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.


The Kansas Horse Council website is undergoing some changes! It looks a little different right now but is still completely functional. Stay tuned!!

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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


Stampede on down to your County Courthouse to get your KHC license plate

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Are You Ready for Equifest?

Something for everyone this year! Driving & drill team competitions, mounted archery with Brandy Von Holten and Crooked Creek Mule CO. & The MULE MAFIA with their talented jumping mules! Ranch rodeo, Friday & Saturday, 2019 Top Horse Competition, the always popular breed showcase! Plus food trucks, 150+ vendors, world class demos, and workshops…top clinicians Dan James, Mustang Maddy, and MORE! 

Kansas Expocentre, February 22, 23, 24! 

Tickets go on sale soon!!

2018 KHC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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

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.

This month’s Spotlight:  

Ms. MaRyka Smith, Hoyt, attends Kansas State University and is quite accomplished in her leadership roles, educational endeavors, as well as her equine experiences.  MaRyka has been active with the Kansas Horse Council serving as the Collegiate Liaison to the Board of Directors for 2.5 years helping with social media for the Council and Equifest, and as an educational committee chair assisting with HorseCare 101 each fall. In her high school 4H years, MaRyka was consistently titled Grand or Reserve Champion in just about everything, including snaffle bit project, reining, ranch riding, horsemanship and hunter-hack. MaRyka is skilled in barefoot farrier work and is learning the skills of hot shoeing as well. MaRyka makes all her own rope training halters, hackamores, war bridles and bucket holders too.  She has served as Team Captain and Leader for 4H and into her collegiate team challenges.  MaRyka has maintained a 4.0 at KSU and received numerous grants and honors in her collegiate career. She is involved with the KSU Vet Medicine Graduate Student Association, and Academic Quadrathlon for Animal Sciences as well as competed on the KSU Horse Judging Team at state, interstate and national competitions placing in the top 5 individuals at all.  MaRyka will begin her PhD studies as a Transboundary Animal Disease Fellow at KSU, and then will start her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. 

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue
November Horse of the Month

Meet Millie, a 2005 Paint mare, who came back to the rescue when found for sale on the internet, which is against HOTV contract. Millie has had some training, but is not broke. She’s skittish but very willing and will need a patient owner. She’s a beautiful girl, who needs her forever home.


Kansas Horse Council Annual Meeting
Moving to Manhattan

Save the date for KHC annual meeting and dinner, January 19, Stanley Stout Center, on the K-State campus! 10:30-11am, Check in; 11am, Annual Meeting; Noon, Dinner. Stay tuned for registration details.

Purchase Kansas City Chiefs Tickets and Support KHC

Support the Kansas Horse Council by purchasing your Chiefs tickets through the following link:


Choose as many games as you would like to attend, and enter the promo code: KSHORSE

Each ticket purchased means $10 back to KHC! 

GO CHIEFS!  See you at Arrowhead!

KHC November Newsletter

In this issue:

  • HC 101 – Thank You, Sponsors!
  • State Fair 4-H Award Buckles
  • AHC Highlights
  • Dillons Rewards & Amazon Smiles Programs
  • Featuring Hillsdale State Park

KHC November Newsletter

KHC and Back Country Horsemen of Kansas Team Up to Tackle Trail Work   

BCHA-Kansas President Erin Glassman and KHC President Dennis Goodwin sign a Memorandum of Understanding, joining the efforts of the two organizations on trail maintenance and preservation throughout Kansas.

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas

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

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!

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