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Legendary KS Horsemen at EquiFest Presenting for 2022… Richard Clower, Alfred Janssen, Craig Cole & Frank Higgs
Emily Weiss, ASPCA Vice President, Equine Welfare Emily Weiss, Ph.D., oversees strategic direction of the ASPCA Equine Welfare program. As an Applied Animal Behaviorist, Weiss has worked with species as varied as lions, orangutans, elephants and Komodo dragons, as well as many dogs, cats and horses. Weiss is a lifelong horse owner and trainer and has conducted research regarding adoption and rehoming of horses. Dr. Weiss leads the efforts at the ASPCA to achieve the goal of all equines have good welfare. The work aims squarely on increasing the rehoming of horses, the development of effective safety net programming and a third focus of effective law enforcement response to cruelty and neglect. She is a founding member of Equine Welfare Data Collective and serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory board of the American Horse Council. A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Weiss has published extensively on topics related to applied animal behavior. She also served as the ASPCA’s VP of Research & Development, overseeing groundbreaking research related to the animal sheltering field and developing assessment tools for shelter animals. Before that she created training programs to improve husbandry and decrease stress for many zoo animals. In all her work two central questions have driven her approach – Why? And - How do you know? These questions guide a consistent creative and scientific approach to the work of improving welfare. Presenting about The Right Horse Initiative in TPEC Workshop Friday March 18, 9:45am
Doug Bounds Doug Bounds is the Kansas State Statistician for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. He has served in that role since 2016. Bounds was born and raised in western Oklahoma. As a child, he spent time with his grandfather at the local sale barn and feeding cattle. Many summers were spent driving trucks and operating machinery during hay and wheat harvest. He was active in the FFA, participating in livestock shows and judging contests, eventually receiving the American FFA degree, awarded to less than one percent of FFA members annually. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science. He still owns a farm in Oklahoma and tries to get back there whenever possible. His career with NASS began in Lincoln, Nebraska in January 2004, working on crop, livestock and economic programs. In February 2007, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, gaining additional experience with exposure to more commodities and types of operations. In September 2009, he began working in the NASS Livestock Branch in Washington, DC. He worked with several livestock commodities, spending six years as the national Hogs and Pigs statistician. Presenting about “Why Data Matters” Friday March 18, in TPEC Workshop at 11:30am

2022 TPEC Workshop Presenters

Deb Juhnke Deb’s passion is the advancement of equine welfare through education. Through her ongoing studies in the Equine Welfare program at the University of Guelph, Canada; membership in the International Society of Equitation Science; and study in France with Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado of Cavalia fame, she has gained a wealth of knowledge to share regarding equine behavior. Deb is the author of papers on behavioral indicators of poor saddle fit and how young horses can become unwanted horses, and pursues an interest in equine sculpture, using her own Andalusian horses as models. Presenting in the TPEC Workshop at 11:45am on “Forage & Freedom, Fundamentals of Happy Horse Behavior”
Kristin Cloud Wife, Mother, Rancher, Friend…Real…Life…Stuff Presenting in TPEC Workshop on Friday March 18 at 1:30pm “Response to 4 County Fires- Reflections”
Dawn Miller- Mane Motion Presenting in TPEC Workshop Friday, March 18th at 1:45pm “MiraColt; An Assistive Device for Hippotherapy” Dawn Miller, OTR/L, received her Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1986. She met her husband, Gary and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she began working with the pediatric population in early intervention, customized therapeutic equipment, school systems, and private therapy clinics. She received her certification in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) for children in 1989 and began specializing in neuro-muscular function and movement disorders. She moved back to Kansas with her family in 2000 and began homeschooling her four sons while teaching Biology and Anatomy to homeschool coops in the KC area. Dawn began working for Poss-Abilities Children’s Therapy Group in Merriam, KS where she continues to serve children with neuro-muscular disorders and cognitive challenges. Recently, Dawn began a non-profit organization called Mane Motions Therapy Foundation, an outreach mobile therapy service designed to enhance the benefits of horseback riding by using a mechanical horse, the MiraColt. This device will provide riding opportunities to children who would not have access to actual therapeutic riding experiences. She hopes to take this service to schools, therapy clinics, and therapeutic riding facilities in the four state regions to reach under-served children with special needs. As an adjunct to actual riding experiences, Dawn hopes her services with the MiraColt will work together with current riding facilities to increase access for these children as they transition to the benefits of actual horseback riding. Dawn lives in Lenexa, Kansas with her husband, Gary. Her sons, Deaven, Grant, Dallas, Garland and her daughter-in-law, Katie are her greatest supporters. She is active in her local church and enjoys fellowship opportunities with friends and family. She enjoys riding horses and learning about their therapeutic value for people of all ages. Dawn plans to continue to work on growing her foundation and becoming certified in Therapeutic riding and Hippo-Therapy in the future.
