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

Exhibiting primarily in the Ag Hall Arena

Check them out in the Stall Barn!

The breed showcase features many different breeds and disciplines of the equine world and educates the audience during their arena performance. They are happy to chat with folks at their decorated hospitality booths in the stall barn! Special Demonstrations/Clinics Located in Tony's Pizza Events Center and Ag Hall Arena American Freedom Riders Freestyle Demo Ken Wasserman, Draft Hitch Demo Jay Henson, Ranch Horse Versatility Clinic Casey Hufstader, Backcountry Packing with Horses and Mules Clinic Ashley Purdin, Gaining Your Horse's Focus, and Bridleless Foundation Principles Clinic Laura Stimatze, Working Dogs Demo and Clinic Sara Track, Saddle Seat and Gaited Equitation Clinic Equus Curito Equine Center’s Battle of the Breeds Challenge. Equus Curito Equine Center Presents “Battle of the Breeds” featuring four segments over the three days of Equifest. First on Friday, Two on Saturday and the Finale in Sunday. This competition will be by invitation only and we expect to invite trainers and accomplished amateur riders. We expect a cross representation of breeds including, but not limited to: Friesian, Arab, Thoroughbred, Paint, Andalusian, Morgan, Mule and a Warmblood. We anticipate the event will draw people from the driving industries, dressage, jumping, as well as stock and cow horse disciplines. The first-place winner will take home a saddle generously donated by Capo Custom Saddles!

R Bar B Top Horse Versatility Challenge

Top Horse Challenge is taking a break for 2020

Top Horse Competition is taking a break this year, but we have another surprise in mind! Thank you for your past sponsorship of the Top Horse, Russ & Dina of R Bar B!

OFFICIAL State 4H and Open Horse Judging Contest

Judging takes place in the Ag Hall Arena, with Reasons in the Tony’s Pizza Events Center Tunnel Rooms.

A 2pm Special Workshop will be presented upstairs in the Lecture Rooms of Tony’s Pizza Events Center followed by Contest Results

and Awards.

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. Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Competition and Matthew Jobe Matthew L Jobe owns and operates the C BAR J Ranch in Windsor, Missouri with his wife Angie. Matthew is Missouri native and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served his country with five overseas tours and earned numerous awards and medals. At their facility, they board and train horses, give riding lessons, and teach clinics. Matthew also has a small cow/calf operation and grazes contract cattle during the year. Matthew has competed successfully in the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Extreme Cowboy Racing. He has earned several World, National, regional and State titles the last few years, to include 2018 Professional Armed Forces Rodeo World Finals Top 5, 2018 CMSA M4 National Champion, 2017 AHCA National Finals Reserve Champion, 2016 MSP World Champion, 2016 AHCA Missouri State Champion, 2015 EXCA Mid-Central Champion, and 2015 EXCA Kansas State Champion. He is a published author with the 2019 release of his 1st book, “The Horse, The Bible, The Cowboy”. Matt also co- produced, acted and was the wrangler for the soon to be released movie, “Lost Treasure of Jesse James.” Matt will be participating and coordinating the Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s, competition at Equifest. KSCMSA is a club under the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. The KSCMA primary goal is to provide fun, safe, and friendly competition. The club caters to beginner shooters to build the exciting sport. Tearing a page from the book of great American cowboys, mounted shooting is as close to the Old West as you can get short of a time machine. This adrenaline- pumping arena sport has cowboys and cowgirls nationwide slapping on six guns and tuning up for the rides of their life! Mounted shooting combines quick horses and tuned horsemanship skills as competitors run a series of patterns. The object is to negotiate an arena course using two single action cowboy revolvers, each loaded with black powder blanks, to take out balloon targets mounted on poles. The sport is governed by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA), whose 20,000 members compete in clubs and events nationwide. Mounted shooting attracts both the young and old because of its competition structure-a system that starts with a beginner’s level one and goes up the ladder to expert level six. It is also a family sport in which parents and their children compete, usually hauling a trailer full of top-notch horses. KSCMA is proud to be a part of Kansas Equifest 2020! This will be a must see event! The competitors will compete twice on Friday and once on Saturday. There will be 3 divisions at this event, Levels 1 and 2 will make up the Novice division. Levels 3 and 4 will make up the Amateur division. Lastly Levels 5 and 6 will make up the Pro Division. Each division will be running for the Champion spot and will receive a trophy saddle from R bar B in Topeka! Each Reserve Champion will be receiving an amazing www.saddleright.com pad! Many other great prizes as well. Come see this exciting event! Each level will get faster and faster! For additional info contact KSCMSA President Matthew Jobe matt@cbarj.com or 660-537-9542.

