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THANK YOU With so much uncertainty and waiting during the planning phase of EquiFest of Kansas 2021, it is to be commended that everyone involved on the committee has remained patient and calm. When given the GO, everyone eagerly jumped into action to put details into place to make sure this 24th year of EquiFest of Kansas is just as great as all the years leading up to it and maybe better! We hope you enjoy your time with us and be sure to tell any of these great folks you see, Thank You or Great Job! Clinician Ambassador to Jackie Jatzlau: Kris Hanson Clinician Ambassador to Robin Groves: Suzanne Avery Cowboy Church Pastor: Steve Stafford Cowboy Poetry & Music By: Del Shields, Marti Sheetz & Guests Decorator: Genie Emig Event Executive Committee: Dr. Justin Janssen, Jim Thomas, Cheryl Thomas, Greg McDonald & Kallie Emig Event Flow Coordinator: Cheryl Thomas Facebook Updates: Gabby Hamler Farrier Competition Coordinator: Max Andersen Foundation Silent Auction: Janette Coffelt Hospitality: Rosie Sweeten, Bonnie Warner & Wendy Griffin Kansas Royalty Coordinator: Kristi Koch Arena Coordinators: Billy Lane Barcus and Jacob Kessler Arena Supervisors: Dr. Craig Barnett and Richard & Tracy McIntyre

KHC Booth Coordinator: Sheryl Strathman & Peri Saner Colby Trojan Equestrian Kids’ Corral: Coach Shanda Mattix Program Designer: Linda Dahl, Dahl Graphics & Printing Legendary Kansas Horsemen’s Panel: Dr. Justin Janssen & Dr. Stan O’Neil Official Photographers: Kirkwood Kreations Saline County Expo Center: Rick Lamer & Team Saline County Fair Board: Ken Wasserman, Keith Teasley Security Supervisor: Jim Thomas Signage Coordinator/Logistics Planner/Stallion Auction: Marty Bloomquist Social Media Manager: Jana Barcus & her team at Everything Horses & Livestock Special Competitions—Draft Horses: Eli Avery & Tristan Musa Special Competitions—Driving Clinic & Derby: Mary Lu Norland & Suzanne Avery

Special Competitions—Barrel Race: Alberto De La Garza Stall Barn Managers: Julie Belluci and Colleen & Bob Wilson

Tony’s Pizza Events Center: Susan Trafton, Kasey Hanney & Team Veterinary Services: Dr. Chris Blevins & K-State Veterinary Health Center Volunteer Coordinator: Tera & Ken Benefiel Workshop Coordinators: Jenice & Patrick McCoy & Heather Franklin

VOLUNTEERS: To all who have volunteered for set up, event activities, and tear down, there are too many to list, but you know who you are and on behalf of the whole EquiFest Committee, we sincerely, THANK YOU for your time! SPONSORS & DONORS: TravAlum by Liberty Inc, sponsoring the Ranch Rodeo, Prairie Land Partners John Deere, sponsoring equipment, support and grooming of both arenas, Visit Salina & Saline County for their commitment and con- tributions to make this happen, Great Plains Manufacturing-Land Pride sponsoring the TPEC Concourse Vendors, K- State Veterinary Health Center for sponsoring the Breed Showcase, Merck Animal Health for sponsoring the stall barn with horses & exhibits, Better Horses, Best of America By Horseback, Speaking of Horses & Everything Horses & Livestock sponsoring media reach and engagement for this event, Morton Buildings supporting our vendor and volunteer hospitality, Great Life Golf of Salina supporting event staff, Rawhide Portable Corrals supporting the Ranch Rodeo, Midland Exteriors, Kansas Bluestem Morgans, 5D, Greg & Vickie McDonald, Maynard Buckles and Better Equine for pro- viding competition awards & prizes.

From the bottom of my heart to these committee members, volunteers, sponsors & donors, THANK YOU!

Sincerely, Justine Staten, Executive Director Kansas Horse Council EquiFest of Kansas

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Step inside the Lobby of Tony’s Pizza Events Center (TPEC) to a spacious area nicely carpeted with natural light. The EquiFest show office and Kansas Horse Council Booth are located there, as well as sponsors and clinicians. INSIDE EQUIFEST

EquiFest Workshops. Just upstairs from the Lobby, or up the eleva- tor if you choose, is where you’ll find some workshop lectures and includes the 2nd Annual Legendary KS Horsemen’s panel.

Shopping. Go east off the Lobby to the Great Plains Manufacturing Convention Hall where you’ll see vendors filling the room. Go west off the Lobby to the TPEC Arena Concourse, sponsored by Great Plains Manufacturing—- Land Pride, and you’ll find MORE vendors on both the north and south sides of the main arena!

In the Main TPEC Arena , come see Chris Cox, Robin Groves and Jackie Jatzlau in action. You’ll also catch the Draft Horse Feed Team Race and Ranch Rodeo! Plus watch the special demos by Fort Riley Commanding

General’s Mounted Color Guards, the Crooked Creek Mule Company Jumping Mules and the patriotic American Freedom Drill Team Riders.

South of TPEC, just across the street is the Saline County Expo Center (SCEC). On display you’ll find trailers, tractors, implements & equipment for all your farm maintenance and horse show needs. If you’re hungry, stop by the food trucks. Get some kicked up American cafe food, Jamaican twist, home cookin’, and gourmet burgers. Dine anywhere with your food! Seating in both arenas, at picnic tables, or round tops in the 4H building.

