Saturday, Mar 6, 2021

Variou Venues in Salina
Salina, KS 67401

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All equine expo, and vendor show! One ticket gets you clinics, demos, workshops, shopping, breed demos, Ranch Rodeo, food trucks and some surprises in the works for 2021! Kansas' own equine expo brought to you by Kansas Horse Council! Daily and 3 day passes available.


9:00am - 7:30pm: Vendor Show
9:30am - 10:00pm: Arena
9:30am - 5:00pm: Workshop

Arena Entertainment:

Chris Cox

As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has spent a lifetime learning from the greatest teachers of all, the horse.  Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, Chris has had opportunities that most horsemen of this day and age will never experience.  With only horses for transportation, and a cattle ranch as his life, Chris learned at an early age how to appreciate the abilities and tradition of the great men and horses around him. With his practical, straightforward approach, Chris teaches horse people how to achieve results.  Influenced in his early years by both the English and Western traditions, he has implemented a proven style and technique that can be applied universally across all disciplines. Chris has travelled throughout the world doing demonstrations and clinics for nearly 30 years.

-4 time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion of colt starting
-2 time Reserve champion Reno Invitational Million Dollar Team Roping
-National Cutting Horse Futurity Finalist
-Monty Roberts Equitation of the Year
-2015 inductee Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Chris Cox and his wife Barbara, daughter Charley and son Case split their time between ranches in Mineral wells, Texas and Dubois Wyoming where he shares his passion of horses with others

Robin Groves

Robin Groves has successfully competed in many riding and driving disciplines for nearly half a century. Currently Robin is the USEF National Champion in Combined Driving, for the second time. Robin was a member of two US Combined Driving teams that competed at the World Single Championships held in Poland (2008) and Italy (2010). Both Robin and husband Wilson compete year-round at the advanced level in combined driving and can be found on the competition rosters of pleasure shows and distance drives including the Green Mountain Horse Association 100 mile drive each spring.

Robin and Wilson are knowledgeable equestrians and over the years have been involved in eventing, dressage, jumping, competitive trail, endurance and pleasure show driving with many championship ribbons in these disciplines.

Jackie Jatzlau

Jackie Jatzlau, 2 x NFR Qualifier, with over $456K career earnings, resides in Giddings, TX with her husband Lane, their kids and many horses. Together Jackie & Lane have a podcast called “Married with Horses” which connects everyone with many rodeo greats and highlights some key equine nutrition and helpful product information. Jackie’s parents trained racehorses and she and her sister Tammy Fischer got heavily involved in barrel racing. Jackie also trains horses. She gained the nickname “Wild Child” during the NFR for her riding style which gained her first place each time. Jackie will share her expertise in a private clinic on Thursday before EquiFest and those participants will be invited back for a special barrel bash on Sunday during EquiFest where they will compete for the buckle!

Evening Entertainment

Ranch Rodeo In Tony’s Pizza Events Center

The Saturday night performance at the 2021 EquiFest will be another great Ranch Rodeo.  The teams are different this time around! Entries from several surrounding states come to compete at Equifest for prizes and bragging rights as to who is the best at what they do every day. This gives the spectator an insight into the life of the everyday ranch cowboy and the things he or she does on a daily basis to make a living. From roping, riding, and working together to bring home the beef. The grand stands fill up early, you don’t want to miss this one! There will also be a Raffle Benefit for the Kansas Horse Council Foundation Scholarship during the rodeo!

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