Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.
2019 still in the works: Elizabeth James, and Ben Master’s of “Unbranded”, with more to be announced

Tami Purcell Burklund

Tami Purcell grew up in Dripping Springs, TX just south of Austin where she thought she would become a fireman just like her grandfather. She changed her mind and jumped in feet first into horse racing. Tami tells a story about one horse everyone told her not to ride and not even to get on him. She won that race by four lengths and found out later he was one of the last sons of Go Man Go. She has won every major Quarter Horse race and is the only woman to have ever won the All American Futurity, riding a filly name Corona Cash in 1997, and the Champion of Champions in 1996 aboard Dashing Folly. When she retired from racing in 2000, Tami was Quarter Horse racing's all-time leading female rider of money earners. She rode in 9,475 horse races - winning 2,142 including 87 stakes wins. In 1996, Tami won the AQHA's Mildred N. Vessels Award for Special Achievement in American Quarter Horse Racing. In 2000 she left racing to join the professional barrel-racing circuit and is a two-time Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo Qualifier.

Elizabeth James

Ben Masters

Ben Masters is a filmmaker, writer, and horse packer who splits his time between Bozeman, MT and Austin, TX. He is most known for Unbranded, a documentary in which he and three others adopted mustangs and rode from Mexico to Canada to inspire wild horse adoptions. Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and sits as the wildlife management chair on the BLM's volunteer Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board. He writes for National Geographic Adventure, Western Horseman, and is a published author. Masters is an award winning film producer with Audience Awards at Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, the Equus Film Festival, and others. He is currently directing a series of character driven conservation short films.

Tom Seay

Tom has had horses since he was 5 years old. He has traveled America, highlighting some of the most beautiful places to ride and places to stay, featuring them on his show and television series, “Best of America By Horseback”. Some of his rides have included “Old Tombstone”, Jesse James Festival, Medicine Lodge, KS Peace Treaty Pageant, and retracing the history of Jack Jouett Trail Ride. An accomplished professional horseback outfitter for nineteen years, taking people on overnight vacations, he’s seen a lot of country out there! He and his wife, Pat are constantly welcoming people to their working farm in VA. Their genuine “down home” hospitality and farm way of life, make you feel right at home. Kansas and places to trail ride and visit has also been featured in an episode of “Best of America by Horseback”. To see the RFD-TV and CowboyChannel airing schedule, visit: http://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/tv-schedule.html You can also see equine events across the country and in your state on their website. We are excited to have Best of America at Equifest of Kansas, 2019!

Kip Rosenthal, Hunter/Jumper Clinician

Dr. Kip Rosenthal earned an AAS in early childhood education, a B.S. in psychology, a Master’s Degree in education and psychology and a PhD in psychology. An avid equestrian, Kip has competed with the USET in a few competitions. She started her business, Benchmark Farms, in 1985 and many of her students won all of the National Equitation Finals, some more than once! Several horses she has trained have been Horse of the Year in Green Conformation, Junior Hunter, Junior Jumper, and Amateur Owner Jumper Divisions. Kip has judged all of the National Equitation Finals as well as many of the most prestigious horse shows in the U.S.A.! Kip has written articles for Chronicle Of The Horse, Practical Horseman and Today’s Equestrian. Kip has been actively involved with United State Equestrian Federation as a member on the Equitation Committee, License Official Committee, Trainers Certification Program and the Emerging Athletes Program.
Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.
2019 still in the works: Elizabeth James, and Ben Master’s of “Unbranded”, with more to be announced

Tami Purcell Burklund

Tami Purcell grew up in Dripping Springs, TX just south of Austin where she thought she would become a fireman just like her grandfather. She changed her mind and jumped in feet first into horse racing. Tami tells a story about one horse everyone told her not to ride and not even to get on him. She won that race by four lengths and found out later he was one of the last sons of Go Man Go. She has won every major Quarter Horse race and is the only woman to have ever won the All American Futurity, riding a filly name Corona Cash in 1997, and the Champion of Champions in 1996 aboard Dashing Folly. When she retired from racing in 2000, Tami was Quarter Horse racing's all- time leading female rider of money earners. She rode in 9,475 horse races - winning 2,142 including 87 stakes wins. In 1996, Tami won the AQHA's Mildred N. Vessels Award for Special Achievement in American Quarter Horse Racing. In 2000 she left racing to join the professional barrel-racing circuit and is a two-time Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo Qualifier.

Elizabeth James

Ben Masters

Ben Masters is a filmmaker, writer, and horse packer who splits his time between Bozeman, MT and Austin, TX. He is most known for Unbranded, a documentary in which he and three others adopted mustangs and rode from Mexico to Canada to inspire wild horse adoptions. Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and sits as the wildlife management chair on the BLM's volunteer Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board. He writes for National Geographic Adventure, Western Horseman, and is a published author. Masters is an award winning film producer with Audience Awards at Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, the Equus Film Festival, and others. He is currently directing a series of character driven conservation short films.

Tom Seay

Tom has had horses since he was 5 years old. He has traveled America, highlighting some of the most beautiful places to ride and places to stay, featuring them on his show and television series, “Best of America By Horseback”. Some of his rides have included “Old Tombstone”, Jesse James Festival, Medicine Lodge, KS Peace Treaty Pageant, and retracing the history of Jack Jouett Trail Ride. An accomplished professional horseback outfitter for nineteen years, taking people on overnight vacations, he’s seen a lot of country out there! He and his wife, Pat are constantly welcoming people to their working farm in VA. Their genuine “down home” hospitality and farm way of life, make you feel right at home. Kansas and places to trail ride and visit has also been featured in an episode of “Best of America by Horseback”. To see the RFD-TV and CowboyChannel airing schedule, visit: http://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/tv-schedule.html You can also see equine events across the country and in your state on their website. We are excited to have Best of America at Equifest of Kansas, 2019!

Kip Rosenthal, Hunter/Jumper Clinician

Dr. Kip Rosenthal earned an AAS in early childhood education, a B.S. in psychology, a Master’s Degree in education and psychology and a PhD in psychology. An avid equestrian, Kip has competed with the USET in a few competitions. She started her business, Benchmark Farms, in 1985 and many of her students won all of the National Equitation Finals, some more than once! Several horses she has trained have been Horse of the Year in Green Conformation, Junior Hunter, Junior Jumper, and Amateur Owner Jumper Divisions. Kip has judged all of the National Equitation Finals as well as many of the most prestigious horse shows in the U.S.A.! Kip has written articles for Chronicle Of The Horse, Practical Horseman and Today’s Equestrian. Kip has been actively involved with United State Equestrian Federation as a member on the Equitation Committee, License Official Committee, Trainers Certification Program and the Emerging Athletes Program.