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INSIDE EQUIFEST

From east to west at SCEC there is something in EVERY build- ing! Starting on the east at Barn 2, you’ll see the annual Kansas Farriers Association competition. On Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, they compete in individual forging, taking raw steel, heating it and building horseshoes. On Saturday, come watch a two-man draft showing competition from 9 am to 10:30 am and after a short break, they reconvene from noon to 4 pm for a live shoe- ing competition!

Next building over is the Stall Barn , also called Exhibition Hall, where the exhibiting horses will be on display. Come see different breeds of horses big and small, decorated stalls and various breed organizations and equine busi- nesses displayed that you may have never known about!

Then you come to Ag Hall Arena . This is the historic brick arena building built with 1922 war bonds. It’s a nostalgic place! Come in and sit awhile with your food truck goodies in hand, snacking and watching one of the demos or com- petitions in the arena. Come see the Draft Horse Challenges, Driving Derby, Barrel Race and the Dressage and Breed Showcase demos.

Head west from there to the 4H Building or Ponderosa as we like to call it! Step inside to find more retail vendors, the KHC Foundation Silent Auction, and many presenters to meet and greet there. On stage, you’ll find some cow- boy poetry and music or catch a live interview broadcast by Better Horses Network! Don’t miss Tom & Pat Seay with Best of America by Horseback and team there too! Parents can bring kids for fun in the Kids Corral at the 4H

Building, featuring unique horse themed games and activities hosted by the Colby Community College Equestrian Team. Plus, Kansas Rodeo Royalty will be around for pictures and autographs.

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FRIDAY SCHEDULE

TPEC WORKSHOP ROOM

TIME

TIME

4H STAGE

TIME AG HALL ARENA

TIME TPEC ARENA

Set up obstacles

9:00

Doors Open

9:00 9:30

9:00

Best of America By Horseback

10:00

Round 1 Gambler’s Choice Draft Obstacle Race

Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Chris Cox Groundwork in Preparation for Riding

10:15

10:30

10:30

Amanda Held “Fair Exchange” Notes for Current EAP Facilitators

11:00

Katelyn Kok Better Horses Interview

11:30

11:45 12:00

12:00

12:00

Round 1 Draft Horse Cultivator Challenge Katelyn Kok Dressage for the Non-Dressage Horse

Del Shields Cowboy Poetry & Music

12:30

J2 Jackie Jatzlau Advanced Horsemanship Barrels Round 1 Draft Feed Team Race

12:30

Best of America By Horseback

12:45

1:15

1:30

1:45

1:45

Robin Groves Better Horses Interview

2:00 2:30

Chris Cox Riding With Your Hands, Seat & Feet

Del Shields Cowboy Poetry & Music

2:30

2:30

Robin Groves Driving Dressage Notes

3:00

3:15 3:30

Amanda Held Communicating with Equine Partners Exercises

3:15

3:30

KS Farriers Association Hoof Care

Speaking of Horses Equine Trivia

4:00

4:15

4:15

Robin Groves Dressage Driving

4:15

Breed Showcase Gypsy Vanner, Appaloosa, Friesian, Paso Fino Open Arena Schedule

5:00

Bring cattle in - Announcer Break

5:15

Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard

5:45

6:00

Ranch Rodeo Team Meeting

6:30 Announcer’s Commercial Break 6:45 VIP & Ranch Rodeo Teams Intros, Prayer, Anthem 7:00 Liberty, Inc TravAlum

Colby Equestrian

TPEC ARENA & AG HALL ARENA SPONSORED BY

RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events

Kid’s Corral 4H Building 10 am - 5 pm

7:45 Draft Horse Roman Riding Half Time Entertainment Specialty Act 8:00 Liberty, Inc TravAlum

RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events

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SATURDAY SCHEDULE

TPEC WORKSHOP ROOM

TIME AG HALL ARENA

TIME

TIME

4H STAGE

TIME

TPEC ARENA

Set up obstacles

9:00

9:00

Doors Open

9:00 9:30

9:00 9:30

Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Robin Groves Driving Around Cones Chris Cox Regaining Your Confidence in the Saddle

J2 Jackie Jatzlau Better Horses Interview

9:45

10:00

Round 2 Gambler’s Choice Draft Obstacle Race

10:00 Best of America By Horseback 11:00

10:30

11:00

Del Shields & Marti Sheetz Cowboy Poetry & Music Speaking of Horse Equine Trivia Amanda Held Better Horses Interview

11:30

12:00

Round 2 Draft Horse Cultivator Challenge

12:00

12:30

Crooked Creek Mule Co. Jumping Mules

12:30

J2 Jackie Jatzlau Programming for Positive Performance: A Whole Program Approach to Training

12:30

12:45

1:15 1:30

1:30

Round 2 Draft Feed Team Race

Best of America By Horseback

Robin Groves DRIVING DERBY

1:30

Amanda Held Intro to Equine Facilitation Lisa Stewart Solo Journey

1:30

2:30 2:45

2:30

Chris Cox Transforming a Hard Mouth Horse to Softness

2:30

Stan O’Neill Better Horses Interview

3:00

3:15 3:30

LEGENDARY KANSAS HORSEMEN Dr. Stan O’Neil Mark Gratny Jerry Riemann

4:00

Del Shields & Marti Sheetz Cowboy Poetry & Music

4:15

J2 Jackie Jatzlau Drills of Barrel Racing

4:30

4:30

4:30 Breed Showcase Gypsy Vanner, Appaloosa, Friesian, Paso Fino 5:00 Open Arena Schedule

