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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 new home of Equifest of Kansas!

Click on the logo to find the Expocentre Calendar of Events.

Free-Classified-AdsClick on logoskansas_equine_logo for information.

Get $1M Personal Excess Liability Insurance with KHC Membership!




Click on AHC logo to visit website.

Click on USDA logo for:

Equine 2015 Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015


A study of equine care and health management in the US.



Saving land for horses and horse-related activities.



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

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas


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 Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them to adopt a great American horse!

Welcome New KHC
Executive Director
Justine Staten

The Kansas Horse Council welcomes Justine Staten to the position of Executive Director. Justine has a long association with the KHC and extensive experience in the equine industry. Welcome her as she takes the reins of the KHC on June 26!


Legislative Update

Describing the last several months as a whirlwind hardly sums up this legislative session. Without the support of fellow race fans–providing feedback, contacting legislators, being eyes and ears on the ground, and so much more–the Greater Kansas Racing Alliance could not have accomplished so much.

The legislative session is over, and the racing bill didn’t pass. What now? The race isn’t over, and the bill isn’t dead. Kansas operates its legislative cycles on a two-year basis, so the bill is on the docket for next session. The Alliance intends to hit the ground running next year. Over the next several months, we’ll continue working on a compromise and refining our strategy.

Continue talking to legislators and attend their events. They need to see the many faces of the people this bill affects. The Greater Kansas Racing Alliance thanks you for continued support of the effort to reinvigorate horse and greyhound racing in Kansas.


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

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


KHC Foundation Awards 2017 Scholarships

Fifteen new and returning college students shared $14,000 in Kansas Horse Council Foundation scholarships at a ceremony in Wamego, June 12. The Silent Auction at Equifest each year is the main source of income for these scholarships, along with donations from the Weary Family Foundation and the Kansas Horse Council. Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Head of Clinical Sciences at the KSU College of Vet Medicine and KHC Board Member, presented the awards to this outstanding group of students:  Bailey Pyle; Raegan Rast; Jacob Grinstead; MaRyka Smith; Grace Thiel; Samantha Guy; Kenna Hoffman; Natalie Vesta; Taylor Wolken; Alyssa Botkin; Rachael Peterson; Allyson Dorrell; Sidney Murray; Katrina Bork; Taylor Brown


KHC July Newsletter

In this issue:

  • 2017 Scholarship Awards Ceremony
  • American Horse Council Survey
  • Kansas Amusement Ride Act
  • Operation Free Ride
  • Mission Valley Hunt Club
  • Equifest of Kansas Preview

Click here to open newsletter

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khc license

Available Now from Your County Treasurer’s Office


2013 Trails Book Cover - final (2)Ready to Ride Kansas?

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).    



Hope in the Valley Horse of the Month


Hot Dog came to the rescue as a colt in 2011. This beautiful bay QH gelding is in training this summer at the rescue and ready to go any direction you choose!