Click on the logo to find the Expocentre Calendar of Events. Lots of equine activities for 2014!
3-Month Free Trial for KHC Members!
A FREE on-line resource provided by the Kansas Horse Council.
Use the Equine Directory - advertise or locate a farrier, trail riding stable, boarding facilities, lessons, event facilities, breeders, insurance providers, saddle clubs, tack, photographers, and much more!
Choose a Category or Search - Search by category, city or county.
Submit and Edit Your Free Listing - Make this site comprehensive and accurate by submitting a free listing of your Kansas horse-related business or organization. Edit your listing and add or change pictures and text as often as you wish. It’s FREE & EASY TO USE! Become part of the Largest Equine Network in Kansas!
Ready to Ride Kansas?
Order your copy of Equestrian Trails in Kansas ($3) from the KHC office. The guidebook is also available from State Park offices and participating sponsors (Roy Frey Western & R Bar B, Topeka; Holton Ranch Supply, Edgerton).
Congratulations KHC Board Member
Tom Frey, KHC Board Member and 2014 Equifest Chair, will be inducted into the Better Horses Network Hall of Fame, May 24, at the Better Horses Network Cowhorse Extravaganza & Clinic, Lone Wolf Ranch Arena, Cleveland, MO. Congratulations, Tom!!
Click on link for:
KHC April Newsletter
KHC Announces New Board Members
Three new Kansas Horse Council Board of Directors were elected at the 2014 Annual meeting held at EquiFest last month.
New directors include: Dr. Justin Janssen of Wamego; Casey West of Abilene; and Dehlia Burdan of Piedmont.
Thank You for the past six years of service given by outgoing Board members: Chris Mensch of Lawrence, Shanda Mattix of Colby and Donna Armour of Fontana.
Mark your calendars for Equifest 2015,
February 13-15, 2015,
featuring Chris Cox and Julie Goodnight!
April Rescue of the Month
Meet Sassy . . .
a 14.3 hand Arabian mare. Sassy came to us as an owner surrender this past November. She is very loving and inquisitive and is broke to ride for an intermediate rider
Sassy is ready for her forever home!
Contact Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them today to adopt a great American horse!
Kansas Liability Law Sign – Where’s Yours?
If you don’t have a Kansas Liability Law sign posted on your property, YOU ARE NOT COVERED by the law. This statute protects you from frivolous law suits regarding horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, domesticated deer, llamas, poultry, rabbits, ponies, mules, jennys, donkeys or hinnys.
Does your fairground or arena have a WARNING sign posted? Why take a chance – take advantage of this protection today. $30 for KHC members; $40 for non-members, includes taxes and shipping. Order them on the KHC Website via PayPal or call the KHC office, 785-776-0662.
CLICK HERE to read the full definition and explanation of the protection this law provides.
ARE YOU A KHC MEMBER?
Join today and be part of the largest equine network in Kansas. Your membership supports fun and educational opportunities, trail rides, technological growth for the equine industry, and helps secure the future of our equine-related jobs, recreation, and lifestyle. In return, you receive a $1,000,000 personal liability policy that covers all of your horses any time, any place; scholarship opportunities; discounts on liability signs. Go to the Purchasing Package link on this website to see the discounts you can receive with your KHC membership at Kansas-owned and national businesses!
What are you waiting for?
CLICK HERE AND JOIN TODAY!!
|Did you get registered for the KHC Spring Ride at Elk City Lake?
Have you registered for the Elk City Trail Ride, May 3-4, at Elk City Lake just north of Independence, KS? This unique and challenging trail is only open to equestrians twice a year. It’s not recommended for inexperienced riders or horses, and horseshoes are recommended. The ride is FULL, and new registrations will be on a waiting list.
Primitive camping is available, and campers may arrive Friday afternoon. There is an outhouse and a water hydrant, but you must provide your own containment for your horses/mules. Join us for a potluck dinner at the shelter house at 7pm. Be ready to ride at 9am Saturday, and pack a lunch. This will be about a 6-hour ride, but there will be options to turn back earlier. Dinner is at the shelter house at 6pm, catered by Rick’s Ribs and BBQ. There will also be door prizes. Breakfast Sunday at 7:30 at the shelter house; then ride 9-noon. Registration and payment of $25/rider is due by April 25. This ride is limited to 75 riders and does fill up!
Click on links for ride flyer and ride registration form:
2014 Elk City Flyer
Elk City registration form
A group of Kansas equestrians and trail riders have been successful in chartering a Kansas chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America! Especially in travels to western states, riders see evidence of the work this group does to keep public trails open to equestrians. It’s not uncommon to head into a remote campground in Colorado, Wyoming, or New Mexico and find trails and corrals built by the local BCHA chapter.
Dues of $40/individual, $45/family include both your 2014 Kansas and national memberships. Find out more about BCHA and read the Mission Statement at www.backcountryhorse.com.
One of the goals of BCHA-Kansas this year is to keep track of hours spent by volunteers across the state maintaining trails and dedicating hours to keeping our public trails open.
Across the US, there are 13,000 BCHA members and chapters in 27 states! For a membership form or information, contact Steve Lindsey, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jim Thomas, email@example.com.
Specialty Equine License Plates in 2015
The bill has passed the Senate and House and has been signed by the Governor! It’s the first specialty plate that will be allowed on trailers. Thanks so much to KHC Board Member Dennis Goodwin for all his help getting this accomplished! This specialty equine license plate was designed by Kansas City artist, John Keeling.
Veterinary Health Center, KSU
Subscribe to Trail Talk! The Veterinary Health Center Equine Service at Kansas State University shares important news and advice through this quarterly newsletter. Click Here to Sign Up!
In the February issue:
VHC at Equifest
- Stallion Behavior Challenges
- Why You Need a Specialist
The Certified Horsemanship Association provides free “how to” videos for the horse owner. Topics include Blanketing Your Horse, Using a Mounting Block, Fitting Martingales and other tack, Fitting Horse Boots, and several others. Visit CHA-ahse.org or click on the You Tube link: