Equifest Program 2023


CYNDI HARRIS Cyndi and her hus band Henry, own and operate Antelope Creek, a horse facility in Udall, KS. They board horses and Cyndi trains and gives lessons to students who have a wide variety of interests. Cyndi was born with a passion for horses.

KATHRYN LEITNER Kathryn’s art work focuses on the lifestyle of the ranching

family and their livestock. Her early childhood on her grandpar ents’ ranch in central Montana started a pas sion for the western culture she hopes to share with her

Her love continues today. She has had an eclectic equine experience. She started out in high school rodeo, then moved on to ranch horse events and now competes in Western Dressage and Working Equitation. Cyndi has always used the elements of dressage in her training. She feels that dressage is the foundation for any discipline. Her program has helped her develop World Champion horses in several disciplines. Most recently, WDAA World and AQHA World, Western Dressage Champions. Cyndi’s stu dents have also achieved much personal success with their own horses and in the show pen too! Thursday w 6:00 w TPEC Arena w Celebrate EquiFes t

viewer. Staying close to her subjects helps her portray a more honest and moving piece of art, depicting images true to the lifestyle so many yearn to be a part of. Kathryn was the 2021 Signature Artist for AQHA’s Annual America’s Horse In Art Show and Sale. Her art and her sto ries have been in and on the cover of many magazines and she’s been represented at the Western Heritage Museum. EquiFest Cover Artist. Meet Kathryn daily and check out her work at her booth in the TPEC Lobby.

JESSICA KLUMPE Jessica Klumpe, crowned Miss Rodeo Kansas, has a very local upbringing in Olpe, Kansas. She says that being raised on a farm and being in clubs such as 4H sparked early interest in her. As well as being heavily involved in rodeo herself, Klumpe actively seeks to give back to the community and those involved with agriculture with her

Queen title. Klumpe says that her platform is a way of promoting the people that are out in the field every day. Meet Jessica at EquiFest! She'll be serving as Rodeo Royalty throughout the event.

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