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Events

Calendar of Events:

*Please keep in mind that due to weather and a whole host of other reasons, the dates of events may change or an event may even be canceled. If there is any doubt, call before you haul.

Please send us your upcoming events! Send an e-mail with the particulars to thomasjc68@gmail.com with ‘KHC Calendar’ in the subject line. You may also send events to: KHC Events, 8831 Quail Lane, Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502.

 

  • The Pretty Prairie Saddle Club has rides, fun days, parades scheduled every weekend in the central Kansas area. For more information riders of all levels, providing, contact 620-459-6426, 620-727-7911

 

  • The Sandhill Saddle Club, 815 W. 69th, Hutchinson, sponsors Fun Shows several weekends each month May thru October. Cowboy Mounted Shooting is scheduled for September 6 & 28 at 2pm. For more information on these activities, contact Kevin Ediger, 620-242-8164, or Rachel Ediger, rediger@lrmutual.com.

 

  • The Haysville Saddle Club sponsors Barrel Races every Thursday night and Fun Shows 2-3 weekends/month through August. For more information, contact www.thehaysvillesaddleclub.webs.com or 316-522-5349.

 

2014

 

OCTOBER

 

  • 11-12 Annual Benefit Ride at Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake. $30/rider; kids 12 and under, $15. 100% proceeds benefit West Point Equestrian Camp. 12:30 pm Saturday – ride east of State Park toward dam on Corps land (only open to equestrians with Special Use Permit). Return to camp 4-4:30. 6pm, dinner at Shelter House catered  and donated by Friends of ESP. Door prize drawings and auction. Sunday 7-8am – Hot breakfast catered and donated by Friends of ESP. 9am – ride ESP blue trail. Return to camp around noon. Reserve West Point camp sites (with utilities and pipe corrals) by calling 785-528-4102. Primitive overnight camping at Cowboy Camp. Day parking at West Point. Over $10,000 has been raised the last 3 years, resulting in additional pipe corrals and a new open-sided shelter house at West Point Equestrian Camp (to be completed by summer 2014). To register, contact: Jim Thomas, 785-633-4761 or thomasjc68@gmail.com.  For ride  registration form, click here - 2014 ESP Ride release & regis

 

  • 11-12 Exploring Sand Hills Competitive Trail Ride, 4207 E. 56th, Hutchinson, KS 67502——GPS: N38 07.372 W97 50.746. Governed by the Rules of the North American Trail Ride Conference;  60 Rider LimitNATRC Type A (two day) Ride: Open, Novice, CP  October 11 and 12NATRC Type B (one day) Ride: Open, Novice, CP  October 11, October 12 Directions:  To reach the south parking lot of the park, take K-61 northeast of Hutchinson, KS, to the 56th Street exit and head east across old K-61 to park camp ground entrance.Trail:  Sand Hills State park, a 1,123 acre natural area, has been preserved for its sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands and woodlands.  Located on the north edge of the Hutchinson Dune track, it is a rolling sand prairie with well-maintained trails suitable for barefoot horses.  The Dunes were formed by wind-deposited sand from the Arkansas River at the end of the Ice Age and they have been stabilized by the roots of the sand prairie grasses.Camping:  At Sand Hills State Park Campground.  The State Park will collect camping and vehicle fees.  Pre-register ASAP (this is a new facility and sites will fill up fast) by calling Kathy – park office 316-542-3664 ref. NATRC.  Camping fees are $8.00/night non-electric and $20.00 for electric sites plus a $3.00 processing fee.  A KS state park fee of $5.00 is charged if you do not have a KS park pass.  Sand Hill State Park has facilities with 75 camp sites that include a modern campground with modern restrooms and showers, dump Station and 5-acre pond stocked with catfish and corrals for horses.

Stabling:  All horses will use corrals provided.