5:15 Bring cattle in - Announcer Break 5:45 Fort Riley

6:00 Ranch Rodeo Team Meeting

Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard

6:30 Announcer’s Commercial Break 6:45 VIP & Ranch Rodeo Teams Intros, Prayer, Anthem 7:00 Liberty, Inc TravAlum RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events 7:45 Draft Horse Roman Riding Half Time Entertainment Specialty Act

Colby Equestrian

TPEC ARENA & AG HALL ARENA SPONSORED BY

Kid’s Corral 4H Building 10 am - 5 pm

Liberty, Inc TravAlum RANCH RODEO COMPETITION 2 Events

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

TPEC WORKSHOP ROOM

TIME

4H STAGE

TIME

TPEC ARENA

TIME AG HALL ARENA

TIME

9:00

COWBOY CHURCH Pastor Steve Stafford

9:00 Doors Open 9:30 Presentation by American Freedom Riders Drill Team Prayer, Anthem 9:45 J2 Jackie Jatzlau Approaching the Barrel Pattern

9:00

9:00

10:00 Presentation by American Freedom Riders Drill Team Prayer, Anthem 10:15

10:15 10:30

Amanda Held Communicating with Equine Partners Exercises Breed Showcase Gypsy Vanner, Appaloosa, Friesian, Paso Fino BARREL RACING COMPETITION

Speaking of Horses Equine Trivia

Best of America By Horseback

10:45

11:00

Robin Groves Driving Obstacles

11:00

11:15

11:30

Better Horses Hearty Grub

11:45 Wendy Bowles Kansas State Parks— Horse Trails & Volunteer Opportunities 12:30 1:30 Jerry & Cyndi Nelson More About the Sport of Mule Jumping

12:00

Del Shields & Marti Sheetz Cowboy Poetry & Music

12:00

Crooked Creek Mule Co. Jumping Mules

12:00

12:30 1:00

EHAL Interview at EHAL Booth Best of America By Horseback Better Horses Speaking of Horses

1:15

Chris Cox Understanding Your Horse’s Personality

2:00

Del Shields Cowboy Poetry & Music

End of Trail Check out Grand Finale at TPEC

2:00

2:15

2:30

GRAND FINALE MUSIC & HORSES

2:45

Colby Equestrian

TPEC ARENA & AG HALL ARENA SPONSORED BY

Kid’s Corral 4H Building 11 am - 3 pm

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CLINICIANS

CHRIS COX As one of this country's leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teach- ers of all, the horse. Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportuni- ties that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience. With only horses for trans- portation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and hors- es around him.

With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to achieve results. Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and tech- nique that can be applied universally across all disciplines. Chris has travelled throughout the world doing demonstrations and clinics for nearly 30 years.

• 4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting • 2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping

• National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist • Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year • 2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Chris Cox and his wife Barbara, daughter Charley, and son Case split their time between ranches in Mineral wells, Texas and Dubois, Wyoming where he shares his passion of horses with others.

Chris’ Schedule Friday w 10:30 w TPEC Arena w Groundwork in Preparation for Riding Friday w 2:30 w TPEC Arena w Riding With Your Hands, Seat & Feet Saturday w 11:00 w TPEC Arena w Regaining Your Confidence in the Saddle Saturday w 2:30 w TPEC Arena w Transforming a Hard Mouth Horse to Softness Sunday w 1:15 w TPEC Arena w Understanding Your Horse’s Personality

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JACKIE JATZLAU Jackie Jatzlau, two time NFR Qualifier, with over $456K career earnings, resides in Giddings, TX with her husband Lane, their kids and many horses. Together Jackie and Lane have a podcast called “Married with Horses” which connects everyone with many rodeo greats and highlights some key equine nutrition and helpful product information. Jackie’s par- ents trained racehorses and she and her sister Tammy Fischer got heav- ily involved in barrel racing. Jackie also trains horses. She gained the nickname “Wild Child” during the NFR for her riding style which gained her first place each time. Jackie will share her expertise in a private clinic on Thursday before EquiFest and those participants will be invited back for a special barrel bash on Sunday during EquiFest where they will com- pete for the buckle! Jackie’s Schedule Friday w 12:30 w TPEC Arena w Advanced Horsemanship Barrels Saturday w 9:30 w 4H Stage w Better Horses Interview Saturday w 12:30 w TPEC Workshop Room w Programming for Positive Performance: A Whole Program Approach to Training Saturday w 4:15 w TPEC Arena w Drills of Barrel Racing Sunday w 9:45 w TPEC Arena w Approaching the Barrel Pattern

ROBIN GROVES Robin Groves has successfully competed in many riding and driving disciplines for nearly half a cen- tury. Currently Robin is the USEF National Champion in Combined Driving, for the second time. Robin was a member of two US Combined Driving teams that competed at the World Single Championships held in Poland (2008) and Italy (2010). Both Robin and husband Wilson compete year-round at the advanced level in combined driv- ing and can be found on the competition rosters of pleasure shows and distance drives including the Green Mountain Horse Association 100 mile drive each spring. Robin and Wilson are knowledgeable equestrians and over the years have been involved in eventing, dressage, jumping, competitive trail, endurance and pleasure show driving with many championship ribbons in these disciplines.