Icelandic Riding Adventure Saturday March 19, 9:30am in TPEC Workshop “Icelandic Riding Adventures” Join Cathie and her twins on an adventure overseas as they share the story of their journey. Cathie Kornacki, Captain Tess Brunstein (formerly Kornacki) & Captain Erin Fetzer (formerly Kornacki)
Leah J. Tsoodle Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19 at 11:30am “Kansas Equine Economic Impact Survey Results” Leah J. Tsoodle <ltsoodle@ksu.edu> Dr. Leah J. Tsoodle is the director of the Land Use Survey Office and an assistant extension professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. Leah received her PhD from Kansas State in 2005. She works with both undergraduate and graduate students and conducts research in the areas of land values, land rental rates, and economic development. Leah also maintains a varied outreach program designed to disseminate her research information to various stakeholders in Kansas land markets and economic development groups.
“Western Dressage” with Marie Maloney and Gail Matheus Presenting in TPEC WORKSHOP Saturday March 19 at 11:45am “Western Dressage” with Marie Maloney and Gail Matheus As an “R” rated Western Dressage Judge, Gail Matheus also serves the Western Dressage Association as the administrator of judges and member education. She’s been recognized on SpotlighHorseShows.com for hosting the WDAA virtual shows, is a WDAA World Champion Trainer and is a graduate with distinction of “L” level in USDF as well as earned a Bronze Medal with USDF! Marie Maloney grew up riding in 4-H and when she was 9 years old, she won an AQHA colt in a 4-H sponsored essay contest and rode him for 27 years, showing him in all of the 4-H events. When Marie was 30 and Blaze was 20 they started their English careers and competed through Novice level in Combined Training. She then bought an Appendix Quarter horse off the track and competed up to Preliminary Level and showed at Horse Trials throughout the Midwest as well as Regional Championships. Marie currently owns and operates Capall Stables, a boarding facility in Wichita, Kansas where she teaches and trains English and Western Dressage. Marie earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals on her late Trakehner, Lazulite, who she trained herself. Marie is a USEF Western Dressage “R” judge, a USDF “L-Graduate with Distinction”, and is a USEF “r” Dressage judge, and has started the process to work on her “R” license. She is also working towards gaining her judging license for Working Equitation this year. Marie has a passion for encouraging youth to participate in dressage and further their knowledge and understanding of the sport.
Phil Haugen Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19, 1:30pm “Catch Up with Phil Haugen” One on One Discussion Time with Phil
Phil Haugen Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19, 1:30pm “Catch Up with Phil Haugen” One on One Discussion Time with Phil
Rob Kornacki Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19 at 1:45pm “Comanche, Kansas Cavalry Horse Hero” Presented by LTC Rob Kornacki along with, Captain Tess Brunstein (formerly Kornacki) & Captain Erin Fetzer (formerly Kornacki) his twin daughters LTC Rob Kornacki, US Army (Retired) - Rob came to serious horse activities in his mid-30s (thanks to wife Cathie). He has judged foxhunts and fox hunted across the United States and in England where several years back he was the riding chaperone for four US Pony Clubbers, chosen nationally to foxhunt throughout England. His greatest riding thrill was being allowed to take out cross-country into the British countryside over fences, a past Grand National competitor named Alpenstock owned by the British Army military school at Sandhurst. Rob has also participated in the Abdallah Shriners' professional rodeo as a member of a wild horse-riding team, winning $$ two out of three nights (and being bruised three out of three). He was also a staff member for the Fort Leavenworth Hunt for over 20 years and occasional huntsman as needed.
