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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!

Welcome New KHC
Executive Director
Justine Staten

The Kansas Horse Council welcomes Justine Staten to the position of Executive Director. Justine has a long association with the KHC and extensive experience in the equine industry. Welcome her as she takes the reins of the KHC on June 26!


Legislative Update

Describing the last several months as a whirlwind hardly sums up this legislative session. Without the support of fellow race fans–providing feedback, contacting legislators, being eyes and ears on the ground, and so much more–the Greater Kansas Racing Alliance could not have accomplished so much.

The legislative session is over, and the racing bill didn’t pass. What now? The race isn’t over, and the bill isn’t dead. Kansas operates its legislative cycles on a two-year basis, so the bill is on the docket for next session. The Alliance intends to hit the ground running next year. Over the next several months, we’ll continue working on a compromise and refining our strategy.

Continue talking to legislators and attend their events. They need to see the many faces of the people this bill affects. The Greater Kansas Racing Alliance thanks you for continued support of the effort to reinvigorate horse and greyhound racing in Kansas.


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!!  

Hope in the Valley Horse of the Month

This beautiful little 2012 Quarter Horse mare was rescued from a kill buyer. Scarlett is 13.3H and has lots of potential. She is quick, turns on a dime, and likes to go fast. She will require an advanced intermediate rider. Scarlett is healthy and ready for a forever home!


KHC Foundation Awards 2017 Scholarships

Fifteen new and returning college students shared $14,000 in Kansas Horse Council Foundation scholarships at a ceremony in Wamego, June 12. The Silent Auction at Equifest each year is the main source of income for these scholarships, along with donations from the Weary Family Foundation and the Kansas Horse Council. Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Head of Clinical Sciences at the KSU College of Vet Medicine and KHC Board Member, presented the awards to this outstanding group of students:  Bailey Pyle; Raegan Rast; Jacob Grinstead; MaRyka Smith; Grace Thiel; Samantha Guy; Kenna Hoffman; Natalie Vesta; Taylor Wolken; Alyssa Botkin; Rachael Peterson; Allyson Dorrell; Sidney Murray; Katrina Bork; Taylor Brown


The Kansas Horse Council welcomes Marty Bloomquist to the KHC Board of Directors

Marty Bloomquist has won state, circuit, national, and world champion honors in cutting horse, ranch riding, dressage, Western events, English Pleasure, and Equitation. She has also served as show steward for the KSU Equestrian Team and has served on the Colby Community College Equestrian Team’s Advisory Board. Marty is currently Vice President and Activities Director for the Douglas County Trail Riders, Lawrence. She has served over 20 years in state and local government positions and brings a wealth of equine and business knowledge to the Kansas Horse Council. Welcome aboard, Marty! 

KHC June Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Meet the new KHC Executive Director
  • Welcome New Board Member
  • Spring Ride at Hillsdale Lake
  • American Horse Council Survey for Horse Owners
  • Equifest of Kansas 2018

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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).