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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 KHCof 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  broUnited 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


KHC Seeking Treasurer to Join the Team!

Do you have an accounting background and knowledge of Quick Books? Are you interested in volunteering your time with Kansas Horse Council? If so, we look forward to hearing from you!  We are seeking a treasurer to review monthly bank statements and reconciliations, prepare financial reports such as income statement by month and provide a comparative with budget report, a balance sheet and a summary report for the KHC Board. Also needed would be a draft of an annual budget for KHC and Equifest, with revisions as needed. Preparation of annual filing forms 990 EZ and an online form for the KHC Foundation are also volunteer duties. Occasionally analysis of anticipated expenses or changes may be needed. If interested, please contact Justine Staten by phone or email: 785-776-0662 or director@kansashorsecouncil.com


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 1, 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

Meet Mouse, a Mustang mare who was pregnant when she came from a reservation in New Mexico. Mouse is approximately 18 years old and delivered a healthy foal in 2017. She is smart and would make a good trail horse for an advanced intermediate rider.



 College Equestrians, Join the KHC Team!

Kansas Horse Council Board of Directors
Collegiate and Youth Rep Position Open

Seeking a collegiate representative to the Kansas Horse Council Board. Do you have interest in actively serving on a committee dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the equine industry in Kansas? Are you currently in college? We’d love to hear from you. This person serves as a non-voting board member of the Kansas Horse Council. Skills include knowledge and experience with at least one discipline of the horse industry with passion and acceptance to learn more. Proficiency with social media platforms preferred to assist with marketing the Council and events. Public Relations skills to represent at Trade Shows, Equifest, Horse Care 101 and other public events. Expectations include assisting the Executive Director and Administrative Assistant with social media as needed. Attend monthly board of directors meetings and actively participate in discussions. Promote the Kansas equine industry in a positive manner. Serve on subcommittees planning for Horse Care 101 and other events. Promote youth involvement and memberships. This would be a 2-year commitment. If interested, submit your cover letter and resume by mail or email to Justine Staten, Executive Director, Kansas Horse Council, 8831 Quail Lane, Suite 201, Manhattan, KS  66502 or director@kansashorsecouncil.com. Deadline to submit is May 1, 2018. Selection will be made by May 15th. Position will begin by August 1.


KHC Spring Trail Ride
April  28-29, 2018

Join the KHC on a private ranch south of Greensburg for a weekend of great riding. Once you’ve ridden this beautiful area, you will want to return! WAGONS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THIS RIDE!  A wagon-compatible route will be available following oil tanker and 2-track roads on the ranch. This scenic route will go out and back for a total of 6 miles with stops along the way. Bring your wagons and carriages, and join in!! Call Art with questions about the route, 620-430-2227; or call the KHC office to register, 785-776-0662.


KHC Spring Ride Flyer

KHC Ride Registration Form – 2018


KHC April Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Saddle & Sirloin Ranch Rodel
  • BCHA-Kansas
  • BLM Online Adoption Site
  • and more!

Open April KHC Newsletter Here