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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 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


img0053[1]The Kansas chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America is working hard to keep our public trails open.

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas


Stampede on down to your County Courthouse to get your original KHC license plate before it changes! After July 31, the state is limiting the use of color on specialized plates.

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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 every year. 

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:  

Topekan Rachel Brown will be attending Kansas State University this fall in the College of Ag, Dept. of Animal Sciences- Pre-Vet program. Actively involved in the Shawnee County 4H Horse project, Rachel also participates with Kansas Quarter Horse Youth Association, the Kansas Buckskin Association, the Ultimate Horseman’s Challenge Competitions and Clinics, the Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association. She has volunteered and participated in play nights and rodeos at the North Topeka Saddle Club. Rachel serves her community through the Topeka Rescue Mission, projects for underprivileged kids, entertainment at Brewster Place Retirement home, Harvesters Food Distribution, as well as volunteering at two equine rescue programs, Shooting Star and Irish Farms. 

Collin Champagne, a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School, has been involved in 4H, the Kansas Buckskin Horse Association and AQHA shows and events. In addition to competing, Collin has trained some horses along the way. Collin is diversely talented  in both equestrian sports and music. Collin can be found assisting at KBHA shows and AQHA shows. Collin will be attending Kansas State University in the College of Engineering, with an emphasis in operations management.  

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!

$1M Personal Excess Liability Insurance FAQ

KHC Member Purchasing Package

KHC Member Benefits Page

What are you waiting for? CLICK HERE AND JOIN TODAY!!  

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue
Horse of the Month


Though a bit sway-backed, with proper padding, Penny is a great riding horse for an experienced rider. She has been ridden by children. Find ou
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KHC July Newsletter

In this issue:

  • New KHC Member Benefit
  • Spotlight on Clinton Lake Trails and Rockhaven Campground

Click here to open KHC July Newsletter

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

As Kansas Horse Council Trails Director, Jim Thomas has promoted and worked personally on trails helping to keep access open to horseback riders.  In 2013, a Kansas chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America formed, led by Steve Lindsey and several other people. The trail work ethics that BCHA provides are well known throughout many states in the country.  The organization helps to provide education on proper trail building and maintenance, so that work that is done is long-lasting and sustainable; the organization also helps to provide information regarding the value of volunteer work. Last year alone, Jim reported the following information to Kansas public land managers:

  • Kansas equestrians raised $17,200 through annual benefit rides at Eisenhower State Park, El Dorado, Clinton, Kanopolis and Perry with proceeds directly benefiting equestrian campgrounds and trails at those lakes.  
  • Back Country Horsemen of Kansas volunteers in northeast Kansas alone put in over 1,700 hours of volunteer time on our trails, valued at over $50,000 with BCHA guidelines. 

Both entities are strong and put in valuable work towards keeping and maintaining horse trail access; it is only logical that the two join forces.  The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Kansas Horse Council and Back Country Horsemen of Kansas, KHC Chairman Dennis Goodwin and BCHK Chairman Erin Glassman, with the support of their respective organizations, made the MOU official.  This MOU will help minimize duplication of work put towards promoting, maintaining and building trails and improving equestrian campgrounds, fund-raising and building working relationships with the public land managers for Kansas trails.  Erin will be working with Jim to create a continuity of what he has been building through KHC and to help continue the good work already performed in collaboration with the great volunteers in our state. 

Save the Date for Horse Care 101!!

Kansas Horse Council is looking to add Regional Representatives all over Kansas!  To learn more go to:  http://www.kansashorsecouncil.com/regional-directors-representatives//