Equifest Program 2023

SPECIAL GUESTS RON McDANIEL Ron McDaniel and his wife Nancy live in NW Arkansas, where they have three kids and four grandkids. They

CALEB MARTIN Caleb Martin is known for his natural acting talent, likable personality, and outstanding work ethic, which has quickly earned him a great reputation among professionals in the film and music industry. In 2017, Caleb met his songwriting and performing partner Gary S. Pratt. Soon after, they formed the Martin & Pratt duo. Caleb is an experienced professional horseman and has been riding and training horses since he was young. He has also competed on the rodeo circuit as an Award-Winning Team Roper since age 9. Recently he has had the opportunity to use his horse riding, musical vocals and stunt skills in the next prequel to “Yellowstone”, “1923”. Caleb is playing the role of Dennis co-starring with veteran actors Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Robert Patrick, and Timothy Dalton. Thursday w 6:00 w TPEC Arena w Celebrate EquiFes t Sunday w 8:00 w 4H Stage w Cowboy Church Various times throughout the weekend on 4H Stage GARY S. PRATT Gary S. Pratt is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and Oklahoma Army National Guard. He is a full time ranch manager for the Chickasaw Nation and a part time singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. In 2008, Gary was awarded the prestigious Western Heritage, “Wrangler”, Award for Outstanding New Artist by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He has performed with such iconic county stars as Jeannie Shepard, Michael Martin Murphey, Red Steagall, Lynn Anderson, and Don Edwards. In 2021, Gary was asked to audition for several roles in the big budget, Martin Scorsese film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” May of 2021, he was contracted as the “Fairfax Bank Manager,” co-star ring opposite veteran actors Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

were also foster par ents, having fos tered teenagers for 5 years. They have horses, dogs, and just enough cattle to be in constant debt to the bank. Ron works in the Equine

division for Merck Health Company and day works for area ranches. As a testament to his cowboying skills, the cow boss at Adams Cattle Company said, “Hiring Ron was like losing two good men.” Ron and Nancy actively support their church, as well as the Remount Foundation a thera peutic facility that helps our men and women returning from combat and the CALL which is an organization in Arkansas dedicated to not only raising awareness about the need for families to take in foster children but is run by members who are foster parents themselves. Ron is truly grateful to have made his living working in the animal health industry. Reciting poetry has taken him all over America, from Florida to Alaska. In 2015 he competed in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo (NCPR) and won the Humorous-rising Star division. He went back to the NCPR and won the Humorous-Silver Buckle division and the Reciter Serious-Silver Buckle division. He enjoys anything that keeps him on horseback, being with his family, and writing about himself in the third person. Thursday w 10:30 w 4H Stage w Coffee Talk: Opportunities in AQHA & KQHA for Youth & All w With Ryan Cole & Susan Tullock Thursday w 11:45 w Ag Hall Arena w Cow Tales w With Buster McLaury & Curt Pate Friday w 10:30 w 4H Stage w Coffee Talk w With Patrick Sullivan & T&D Donkey Rescue Friday w 5:00 w TPEC Arena w Cow Tales w With Buster McLaury & Curt Pate Saturday w 10:30 w 4H Stage w Coffee Talk w With Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Saturday w 3:15 w TPEC Arena w Cow Tales w With Buster McLaury & Curt Pate

Thursday w 6:00 TPEC Arena Celebrate EquiFes t Sunday w 8:00 4H Stage Cowboy Church Various times throughout the week end on 4H Stage

Caleb Martin & Gary S Pratt

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