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Kansas Horse Council

Welcome to the Kansas Horse Council Website

 The Kansas Horse Council is dedicated to providing the Kansas equine industry with leadership and direction through education, promotion, and public policy advocacy.


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Official sponsor of the Kansas Horse Council

and home of Equifest of Kansas!

Click on the logo to find the Expocentre Calendar of Events.

Click below for information regarding our Kansas Equine Directory. 


Get $1M Personal Excess Liability Insurance with KHC Membership!




Click on AHC logo to visit website.



Saving land for horses and horse-related activities.



The EDCC is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks and alert the horse industry about disease outbreaks and information to help mitigate and prevent the spread of disease.

  • Disease Outbreak Alerts
  • Disease Information
  • Vaccination Information, and More


img0053[1]The Kansas chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America is working hard to keep our public trails open.

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas

2018 KHC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was pleased to award $15,000 in scholarships to 15 KHC members, June 13, in a ceremony in Wamego. A significant portion of these scholarships are funded by the Silent Auction held at Equifest of Kansas every year. 

L to R: MaRyka Smith, Jade Edwards, Caroline Gatschet, Isabella Hubbell, Alyssa Leslie, Natalie Vesta, Samantha Guy, Rachel Brown, Sidney Murray, Madison Hetherington. Not pictured: Emily Brightbill, Collin Champagne, Kinsey Griffith, Alan Hinds, and Jacob Grinstead.

Are You a KHC Member?

Be part of the largest equine network in Kansas!

Membership supports:

  • fun and educational opportunities
  • trail rides
  • growth for the equine industry
  • helps secure the future of our equine-related jobs, recreation, and lifestyle.

$1,000,000 personal liability policy that covers all of your horses any time, any place; scholarship opportunities; discounts on liability signs.

Go to Purchasing Package link to see discounts you receive with KHC membership at Kansas-owned and national businesses!

$1M Personal Excess Liability Insurance FAQ

KHC Member Purchasing Package

KHC Member Benefits Page

What are you waiting for? CLICK HERE AND JOIN TODAY!!  

Stampede on down to your County Courthouse to get your original KHC license plate before it changes! After July 31, the state is limiting the use of color on specialized plates.

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Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue
Horse of the Month

Image is a 7 year old mare with 60+ days of training. She has been ridden at the sale barn, in the woods, and on the road. Intermediate rider recommended. Image will need shod if ridden on rocks. Find out more at:




Kansas Horse Council is looking to add Regional Representatives all over Kansas!  To learn more go to:  http://www.kansashorsecouncil.com/regional-directors-representatives//

KHC Summer Trail Ride
Historic Lake Scott State Park
June 16

Lake Scott Ride Flyer

Lake Scott Registration Form

Kansas Horse Council and Back Country Horsemen of Kansas Team Up To Tackle Trail Work   

The state of Kansas boasts over 500 miles of trails for equestrian use.  Through the Kansas Horse Council, Trails Director Jim Thomas has for years promoted and worked personally on trails, helping to keep access open to horseback riders.  In 2013, a chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America formed within the state, led by Steve Lindsey and several other people.  With the start of this chapter, the organization and trail work ethics that BCHA provides and are well known through many of the states in the country have been brought to Kansas.  The organization helps to provide education on proper trail building and maintenance so that work that is done is long-lasting and sustainable; the organization also helps to provide information regarding the value of volunteer work. Last year alone, Jim reported the following information to Kansas public land managers:

  • Kansas equestrians raised $17,200 through annual benefit rides at Eisenhower State Park, El Dorado, Clinton, Kanopolis and Perry. These funds directly benefit equestrian campgrounds and trails at these lakes.  
  • Back Country Horsemen of Kansas volunteers in northeast Kansas alone put in over 1,700 hours of volunteer time on our trails, valued at over $50,000 with BCHA guidelines. 

Both entities are strong and put in a lot of valuable work towards keeping and maintaining horse trail access, and it is only logical that the two should join forces.  On June 6 this became a reality. Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Kansas Horse Council and Back Country Horsemen of Kansas, KHC Chairman Dennis Goodwin and BCHK Chairman Erin Glassman, with the support of their respective organizations, made the MOU official at the KHC monthly board meeting.  This MOU will help to minimize duplication of the work put towards promoting, maintaining and building trails and improving equestrian campgrounds, fund-raising and building working relationships with the public land managers for Kansas trails.  Erin will be working with Jim to create a continuity of what he has been building through KHC and to help continue the good work already performed in collaboration with the great volunteers in our state. 

Save the Date for Horse Care 101!!