Equifest Program 2021
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
2021 EquiFest of Kansas Official Program v 5
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