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

2022 Arena Entertainment/Demos & Competitions

Located in Tony's Pizza Events Center and Ag

Hall Arena

TPEC & AG Hall Sponsored by PrairieLand Partners, LLC
The Trixie Chicks Friday March 18, 9:45am Performance in TPEC Arena, 8:00pm Performance in TPEC Arena Saturday March 19, 9:30am Performance in TPEC Arena, 4:30pm-5:30pm in Ag Hall Arena with demo clinic, 8:00pm Performance in TPEC Arena Sunday March 20, 12:00pm Performance in TPEC Arena The Trixie Chicks Trick Riders is a group of extreme equestrian athletes that began their career in Missouri and are now based out of Mississippi. Owner, Kelsey Gascon, and Founder, Shelby Epperson, have taken this team to the next level since its start in 2010. They have had the privilege of traveling the country and the world sharing their performances and passion for the sport. Not only do they pride themselves on their amazing horses and their top- notch performances within Equine Expos and PRCA rodeos, they have been honored to teach their sport to hundreds of people around the world. Joining them in the arena are some of their outstanding students who are ready to take their skills to the next level. They are Fast, Fearless, and Fabulous! You can find them on their website at www.trxchx.com or on social media and YouTube under the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders to learn more about their programs.
Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Saturday March 19 at 4:30pm Performance in TPEC Arena Stories by Barrie Tompkins on 4H Stage Saturday March 19 at 2:00pm Sunday March 20 at 12:15am Performance in TPEC Arena Buffalo Soldier Memorabilia on display in Kenwood Hall Some early residents of Nicodemus, KS served as Buffalo Soldiers, who fought Indians, captured cattle rustlers and thieves and protected stagecoaches, wagon trains and railroad crews. Buffalo Soldiers from Nicodemus served in the 24th Infantry Regiment and the 9th and 10th Calvary Regiments. The calvary regiments took part in the Battle of Beecher Island. To honor them, the Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Association was formed in 1995, by Commander Barrie Tomkins. Members do historical re-enactments across the country. “Buffalo Soldiers were the first park rangers for Yosemite National Park. Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa – these are people Buffalo Soldiers actually encountered or caught but never got recognition.”
Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Friday March 18 in TPEC Arena, Presentation of Colors at 9:30am Friday March 18 in TPEC Arena, Tactical Demonstration at 6:15pm Saturday March 19 in TPEC Arena, Presentation of Colors at 9:30am Saturday March 19 in TPEC Arena, Tactical Demonstration at 6:00pm Sunday March 20 in TPEC Arena, Presentation of Colors at 9:30am Meet and Greet daily and come see an historic military encampment display in the STALL BARN Since 1992, the Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard contributes rich heritage and tradition to military ceremonies and public appearances. Featuring an 1871 Escort Wagon pulled by Molly Mules, a cavalry tactics demonstration as well as the Living History encampment you’ll find set up in the Stall Barn at EquiFest. This unit has commissioned and non-commissioned officers and troopers from 20 different MO’s who have toured 22 countries and served in 15 combat tours. EquiFest of KS appreciates their service!
American Freedom Drill Team Riders Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena, Presentation of Colors Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena, Perform a Military Tribute Sunday March 20 in TPEC Arena, Perform an American Tribute Proudly promoting patriotism in all performances! American Freedom Drill Team Riders from North Central Kansas. Learn more from Lana at dstolz@live.com.
Horse Judging Competition Friday March 18 in Ag Hall Arena at 7am Meeting, Rules followed by contest start of live class viewing Friday March 18 in TPEC Arena Tunnel Rooms at 9:45am, proceed to Reasons Waiting Rooms & Presentation of Reasons Friday March 18 in TPEC Workshop Rooms at 2:30pm, Reconvene for Awards Presentation The 2022 Open Youth Horse Judging Competition is coordinated by Kansas Paint Horse Association and officiated by Cloud County Community College Horse Judging Team and Kansas State University Horse Judging Team. Youth will observe 4 horses in several classes of show in the arena and decide how to rank them, in order of “perfection”, or by “pairs”. These classes may be Halter Mares, Halter Geldings, Western Pleasure, English Equitation, Western Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Riding or Reining. There are typically 5 classes observed with four horses per class. Using a Scantron card participants choose in which order to place, top to bottom. Taking notes on their observations and remarking on colors, breeds, gender of horse, or any other identifying marks to verbally explain who or what they saw, they will also note positive and negative comments about a performance and thus create their “Reasons” for placing the class how they decide. After written (Scantron) placings are completed, the youth quietly practice what they might say for their “Reasons” speech. Next, they will go before officials and provide a speech of reasons on 2 or 3 of the classes they placed. Awards are given to top 10 for each age division (Juniors 13 and under or Seniors 14 & over), for how they placed the classes overall, for reasons given on Halter classes and reasons given on Performance classes, as well as cumulative points for all the above. Additionally, top 3 cumulative points for teams will be awarded. Youth have multiple opportunities for achievement. This contest builds skills of observance and communication.
Draft Horse Competition GAMBLERS CHOICE OBSTACLES (Friday and Saturday 10am in Ag Hall Arena) Using a fore cart team attempts each obstacle in a specific order first pass through, then team chooses obstacle order and runs course until time is up. CULTIVATOR RACE (Friday and Saturday 11:45am in Ag Hall Arena This is a head-to-head race. Teams straddle a “crop row” and make a “U” turn at the end to come back to the start straddling the next “crop row” on the return pass. Time stops when yoke of horse passes the end cones. FEED TEAM RACE (Friday and Saturday 1:00pm in TPEC Arena) This is a head-to-head race. Teams hurry down and make a complete stop to load 2 square bales onto a feed sled from cone side of pallet then hurry to drop off point, where they off load the 2 square bales to the non-coned side of pallet.
Mounted Shooting Competition WILD WEST AT EQUIFEST A United States Mounted Shooting Sanctioned Competition Hosted by Matt Jobe & Kansas Mounted Shooting 50 slots 3 patterns Clean Shooter Jackpot 4D format One Day Only, Friday March 18th 1:00PM to 5:00PM Ag Hall Arena, moving to TPEC Arena for Final Round at 5:40pm then Awards
BREAKAWAY ROPING COMPETITION Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena at 11:30am Check In, Warm Up Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena at 12:00pm START of Competition PRESENTING THE FIRST EVER BREAKAWAY ROPING COMPETITION AT EQUIFEST OF KANSAS by K-State Rodeo Team and EquiFest of KS Saline County Expo Center Ag Hall Arena, Beginning at High Noon. This is a WPRA/WCRA sanctioned event with guaranteed payout and added money plus prizes for the top 20 participants in each age division!
Good Old Fashioned Christian Cowboy Revival- a GRAND finale Sunday March 20 in TPEC Arena at 2:30pm Don’t Miss a special Grand Finale event at 2:30pm in the Tony’s Pizza Events Center Arena. A one-of-a-kind Old Fashioned Christian Cowboy Revival, featuring a Liberty horse act with special appearance by the Modern-Day Horsemanship trainer, Patrick Sullivan, set to contemporary Christian music, along with RW Hampton & Gary Pratt singing some old-time gospel hymns, hearing the Word with Pastor Steve Stafford of Risen Ranch Cowboy Church and Riley Olson of Agape Ranch. Enjoy uplifting testimonies of faith by some amazing friends of EquiFest.
Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

