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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).
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them today to adopt a great American horse!
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KHC’s Horse Care 101, Nov. 8, 2014
Kansas State University, Manhattan
featuring Julie Goodnight
Make plans now to attend the 3rd annual Horse Care 101 seminar, Nov. 8, Frick Auditorium at the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. The Kansas Horse Council is honored to feature Julie Goodnight! Julie hosts Horse Master on RFD TV and travels the USA sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship training with riders of all disciplines.
The day’s activities will also include equine attorney, Denise Farris; Hubbard Feeds nutritionist, Dr. Randal Raub; and Debra Racheter of Crest Ridge Saddlery will demonstrate how a saddle should correctly fit your horse. Dr. Chris Blevins, KSU Veterinarian, will share information pertinent to keeping your horse healthy starting with what’s happening in his mouth. There will also be beneficial and educational hands-on labs in the afternoon.
Stay tuned for more details!
Specialty Equine License Plates Available in 2015
The bill 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 KHC license plate was designed by Kansas City artist, John Keeling.
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2014 KHC August Newsletter
Click on link for
June Trail Talk
In this issue:
- Protecting Your Horse Against West Nile Virus
Mark your calendars for Equifest 2015,
February 13-15, 2015,
featuring Chris Cox and Julie Goodnight!
August Rescue of the Month
Meet Phoenix . . .
a 15 hand QH mare born in 1999. Phoenix came to the rescue in July 2009. She was broke to ride for an intermediate rider and was great to lead kids on. She was adopted out in July 2010 but came back in 2013 with a new baby at her side. Her baby has been weaned, and Phoenix has had a 30-day tuneup with the trainer. She is doing better than ever and is ready for an intermediate rider.
Contact Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue:
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.
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:
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Fall in the Flint Hills Trail Ride
Join the KHC in the Flint Hills of Pottawatomie County. Lush grasslands and beautiful panoramic views.
$30/KHC members; $40/non-members; $15 non-riders and kids 12 & under
Fri, Sept 26 – Campers may arrive, primitive camping
Sat, Sept 27 – 10am Ride out; pack your own lunch; 5:30pm Catered meal and entertainment. Cashel and Classic Equine door prizes provided by The Basement Tack Shop, Wamego.
Sun, Sept 28 – 7:30-8am Coffee & donuts; 9am Ride til Noon
Directions and Info:
Meet at Fairview School House in Pottawatomie County located at intersection of Fairview & Lincoln Roads, 17 miles north of St. Marys on Hwy. 63, then 2 miles west on Fairview Rd. There will be bathroom facilities available in the school house (no showers). Water is available, but there are no pens on site. In case of rain, the ride will be cancelled due to parking on grass.
Questions – Kansas Horse Council office: 785-776-0662 or Pattie Stalder, 785-456-3278.
Click on the links for the ride flyer and the registration form:
KHC Flint Hills Ride
KHC Flint Hill Ride Regis
KHC Foundation 2014 Scholarships Awarded
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present its 2014 scholarship awards on June 3rd in Wamego.
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the horse industry. Since that time, over $70,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Funding for the awards is raised through a Silent Auction held each February at EquiFest of Kansas in Park City, just north of Wichita.
Scholarship application information is available on the KHC website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com.Applications are due each year by April 1st.
Recipients of this years’ awards are: from left to right, Ethan Quaney of Burlingame, $700; Blair McGehee of Wichita, $1000; Todd Graber of McPherson, $500; Charlie Armour of Fontana, $500; Jordan Edington of Berryton, $500; and Chelsea Gabriel of Grain Valley, MO, $500. Not pictured are: Celsey Benada of Cuba, $1000; Hayley Banister of Auburn, $1000; Tyler Murray of Wheaton, $500; and Faye Miller of Topeka, $1000.
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, email@example.com, or Jim Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org.