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Andalusian

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The Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse or PRE (pura raza española[1]), is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where its ancestors have lived for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as a distinct breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over the centuries. Throughout its history, it has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility. The breed was used as a tool of diplomacy by the Spanish government, and kings across Europe rode and owned Spanish horses. During the 19th century, warfare, disease and crossbreeding reduced herd numbers dramatically, and despite some recovery in the late 19th century, the trend continued into the early 20th century. Exports of Andalusians from Spain were restricted until the 1960s, but the breed has since spread throughout the world, despite their low population. In 2010, there were more than 185,000 registered Andalusians worldwide. The Diaz family are very proud of the talented Andalusian horses who are part of their family.

Stall Barn Tours & Breed Showcase

Thursday March 14:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Breed & Demo Showcase, 11:30am TPEC Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Friday March 15:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday March 16:

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Clinicians

Appaloosa

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The Red Hawk Family present the Appaloosa. The Appaloosa horse breed is famous for its distinctive patterned coat. The two horses that Shane and Tashina Red Hawk ride are known as Leopard Appaloosas. The stud of these two geldings’ registered name is “Iron Gyro,” a stud from the Heritage Appaloosa Ranch in Livingston, Montana. This bloodline dates to the Nez Perce horse. The Nez Perce horse is a spotted horse breed derived from old line Appaloosa (the Wallowa herd) and Central-Asians horse belonging to the Akhal-Teke breed. These Appaloosa’s fascinating spotting patterns are collectively known as the leopard complex. Any horse that displays Appaloosa core characteristics – such as the distinctive coat patterns, the mottled skin, the striped hooves, and the visible white sclera – is a carrier of at least one allele of the dominant leopard complex (LP) gene. Compared to the Quarter Horses that were bred into the Appaloosa breed from the 1870s and onward, the Nez Perce is a longer and leaner horse, with a longer back and more narrow shoulders. Overall, it is often described as looking like a “lean runner.” The Nez Perce horse is a good long-distance horse, and many Nez Perce horses have performed admirably in endurance races. The Nez Perce horses are often gaited, with a fast and smooth-running walk that makes them comfortable to ride. The Red Hawks horses, “Maza Tokala” (Iron Warrior) and “Akitchita Maza” (Iron Soldier), are revered as relatives in the family. They are adorned by pieces of traditional Lakota Regalia that the Horse and Rider has earned!

Stall Barn Tours & Breed Showcase

Thursday March 14:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Friday March 15:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Breed & Demo Showcase, 11:45am TPEC Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Clinicians

Clydesdale

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High Limit Farm Clydesdales, LLC present the Clydesdale draft breed originated in Scottland and spread across the world in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s as a working animal. In 1975, the population of the Clydesdale breed dropped to near extinction. Clydesdales are making a comeback now and moved to “watch” status in America. Less than 600 horses are registered annually, and it is estimated that fewer than 5,000 exist worldwide. The growing popularity supported by Budweiser Hitch and others promoting this draft breed through showing, driving, and even events like barrel racing and dressage are helping grow the numbers.

Stall Barn Tours & Breed Showcase

Thursday March 14:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate EquiFest Parade of Horses, 6:00pm TPEC Arena


Friday March 15: 

Breed & Demo Showcase, 9:30am Ag Hall Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed & Demo Showcase, 4:45pm TPEC Arena


Saturday March 16:

Breed & Demo Showcase, 9:30am Ag Hall Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm 

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed & Demo Showcase, 5:00pm Ag Hall Arena

Clinicians

Percheron

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KB Breeding presents Percheron Stallions. The Percheron draft breed originated in France. Usually gray or black in color, Percherons are well-muscled, and known for their intelligence and willingness to work. The current United States Percheron registry was created in 1934. In the 1930s, Percherons accounted for 70% of the draft horse population in the United States, but their numbers declined substantially after World War II. However, the population began to recover; and, as of 2009, around 2,500 Percheron horses were registered annually in the United States alone.