Located in Tony's Pizza Events Center and Ag

Hall Arena

Chris Cox

As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teachers of all, the horse. Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportunities that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience. With only horses for transportation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and horses around him. With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to achieve results. Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and technique that can be applied universally across all disciplines. Chris has travelled throughout the world doing demonstrations and clinics for nearly 30 years. 4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting 2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year 2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Chris Cox and his wife Barbara, daughter Charley and son Case split their time between ranches in Mineral wells, Texas and Dubois Wyoming where he shares his passion of horses with others
Visit his website HERE

Mette Rosencrantz

Mette Rosencrantz is among the most respected and experienced dressage trainers and competitors in the world. She is a six-time US National Championship competitor who has brought several horses and riders all the way up to International Grand Prix level. Mette started her career at a very young age and has since then been very successful. She followed in her grandfather’s footsteps, who was part of the Swedish squad that won team gold in equestrian jumping at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Born in Sweden, Mette was for many years a member of the Swedish Dressage Team before moving to the US and becoming a US citizen. Mette has competed at many big international shows with victories both in the US, Europe and Australia. She is currently ranked in the top 150 in the world! In 2017, Mette was selected to represent the United States and competed twice as a member of the American Team in the FEI Nations Cup, in Denmark and Sweden. She has won the US Dressage Final in Kentucky, NY. In 2015 she was the Champion in Intermediate 1 and reserved Champion in PSG. One of many other highlights in her career was when she was 3rd in the Invitational Grand Prix during the FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas and even better to win it in 2007 with her horse Basquewille. In 2015, Mette and her longtime assistant trainer Anna Blomdahl, had the opportunity to show a very entertaining and exciting Pas De Deux in front of thousands of people during the FEI World Cup Final, once again in Las Vegas. Mette is as respected as a trainer as she is in the show ring. In 2010 Mette was selected as the Team official for the Malaysian Team at the Asian Games in China. Mette received her teaching degree at Strömsholm, Sweden’s prestigious school for riding instructors, where she eventually became the head instructor. She worked at Strömsholm for many years before making the move to the US. In addition to her teaching degree, she has a Master’s degree in physical/sport education from Stockholm University. She was one of the first ones to observe the health and physic for riders with her book “Stretching for riders”. Mette has both produced her own series of educational riding videos and been part of other dressage training videos online. Over the years Mette has also authored numerous articles in different Equestrian Magazines. Mette is located in Los Angeles, California, area where she has been running a very successful training facility for the past 30 years. She is focused on her own riding and training as well as teaching. She does everything from training level to grand prix with her own horses as well as students. She is also a very popular clinician and has taught a lot of clinics throughout the US over the years and has been the presenters of Expos in both US and Canada. Her teaching and riding skills are highly sought after, and her expertise is in high demand across the country and abroad. The key to Mette’s success is her strong passion and love for the horses, her dedication to the sport and her hard work throughout the years. This is just a tiny bit of everything she has accomplished, the list can go on forever!
John Staples A native of Wichita, Kansas, John began riding at the age of 7, competing in hunter jumper shows and horse trials. He was a member of the Meadowlark Pony Club where he earned his B rating. John was named as an alternate to the 1988 United States Olympic Eventing Team and was long-listed for both the 1992 and 1996 teams. John trained regularly with eventing legends Jack LeGoff, Torrence Watkins and Captain Mark Phillips. In 2011, he was named coach of the Costa Rica National Team. John teaches lessons at Windermere Stables in Wichita, and provides clinics around the U.S. When he is not teaching, he is designing and building cross country courses.
Welcome, Singer/Songwriter and Dear Cowgirl Author, Adrian Brannan, also known as, "Adrian Buckaroo Girl", performing during intermission of the TravAlum 2020 Ranch Rodeo, Friday and Saturday night in Tony's Pizza Events Center Arena. Adrian is a Billboard chart topping singer-songwriter who is equally at home in the branding pen, on stage or on a bucking horse. Her critically acclaimed 4th album “Desert Dwelling Mama” was released this winter to a massive response, and her cowboy music roots and outlaw-old school country feel touch old timers and new comers to roots music alike. Hailing from an off-grid cabin in the mountains, Adrian splits her time between touring, writing and performing, chopping wood and taking care of her own bunch of cows. As a student majoring in International Relations and languages, Adrian began taking her time off the road to connect with young women her age through her weekly “Dear Cowgirl” posts on social media and blog. These open letters/poems to women around the world have sparked a huge following for their honest and upfront manner, and continued openness about Adrian’s experiences as a domestic violence survivor. Her book of encouraging poetry entitled “Dear Cowgirl: Letters to women” has been wildly acclaimed both in the US and overseas, and readers of COWGIRL Magazine love seeing her weekly contributions of online #DearCowgirl poems crafted specifically for them. See more at https://buckaroogirl.com/ We can't wait! And you just never know where you may find her! (We have an idea, but you have to be there, 1st! Visit her website HERE: https://buckaroogirl.com
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

Exhibiting primarily in the Ag Hall Arena

Check them out in the Stall Barn!

