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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.

Free-Classified-AdsClick on logoskansas_equine_logo for information.

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




Click on AHC logo to visit website.

Click on USDA logo for:

Equine 2015 Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015


A study of equine care and health management in the US.



Saving land for horses and horse-related activities.



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

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas


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



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


Hope in the Valley September
Horse of the Month

Boo is a big, solid liver bay QH gelding born in 2010. He has barely been started under saddle but is ground broke and loves attention. Boo would make an awesome project horse!


Saturday, October 7, 2017
Horse Care 101
KSU Weber Hall

SAVE THE DATE for a day full of educational activities and workshops sponsored by the Kansas Horse Council and the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine! Registration materials are available under the Events Tab-HC 101

Presentations by:

Dr. Randel Raub,Director of Research and Marketing for US Feed Operations, a division of Alltech Feed. Dr. Raub is a recognized authority on equine growth physiology and has authored or co-authored numerous articles for scientific journals, as well as having written many articles for popular press. He also is a frequent speaker at educational, research and industry-related functions throughout the country, and was the 2011 recipient of the Fellow Award from the Equine Science Society. From 1989 to 2001 he was the head of the equine teaching and research program at Kansas State University, and was the 1999 College of Agriculture’s Faculty Member of the Year. While pursuing his Ph.D. he also was extensively involved in the Thoroughbred industry and maintained a farrier business. Upon graduating from college, he spent time as a packer and hunting guide in Idaho before starting his professional career.


Dr. Teresa Douthit is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry at K-State. She teaches upper-level equine classes and conducts research in the area of equine nutrition. As an undergraduate student, she was on the collegiate horse judging team that won the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. As a graduate student, she coached collegiate horse judging teams that won the Congress, the AQHA World Championship, and Arabian Nationals. As an assistant professor, Dr. Douthit supervised the KSU horse judging team from 2008-2014. During that time she was responsible for the equine evaluation courses at K-State. She has held a judging card with AQHA and has attended many AQHA judges’ seminars. She has judged horse shows all over the United States, including New Hampshire, Washington, Mississippi, North Dakota and points between. As well, she and her family have their own set of horses that they enjoy riding and showing.

A Kansas native, Dr. Lattimer received both his B.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University and M.S. from Oklahoma State University. Before coming back home to K-State in 2015, he was a Technical Nutritionist with Purina in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Lattimer now serves as an Assistant Professor in the Animal Sciences & Industry Department at Kansas State University where his primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate nutrition courses and conducting research as it relates to the digestive physiology of the equine. Dr. Lattimer has been an open and 4-H horse show judge for 15 years. He has coached intercollegiate horse judging teams for 10 years across 3 different intuitions. During this time he has claimed multiple All American Quarter Horse Congress and AQHA World Championships and Reserve Championships. Currently, Dr. Lattimer serves as head coach for the K-State Intercollegiate Horse Judging Team.

Dr. Lutter has clinical interests in equine emergency practice and surgery, wound management, treatment of surgical site infections, difficult lameness cases, sports medicine, and orthopedic surgery including arthroscopy and fracture repair. His research history includes: MRI evaluation of tendon healing, Diagnosis and treatment of tendon injury, Emergency field stabilization of equine distal limb fractures, and Standing laparoscopic surgery.  He is currently teaching 3rd year vet students at K-State.


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!

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


 KHC Fall Trail Ride, October 28!
Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City

The Saddle & Sirloin Club of Kansas City is offering their facility for a fall KHC ride on miles of marked trails through rolling hills, streams, woods, and meadows. Afternoon activities will include a 3-hour ride, a Halloween costume parade with prizes for best horse/rider costume, and a hot dog roast with all the fixin’s, including s’mores! $10/KHC members;$20/non-members. Click on the flyer for details.

KHC Fall Ride Flyer

KHC Fall Ride Registration Form

KHC August Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Welcome New KHC Office Staff, Gabby Hamler
  • American Horse Council Update
  • Kentucky Derby Contender with Kansas Connections
  • News from Mission Valley Hunt Club

Click here for KHC August Newsletter



With Dr. Smith, Kansas Dept. Of Ag. Animal Health Commissioner, and Director of Kansas Horse Council, Justine Staten.

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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).