Robin’s Schedule Friday w 1:45 w 4H Stage w Better Horses Interview Friday w 2:30 w TPEC Workshop Room w Driving Dressage Notes Friday w 4:15 w TPEC Arena w Dressage Driving Saturday w 9:45 w TPEC Arena w Driving Around Cones

Saturday w 1:30 w Ag Hall Arena w Driving Derby Sunday w 11:00 w TPEC Arena w Driving Obstacles

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AMANDA HELD Amanda Held has spent the past decade helping hundreds of “last chance” horses and veterans heal and transform so they can live their best life. A published author, Air Force vet- eran, trauma coach, and the creator of the world’s number one equine breakthrough system for challenged horses and humans, Amanda is the founder and Executive Director of H.O.O.V.E.S (Healing Of Our Veterans Equine Services), a nonprofit organization that rescues horses and service men and women, helping Veterans transform Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth. Amanda is also the cre- ator of the Equine Wisdom Integration Method™ a facilitation model that allows all who practice it to develop a life chang- ing dialog with their equine partners. Recognized as her hometown hero in both 2018 and 2019, Amanda was award- ed the Ms. Veteran America “She means business” title for entrepreneurship. She resides on her 30-acre retreat center with her husband Justin, daughter Joelle, son Trenton and farm full of fuzzy, four-legged co-facilitators.

Amanda’s Schedule Friday w 11:00 w TPEC Workshop Room w “Fair Exchange” Notes for Current EAP Facilitators Friday w 3:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Communicating With Equine Partners Exercises Saturday w 12:30 w 4H Stage w Better Horses Interview Saturday w 1:30 w TPEC Workshop Room w Intro to Equine Facilitation Sunday w 10:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Communicating With Equine Partners Exercises

KATELYN KOK Katelyn Victoria Kōk is a USDF Gold Medalist, Grand Prix rider and trainer, producing horses from pasture to the FEI arena, and developing riders and their horses to become a harmonious, successful pair. Katelyn and KV Dressage specialize in offering top quality sale horses, training, clinics and young horse devel- opment. She spent several years in Germany riding and learning the art of Dressage from a Master Trainer. Katelyn aims to meet every horse and rider at their level and tailor her approach to bring out the best potential, build confidence, create harmony, foster understanding, and cultivate love for the sport. Katelyn’s Schedule Friday w 11:30 w 4H Stage w Better Horses Interview Friday w 1:15 w Ag Hall Arena w Dressage for the Non-Dressage Horse

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WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Wendy Bowles Wendy Bowles is a Conservation Worker at Kanopolis State Park near Marquette, Kansas. She has worked at Kanopolis State Park for 29

Tom Seay, Best of America by Horseback Tom Seay is the creator, executive producer and host of the national television show, Best of America by Horseback, as seen on RFD- TV and The Cowboy Channel. The show is in it’s 16th consecutive year. On each episode, Tom takes his national television audience to beautiful and historic loca- tions around the country that can be visited by horseback. Tom organized and led riders from all over the country on two “transcontinental” trail rides. The first was in 1995 from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, over 3,000 miles, every step of the way by horseback and the second was in 2009, when he organized and led riders from Mexico to Canada by horseback, accomplishing a longtime dream. Besides the television show, Tom has always farmed and ranched, raising cattle and horses. He offers cattle drives on his Virginia farm each month April – October. Lisa Stewart Lisa D. Stewart is a com-

years. Prior to employment with the state of Kansas, Wendy worked as a Field Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. When Wendy started at Kanopolis, there were 1.5 miles of mapped established trails. After working with Ellen Querner and NTRC in 1992 for a competitive ride, Wendy requested to keep the trails that she and Ellen had laid out and open them for public use. These trails have been mowed and marked every year since 1992 giving Kanopolis 27+ miles of trail open to equestrians. This was the beginning of the equestrian trails and Campgrounds in Kansas State Parks. Wendy has received approximately $480,000 in grants over the years. Most of the grants have come from the National Recreation Trail Grants and the money used to build Rockin’ K Horse Campground, purchase equipment, pur- chase signs and materials. Wendy has done private con- sulting on trails construction. Wendy also serves as a Naturalist in the park, she presents nature programs to approximately 1,000 participants each year.

mercial writer in Prairie Village, Kansas, who writes magazine arti- cles, feasibility studies, business plans, grant writing and marketing. Between 1984 and 1999, she and her for- mer husband created and grew Ortho ‐ Flex

Ernie Rodina Better Horses

Better Horses was found- ed by Ernie Rodina, who used to be called “Rodina the Purina Guy” and later became “Ernie The Horse Guy” still sporting his cus- tom-made checkerboard

Saddle Company, after a three ‐ thousand ‐ mile horseback trip that taught them about the relationship between saddles and the biomechanics of the horse. The couple produced and sold patented saddles and tack in more than 30 countries. She has published more than 100 articles on the topic of saddle fit. Lisa lives with her husband Robert Stewart, editor emeritus of New Letters magazine at the University of Missouri ‐ Kansas City. Wayne Williams, Speaking of Horses

boots and declaring “Unbelievable”. Ernie started with a newspaper publication of Better Horses in 1998 and it has since grown to a multi-platform media and communications company that delivers content to the equestrian industry in print, radio, television, digital and special events. The com- pany exists to provide professional, dynamic informative entertainment that enable horse enthusiast to swap and share advice, promote, and interact with one another to increase learning and productivity. It’s all about sharing the love of the horse and supporting our horse industry part- ners, of all breeds and disciplines. Come see Ernie and his Better Horses Team daily on stage in the 4H building, recording live interviews with clinicians, and providing inter- esting information to all equine enthusiasts.