2022 Arena

Entertainment/Demos

& Competitions

Located in Tony's Pizza Events Center and Ag

Hall Arena

TPEC & AG Hall Sponsored by PrairieLand Partners, LLC
The Trixie Chicks Friday March 18, 9:45am Performance in TPEC Arena, 8:00pm Performance in TPEC Arena Saturday March 19, 9:30am Performance in TPEC Arena, 4:30pm-5:30pm in Ag Hall Arena with demo clinic, 8:00pm Performance in TPEC Arena Sunday March 20, 12:00pm Performance in TPEC Arena The Trixie Chicks Trick Riders is a group of extreme equestrian athletes that began their career in Missouri and are now based out of Mississippi. Owner, Kelsey Gascon, and Founder, Shelby Epperson, have taken this team to the next level since its start in 2010. They have had the privilege of traveling the country and the world sharing their performances and passion for the sport. Not only do they pride themselves on their amazing horses and their top-notch performances within Equine Expos and PRCA rodeos, they have been honored to teach their sport to hundreds of people around the world. Joining them in the arena are some of their outstanding students who are ready to take their skills to the next level. They are Fast, Fearless, and Fabulous! You can find them on their website at www.trxchx.com or on social media and YouTube under the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders to learn more about their programs.
Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Saturday March 19 at 4:30pm Performance in TPEC Arena Stories by Barrie Tompkins on 4H Stage Saturday March 19 at 2:00pm Sunday March 20 at 12:15am Performance in TPEC Arena Buffalo Soldier Memorabilia on display in Kenwood Hall Some early residents of Nicodemus, KS served as Buffalo Soldiers, who fought Indians, captured cattle rustlers and thieves and protected stagecoaches, wagon trains and railroad crews. Buffalo Soldiers from Nicodemus served in the 24th Infantry Regiment and the 9th and 10th Calvary Regiments. The calvary regiments took part in the Battle of Beecher Island. To honor them, the Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Association was formed in 1995, by Commander Barrie Tomkins. Members do historical re-enactments across the country. “Buffalo Soldiers were the first park rangers for Yosemite National Park. Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Billy the Kid, Pancho Villa – these are people Buffalo Soldiers actually encountered or caught but never got recognition.”
Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Friday March 18 in TPEC Arena, Presentation of Colors at 9:30am Friday March 18 in TPEC Arena, Tactical Demonstration at 6:15pm Saturday March 19 in TPEC Arena, Presentation of Colors at 9:30am Saturday March 19 in TPEC Arena, Tactical Demonstration at 6:00pm Sunday March 20 in TPEC Arena, Presentation of Colors at 9:30am Meet and Greet daily and come see an historic military encampment display in the STALL BARN Since 1992, the Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard contributes rich heritage and tradition to military ceremonies and public appearances. Featuring an 1871 Escort Wagon pulled by Molly Mules, a cavalry tactics demonstration as well as the Living History encampment you’ll find set up in the Stall Barn at EquiFest. This unit has commissioned and non-commissioned officers and troopers from 20 different MO’s who have toured 22 countries and served in 15 combat tours. EquiFest of KS appreciates their service!
American Freedom Drill Team Riders Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena, Presentation of Colors Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena, Perform a Military Tribute Sunday March 20 in TPEC Arena, Perform an American Tribute Proudly promoting patriotism in all performances! American Freedom Drill Team Riders from North Central Kansas. Learn more from Lana at dstolz@live.com.
