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Competitions

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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-"Stations"

Saturday in Barn 2 at  9:00AM- "2 Man Draft"

Saturday in Barn 2 at 12:00PM - "Live Shoeing"

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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 16th, Ag Hall Arena

Check in opens at 7:00AM

Rules meeting at 7:45AM 

Live judging at 8:00AM to 10:00AM

Reasons at TPEC Workshop Rooms at 10:15AM 

Guest Speaker at 2:00PM

Awards at 3:00PM

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Draft Horse Races

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The race is on! Watch as these magnificent Draft teams compete in some Obstacle Races & Feed Team Races on Friday and Saturday. In the obstacle races, using a fore cart, teams maneuver obstacles in patterns while timed with hopes of minimal errors and fastest course. The Feed Team race is a head-to-head competition where teams hurry down the arena, make a complete stop, load two square bales on a feed sled from the appropriate side of a pallet then hurry to a drop off point where they off load the bales to the other side of a pallet. The fastest time wins.

Schedule

Friday Round 1, Obstacles begins at 10:00AM in the Ag Hall Arena

Friday Round 1, Feed Team race begins at 1:00PM in the TPEC Arena

Saturday Round 2, Obstacles begins at 10:00AM in the Ag Hall Arena

Saturday Round 2, Feed Team race begins at 1:00PM in the TPEC Arena

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Driving Derby

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Don’t miss the Decade of Derbies races at EquiFest of KS 2023. Watch as 10 teams (horse & driver) maneuver through a pattern of cone gates in a specific order including some tight turns and try for the best time and fewest faults. There’s a pony division and a horse division! Did you know that EquiFest is where these driving derbies started? In 2013 – a decade ago to be exact!

Schedule

Thursday in Ag Hall Arena at 11:30AM

Friday in Ag Hall Arena at 3:00PM

Saturday in Ag Hall Arena at 3:00PM

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Breakaway Roping Competition

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It's back! Fast action!

Schedule

Thursday in TPEC Arena 2:30PM-5:30PM

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