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.


The Kansas Horse Council website is undergoing some changes! It looks a little different right now but is still completely functional. Stay tuned!!

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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


Stampede on down to your County Courthouse to get your KHC license plate

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Are You Ready for Equifest?

Something for everyone this year! Driving & drill team competitions, mounted archery with Brandy Von Holten and Crooked Creek Mule CO. & The MULE MAFIA with their talented jumping mules! Ranch rodeo, Friday & Saturday, 2019 Top Horse Competition, the always popular breed showcase! Food trucks, 150+ vendors, world class demos, workshops…top clinicians Dan James, Mustang Maddy, and MORE! 

Kansas Expocentre, February 22, 23, 24! 

Tickets go on sale soon!!

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. 

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:  

Ms. Madison Hetherington,Valley Falls, attends Northwest Missouri State University where she majors in Agribusiness. Madison has been involved in 4H throughout her youth, showing in all classes, from halter, showmanship, western and English riding, reining, trail and speed events. The main discipline focus for her family is barrel racing. She has competed in NBHA, JEND Productions, Barrel Bash, Go For Broke, PBRIF and ABRA World Show.  Madison is not just a competitor but also trains her own horses. At age 14, she broke her first horse and has accomplished  7 more trained horses since that time.  While at Highland Community College, Madison received a 4.0 and tutored other students. Madison hopes to utilize her Agribusiness degree by running an equine training business as well as teaching riding lessons after college. 

Ms. Caroline Gatschet, a graduate of Hayden Catholic High School in Topeka, attends Kansas State University with Biology as a Pre-Vet major. For 13 years, Caroline has competed in the Kansas Hunter Jumper Association circuit. Caroline has schooled under Kathy Childs of Crooked Post Farms for 10 years. Caroline has been recognized for outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills in student government and commitment to riding and showing, as well as volunteerism for Topeka Round Up Club and Exceptional Equestrians Therapeutic Riding program.  

Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue
November Horse of the Month

Meet Millie, a 2005 Paint mare, who came back to the rescue when found for sale on the internet, which is against HOTV contract. Millie has had some training, but is not broke. She’s skittish but very willing and will need a patient owner. She’s a beautiful girl, who needs her forever home.


Food, Fun, Fellowship
at the
KHC Regions 2 & 5 Gathering!

Burgers, door prizes, and a demo by Ashley Purdin, December 5, 5:30-8pm, Equus Curito Equine Center, Louisburg. RSVP to with names of attendees to director@kansashorsecouncil.com. Hope to see lots of KHC members there!

KHC Region 2 and 5 Gathering

Kansas Horse Council Annual Meeting
Moving to Manhattan

Save the date for KHC annual meeting and dinner, January 19, Stanley Stout Center, on the K-State campus! 10:30-11am, Check in; 11am, Annual Meeting; Noon, Dinner. Stay tuned for registration details.

KHC November Newsletter

In this issue:

  • HC 101 – Thank You, Sponsors!
  • State Fair 4-H Award Buckles
  • AHC Highlights
  • Dillons Rewards & Amazon Smiles Programs
  • Featuring Hillsdale State Park

KHC November Newsletter

KHC and Back Country Horsemen of Kansas Team Up to Tackle Trail Work   

BCHA-Kansas President Erin Glassman and KHC President Dennis Goodwin sign a Memorandum of Understanding, joining the efforts of the two organizations on trail maintenance and preservation throughout Kansas.

Find out more about BCHA-Kansas

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

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!

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