Horse Judging Competition Friday March 18 in Ag Hall Arena at 7am Meeting, Rules followed by contest start of live class viewing Friday March 18 in TPEC Arena Tunnel Rooms at 9:45am, proceed to Reasons Waiting Rooms & Presentation of Reasons Friday March 18 in TPEC Workshop Rooms at 2:30pm, Reconvene for Awards Presentation The 2022 Open Youth Horse Judging Competition is coordinated by Kansas Paint Horse Association and officiated by Cloud County Community College Horse Judging Team and Kansas State University Horse Judging Team. Youth will observe 4 horses in several classes of show in the arena and decide how to rank them, in order of “perfection”, or by “pairs”. These classes may be Halter Mares, Halter Geldings, Western Pleasure, English Equitation, Western Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Riding or Reining. There are typically 5 classes observed with four horses per class. Using a Scantron card participants choose in which order to place, top to bottom. Taking notes on their observations and remarking on colors, breeds, gender of horse, or any other identifying marks to verbally explain who or what they saw, they will also note positive and negative comments about a performance and thus create their “Reasons” for placing the class how they decide. After written (Scantron) placings are completed, the youth quietly practice what they might say for their “Reasons” speech. Next, they will go before officials and provide a speech of reasons on 2 or 3 of the classes they placed. Awards are given to top 10 for each age division (Juniors 13 and under or Seniors 14 & over), for how they placed the classes overall, for reasons given on Halter classes and reasons given on Performance classes, as well as cumulative points for all the above. Additionally, top 3 cumulative points for teams will be awarded. Youth have multiple opportunities for achievement. This contest builds skills of observance and communication.
Draft Horse Competition GAMBLERS CHOICE OBSTACLES (Friday and Saturday 10am in Ag Hall Arena) Using a fore cart team attempts each obstacle in a specific order first pass through, then team chooses obstacle order and runs course until time is up. CULTIVATOR RACE (Friday and Saturday 11:45am in Ag Hall Arena This is a head-to-head race. Teams straddle a “crop row” and make a “U” turn at the end to come back to the start straddling the next “crop row” on the return pass. Time stops when yoke of horse passes the end cones. FEED TEAM RACE (Friday and Saturday 1:00pm in TPEC Arena) This is a head-to-head race. Teams hurry down and make a complete stop to load 2 square bales onto a feed sled from cone side of pallet then hurry to drop off point, where they off load the 2 square bales to the non-coned side of pallet.
Mounted Shooting Competition WILD WEST AT EQUIFEST A United States Mounted Shooting Sanctioned Competition Hosted by Matt Jobe & Kansas Mounted Shooting 50 slots 3 patterns Clean Shooter Jackpot 4D format One Day Only, Friday March 18th 1:00PM to 5:00PM Ag Hall Arena, moving to TPEC Arena for Final Round at 5:40pm then Awards
BREAKAWAY ROPING COMPETITION Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena at 11:30am Check In, Warm Up Sunday March 20 in Ag Hall Arena at 12:00pm START of Competition PRESENTING THE FIRST EVER BREAKAWAY ROPING COMPETITION AT EQUIFEST OF KANSAS by K-State Rodeo Team and EquiFest of KS Saline County Expo Center Ag Hall Arena, Beginning at High Noon. This is a WPRA/WCRA sanctioned event with guaranteed payout and added money plus prizes for the top 20 participants in each age division!
Good Old Fashioned Christian Cowboy Revival- a GRAND finale Sunday March 20 in TPEC Arena at 2:30pm Don’t Miss a special Grand Finale event at 2:30pm in the Tony’s Pizza Events Center Arena. A one-of-a-kind Old Fashioned Christian Cowboy Revival, featuring a Liberty horse act with special appearance by the Modern-Day Horsemanship trainer, Patrick Sullivan, set to contemporary Christian music, along with RW Hampton & Gary Pratt singing some old-time gospel hymns, hearing the Word with Pastor Steve Stafford of Risen Ranch Cowboy Church and Riley Olson of Agape Ranch. Enjoy uplifting testimonies of faith by some amazing friends of EquiFest.