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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!

February Rescue of the Month

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue:


Annie is a 16.1 Belgian/Saddlebred mare born in 1996. She is personable, versatile, and smart! She’s broke to ride and drive. Due to cancer, her left eye has been removed, but she has adapted very well and is very affectionate!



 The Kansas Horse Council brings you

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Equifest of Kansas

presented by Visit Topeka

and the Kansas Radio Networks


February 26-28, 2016

Kansas Expocentre, Topeka

Equifest 2016 will include: Ranch Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, Premier Farm & Home Top Horse Competition, Breed Showcase with breeds from draft to mini donkeys, trick rider, 6-horse drawn stagecoach, carriage racing, mounted shooters, Kid’s Horseless Rodeo & Show, Farris Law Firm Jumper Challenge on Friday evening, fashion show, tons of vendors, and nationally known clinicians including Dan James (Double Dan Horsemanship), Sharon Camarillo (Barrel Racing), Tim McQuay (Reining), Diane Carney (Hunter/Jumper), Yvonne Barteau (Dressage).


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Better Horses


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Smart Pak

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RJ Classics

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Helping Horses

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Kansas Connections Academy



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KHC February Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Report from KHC Annual Meeting
  • 2016 Equifest of Kansas
  • KHC Spring Ride at Kanopolis
  • Legislative Update – Return Racing to Kansas

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!!


Join the Kansas Horse Council for a
Spring Trail Ride at Kanopolis Lake

April 30-May 1, 2016

A weekend of camping, riding, delicious meals, and riding some of the most unique trails in the state! Click on the links for the ride flyer and the registration form:

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2016 KHC Kanopolis Ride Registration

Chris Blevins

Dr. Chris Blevins of KSU College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded the Bud Newell Award by KHC President, Justin Janssen, at the Annual Meeting this past Saturday. The award is in honor of the founder of the Kansas Horse Council, Bud Newell, and recognizes an individual who has provided outstanding service to the council and to the Kansas equine industry. Dr. Blevins served for six years on the KHC Board of Directors and practices at the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He also hosts a weekly segment on Ag in the AM featuring equine topics.

Over 100 attendees at this year’s annual meeting reviewed the 2015 activities and accomplishments of the Kansas Horse Council. Following lunch, Equifest Manager Ann White discussed the Topeka debut of Equifest of Kansas and led the group on a tour of the new facilities.


Share Your Passion!

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Available Now from Your
County Treasurer’s Office



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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).



 Where’s Your Sign?

Click on the sign for more information:

Kansas Horse Liability Sign

Available from the KHC office or participating retailers: Better Equine, Paola; Hunn Leather, Augusta; R Bar B, Topeka; Lifetime Pet, Olathe; Burrows Tack, Hugoton.