Wendy Bowles Presenting in TPEC Workshop Sunday March 20 at 11:30am “Best of America by Horseback at Kanopolis with Del Shields & ‘Tween The Ears Photo Contest Winner Announced” Wendy Bowles Bio 2022 Wendy Bowles is a Conservation Worker at Kanopolis State Park near Marquette, Kansas. She has worked at Kanopolis State Park for 31 years. Prior to employment with the state of Kansas, Wendy worked as a Field Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. When Wendy started at Kanopolis there was 1.5 miles of mapped established trails. After working with Ellen Querner and NARTC in 1992 for a NATRC ride, Wendy requested to keep the trails that she and Ellen had laid out and open them for public use. These trails have been mowed and marked every year since 1992 giving Kanopolis 27+ miles of trail open to Equestrians. This was the beginning of the Equestrian trails and Campgrounds in Kansas State Parks. Wendy has received approximately $580,000 in grants over the years. Most of the grant have come from the National Recreation Trail Grants and the money used to build Rockin’K Horse Campground, purchase equipment, purchase signs and materials and make repairs. Wendy has done private consulting on trail construction projects in western Kansas. Wendy also serves as a Naturalist in the park, she presents nature programs to approximately 1,000 participants each year. She is a mother of twin girls who have made her so proud. Lacey and Ashley are both “Horse Girls”, they have been Rodeo Queens, feedlot cowgirls, vet. techs, ranch hands, trail guides, trainers and teachers. They have both expanded now into horse and human massage. Wendy says: “make an effort to learn something new every day and a conscious effort to learn from everyone you meet”
Legendary KS Horsemen Program, pdf
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Emily Weiss, ASPCA Vice President, Equine Welfare Emily Weiss, Ph.D., oversees strategic direction of the ASPCA Equine Welfare program. As an Applied Animal Behaviorist, Weiss has worked with species as varied as lions, orangutans, elephants and Komodo dragons, as well as many dogs, cats and horses. Weiss is a lifelong horse owner and trainer and has conducted research regarding adoption and rehoming of horses. Dr. Weiss leads the efforts at the ASPCA to achieve the goal of all equines have good welfare. The work aims squarely on increasing the rehoming of horses, the development of effective safety net programming and a third focus of effective law enforcement response to cruelty and neglect. She is a founding member of Equine Welfare Data Collective and serves on the Animal Welfare Advisory board of the American Horse Council. A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Weiss has published extensively on topics related to applied animal behavior. She also served as the ASPCA’s VP of Research & Development, overseeing groundbreaking research related to the animal sheltering field and developing assessment tools for shelter animals. Before that she created training programs to improve husbandry and decrease stress for many zoo animals. In all her work two central questions have driven her approach – Why? And - How do you know? These questions guide a consistent creative and scientific approach to the work of improving welfare. Presenting about The Right Horse Initiative in TPEC Workshop Friday March 18, 9:45am
Legendary KS Horsemen at EquiFest Presenting for 2022… Richard Clower, Alfred Janssen, Craig Cole & Frank Higgs
Doug Bounds Doug Bounds is the Kansas State Statistician for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. He has served in that role since 2016. Bounds was born and raised in western Oklahoma. As a child, he spent time with his grandfather at the local sale barn and feeding cattle. Many summers were spent driving trucks and operating machinery during hay and wheat harvest. He was active in the FFA, participating in livestock shows and judging contests, eventually receiving the American FFA degree, awarded to less than one percent of FFA members annually. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science. He still owns a farm in Oklahoma and tries to get back there whenever possible. His career with NASS began in Lincoln, Nebraska in January 2004, working on crop, livestock and economic programs. In February 2007, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin, gaining additional experience with exposure to more commodities and types of operations. In September 2009, he began working in the NASS Livestock Branch in Washington, DC. He worked with several livestock commodities, spending six years as the national Hogs and Pigs statistician. Presenting about “Why Data Matters” Friday March 18, in TPEC Workshop at 11:30am
