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. Natalie Vesta, a native of Clay Center started with borrowed horses to compete in the 4H  Horseless Horse project, then competed in Cowboys for Christ furthering her horse experiences and interests. Finally, she acquired her own AQHA mare and began competing in 4H and Eastern Kansas Horseman’s Association circuits and evolved to some cowboy dressage with the KS Cowboy Dressage Association. She now rides on an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team. Natalie stays busy with community activities such as volunteering at the FEI World Cup and Equifest of KS, as well as working at Hunter Hill Farm in Randolph.  Natalie is a sophomore at Kansas State University where she is working on a double major in Business and German Language with goals of a career in the equine industry doing marketing or management. She hopes to study abroad to gain more experience.  In her first year at college, Natalie made the Dean’s list and served her residence hall floor as the social co-chair.

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue
October Horse of the Month

Jr’s Mariah is a 1997 Standardbred. She was rescued by SOSS (Save Our Standardbreds from Slaughter) and donated to Hope in the Valley. She’s been used to provide rides to children at River Fest and Valley Center Fall Festival. Mariah has a quiet demeanor and would be a wonderful mount for an advanced beginner.


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 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!!