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Special Guests


Kathryn Leitner

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Kathryn’s artwork focuses on the lifestyle of the ranching family and their livestock. Her early childhood on her grandparents’ ranch in central Montana started a passion for the western culture she hopes to share with her viewer. Staying close to her subjects helps her portray a more honest and moving piece of art, depicting images true to the lifestyle so many yearn to be a part of. Kathryn was the 2021 Signature Artist for AQHA’s Annual America’s Horse In Art Show & Sale. Her art and her stories have been in and cover on many magazine publications and she’s been represented at the Western Heritage Museum.

EquiFest Cover Artist

Meet Kathryn daily and check out her work at her booth in the TPEC Lobby.


Savanna Chestnut

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Raised in the boondocks of Kansas, Savanna Chestnut is a Country music singer/songwriter whose music reflects her roots. Growing up in Americus (a small farm town), Savanna developed a love for the sweet, twangy sounds of old school country music, and that is exactly what she aims to bring back to the modern country scene. Savanna started writing and performing around age 13 and she constitently tours around the country playing a wide variety of venues, festivals, fairs and events. She has opened for acts like Gary Allan, Eli Young Band, Reckless Kelly, Tanya Tucker, Ned Ledoux, Sunny Sweeny, Ward Davis, Granger Smith, Restless Heart, and Shenandoah and more.

Special Appearance

Thursday Night  6:45pm in TPEC Arena


Pastor Steve Stafford

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Pastor Steve Stafford is the founding Pastor at Risen Ranch Cowboy Church, which became a church plant in March of 2006, in Carthage Mo. He has served in ministry in the Cowboy culture for the past 30 years. First with Cowboys for Christ, and then in Rodeo Cowboy Ministries traveling over the Midwest, preaching at rodeos, horse shows, country fairs, clinics, ranches, big and small churches, trail rides, or wherever he was invited. He became a church planter in 2006, with the intent of starting Cowboy churches wherever he could. He has helped in some way start cowboy churches in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, Hawaii, and Oklahoma. He was inducted into the Better Horses Hall of Fame in 2014, honoring a lifetime of serving the horse & livestock industry in ministry. He is a contributing writer for Better Horses Magazine, is on the Better Horses Radio Show weekly, and a contributor for Better Horses Television.

Cowboy Church

Sunday Morning Service in 4H Building

Seating at 7:45am

Service 8:00am to 9:00am 

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