Stall Barn Tours & Breed Showcase

Friday March 15: 

Breed & Demo Showcase, 9:45am Ag Hall Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed & Demo Showcase, 5:00pm TPEC Arena


Saturday March 16:

Breed & Demo Showcase, 9:45am Ag Hall Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm 

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed & Demo Showcase, 5:00pm Ag Hall Arena

Clinicians

Peruvian Paso

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The Peruvian Paso originated from horses brought over to the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors who were typically mounted on Andalusians, Barbs and the now-extinct Jennet. The Jennet breed of horse is perhaps the most important part of the Peruvian Paso bloodline, as the Jennet was known for its unique four-beat ambling gait. The horses who traveled west across South America to Peru stayed isolated in that coastal country, caught between the Pacific and the Andes. The Peruvian Paso has a four-beat ambling lateral gait that is very smooth to ride. In Peru, the Peruvian Paso was being bred specifically to cover long distances on mountain trails, creating a smooth-riding horse with a big, ground-covering stride (this breed also developed termino, or the outward swing of the front legs.) This differs from Paso Fino gaits which developed into smooth and quick-moving strides while maintaining the distinct four beats. Peruvians are a rare breed. There are only about 20,000 in the United States, compared to roughly 5 million registered quarter horses. Only about 50 purebred foals are born each year in the U.S. They’re the ideal choice for the rider who appreciates the depth of character, willing disposition and ultra-smooth glide over whatever terrain you choose to conquer. For more information and to find Peruvians near you, visit the North American Peruvian Horse Association online. You can see more of the Peruvian horse at the Heartland Peruvian Classic horse show in Topeka May 25-26.

Stall Barn Tours & Breed Showcase

Thursday March 14:

Breed Showcase, 9:45am TPEC Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate EquiFest Parade of Horses, 6:00pm TPEC Arena

Friday March 15:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Breed Showcase, 11:00am Ag Hall Arena

Breed Showcase, 12:00pm TPEC Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday March 16:

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed Showcase, 4:45pm Ag Hall

Clinicians

Royal Friesians

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The Friesian horse is best known for its black color and luxurious mane, soft eyes, long flowing tail and feathers on their fetlocks. They are the fairy tale dream horse. The temperament of the Friesian is one of pure kindness, curiosity, and extreme gentle disposition. Friesians are the favorite of horse trainers at exhibition shows because they learn quickly, demonstrating the clinician’s teaching skills, and allow audiences to see their capabilities to take on new tasks quickly. Visit the Royal Friesians of KC in the Stall barn and watch the Breed Showcase daily!

Stall Barn Tours & Breed Showcase

Thursday March 14:

Breed & Demo Showcase, 10:00am TPEC Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate EquiFest Parade of Horses, 6:00pm TPEC Arena


Friday March 15: 

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Breed & Demo Showcase, 11:15am Ag Hall Arena

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed & Demo Showcase, 4:30pm TPEC Arena


Saturday March 16:

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm 

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Breed & Demo Showcase, 5:00pm Ag Hall Arena

Clinicians

Stall Barn Guided Tours

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Join the Kansas Horse Council's guided tour through the Stall Barn exhibits and horses, each day!

Meet at the Kansas Horse Council booth in the TPEC Lobby 5 minutes before tour:

Thursday March 14:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Friday March 15:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday March 16:

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Sunday:

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Clinicians

Walkadonk Acres

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Walkadonk Acres has been raising mini donkeys for over 20 years in Brighton, Missouri. See the Walkadonk Mini Donkeys in the Stall Barn daily! Come pet these lovable little critters—they’re sure to make you smile!

Stall Barn Stars

Daily Petting Opportunities in Stall Barn

Thursday March 14:

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Friday March 15: 

Stall Barn Tours, 10:30am to 11:30am

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday March 15:

Stall Barn Tours, 11:30am to 12:30pm 

Stall Barn Tours, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Stall Barn Tours, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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