Wayne Williams has over 40 years in radio broadcasting and uses that experience to bring folks a view into the world of horses from the perspec- tive of many professionals through interviews. Wayne has a vast inventory of interviews with horse professionals and celebrities in his video archives and continues to procure more for his

internet show Speaking of Horses! Be a part of his show by participating in the Equine Trivia daily on the 4H Stage!

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SPECIAL DEMOS

The First Infantry Division (1ID) Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard is a special ceremonial unit that provides community relations and ceremonial support to the First Infantry Division, Fort Riley, and the United States Army at the local, regional, and national levels. The CGMCG is one of only seven active equestrian units in the Army. The mission of the CGMCG is unique because Fort Riley was the home of the US Army Cavalry School. The CGMCG helps to continue the historic tradition of the mounted cavalry through demonstrations and community engagement activities. All horses in the CGMCG are bay colored mustangs and quarter horses. The feature, which most distinguishes the CGMCG from other mounted units, is the inclusion of an 1871 covered escort wagon in the formation. The wagon is an original, restored wagon that was used to bring rations and ammunition to resupply cavalry troopers on the battlefield in the western frontier. The Soldiers of the Mounted Color Guard are Fort Riley Soldiers on a two year assignment. They represent all MOSs and ranks. Though some Soldiers arrive with significant horse experience, many have no experience. A rigorous 60-day training program ensures that all Soldiers in the CGMCG are expert horsemen prior to participation in public events.

Come see the CGMCG daily in TPEC Arena and at their encampment in the Stall Barn

The American Freedom Drill Team Riders from North Central Kansas return to EquiFest once again to entertain and open both arenas on Sunday. This team, established since 2012, has traveled to the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty, Abilene’s Chisolm Trail Days, Lawrence Christmas Parade, Scott City Rodeo, all over Kansas, up to Nebraska and over to Missouri performing at rodeos, festivals and parades. They’ve even been known to give pony rides at these events. Some honors and highlights include performing at the Kansas State Fair in 2019 on Sept. 11th honoring America’s Veterans & Military and performing the opening ceremonies for Naval Officer Installations in Hutchinson. The AFDTR loves riding and loves celebrating this great country and the men and women who previously or currently serve in the military! God Bless America!

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SPECIAL DEMOS Don’t Miss the Breed Showcase daily in Ag Hall Arena. featuring Flynt Hills Gypsies

Royal Friesians of KC High Plains Paso Finos Run Amok Ranch Appaloosas

Take a walk through the Stall Barn to see them up close and learn more about each breed!

WATCH DAILY IN AG HALL: Friday at 4:15pm

Saturday at 4:30pm Sunday at 11:15am

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COMPETITIONS—RANCH RODEO

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COMPETITIONS

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COMPETITIONS

Kansas Farriers Association & Double Bar One present The 9th Annual EquiFest of KS Farrier Competition Come watch & learn! Barn 2 Saline County Expo Center

www.ksfarriers.org

Friday March 5th –9am to 3pm Individual Forging Competition Saturday March 6th –9am to 10:30am Two Man Draft Shoe Forging Saturday March 6th 12pm to 4pm Live Shoeing Competition

COMPETITIONS

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ANNOUNCERS

Mark Evans

Brett Wellden

Announcer Brett Wellden is a former rodeo contestant that has competed in bull riding, team roping, and bareback bronc riding. After many years of competition, he was presented with an offer to announce several rodeos. It was an offer that changed his life! Over the last two decades, he has become one of the most entertaining announcers in the rodeo and equine event industry. He has worked everything from the small- est amateur rodeo, livestock and horse shows, to large scale PBRs. He has been selected several times as a finals announcer for multiple associations and has received awards for his skill behind the mic. Brett is a former United States Marine with combat service which is reflected in his patriotic openings at events. He has also served 27+ years as a law enforcement officer in the Oklahoma City Metro area, mainly working narcotics cases. Brett lives in Guthrie, OK with his family. He travels with his kids, who have become three of the rockin'est sound technicians in all of pro rodeo! Brett has a strong faith in God and a profound love of this country and the heritage of the American cowboy.

