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Competitions

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Barrel Race

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WPRA & Open

Schedule

Thursday March 14th:

3:30pm Ag Hall Arena, On Site Registration

4:30pm Ag Hall Arena, Exhibition Runs Open

6:00pm Pee Wee, Youth & Open run order


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Breakaway Roping

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WPRA & Open

Schedule

Sunday March 17th: 

10:30am, Ag Hall Arena, Check In opens

12:00pm, Ag Hall Arena, Performance Begins

Open, Youth, Pee Wee run order

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Draft Races

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See these gentle giants compete in multiple draft horse races over 3 days for agility, speed, and skills

Schedule

Thursday March 14:

11:30am to 3:30pm Ag Hall Arena

Friday March 15:

12:00pm to 1:00pm Ag Hall Arena

Saturday March 16: 

10:00pm to 2:00pm Ag Hall Arena

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Farrier Competition

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Farriers are the foundation of a healthy horse! Check out this cool farrier competition that serves as a continuing education opportunity for all farriers who enter. They compete in forging shoes from raw materials, crafting basic to specialty shoes, then moving on to live shoeing. They are judged by a world champion farrier. You’ll learn a lot here!

Schedule

Friday in Barn 2 at 9:00AM-"Individual Forging"

Saturday in Barn 2 at  5:00PM- "2 Man Draft"

Saturday in Barn 2 at 9:00AM - "Live Shoeing"

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Kids Coloring Contest

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Kansas Horse Council Foundation and Colby Community College Equestrians Association present the 2024 Kids Coloring Contest

Schedule

Submit artwork by March 4th to shanda.mattix@colby.cc.edu. See rules for more information. Art will be displayed at Kids Corral at EquiFst on TPEC North Concourse. Winners announced Saturday afternoon. 

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Over the Ears Photo Contest

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KDWP Annual Photo Contest at EquiFest!

Submit Entry by March 1st to wendy.bowles@ks.gov.

See photo submissions displayed at KDWP Booth, GPMCH G74/75

Cast your vote! Winner Announced Saturday March 16th 10:00am



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Ranch Rodeo

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Don’t miss the ever-popular Ranch Rodeo Friday and Saturday nights at EquiFest. The competition is tough and exciting. Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights for who is BEST at what they do every day. This gives spectators an insight into the life of the ranch worker and some of the daily duties from roping, riding, and working as a team to bring home the beef! Grandstands fill up and teams are different each night, so grab a seat early and enjoy the pre-event festivities.

Schedule

Friday & Saturday nights 7:00PM to 10:00PM


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Youth Horse Judging

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Youth can participate in this quality open horse judging contest that introduces the next generation of horse exhibitors and judges to current industry standards through a process of class evaluations and oral reasons. Ages 9 to 19 can compete. There are 2 age divisions and 2 skill divisions making more opportunities to compete at an appropriate level from entry to advanced. Teams of 3 or 4 contestants may compete. Individuals may compete. It’s a great practice contest for those in FFA, 4H or a breed association, but you are not required to be a member of these to compete!

Schedule

Thursday March 14th, Ag Hall Arena

Check in opens at 7:45am

Rules meeting at 8:15am 

Live judging at 8:30am to 10:30am

Reasons at TPEC Workshop Rooms at 10:30am 

Guest Speaker at time TBD at contest

Awards at time TBD at contest

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