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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 new home of Equifest of Kansas!

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

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




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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 into its second year and growing! Especially in travels to western states, riders see evidence of the work BCHA does to keep public trails open to equestrians. 

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas

Hope in the Valley Horse of the Month

After a rough beginning, Harley is a healthy 6 1/2 month old who will be gelded in January. He is halter broke, leads well, and stands for the farrier. This cutie is ready for his forever home!



The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them to adopt a great American horse!


Omaha, NE, is excited to host the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals, March 29-April 2, CenturyLink Center. Omaha was selected from venues all over the world and will attract competitors from over 15 countries, including Olympians. Tickets and VIP seating: www.OmahaWorldCup2017.com. Volunteers are needed: $35 to volunteer includes 4 tickets to non-sold-out events, free parking, lunch and/or dinner vouchers, a polo shirt, and more! Many positions and shifts available for those ‘horsey’ and non ‘horsey’! Contact Cheryl, Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@ omahaequestrian.com, 402-930-3070, or www.omahaworldcup2017.com/volunteer.

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

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

KHC Executive Director Retiring

pattie-on-horseAfter 9 1/2 years of leading and guiding the Kansas Horse Council, Executive Director Pattie Stalder is retiring. Thank you, Pattie, for expanding the KHC’s presence in Kansas and for the many initiatives that have allowed for new growth. Your deep chuckle and y’all will be missed when calling the office, but we will be looking for you in the saddle. Happy trails!!


New KHC Director on Board

The Kansas Horse Council welcomes new KHC Executive Director Brad Harrelson. Brad has brad extensive experience in Kansas agriculture and agri-business and is a life-long horse owner. He lives in Topeka with his wife, Cindy, and still competes in team roping as time allows. Brad is enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent the equine industry in Kansas.


Kansas Horse Council Annual Meeting

January 28, 2017 Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka

Join the Kansas Horse Council to review and celebrate the accomplishments of 2016! Program begins at 11am, followed by lunch provided by KHC. Contact the KHC office to reserve your spot, 785-776-0662, or click on link.

Click here to register

KSU Annual Winter Equine Castration Clinics

January 18, 23, 25

Space is limited; sign up early!

Call 785-532-5700

Race for Kansas!

Would you like to see horse and greyhound racing come back to Kansas? Race for Kansas has created a Political Action Committee to help state legislative candidates who support Race for Kansas and legislation to amend current law and allow Kansas racetracks an opportunity to re-open. Become an active member of this PAC through your volunteer efforts or cash donations. Find out more at www.raceforkansas.com or send your donation to Race for Kansas PAC, 800 SW Jackson, Suite 1340, Topeka 66612.

Share Your Passion!

khc license

Available Now from Your County Treasurer’s Office


2013 Trails Book Cover - final (2)Ready to Ride Kansas?

Available from the KHC office ($3), or pick one up from state and federal park offices with equestrian trails or from participating sponsors (R Bar B, Topeka; Holton Ranch Supply, Edgerton, Better Equine, Paola; Lifetime Pet, Olathe).