Growing up on the ranch his granddad worked for, Mark became interested in horses, cattle, and rodeo. From a very young age, Mark was horseback helping his granddad. All through school, that is all he wanted to do. In school he started learning cowboy poetry where he was asked to perform at several organizations, benefits, and banquets. Seems he has always had the gift of gab. When old enough to start rodeoing, he wanted to ride bulls. He did not do well at being a bull rider, so he tried to become a bull fighter. Then, one day he realized he would be much better off using his God given talent to talk about the sport rather than doing it. He quickly found out he would last a lot longer and get paid for it too! It didn’t take long for Mark to find success in this trade. In 2006, he was selected at the Cowboys Regional Rodeo Association Announcer of the Year! In 2009, he joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association where he has worked several PRCA Rodeos for several years. In 2011, he was selected to work as the music director for the International Finals Rodeo where he has continued for 10 consecutive years. In 2016, Mark was chosen to work the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo as music director. In 2018 he was selected to work as music director for the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo and that same year was voted on by his peers to be named PRCA Top 5 Music Director of the Year. Mark states that he owes it all to his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, and he wouldn’t be here today if not for Him.

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VENDOR MAPS

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VENDOR MAPS

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VENDORS

H = Great Plains Manufacturing Convention Hall A = TPEC Concourse L = Lobby

P = 4H Building B = Bob Flaherty Drive

= Kansas Vendor

VENDOR

DESCRIPTION

BOOTH

H69/H70 P21 Stall Barn

Alpaca Fiber Goods........................................................................................ Healing of Our Veterans through Equine Assisted Services............................ Representing Shetlands and Minis in Kansas................................................. Trendy Fashions & Accessories...................................................................... Wild Rags....................................................................................................... Australian Saddles & Tack.............................................................................. Committed to Protecting Access by Equestrian to Public Lands.................... Event Venue & Indoor Arena.......................................................................... RFD TV Program Capturing the Beauty of America By Horseback............... Feed, Clothing, Treats, Supplements, BE Saddle Pads................................... Equine Advertising, Radio, TV, Digital & Print Publication........................... Equestrian Mentorship for Youth.................................................................... Jams, Jellies, Apple Butter, Dip Mixes, Candied Jalepenos............................ Professional Grade Training Ropes, Leads & Lunges.................................... Saddle Club..................................................................................................... Saddles, Tack, Handmade Jewelry & More.................................................... Smoked Meat Sandwiches, Gourmet Burgers, Brats & Beef Dogs................ Clinician......................................................................................................... Western Tack & Harness Leather.................................................................... Farm, Ranch, Home, Auto & Horse Insurance................................................ Western Themed Nailstrips, Crafts & Gifts.................................................... Featuring ADM Products................................................................................ CSI Pads, Renapur, Gone Natural CBD Equine Paste.................................... Western Style Baby Items............................................................................... All Handmade Silk Wild Rags, Knives, Earrings & more.............................. Sterling Silver & Gemstone Jewelry............................................................... Jewelry, Clothing, Purses, Snap Jewelry......................................................... Women’s Clothing & Accessories S-3X......................................................... T-shirts & Jewelry........................................................................................... Farrier Supplies............................................................................................... Lost & Found, Vendor Needs, General Inquiries............................................ Childrens Clothing & Western Farm Toys...................................................... Digital Print Media & Podcast Promoting EHAL........................................... Leather &Western Fashion Bags, Backpacks, Conceal Carry, Organizers..... EZE Latch, EZE Lock, Swift Hitch Camera & Taillights & Jewelry.............. Flynt Hills Gypsies Hospitality Booth............................................................ 1st Infantry Division Encampment................................................................. All Natural Colostrum Technology Equine Supplement................................. Friesian themed Planners, Journals, Artwork & Prints................................... Western Wear for Infants through Adults........................................................ Grounds Maintenance Equipment, Tractor Mounted Implements.................. Hat Shaping, Hat Cleaning & Hat Sales.......................................................... CBD Supplements For Horses, Dogs & Humans Who Love Them................ High Plains Paso Finos Hospitality Booth...................................................... Equine Rescue, Rehab, Adoption & Retirement............................................. Horse Supplements......................................................................................... Saving Men & Training Wild Mustangs for BLM.......................................... English Tack, Eventing & Dressage Items...................................................... Barrel Clinician............................................................................................... Jerk Chicken, Jerk Chicken Nachos, Pork Burgers, Sandwiches....................

Alpaca Creations......................................................... Amanda Held, H.O.O.V.E.S....................................... Area VI Shetland Pony & Mini Horse Breeder Assn Armar Boutique.......................................................... Ashley's Wild Rags..................................................... Australian Saddle Co.................................................. Back Country Horsemen of KS................................... Bar K Bar Arena.......................................................... Best of America By Horseback................................... Better Equine.............................................................. Better Horses Network................................................ Broken Wing Ranch Ministries, Inc............................ Bruce's Bullseye Farms............................................... Brute Ropes................................................................ Burlingame Saddle Club............................................. C and L Saddles.......................................................... Cactus Jacks................................................................ Chris Cox Horsemanship............................................ Connolly Equine Sales................................................ Copeland Insurance.................................................... Cowgirl Way............................................................... CowTown Nutrition.................................................... CSI Saddlepads........................................................... Da Da's Western Baby................................................. Dakota Wild Rags....................................................... Dana Voorhees Jewelry............................................... Dazzle For Days.......................................................... DeNeu Boutique......................................................... Dirt Road Designs....................................................... Double Bar One.......................................................... EquiFest Event Office................................................. Equine Gifts Galore.................................................... Everything Horses & Livestock Magazine................. Expressions Leather.................................................... EZE Latch................................................................... Flynt Hills Gypsies..................................................... Ft Riley Commanding General's Mounted Color Guards Finish First Supplements............................................. Friesian Horse Girl Creation....................................... Go Spur 1 Apparel....................................................... Great Plains Manufacturing - Land Pride.................... Hatman Jack's............................................................. Hemp For Horses........................................................ High Plains Paso Finos............................................... Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary........ Horslic Supplements................................................... Hutchinson Wild Horse Training Division.................. ICT Tack..................................................................... Jackie Jatzlau.............................................................. Jammin' Jamaican Cuisine..........................................

