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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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The 2016 home of Equifest of Kansas!

Click on the logo to find the Expocentre Calendar of Events.


Get $1M Personal Excess Liability Insurance with KHC Membership!




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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!


Have you heard the news?Equifest logo

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



 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!!



  June Rescue of the Month

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue:

Tango_Jan2016_leftMeet Tango, a red roan paint born in 2013. Tango has one blue eye and one brown eye. He has a great disposition, is easy to catch, and is fun to ride. With 60 days of training, Tango needs an intermediate rider; he can still be a little spooky and stubborn.


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.


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

 KHC Spring Trail Ride
Experiences Kanopolis Lake Trails


Though Mother Nature tried her best to discourage it, over 50 avid trail riders enjoyed the unique trails at Kanopolis Lake, April 30. The day was cool and misty, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who were Kanopolis novices and others who already considered these trails their favorite in Kansas! Due to rains on Friday, the Saturday ride left camp at Noon and returned to camp about 4pm, where former KHC board member Steve Lindsay had a wonderful meal prepared. The Director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame in Ellsworth, Jim Gray, was our guest; following dinner, he shared colorful stories of the
history of the area. Steve provided hot biscuits and gravy on a cool, misty Sunday morning, and 14 of the true die-hards headed out for a 3-hour ride. A big thank you to our trail leaders and outriders, Richard & Tracy McIntire, Ron Woods, Ron Hubbard, and KHC President Justin Janssen, for keeping our riders safe. We heard several comments from first-time riders at Kanopolis, who were excited to make plans to return. That’s our goal of promoting our Kansas public parks that welcome equestrians!



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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).