A diverse collection of equine experts and a colorful pageantry of horses will provide education and entertainment at EquiFest of Kansas 2002.

World-class clinicians, from all across America, will converge in Wichita, KS, at EquiFest, Feb. 22 to 24, 2002. From reining to relationship training, dressage to distance riding, EquiFest will provide a program that mid-American horse lovers will not want to miss.

EquiFest of Kansas offers equine events, clinics, workshops, a stallion review and entertaining equine demonstrations, operating three venues that run concurrently over three days.

"The Kansas Horse Council is pleased to present the fifth annual EquiFest of Kansas," said Lesli Grimm, EquiFest chairperson for the Kansas Horse Council. "Horse people from all over mid-America can come together for a weekend of learning, shopping and fun. It is a great place to rub elbows with some of Americas top horsemen and women, expand your knowledge about horses and make new friends among fellow horse lovers."

EquiFest will feature a trade show, with commercial equine shopping booths selling tack, horse trailers, feed, clothing, equipment, gifts and countless products and services for horse enthusiasts.

Hours for the equine exposition will be Friday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission tickets, including parking, will cost $9.50 for adults, $5.50 for children, ages 6 through 12, and children 5 years old and younger will get in free. Three-day discount passes are $22.50 for adults and $13.50 for children, 6 to 12 years old.

For more information, contact EquiFest chairperson Lesli Grimm, at 785-742-7410.

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