H93 H92 A2/A3/A4/A5

L10 H85

P13/P14 A29/A30 P15/P16 Stall Barn H73 H9/H10 Stall Barn P9/P10/P11/P12 Food Truck L5-L8 H104/H105/H106

H88 H84 H78 H2/H3/H4 H5

H68 H89 H7

A11 A23 H8/H86 L13 H71/H72 A31 H81/H82 H91 Stall Barn Stall Barn

H87 A28 H99-H103 North SCEC, L1 A14/A15 H67

Stall Barn Stall Barn H40/H51 H83 P1/P2 L12 Food Truck

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H = Great Plains Manufacturing Convention Hall A = TPEC Concourse L = Lobby

P = 4H Building B = Bob Flaherty Drive

= Kansas Vendor

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P6/P7 H75/H76 Food Truck P19/P20 Stall Barn H77 L2

Hats, T-Shirts, Jewelry & Home Décor........................................................ Kanopolis State Park Trails & Camping...................................................... Fajita Burrita, Barbie Burger, Philly, Fajita Fries, Chicken Strips & More Photography Featuring Kansas Rural Landscapes, Sunrises, Sunsets, Sky Handmade Stone Jewelry & Leather Bound Notebooks to Order................ Member Perks Divisional Barrel Association.............................................. Equine Specialty Veterinary Health Care..................................................... Association of Saddle Clubs Providing Family Friendly Competition........ Promoting & Supporting the Mustang Sanctuary with Shirts & Caps......... TravAlum Trailers & Accessories................................................................ Horse Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler & Brushes.................................... Unique Children’s Clothing &Accessories with a Western Flair................. Equine Pharmaceuticals............................................................................... Cinnamon Candied Nuts.............................................................................. Post Frame Buildings................................................................................... All In One Horse Feed & Supplement......................................................... Wildrags, Slides........................................................................................... Competitive Trail Rides.............................................................................. Hearing Protection, Hearing Aids, & Tinnitus Help..................................... Prepackaged Jerky & Snacks....................................................................... Cimarron Trailer Dealer............................................................................... Kettle Popcorn, Cheese Popcorn.................................................................. John Deere Tractors, Equipment & Implements.......................................... Purses, Wallets & Leathergoods................................................................... Saddles, Tack, Clothes, Boots, Purses &Accessories.................................. Equine Rescue, Rehab, Adoption & Retirement.......................................... Color Street Dry Nail Polish........................................................................ Cowhides, Custom Western Décor, Clothing Accessories, Kids Clothing Tack, Grooming Supplies &Western Home Décor...................................... Driving Clinician......................................................................................... Custom Barn and Stall Doors....................................................................... Royal Friesians Hospitality Booth............................................................... Run Amok Appaloosa Hospitality Booth..................................................... Ryker Ratchet, Garden Tools, Pruners, Loppers & Saws............................. Saddle Up Branded Apparel......................................................................... Sheriff's Posse of Saline Co......................................................................... World of Horses from Industry Professionals Views on Radio and TV........ High Tensile Fix Knot Fencing.................................................................... Sterling Stainless Steel Jewelry.................................................................... Ag Services, Tack & Feed............................................................................ Wizard of Oz theme Comfort Foods with a Twist........................................ Automatic Fly Control Systems................................................................... Animal Health, Tack & Supplies, Stable Equipment, Clippers, Apparel..... Salsa, Dips, Sauces...................................................................................... Custom Embroidery..................................................................................... Wild Rags, Sliders & Pocket Knives............................................................ Custom Straw Hats, Original Leather Purses, Western Home Décor...........

JR Hatters............................................................... KDWPT- Kanopolis................................................ Ken N Barbiez........................................................ Kirkwood Kreations............................................... KS Cowgirls Creations.......................................... KS National Barrel Horse Association.................... KS State University Veterinary Health Center........ KS Western Horseman's Association...................... Legendary Mustang Sanctuary................................ Liberty Inc-TravAlum............................................ Manely Long Hair................................................... Mel & Mo's Designs............................................... Merck Animal Health............................................. MMM Nuts............................................................. Morton Buildings, Inc - Salina................................ MPM Horse Supplements....................................... MT Wildrags........................................................... North American Trail Ride Conference.................. NuSound Hearing................................................... Old Sarge's Jerky..................................................... Open Range Trailers............................................... Pop's Kettle Corn.................................................... Prairie Land Partners John Deere............................ Purseman................................................................ R Bar B................................................................... Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue......................... Ranch Wife Pretties................................................ Rhinestones N Rodeo............................................. Richard's Diamond D, LLC.................................... Robin Groves.......................................................... Rockin J Equine...................................................... Royal Friesians....................................................... Run Amok Appaloosas........................................... Ryker Tools............................................................. Saddle Up Clothing................................................. Saline County Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad..... Speaking of Horses................................................. Stay Tuff Fence Co................................................. The Blue Horse....................................................... The Cowboy Weigh................................................ There's No Taste Like Home................................... United Mosquito & Fly Control.............................. Valley Vet Supply.................................................... WHH Ranch........................................................... Whispering Pines Embroidery................................ Wild Rags By Laurie............................................... Woods Trading Co..................................................

