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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.

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 Sidney Murray

Photo Jun 13 6 44 37 PM_Sidney Murray (2).jpgA native of Topeka, Sidney has been showing American Saddlebred horses for many years with her family. They compete in Show Pleasure and 5 Gaited Pleasure classes across the Midwest. Recently Sidney swept all her classes with a horse that surpassed all expectations, lending tribute to Sidney’s skills as an accomplished horsewoman. Sidney attends Rockhurst University pursuing a degree in Business and Marketing and hopes to work in accounting or marketing in the future. She still finds time to ride and compete and truly believes, “Good things come through hard work!”  

Kicking Off the KHC Horsemanship Rewards Program

 Earn rewards while working with your favorite equine friends!

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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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