Equifest of Kansas!
See you next year, February 14-16, 2014!
This FREE on-line resource is provided by the Kansas Horse Council to help you advertise and/or locate horse-related information and services in and near Kansas. Use the Equine Directory . . . to advertise or locate a farrier, a trail riding stable, boarding facilities, lessons, event facilities, breeders, insurance providers, saddle clubs, photographers, tack stores, and much more!
Choose a Category or Search . . . Find what you’re looking for by choosing a category, or search the directory by city or county.
Submit and Edit Your Free Listing . . . Help make this site comprehensive and accurate. Submit a free listing of your Kansas horse-related business or organization. Once listed, you can edit your listing and add or change pictures and text as often as you wish.
It’s FREE & EASY TO USE! Include your listing today and become part of the Largest Equine Network in Kansas!
The Certified Horsemanship Association provides a free library of videos full of ‘how to’ information for the horse owner. Topics include Blanketing Your Horse, Using a Mounting Block, Fitting Martingales and other tack, Emergency Dismounts, Fitting Horse Boots, and several others. Visit CHA-ahse.org or click on the You Tube link:
“These professional videos were produced by CHA for the horse industry and the general public,” says CHA Chief Executive Officer Christy Landwehr, “so that we can all help get the word out about having fun safely with horses.”
Rescue of the Month
This monthly feature provides contact details for a horse adoption in Kansas. Please contact the rescue or adoption service directly. Thanks!
The May 2013 featured rescue comes from the Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue.
Meet Delilah . . .
Delilah came with a group of horses that was seized by the county in June 2010. She was extremely thin and pregnant! Delilah gave birth to a healthy paint baby in March 2011. Today, Delilah is fit and broke to ride. We even rode her in the Haysville Fall Festival Parade! She’s healthy, happy, and ready for a good home.
♦ ♦ ♦
♦ ♦ ♦
As always, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) www.blm.gov offers Mustangs for adoption. Contact them today to adopt a great American horse!
♦ ♦ ♦
Snow in May?!?
Or, How Mother Nature Tried to Ruin
the KHC Elk City Trail Ride!
Neither predictions of rain and snow nor cold nights kept over 40 hearty cowboys and cowgirls from enjoying the Elk River Trail in southeastern Kansas the first weekend of May. Mother Nature chose not to cooperate with the annual spring Kansas Horse Council Elk City Lake trail ride, and this May weekend brought nighttime temperatures in the upper 30’s and cool, misty days. The Saturday ride was postponed until noon, when riders bundled up and headed out on the trail. It ended up being a pleasant afternoon as the group passed through the boulder-tossed terrain and rode along rock walls that towered 20-30 feet over their heads. The afternoon was chilly and misty at times, but ride participants happily enjoyed forming new friendships and meeting the challenges this ride has to offer. One benefit of the cool, misty day was the bonanza of morels that were popping up all along the trail. Several riders just couldn’t stop themselves from dismounting and loading pockets and saddlebags full. One or two even took off their jackets to provide a satchel to carry mushrooms back! A hot, catered dinner of pulled pork and brisket and all the trimmings followed the 5-hour ride along with prize drawings. As temperatures dropped once again to the upper 30’s, several gathered around a warm campfire to share highlights from the trail. Biscuits and gravy warmed up the overnight campers Sunday morning; then 26 riders headed back out on the trail for a 3-hour ride. Warmed up leftovers from the night before provided a hot lunch before riders loaded up and headed home. Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to ruin the weekend, riders made new friends and took home memories of a great ride. Welcome new KHC memberships: Garnett Saddle Club, Lori Tilson, and Ruth & Danny Fechter! Thank you to lifetime KHC members Eddie & Marilyn Drake for the donation of pop and water for the weekend. And, thank you to the outriders who rode herd on the group – Howard & Pam Banzet, Randy & Jennifer Carnahan, Tim & Susan Searles, Bill Racy, and Rick Medlen.
- Jim & Cheryl Thomas
Ready to Ride Kansas?
Order your copy of Equestrian Trails in Kansas ($3) from the KHC office. The guidebook is also available from State Park offices and participating sponsors (Roy Frey Western & R Bar B, Topeka; Holton Ranch Supply, Edgerton).