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 Auto Group Arena and Kiser Arena

The breed showcase features many different breeds and disciplines of the equine world and educates the audience during their arena performance. Participants decorate their stalls in the “Guard Sales” Stall Barn. They are happy to chat with patrons at their decorated hospitality booth at the end of their stall aisle in the barn. See the lineup so you don’t miss out! Breed Showcase Schedule

Special Demonstrations

Located in Briggs Auto Group Arena and Kiser Arena

The Special Demonstrations performing will include a Draft & Mule- Hitches, In Hand and Under Saddle Demo, the Saddle & Sirloin Drill Team presenting flags, the Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guards presenting flags and demonstrating skills, the Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooters, plus don’t miss the Swingin’ Spurs on Saturday in the Theatre Room at the Mall of Equifest! Check the program schedule on the Event Schedule page to find out where and when to catch these!

R Bar B Top Horse Versatility Challenge

Located in Briggs Auto Group Arena and Kiser Arena

The R Bar B Top Horse Versatility Challenge will have TOP riders competing in five exciting events. Our competitors are men and women, both pro and amateurs. Who will you cheer for this year? We start off Friday with a fund Mounted Shooting class, then change arenas for the Gambler’s Choice jumping class. Saturday’s classes start with the ever popular Obstacle Course with a twist, followed by Cattle Work in the afternoon. Each contestant will compete to gather the most points in a set time. Sunday brings the final event, Freestyle to Music. This event will surely pack the house as the cowboys and cowgirls put it all out there to dazzle the judges in a stellar performance. These riders will definitely bring their “A” game to vie for bragging rights as Top Horse in the Equifest of Kansas 2018 challenge!  Check the program schedule under the Events Schedule page.

Judging Contest

Located in Domer 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.

Briggs Auto Group Arena and Kiser Arena

Featuring Dave “Showtime” Meyer, YouTube celebrity

Dave “Showtime” Meyer is a You Tube personality who perpetuates exaggerated physical comedy.  He takes an ordinary situation and show us the humor in it!  When & where will we see Dave?...the answer is, all the time and everywhere!  Dave will pop in and out of the arenas between clinicians.  He will make his way through the vendors in the Exhibition Hall and the Mall of Equifest.  He will likely make his way through the Heritage Hall exhibit too!  Dave will be EVERYWHERE!  Make sure to ask him for some advice about your horse!  Because, “THE HORSE SCREAMER”, knows!
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 Auto Group Arena and Kiser

Arena

The breed showcase features many different breeds and disciplines of the equine world and educates the audience during their arena performance. Participants decorate their stalls in the “Guard Sales” Stall Barn. They are happy to chat with patrons at their decorated hospitality booth at the end of their stall aisle in the barn. See the lineup so you don’t miss out! Breed Showcase Schedule

Special Demonstrations

Located in Briggs Auto Group Arena

and Kiser Arena

The Special Demonstrations performing will include a Draft & Mule- Hitches, In Hand and Under Saddle Demo, the Saddle & Sirloin Drill Team presenting flags, the Fort Riley Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guards presenting flags and demonstrating skills, the Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooters, plus don’t miss the Swingin’ Spurs on Saturday in the Theatre Room at the Mall of Equifest! Check the program schedule on the Event Schedule page to find out where and when to catch these!

R Bar B Top Horse Versatility

Challenge

Located in Briggs Auto Group Arena and

Kiser Arena

The R Bar B Top Horse Versatility Challenge will have TOP riders competing in five exciting events. Our competitors are men and women, both pro and amateurs. Who will you cheer for this year? We start off Friday with a fund Mounted Shooting class, then change arenas for the Gambler’s Choice jumping class. Saturday’s classes start with the ever popular Obstacle Course with a twist, followed by Cattle Work in the afternoon. Each contestant will compete to gather the most points in a set time. Sunday brings the final event, Freestyle to Music. This event will surely pack the house as the cowboys and cowgirls put it all out there to dazzle the judges in a stellar performance. These riders will definitely bring their “A” game to vie for bragging rights as Top Horse in the Equifest of Kansas 2018 challenge!  Check the program schedule under the Events Schedule page.

Judging Contest

Located in Domer 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.

Briggs Auto Group Arena and Kiser Arena

Featuring Dave “Showtime” Meyer, YouTube celebrity

Dave “Showtime” Meyer is a You Tube personality who perpetuates exaggerated physical comedy.  He takes an ordinary situation and show us the humor in it!  When & where will we see Dave?...the answer is, all the time and everywhere!  Dave will pop in and out of the arenas between clinicians.  He will make his way through the vendors in the Exhibition Hall and the Mall of Equifest.  He will likely make his way through the Heritage Hall exhibit too!  Dave will be EVERYWHERE!  Make sure to ask him for some advice about your horse!  Because, “THE HORSE SCREAMER”, knows!