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The Kansas Horse Council is dedicated to providing the Kansas equine industry with leadership and direction through education, promotion, and public policy advocacy.

Applications for 2019
KHC Foundation Scholarships due April 1!

Go to the Resources link for info.

2018 KHC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

2018 KHC Scholarship Recipients

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.

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.  


Spotlight on Emily BrightbillEmily Brightbill
Emily Brightbill is a lifelong Manhattan resident attending Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, to obtain her degree as a doctor of Dentistry. Emily has an exemplary record of academic accomplishments, maintaining 4 full years on Academic Honor Roll and National Honor Roll and leadership skills within the United States Pony Club and the Flint Hills Pony Club. Emily has given her time to younger students to teach riding lessons and horse management skills as well as conducting ratings for the youth. She has competed at local and regional levels for Pony Club in Mounted and Quiz Rallies and earned high point equitation rider in 2017. Emily has served as team captain for the Flint Hills Equestrians of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and has shown in the Kansas Hunter Jumper Association since 2006. In 2017, the Flint Hills Pony Club managed the Farm Bureau Kids Corral at Equifest and Emily was a supervisor and organizer of educational and entertainment activities presented.  Emily has ridden at High Horse Stables, Hunter Hill Farm, Hyde-Away Ranch, and Vermillion Valley Equine Center and voluntarily assists with feeding, assisting with horse care and cleaning stalls, as well as helping with many summer riding camps.

Kicking Off the KHC Horsemanship Rewards Program

 Earn rewards while working with your favorite equine friends!

KHC Rewards Program


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Kansas Horse Council and Back Country Horsemen of Kansas Team Up To Tackle Trail Work

BCHA Ks logo.jpgThe Kansas Horse Council welcomes Back Country Horsemen of America-Kansas as the official trails division of the KHC. Erin Glassman, current president of BCHA-Ks, will be working with KHC Trails Director Jim Thomas representing equestrian interests in utilizing public trails across the state. 

Through BCHA, equestrian volunteer trail workers log hours spent on equestrian campground and trail maintenance and improvements. For 2018, total volunteer hours in Kansas reached 4,000! Using values provided by BCHA, monetary value of these work hours exceeds $225,000. This doesn’t even take into consideration the personal equipment, mileage, and fuel donated by these volunteers. The partnership with BCHA provides a consistent method of calculating and reporting hours. Jim shares this information each year with public land managers and KDWP&T officials letting them know that equestrians are committed to working alongside public land managers to ensure a future of trail riding opportunities in Kansas.

2018 was a very successful year with benefit trail rides across the state raising a total of $14,859 for public equestrian campgrounds and trails! Proceeds included: Perry State Park $3,245; Eisenhower State Park $3,489; Kanopolis State Park $3000; El Dorado State Park $725; and Clinton Lake’s Rockhaven Park, $2,000. Over the past eight years, these trail rides have raised over $104,000, which have funded numerous campground and trail improvements.

Contact Jim or Erin to find out how you can become involved! Jim, 785-633-4761, thomasjc68@gmail.com or Erin, 620-617-7221, ejacob716@gmail.com. Go to bchkansas.com or Back Country Horsemen of America Kansas Chapter on Facebook for more info.

Kansas Horse Council is looking to add Regional Representatives all over Kansas!  Learn More Here

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Stampede on down to your County Courthouse to get your original KHC license plate before it changes! After July 1, the state is limiting the use of color on specialized plates.

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