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About Us

Kansas Horse Council produced the first EquiFest of Kansas equine expo in February 1998 in Wichita, KS. In 2016 the event moved to Topeka, KS and then in 2020, it moved again to Salina, KS where it currently remains. EquiFest of KS serves as the primary fundraiser for Kansas Horse Council, your representatives for the equine industry in Kansas.

EquiFest of KS welcomes approximately 15,000 attendees each year. What makes it so special? The variety! Here you’ll find all breeds and all disciplines represented throughout the competitions, demonstrations, and displayed exhibits. Catch educational and informative workshops, visit one on one with world-renowned clinicians, or enjoy stage entertainment of music, poetry, history, and storytelling. If you like a variety of food, check out several food trucks and concessions on site. Come to shop the wall-to-wall vendors in multiple locations offering something for everyone, from clothing, wild rags, belts, accessories, home décor, trucks, trailers, tractors, implements and so much more. Kids enjoy unique toys when they visit the Kids’ Corral. Meander through the stall barn and see up close anything from long-eared minis to gentle giants and the living history on display at a military encampment. Are you interested in the art of blacksmithing? Into the action of a Ranch Rodeo? Like some speed action? Enjoy the beauty of dancing horses? You’re sure to find these at EquiFest of KS each year!

Meet the Team

Executive Committee Members

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Executive Director
(785) 565-1976


Logistics Chair
(785) 633-4761

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Event Flow & Secretary Chair
(785) 528-4255


Oversight Chair
(785) 410-0812

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Budget & Finance Chair
(913) 544-8589

Additional Committee Members

Eli Avery

Jana Barcus

Dr. Craig Barnett

Julie Belluci

Ken Benefiel

Tera Benefiel

Dr. Chris Blevins

Frank Buchman

Rex Burdick

Janette Coffelt

Melissa Cowan

Linda Dahl

David Flaherty

Heather Franklin

Dr. Fred Gardner

Justin Gregory

Wendy Griffin

Kasey Hanney

Roseann Higgs

Bobbie Hinds

Justin Holloway

Chris Kaegi-Stephens

Kevin Kirkwood

Julie Kirkwood

Nicole Klenklen

Kristi Koch

Tiffany McCaffrey

JoAnn McClure

Jenice McCoy

Patrick McCoy

Richard McIntyre

Tracy McIntyre

Mary LuNorland

Stan O'Neal

Molly Olson

Sheryl Strathman

Rosie Sweeten

Keith Teasley

Bonnie Warner

Ken Wasserman

Frequently Asked Questions

When do tickets go on sale? Are there advanced ticket sales?
Box Office ticket sales begin opening day, March 16th at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center Box
Office. There will be no advanced ticket sales. This saves you money! 

What is a ticket for entry to EquiFest of KS?
Your ticket is a wristband, also referred to as a Pass. All the same, different terms. Even the kids who are 12 & under, free, will need a wristband for entry so we can accurately count attendance.

Does my entry include admission to all activities and events at EquiFest of KS?

YES! You can attend and spectate everything with a wristband pass.

What is the admission price?

1 day is $20, or $50 for all 3 days! Kids 12 & under are FREE.

Plus, there's a Twilight discount admission at 5PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday $10

Sunday is FREE for ALL this year

Can I bring my food truck food into Tony’s Pizza Events Center?


Where can I sit and eat my food truck eats or rest a spell?
Both arenas offer plenty of seating. Additionally, you’ll find seating in the 4H building in front of the stage, or upstairs at TPEC in the Workshop rooms, and some picnic tables around
Ag Hall.

What time do vendors close?
All vendor areas, except around the TPEC Concourse will close at 7 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights. Concourse vendors may stay open through the Ranch Rodeo and entertainment if they wish. All vendors will close by 1 PM on Sunday.

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