Deb Juhnke Deb’s passion is the advancement of equine welfare through education. Through her ongoing studies in the Equine Welfare program at the University of Guelph, Canada; membership in the International Society of Equitation Science; and study in France with Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado of Cavalia fame, she has gained a wealth of knowledge to share regarding equine behavior. Deb is the author of papers on behavioral indicators of poor saddle fit and how young horses can become unwanted horses, and pursues an interest in equine sculpture, using her own Andalusian horses as models. Presenting in the TPEC Workshop at 11:45am on “Forage & Freedom, Fundamentals of Happy Horse Behavior”
Kristin Cloud Wife, Mother, Rancher, Friend…Real…Life…Stuff Presenting in TPEC Workshop on Friday March 18 at 1:30pm “Response to 4 County Fires- Reflections”
Dawn Miller- Mane Motion Presenting in TPEC Workshop Friday, March 18th at 1:45pm “MiraColt; An Assistive Device for Hippotherapy” Dawn Miller, OTR/L, received her Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1986. She met her husband, Gary and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she began working with the pediatric population in early intervention, customized therapeutic equipment, school systems, and private therapy clinics. She received her certification in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) for children in 1989 and began specializing in neuro-muscular function and movement disorders. She moved back to Kansas with her family in 2000 and began homeschooling her four sons while teaching Biology and Anatomy to homeschool coops in the KC area. Dawn began working for Poss-Abilities Children’s Therapy Group in Merriam, KS where she continues to serve children with neuro-muscular disorders and cognitive challenges. Recently, Dawn began a non-profit organization called Mane Motions Therapy Foundation, an outreach mobile therapy service designed to enhance the benefits of horseback riding by using a mechanical horse, the MiraColt. This device will provide riding opportunities to children who would not have access to actual therapeutic riding experiences. She hopes to take this service to schools, therapy clinics, and therapeutic riding facilities in the four state regions to reach under-served children with special needs. As an adjunct to actual riding experiences, Dawn hopes her services with the MiraColt will work together with current riding facilities to increase access for these children as they transition to the benefits of actual horseback riding. Dawn lives in Lenexa, Kansas with her husband, Gary. Her sons, Deaven, Grant, Dallas, Garland and her daughter-in-law, Katie are her greatest supporters. She is active in her local church and enjoys fellowship opportunities with friends and family. She enjoys riding horses and learning about their therapeutic value for people of all ages. Dawn plans to continue to work on growing her foundation and becoming certified in Therapeutic riding and Hippo-Therapy in the future.
Icelandic Riding Adventure Saturday March 19, 9:30am in TPEC Workshop “Icelandic Riding Adventures” Join Cathie and her twins on an adventure overseas as they share the story of their journey. Cathie Kornacki, Captain Tess Brunstein (formerly Kornacki) & Captain Erin Fetzer (formerly Kornacki)
Leah J. Tsoodle Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19 at 11:30am “Kansas Equine Economic Impact Survey Results” Leah J. Tsoodle <ltsoodle@ksu.edu> Dr. Leah J. Tsoodle is the director of the Land Use Survey Office and an assistant extension professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. Leah received her PhD from Kansas State in 2005. She works with both undergraduate and graduate students and conducts research in the areas of land values, land rental rates, and economic development. Leah also maintains a varied outreach program designed to disseminate her research information to various stakeholders in Kansas land markets and economic development groups.
