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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.


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for information.



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



The Kansas chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America is into its second year and growing! Especially in travels to western states, riders see evidence of the work BCHA does to keep public trails open to equestrians. 

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them to adopt a great American horse!

Kansas Horse Council
Fall in the Flint Hills Trail Ride
October 22, 2016

rockne_memorialJoin the Kansas Horse Council on a ride across private ranch lands in Chase County to the site of the Knute Rockne Memorial, which marks the location of the plane crash that took the life of the legendary Notre Dame football coach. Lunch will be provided. 

KHC Fall Ride Flyer 2016

2016 Fall Ride Release Form


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The new dates for Equifest of Kansas are February 24-26, 2017, at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Be sure to mark your calendars!!

Clinicians, so far, include:

  • Chris Cox making his return appearance at Equifest of Kansas
  • Gaited Horsemanship Expert, Larry Whitesell
  • Equine behaviorist Mustang Maddy
  • More to come!!


KHC August Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Join the Kansas City Cowboy for Cops Parade, August 5
  • Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Horse Care 101, December 3
  • Region 9 Certified Horsemanship Association Conference, Sept. 10-11, Cheyenne, WY


Share Your Passion!

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Available Now from Your
County Treasurer’s Office

Are You a KHC Member?

Be part of the largest equine network in Kansas!

Your membership supports:

  • fun and educational opportunities
  • trail rides
  • growth for the equine industry
  • and helps secure the future of our equine-related jobs, recreation, and lifestyle.

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 receive with your 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!!



  August Rescue of the Month

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue:

Meet Stormin’ Norman, a chestnut mini gelding. Norman is estimated to be about 22 years old. He was found wandering in Sedgwick County, and we are working on his trust issues. We are requesting sponsorships to help support Norman’s care at Hope in the Valley.





Save the Date for

Horse Care 101 featuring Dr. Temple Grandin

December 3, 2016
Kansas State University

Dr. Grandin is an autistic American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She is also the inventor of the “hug box”, a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. In the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, she was named in the “Heroes” category. She was the subject of the award-winning, semi-biographical film, Temple Grandin.”

Adult – $35; Students – $15; Audit morning presentation only – $15 (no lunch or afternoon activities). Registration materials will be ready soon.



Kansas Horse Council Foundation Awards $14,000 in Scholarships

The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present $14,000 in scholarship awards June 7 in Wamego.  Representative  Ron Highland attended to present the awards.

The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the equine industry.  Since that time, over $94,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Funding for the awards is raised through a Silent Auction held each February at EquiFest of Kansas and a $4000 grant from the Weary Family Foundation.

Scholarship application information is available on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com. Applications are due each year by April 1.

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Recipients of this years’ awards are from left to right:  Front Row:   Allyson Dorrell from Olathe, Grace Thiel of Easton, Hayley Banister of Auburn, Molly Jaax of Wichita, MaRyka Smith of Hoyt, Roxanna Clawson of Great Bend

Back Row: Jacob Grinstead of Hutchinson, Zoe Woolsoncroft of Salina, Cole McCabe of Prairie Village

Not pictured:  Shannon Beins of Wichita,  Taylor Wolken of Lawrence, Charlie Armour of Fontana, Chelsea Gabriel of Grain Valley, Samantha Guy of Walnut.

Trail Talk

What to find in this latest issue of Trail Talk

  • “I Want to Breed My Mare . . .”
  • Guttural Mycosis
  • Proper Vaccine Protocol


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).




Where’s Your Sign?

Click on the sign for more information:

Kansas Horse Liability SignAvailable from the KHC office or participating retailers: Better Equine, Paola; Hunn Leather, Augusta; R Bar B, Topeka; Lifetime Pet, Olathe; Burrows Tack, Hugoton.