Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Arena Entertainment

Breed Showcase

Located in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena

The Breed Showcase features many breeds and disciplines of the equine world and educates the audience during their performances in the arena.  Participants decorate the stalls in the QSI Arena.  They are happy to chat with patrons.   Participants this year include, Draft Horses, Mini Donkeys, the Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse Association, Appaloosas, Gypsy Horses, the Gaitway Horse Association, Saddlebreds, the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse, Morgan and Morgan Mule, Rocky Mountain Horses, the Royal Friesians, the Pleasure Walking Horse, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mustangs.  Performances will be in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena throughout the weekend. Stabling Contract

Special Demonstrations

Located in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena

The Special Demonstrations that will be performing include, Draft Hitches, Saddle and Sirloin Flag Presentation, Kansas Cowboy Dressage, K-State Swingin’ Spurs, the McPherson Silver Buckle Drill Team, and more! Stabling Contract

Premier Farm & Home Top Horse Versatility Challenge

Located in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena

Premier Farm & Home Top Horse Versatility Challenge is returning to EquiFest of Kansas.  We have TOP riders competing in five exciting events.  Our competitors are men, women, youth, amateurs and pro riders.  Who will you cheer for this year???  We start off on Friday with a fun Cattle Challenge class then we change arenas for the ever popular Obstacle Course with a twist.   Saturday's classes start with Mounted Shooting which is very fun to watch and followed by the "Gambler's Choice" jumping class.  Each cowboy and cowgirl will create their own course to see who can gather the most amount of points in an allowed time.  Sunday brings the finale, the Freestyle to Music!!  There was a packed house last year to see who could dazzle the judges and who will bring the house down.  I'm sure these riders will bringing their "A" game, along with skillful riding and excitement to the arena again this year. Please plan on joining us for three fun filled days, watching the Premier Farm and Home Top Horse competitors at their finest. Stabling Contract

Midwest Ranch Horse Association presents, a Youth Working Cow Horse Competition

The contest consists of three sections all performed as one event, within a five minute time span. The normal flow of the event for the contestant is that he/she enters the arena and performs the reined work segment then moves straight into the cow working segment: at this time, the contestant signals for an animal to be turned out into the arena for the contestant to work and then immediately proceeds to the roping segment. Youth competitors must break-away during the roping segment. The contestant is judged on the segments of the run that were completed prior to the calling of time.

Judging Contest

Located in QSI Arena

The Horse Judging Contest allows students to learn evaluation procedures used to select horses for various disciplines.  The contest will provide a combination of both English and Western disciplines such as but not limited to Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Reining, Western Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunt Seat Equitation.  Students will also evaluate Halter classes where they will determine the placing of the class based on the confirmation of the animal.  They will also be asked to give sets of reasons, which are a formatted explanation of their opinion which justifies their placing.  Awards will be given for both divisions for Individuals and Teams.  Registration will begin at 7:30 and the awards will be at the conclusion of the contest in the afternoon.  Lunch will be provided. Horse Judging Registration

Briggs Ram Arena & QSI Arena

Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Arena Entertainment

Breed Showcase

Located in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena

The Breed Showcase features many breeds and disciplines of the equine world and educates the audience during their performances in the arena.  Participants decorate the stalls in the QSI Arena.  They are happy to chat with patrons.   Participants this year include, Draft Horses, Mini Donkeys, the Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse Association, Appaloosas, Gypsy Horses, the Gaitway Horse Association, Saddlebreds, the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse, Morgan and Morgan Mule, Rocky Mountain Horses, the Royal Friesians, the Pleasure Walking Horse, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mustangs.  Performances will be in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena throughout the weekend. Stabling Contract

Special Demonstrations

Located in Briggs Ram Arena and

QSI Arena

The Special Demonstrations that will be performing include, Draft Hitches, Saddle and Sirloin Flag Presentation, Kansas Cowboy Dressage, K-State Swingin’ Spurs, the McPherson Silver Buckle Drill Team, and more! Stabling Contract

Premier Farm & Home Top Horse Versatility Challenge

Located in Briggs Ram Arena and QSI Arena

Premier Farm & Home Top Horse Versatility Challenge is returning to EquiFest of Kansas.  We have TOP riders competing in five exciting events.  Our competitors are men, women, youth, amateurs and pro riders.  Who will you cheer for this year???  We start off on Friday with a fun Cattle Challenge class then we change arenas for the ever popular Obstacle Course with a twist.   Saturday's classes start with Mounted Shooting which is very fun to watch and followed by the "Gambler's Choice" jumping class.  Each cowboy and cowgirl will create their own course to see who can gather the most amount of points in an allowed time.  Sunday brings the finale, the Freestyle to Music!!  There was a packed house last year to see who could dazzle the judges and who will bring the house down.  I'm sure these riders will bringing their "A" game, along with skillful riding and excitement to the arena again this year. Please plan on joining us for three fun filled days, watching the Premier Farm and Home Top Horse competitors at their finest. Stabling Contract

Midwest Ranch Horse Association presents, a Youth

Working Cow Horse Competition

The contest consists of three sections all performed as one event, within a five minute time span. The normal flow of the event for the contestant is that he/she enters the arena and performs the reined work segment then moves straight into the cow working segment: at this time, the contestant signals for an animal to be turned out into the arena for the contestant to work and then immediately proceeds to the roping segment. Youth competitors must break-away during the roping segment. The contestant is judged on the segments of the run that were completed prior to the calling of time.

Judging Contest

Located in QSI Arena

The Horse Judging Contest allows students to learn evaluation procedures used to select horses for various disciplines.  The contest will provide a combination of both English and Western disciplines such as but not limited to Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Reining, Western Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunt Seat Equitation.  Students will also evaluate Halter classes where they will determine the placing of the class based on the confirmation of the animal.  They will also be asked to give sets of reasons, which are a formatted explanation of their opinion which justifies their placing.  Awards will be given for both divisions for Individuals and Teams.  Registration will begin at 7:30 and the awards will be at the conclusion of the contest in the afternoon.  Lunch will be provided. Horse Judging Registration

Briggs Ram Arena and QSIArena