“Western Dressage” with Marie Maloney and Gail Matheus Presenting in TPEC WORKSHOP Saturday March 19 at 11:45am “Western Dressage” with Marie Maloney and Gail Matheus As an “R” rated Western Dressage Judge, Gail Matheus also serves the Western Dressage Association as the administrator of judges and member education. She’s been recognized on SpotlighHorseShows.com for hosting the WDAA virtual shows, is a WDAA World Champion Trainer and is a graduate with distinction of “L” level in USDF as well as earned a Bronze Medal with USDF! Marie Maloney grew up riding in 4-H and when she was 9 years old, she won an AQHA colt in a 4- H sponsored essay contest and rode him for 27 years, showing him in all of the 4-H events. When Marie was 30 and Blaze was 20 they started their English careers and competed through Novice level in Combined Training. She then bought an Appendix Quarter horse off the track and competed up to Preliminary Level and showed at Horse Trials throughout the Midwest as well as Regional Championships. Marie currently owns and operates Capall Stables, a boarding facility in Wichita, Kansas where she teaches and trains English and Western Dressage. Marie earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals on her late Trakehner, Lazulite, who she trained herself. Marie is a USEF Western Dressage “R” judge, a USDF “L-Graduate with Distinction”, and is a USEF “r” Dressage judge, and has started the process to work on her “R” license. She is also working towards gaining her judging license for Working Equitation this year. Marie has a passion for encouraging youth to participate in dressage and further their knowledge and understanding of the sport.
Phil Haugen Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19, 1:30pm “Catch Up with Phil Haugen” One on One Discussion Time with Phil
Rob Kornacki Presenting in TPEC Workshop Saturday March 19 at 1:45pm “Comanche, Kansas Cavalry Horse Hero” Presented by LTC Rob Kornacki along with, Captain Tess Brunstein (formerly Kornacki) & Captain Erin Fetzer (formerly Kornacki) his twin daughters LTC Rob Kornacki, US Army (Retired) - Rob came to serious horse activities in his mid-30s (thanks to wife Cathie). He has judged foxhunts and fox hunted across the United States and in England where several years back he was the riding chaperone for four US Pony Clubbers, chosen nationally to foxhunt throughout England. His greatest riding thrill was being allowed to take out cross-country into the British countryside over fences, a past Grand National competitor named Alpenstock owned by the British Army military school at Sandhurst. Rob has also participated in the Abdallah Shriners' professional rodeo as a member of a wild horse-riding team, winning $$ two out of three nights (and being bruised three out of three). He was also a staff member for the Fort Leavenworth Hunt for over 20 years and occasional huntsman as needed.
Wendy Bowles Presenting in TPEC Workshop Sunday March 20 at 11:30am “Best of America by Horseback at Kanopolis with Del Shields & ‘Tween The Ears Photo Contest Winner Announced” Wendy Bowles Bio 2022 Wendy Bowles is a Conservation Worker at Kanopolis State Park near Marquette, Kansas. She has worked at Kanopolis State Park for 31 years. Prior to employment with the state of Kansas, Wendy worked as a Field Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. When Wendy started at Kanopolis there was 1.5 miles of mapped established trails. After working with Ellen Querner and NARTC in 1992 for a NATRC ride, Wendy requested to keep the trails that she and Ellen had laid out and open them for public use. These trails have been mowed and marked every year since 1992 giving Kanopolis 27+ miles of trail open to Equestrians. This was the beginning of the Equestrian trails and Campgrounds in Kansas State Parks. Wendy has received approximately $580,000 in grants over the years. Most of the grant have come from the National Recreation Trail Grants and the money used to build Rockin’K Horse Campground, purchase equipment, purchase signs and materials and make repairs. Wendy has done private consulting on trail construction projects in western Kansas. Wendy also serves as a Naturalist in the park, she presents nature programs to approximately 1,000 participants each year. She is a mother of twin girls who have made her so proud. Lacey and Ashley are both “Horse Girls”, they have been Rodeo Queens, feedlot cowgirls, vet. techs, ranch hands, trail guides, trainers and teachers. They have both expanded now into horse and human massage. Wendy says: “make an effort to learn something new every day and a conscious effort to learn from everyone you meet”
Legendary KS Horsemen Program, pdf