champions and 2022 Reserve World Champions! Samson is from the Green Mountain HMA, Wyoming and Angeline is a military kid from everywhere. Her family adopted Samson from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in 2012 when he and Angeline were both just 6 yrs old. They have been compet ing in the Extreme Cowboy Association for 10 yrs, and won their first two World Titles when they were 10 yrs old. At 11 yrs old, Angeline represented the United States in the European Cup at Equita Lyon, Europe’s leading equestri an affair, in front of 175,000 people. She became the youngest International Ambassador for Extreme Cowboy Racing and mustangs, and was featured with Samson in multiple news, magazine, and social media outlets in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. You can even see them in the BLM’s 50-yr anniversary Wild Horse Calendar. Highlighting Samson’s diversity, they hold Championship Titles at the State Fair in Reining, English Jumping, and even Pleasure classes and are frequent breed exhibitors at Equine Festivals and Horse Events. Angeline trains her own horses and is the ONLY Youth to have ever shown in the Futurity against the Pros at EXCA Nationals and World Finals and has so since she was 12 yrs old. She is also the 2020 Wild Horse Youth Challenge Champion and 2022 Reserve Champion. At 15 yrs old, Samson and Angeline earned the distinction of the youngest rider to earn the title of Regional Pro Grand Champion. Their accomplishments include four World titles, three National Titles, seven Regional Titles (includ ing the Youngest to win in the PRO division!) and 14 State Champion Titles. Thursday w 6:00 w TPEC Arena w Celebrate EquiFes t

Cowboy Church Sunday Morning Service in 4H Building Seating at 7:45am Service 8:00am to 9:00am

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