The breed showcase features many different breeds and disciplines of the equine world and educates the audience during their arena performance. They are happy to chat with folks at their decorated hospitality booths in the stall barn! Special Demonstrations/Clinics Located in Tony's Pizza Events Center and Ag Hall Arena American Freedom Riders Freestyle Demo Ken Wasserman, Draft Hitch Demo Jay Henson, Ranch Horse Versatility Clinic Casey Hufstader, Backcountry Packing with Horses and Mules Clinic Ashley Purdin, Gaining Your Horse's Focus, and Bridleless Foundation Principles Clinic Laura Stimatze, Working Dogs Demo and Clinic Sara Track, Saddle Seat and Gaited Equitation Clinic Equus Curito Equine Center’s Battle of the Breeds Challenge. Equus Curito Equine Center Presents “Battle of the Breeds” featuring four segments over the three days of Equifest. First on Friday, Two on Saturday and the Finale in Sunday. This competition will be by invitation only and we expect to invite trainers and accomplished amateur riders. We expect a cross representation of breeds including, but not limited to: Friesian, Arab, Thoroughbred, Paint, Andalusian, Morgan, Mule and a Warmblood. We anticipate the event will draw people from the driving industries, dressage, jumping, as well as stock and cow horse disciplines. The first-place winner will take home a saddle generously donated by Capo Custom Saddles!

R Bar B Top Horse Versatility

Challenge

Top Horse Challenge is taking

a break for 2020

Top Horse Competition is taking a break this year, but we have another surprise in mind! Thank you for your past sponsorship of the Top Horse, Russ & Dina of R Bar B!

OFFICIAL State 4H and Open Horse Judging Contest

Judging takes place in the Ag Hall Arena, with Reasons in the

Tony’s Pizza Events Center Tunnel Rooms.

A 2pm Special Workshop will be presented

upstairs in the Lecture Rooms of Tony’s Pizza

Events Center followed by Contest Results and

Awards.

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. Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Competition and Matthew Jobe Matthew L Jobe owns and operates the C BAR J Ranch in Windsor, Missouri with his wife Angie. Matthew is Missouri native and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served his country with five overseas tours and earned numerous awards and medals. At their facility, they board and train horses, give riding lessons, and teach clinics. Matthew also has a small cow/calf operation and grazes contract cattle during the year. Matthew has competed successfully in the sport of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Extreme Cowboy Racing. He has earned several World, National, regional and State titles the last few years, to include 2018 Professional Armed Forces Rodeo World Finals Top 5, 2018 CMSA M4 National Champion, 2017 AHCA National Finals Reserve Champion, 2016 MSP World Champion, 2016 AHCA Missouri State Champion, 2015 EXCA Mid-Central Champion, and 2015 EXCA Kansas State Champion. He is a published author with the 2019 release of his 1st book, “The Horse, The Bible, The Cowboy”. Matt also co-produced, acted and was the wrangler for the soon to be released movie, “Lost Treasure of Jesse James.” Matt will be participating and coordinating the Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s, competition at Equifest. KSCMSA is a club under the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. The KSCMA primary goal is to provide fun, safe, and friendly competition. The club caters to beginner shooters to build the exciting sport. Tearing a page from the book of great American cowboys, mounted shooting is as close to the Old West as you can get short of a time machine. This adrenaline-pumping arena sport has cowboys and cowgirls nationwide slapping on six guns and tuning up for the rides of their life! Mounted shooting combines quick horses and tuned horsemanship skills as competitors run a series of patterns. The object is to negotiate an arena course using two single action cowboy revolvers, each loaded with black powder blanks, to take out balloon targets mounted on poles. The sport is governed by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA), whose 20,000 members compete in clubs and events nationwide. Mounted shooting attracts both the young and old because of its competition structure-a system that starts with a beginner’s level one and goes up the ladder to expert level six. It is also a family sport in which parents and their children compete, usually hauling a trailer full of top-notch horses. KSCMA is proud to be a part of Kansas Equifest 2020! This will be a must see event! The competitors will compete twice on Friday and once on Saturday. There will be 3 divisions at this event, Levels 1 and 2 will make up the Novice division. Levels 3 and 4 will make up the Amateur division. Lastly Levels 5 and 6 will make up the Pro Division. Each division will be running for the Champion spot and will receive a trophy saddle from R bar B in Topeka! Each Reserve Champion will be receiving an amazing www.saddleright.com pad! Many other great prizes as well. Come see this exciting event! Each level will get faster and faster! For additional info contact KSCMSA President Matthew Jobe matt@cbarj.com or 660-537-9542.

