KHC Foundation Awards 2013 Scholarships
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present its 2013 scholarship awards on June 5th in Wamego. Kansas Representative Sydney Carlin was in attendance to present the awards. The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the horse industry. Since that time, over $60,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Scholarship application information is available on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com.
Recipients of this years’ awards are: Rebecca Biswell of Wamego, Charlie Armour of Fontana, Kristen Humback of Manhattan, Brittanie Stalder of Concordia and Savannah Isley of Bird City. Each student received a $700 scholarship.
Pictured are: Rep. Carlin, Charlie Armour, Brittanie Stalder & Rebecca Biswell
Kansas Cowboys and Cowgirls to be
honored in Dodge City
Nominations now being accepted
for the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame
The Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame a project of Boot Hill Museum was developed to preserve and honor the life of the Kansas Cowboy. Inductees each year are honored for their outstanding contribution to the western heritage lifestyle, past and present, and to the preservation of the cowboy culture. They must uphold the cowboy ideals of integrity, honesty and self-sufficiency. Not forgotten, but sometimes neglected, this year special emphasis is being placed on celebrating the ladies of the western heritage lifestyle. Nominations are now being accepted for the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Individuals will be selected in the following categories: Working Cowboy/Cowgirl, Cowboy/Cowgirl Historian, Cowboy/Cowgirl Entertainer/Artist, Rodeo Cowboy/Cowgirl and Rancher/ Cattleman. When asked about the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Chairman, Kim Goodnight said “It is an honor to recognize the legacy of the Kansas Cowboy. Each year we receive numerous outstanding nominations for individuals that contribute to the cowboy way of life. The nominees come from all walks of life, from the hand that gets a paycheck for a job well done to the gentleman that owns the ranch.” Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013. All entries must be delivered to Boot Hill Museum or postmarked by June 28, 2013. Nomination forms are available at www.boothill.org or by calling the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City at 620.227.8188.
Inductees or families will be notified of their selection by August 1, 2013. The 2013 induction ceremonies for the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame will be held in September of 2013 in Dodge City. For more information please contact Brent Harris at Boot Hill Museum. 620.227.8188
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The Certified Horsemanship Association provides a free library of videos full of ‘how to’ information for the horse owner. Topics include Blanketing Your Horse, Using a Mounting Block, Fitting Martingales and other tack, Emergency Dismounts, Fitting Horse Boots, and several others. Visit CHA-ahse.org or click on the You Tube link:
“These professional videos were produced by CHA for the horse industry and the general public,” says CHA Chief Executive Officer Christy Landwehr, “so that we can all help get the word out about having fun safely with horses.”
Rescue of the Month
This monthly feature provides contact details for a horse adoption in Kansas. Please contact the rescue or adoption service directly. Thanks!
The June 2013 featured rescue comes from the Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue.
Meet Junior . . .
Junior is an owner relinquishment due to downsizing the herd. He is an 11-yr-old Appendix Quarter Horse and ‘turns a mean left barrel’ according to his previous owner. Junior was a stallion until about 6 weeks ago, but you would never know it. He is also missing his right eye but it does not affect him at all. He is very nice and will make someone a very nice horse. Junior is indeed a 1D barrel horse. This guy is fast around a barrel and is ready for his forever home!
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As always, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them today to adopt a great American horse!
Equifest of Kansas Welcomes Tom Frey
Dear Friends of EquiFest,
This is a letter of introduction. In light of the recent resignation of the previous management company, I will now be managing EquiFest for the Kansas Horse Council. I have been a vendor, a competitor, and a spectator in many horse events across the country. I have felt the effects of poorly managed as well as professionally managed venues. The latter is much more enjoyable as most of you know. I do not have all the answers but my staff and I will find them out. I want to make your next experience at EquiFest as good or better than your previous one. For those of you I have not met and the ones that I already know, I am looking forward to working with you. If there is anything I can do to help you I’m just a phone call away. My name is Tom Frey and my cell number is 913-626-4202.
Looking forward to your success,
Tom M. Frey
Cleveland, MO 64734 913-626-4202
Equifest of Kansas!
See you next year, February 14-16, 2014!
Snow in May?!?
Or, How Mother Nature Tried to Ruin
the KHC Elk City Trail Ride!
Neither predictions of rain and snow nor cold nights kept over 40 hearty cowboys and cowgirls from enjoying the Elk River Trail in southeastern Kansas the first weekend of May. Mother Nature chose not to cooperate with the annual spring Kansas Horse Council Elk City Lake trail ride, and this May weekend brought nighttime temperatures in the upper 30’s and cool, misty days. The Saturday ride was postponed until noon, when riders bundled up and headed out on the trail. It ended up being a pleasant afternoon as the group passed through the boulder-tossed terrain and rode along rock walls that towered 20-30 feet over their heads. The afternoon was chilly and misty at times, but ride participants happily enjoyed forming new friendships and meeting the challenges this ride has to offer. One benefit of the cool, misty day was the bonanza of morels that were popping up all along the trail. Several riders just couldn’t stop themselves from dismounting and loading pockets and saddlebags full. One or two even took off their jackets to provide a satchel to carry mushrooms back! A hot, catered dinner of pulled pork and brisket and all the trimmings followed the 5-hour ride along with prize drawings. As temperatures dropped once again to the upper 30’s, several gathered around a warm campfire to share highlights from the trail. Biscuits and gravy warmed up the overnight campers Sunday morning; then 26 riders headed back out on the trail for a 3-hour ride. Warmed up leftovers from the night before provided a hot lunch before riders loaded up and headed home. Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to ruin the weekend, riders made new friends and took home memories of a great ride. Welcome new KHC memberships: Garnett Saddle Club, Lori Tilson, and Ruth & Danny Fechter! Thank you to lifetime KHC members Eddie & Marilyn Drake for the donation of pop and water for the weekend. And, thank you to the outriders who rode herd on the group – Howard & Pam Banzet, Randy & Jennifer Carnahan, Tim & Susan Searles, Bill Racy, and Rick Medlen.
- Jim & Cheryl Thomas
Ready to Ride Kansas?
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).