 Ride Details:  Check-in at 2:00 pm until dark on Friday.  Ride briefing planned for 7:00 pm. Sunday B riders will check in Saturday afternoon. Rules:  All equine are required to have current Coggins.  Health Certificate required on all out-of state horses. Meals:  Potluck Friday night; ride management will provide hot dogs and buns.  Potluck Saturday night; ride management will provide chili.  Workers will be fed Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch.  Saturday & Sunday breakfast and lunch available for purchase by all others for an additional charge of $17.00.  Dogs are not allowed at meals and must be on leash at all times.

 Entry Fee:

A (2 day) Adult – Open, Novice, and CP . . . . . . $40.00 NATRC member/$50.00 non NATRC member

A (2 day) Jr – Open and Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 NATRC member/$40.00 non NATRC member

     B (1 day) Adult – Open, Novice, and CP . . . . . $30.00 NATRC member/$40.00 non NATRC member

     B (1 day) Jr – Open and Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 NATRC member/$30.00 non NATRC member

First time competitor discount – $10. Make checks payable to Liz Klamm and mail with completed form to ride secretary.   If possible, please enter thru RMS system at www.natrcregion6.org  

Judges:  Veterinary:  Kate Jacobs DVM/ Horsemanship:  Priscilla Lindsey; Ride Chair/Trail Master:  Liz Klamm, 6103 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67502  620-694-9336(OK to text) lizandyk@att.net.  Ride Secretary:  Noreen Altwegg, 10354 J Hill Rd, Junction City, KS 66441,  785-761-6591 smokyhill@embarqmail.comEMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: Liz Klamm:  620-694-9336  or Andy Klamm:  620-728-8630                   Park office:  316-542-3664(weekdays)

 

  • 18 1st Annual Benefit Ride for Cie’s Last Chance Horses, Kanopolis Lake, Rockin’ K Campground. Adults, $30; kids under 12, $15. Registration fee includes two meals and all activities. Saturday – ride 11 am, bring your own lunch; 6:30pm pig roast. Sunday – 8am, breakfast provided by S&S Stables. Activities include Horse & Rider Halloween Costume Contest with prizes for best costume; Face Painting for kids; Raffle for Saddle; Door Prizes. Reserve campsites thru Kanopolis State Park. For more info, contact Sherry Axman on Facebook.

 

  • 18 2-Hour Guided Trail Ride Across the Kansas Tallgrass Prairie, Flying W Ranch, Clements.  Horses provided. For details – info@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.

 

  • 18-19 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders End-of-Trail Membership Drive with Fun Show and Chili Cookoff, Hillsdale. Details pending. Contact Holly, 913-731-2121.

 

  • 25  Barrel racing series, west of Russell just north of I-70  – dates are Sept 6 & 20, Oct. 11 & 25, and finals are Nov. 8-9. $100 Added each race. Buckles and Bonus Race Finals Qualifier IDs to divisional champions (Must attend 4 out of 6 races to be eligible). 4D format Half Second splits. Exhibitions at noon. Open begins at 2:00 PM with youth to follow. Youth may roll their times. Entries: Open $26 ($1 to BRF) Youth $12 Exhibitions $4 each. $5 arena fee/person. Cash only entries. Directions to the arena: From I-70 take exit 172, go North 2 miles and the drive is on the East side of the road.Finals - $500 added each day.  Entries: Open $31($1 to BRF) Youth $17 Exhibitions $4 each. $5 arena fee/person.For more information contact Jamie at j_werkowitch@mail.fhsu.edu or 785-259-7339.

 

  • 25  Clover Cliff Autumn Twilight Carriage Ride and Overnight at a Historic Chase County Ranch in the Flint Hills.  Check in for an overnight stay. Gather on front steps to watch a horse-drawn carriage climb the circle drive. Board the carriage for a ride into the scenic Flint Hills. Enjoy one of our dinner options, all served with hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Picnic in the hills overlooking rock cliffs and the tall grass prairie. Steak dinner back at the main house. Finish the evening by choosing to play board games, cards or watching a movie from our selection of classic titles. Prices range from $580 for 2 couples to $1120 for 4 couples. (Two couple minimum. Adults only.) The price includes one-night at the Clover Cliff, the carriage ride, dinner and a hearty fall breakfast. Private rides available. Call for details. (620) 343-0621

 

  • 25 Longhorn Cattle Drive across the Tallgrass Prairie, Flying W Ranch, Clements.  For more info – info@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.