Located in Tony's Pizza Events Center and Ag

Hall Arena

Chris Cox

As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teachers of all, the horse. Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportunities that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience. With only horses for transportation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and horses around him. With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to achieve results. Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and technique that can be applied universally across all disciplines. Chris has travelled throughout the world doing demonstrations and clinics for nearly 30 years. 4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting 2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year 2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Chris Cox and his wife Barbara, daughter Charley and son Case split their time between ranches in Mineral wells, Texas and Dubois Wyoming where he shares his passion of horses with others

Mette Rosencrantz

Mette Rosencrantz is among the most respected and experienced dressage trainers and competitors in the world. She is a six- time US National Championship competitor who has brought several horses and riders all the way up to International Grand Prix level. Mette started her career at a very young age and has since then been very successful. She followed in her grandfather’s footsteps, who was part of the Swedish squad that won team gold in equestrian jumping at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Born in Sweden, Mette was for many years a member of the Swedish Dressage Team before moving to the US and becoming a US citizen. Mette has competed at many big international shows with victories both in the US, Europe and Australia. She is currently ranked in the top 150 in the world! In 2017, Mette was selected to represent the United States and competed twice as a member of the American Team in the FEI Nations Cup, in Denmark and Sweden. She has won the US Dressage Final in Kentucky, NY. In 2015 she was the Champion in Intermediate 1 and reserved Champion in PSG. One of many other highlights in her career was when she was 3rd in the Invitational Grand Prix during the FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas and even better to win it in 2007 with her horse Basquewille. In 2015, Mette and her longtime assistant trainer Anna Blomdahl, had the opportunity to show a very entertaining and exciting Pas De Deux in front of thousands of people during the FEI World Cup Final, once again in Las Vegas. Mette is as respected as a trainer as she is in the show ring. In 2010 Mette was selected as the Team official for the Malaysian Team at the Asian Games in China. Mette received her teaching degree at Strömsholm, Sweden’s prestigious school for riding instructors, where she eventually became the head instructor. She worked at Strömsholm for many years before making the move to the US. In addition to her teaching degree, she has a Master’s degree in physical/sport education from Stockholm University. She was one of the first ones to observe the health and physic for riders with her book “Stretching for riders”. Mette has both produced her own series of educational riding videos and been part of other dressage training videos online. Over the years Mette has also authored numerous articles in different Equestrian Magazines. Mette is located in Los Angeles, California, area where she has been running a very successful training facility for the past 30 years. She is focused on her own riding and training as well as teaching. She does everything from training level to grand prix with her own horses as well as students. She is also a very popular clinician and has taught a lot of clinics throughout the US over the years and has been the presenters of Expos in both US and Canada. Her teaching and riding skills are highly sought after, and her expertise is in high demand across the country and abroad. The key to Mette’s success is her strong passion and love for the horses, her dedication to the sport and her hard work throughout the years. This is just a tiny bit of everything she has accomplished, the list can go on forever!
Visit his website HERE
John Staples A native of Wichita, Kansas, John began riding at the age of 7, competing in hunter jumper shows and horse trials. He was a member of the Meadowlark Pony Club where he earned his B rating. John was named as an alternate to the 1988 United States Olympic Eventing Team and was long-listed for both the 1992 and 1996 teams. John trained regularly with eventing legends Jack LeGoff, Torrence Watkins and Captain Mark Phillips. In 2011, he was named coach of the Costa Rica National Team. John teaches lessons at Windermere Stables in Wichita, and provides clinics around the U.S. When he is not teaching, he is designing and building cross country courses.
Welcome, Singer/Songwriter and Dear Cowgirl Author, Adrian Brannan, also known as, "Adrian Buckaroo Girl", performing during intermission of the TravAlum 2020 Ranch Rodeo, Friday and Saturday night in Tony's Pizza Events Center Arena. Adrian is a Billboard chart topping singer- songwriter who is equally at home in the branding pen, on stage or on a bucking horse. Her critically acclaimed 4th album “Desert Dwelling Mama” was released this winter to a massive response, and her cowboy music roots and outlaw-old school country feel touch old timers and new comers to roots music alike. Hailing from an off- grid cabin in the mountains, Adrian splits her time between touring, writing and performing, chopping wood and taking care of her own bunch of cows. As a student majoring in International Relations and languages, Adrian began taking her time off the road to connect with young women her age through her weekly “Dear Cowgirl” posts on social media and blog. These open letters/poems to women around the world have sparked a huge following for their honest and upfront manner, and continued openness about Adrian’s experiences as a domestic violence survivor. Her book of encouraging poetry entitled “Dear Cowgirl: Letters to women” has been wildly acclaimed both in the US and overseas, and readers of COWGIRL Magazine love seeing her weekly contributions of online #DearCowgirl poems crafted specifically for them. See more at https://buckaroogirl.com/ We can't wait! And you just never know where you may find her! (We have an idea, but you have to be there, 1st! Visit her website HERE: https://buckaroogirl.com