Stall Barn H11/H12 H35/H36/H37 & N & S Circles TPEC H6

A27 L13 A1

A19 A10 A22 H94 P3 H15 B7/B13-B17/B27 P8 L5/H13/North SCEC A12/A13 H41-H50/H52-H61 A6/A7 P5 A24/A25/A26 H18-H26/H29-H34 L12

H62/H74 Stall Barn Stall Barn H80 A1-A18

H98 H17 P4

H97 H79 Food Truck H66 H63-H65 H90 A20/A21 A8/A9 H27/H28/ H38/H39

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Great Plains Manufacturing Convention Hall Alpaca Creations.....................................................H69/H70 Armar Boutique...............................................................H93 Ashley's Wild Rags.........................................................H92 Bar K Bar Arena..............................................................H85 Bruce's Bullseye Farms...................................................H73 Brute Ropes...............................................................H9/H10 Connolly Equine Sales..............................H104/H105/H106 Copeland Insurance.........................................................H88 Cowgirl Way....................................................................H84 CowTown Nutrition........................................................H78 CSI Saddlepads.....................................................H2/H3/H4 Da Da's Western Baby.......................................................H5 Dakota Wild Rags............................................................H68 Dana Voorhees Jewelry...................................................H89 Dazzle For Days................................................................H7 Double Bar One.........................................................H8/H86 Equine Gifts Galore.................................................H71/H72 Expressions Leather................................................H81/H82 EZE Latch.......................................................................H91 Finish First Supplements.................................................H87 Go Spur 1 Apparel.................................................H99-H103 Hemp For Horses............................................................H67 Horslic Supplements...............................................H40/H51 Hutchinson Wild Horse Training Division......................H83 KDWPT- Kanopolis................................................H75/H76 KS National Barrel Horse Association............................H77 Legendary Mustang Sanctuary................................H11/H12 Liberty Inc-TravAlum.....................................H35/H36/H37 Manely Long Hair.............................................................H6 North American Trail Ride Conference...........................H94 Old Sarge's Jerky.............................................................H15 R Bar B...................................................H41-H50/H52-H61 Richard's Diamond D, LLC....................H18-H26/H29-H34 Rockin J Equine......................................................H62/H74 Ryker Tools.....................................................................H80 Saline County Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad.............H98 Speaking of Horses..........................................................H17 The Blue Horse................................................................H97 The Cowboy Weigh.........................................................H79 United Mosquito & Fly Control......................................H66 Valley Vet Supply....................................................H63-H65 WHH Ranch....................................................................H90 Woods Trading Co..................................H27/H28/ H38/H39 Lobby Back Country Horsemen of KS.......................................L10 Chris Cox Horsemanship.............................................L5-L8 EquiFest Event Office......................................................L13 Great Plains Manufacturing - Land Pride..........................L1 Jackie Jatzlau-Barrel Clinician........................................L12 KS State University Veterinary Health Center...................L2 Merck Animal Health......................................................L13 Prairie Land Partners John Deere...............................L5/H13 Robin Groves-Driving Clinician......................................L12

TPEC Concourse sponsored by Great Plains Mfg- Land Pride

Australian Saddle Co.......................................A2/A3/A4/A5 Better Equine...........................................................A29/A30 DeNeu Boutique..............................................................A11 Dirt Road Design ............................................................A23 Everything Horses & Livestock Magazine......................A31 Friesian Horse Girl Creation...........................................A28 Hatman Jack's..........................................................A14/A15 Mel & Mo's Designs........................................................A27 MMM Nuts.......................................................................A1 Morton Buildings, Inc - Salina........................................A19 MPM Horse Supplements...............................................A10 MT Wildrags...................................................................A22 Purseman.................................................................A12/A13 Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue.............................A6/A7 Rhinestones N Rodeo......................................A24/A25/A26 Saddle Up Clothing...................................................A1-A18 Whispering Pines Embroidery.................................A20/A21 Wild Rags By Laurie...................................................A8/A9 4H Building Amanda Held, H.O.O.V.E.S............................................P21 Best of America By Horseback.................................P13/P14 Better Horses Network.............................................P15/P16 C and L Saddles............................................P9/P10/P11/P12 ICT Tack.......................................................................P1/P2 JR Hatters.....................................................................P6/P7 Kirkwood Kreations.................................................P19/P20 NuSound Hearing..............................................................P3 Pop's Kettle Corn..............................................................P8 Ranch Wife Pretties............................................................P5 Stay Tuff Fence Co.............................................................P4 Stall Barn Area VI Shetland Pony & Mini Horse Breeder Assn. Broken Wing Ranch Ministries, Inc. Burlingame Saddle Club Flynt Hills Gypsies Fort Riley Commanding General's Mounted Color Guards High Plains Paso Finos Hope In The Valley Equine Rescue & Sanctuary KS Cowgirls Creations KS Western Horseman's Association Royal Friesians Run Amok Appaloosas Bob Flaherty Drive Open Range Trailers........B7/B17/B27 & B16/B15/B14/B13

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