 

NOVEMBER

  •   2-Hour Guided Trail Ride Across the Kansas Tallgrass Prairie, Flying W Ranch, Clements.  Horses provided. For details – info@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.

 

  • 1 Rainbow Meadows Sporting Clays Charitable Fundraising Shoot.  Fall  is in the air and it’s time for the annual Rainbow Meadows Sporting Clays Charitable Fundraising Shoot at Claythorne Lodge. Gather a team or come along — just be sure to get registered and come support the horses at Rainbow Meadows. Rainbow Meadows is 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abused, neglecteed, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses. All donations are tax deductible. 11:30 am, Claythorne Lodge, 1329 NW 100, Columbus, KS 66725. $70/shooter.
  • SHOOT SCHEDULE
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Registration and lunch (Lunch served by Claythorne Lodge)
    12:30 – 3:30 p.m. – 100-Target Sporting Clay Shoot
    3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony and closing comments

    SHOOT PARTICULARS
    • Shooting will be in four (4) person teams.
    • The two best scores per station will be recorded.
    • When all scores are tabulated, two divisions will be established (Class A and Class B).
    • Team awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be given in each class.

    *Station sponsorships available ($100 each)!*

    Reservations required by October 25 to Bob Rizza at 620-202-0018 or nbtriz@aol.com.

    All proceeds to benefit Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.

    1949 Dalton Road ~ Sedan, KS 67361 ~ 620.725.3402
    www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com

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  •  8 Kansas Horse Council’s Horse Care 101, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.  Featuring Julie Goodnight. Details to be announced.

 

  • 8-9  Barrel racing series Finals, west of Russell just north of I-70  – dates are Sept 6 & 20, Oct. 11 & 25, and finals are Nov. 8-9. $100 Added each race. Buckles and Bonus Race Finals Qualifier IDs to divisional champions (Must attend 4 out of 6 races to be eligible). 4D format Half Second splits. Exhibitions at noon. Open begins at 2:00 PM with youth to follow. Youth may roll their times. Entries: Open $26 ($1 to BRF) Youth $12 Exhibitions $4 each. $5 arena fee/person. Cash only entries. Directions to the arena: From I-70 take exit 172, go North 2 miles and the drive is on the East side of the road.Finals - $500 added each day.  Entries: Open $31($1 to BRF) Youth $17 Exhibitions $4 each. $5 arena fee/person.For more information contact Jamie at j_werkowitch@mail.fhsu.edu or 785-259-7339.

 

  • 8-9 Cal Middleton Horsemanship and Reining Clinic, Prairie Downs Arena, 12385 Elm Slough Rd, St. George.  Cost is $275 for the weekend, $150 per day and $5 to audit. To register: Kim, 785-221-1359, kim_malo@yahoo.com, www.thelazyjrranch.com, www.calmiddleton.com.

 

  • 15  Longhorn Cattle Drive across the Tallgrass Prairie, Flying W Ranch, Clements.  For more info – info@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.
  • 29 Changing Leads Equine Rescue Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series, Kansas City, MO. Series is a fundraiser for the rescue and an opportunity for riders to gain experience during the winter months. Additional tentative dates for series: January 10, March 14, April 11, May 2. Official showbill and finalized dates will be available soon. www.changingleadsequinerescue.org; changingleadsrescue@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

 

DECEMBER

 

  •  Longhorn Cattle Drive across the Tallgrass Prairie, Flying W Ranch, Clements.  For more info – info@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.