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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

 

SEPTEMBER

  • 13 Fall Cattle Drive in the Flint Hills, Flying W Ranch.  For details: www.flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.

 

  • 13 Midwest Ranch Horse Competition  – 10:00am, Chase County Rodeo Grounds, Strong City (more information)

 

  • 13 Bull Blowout – Chase County Rodeo Grounds, Strong City.  5:00 BBQ Dinner, 6:30 Muttin Bustin, 7:00 Bull Riding (more information)

 

  • 13 Wright Flight of Missouri Annual Fundraiser and Trail Ride. Big River Ranch, Lexington, MO. Wright Flight is a non-profit organization. This Trail Ride will help offset the cost of aviation fuel used by the pilots who volunteer their time, planes and dollars for the fly day. Upon successful completion of the Wright Flight Aviation History Program graduates are flown in private aircraft at no cost to graduates or their parents.

    Tentative Schedule: Friday, September 12 – Set-up, Mini clinic – if interested, contact Whitney at 816-813-8010; ‘Bring Your Own Meat’ pot luck dinner – cook your own on Big River Ranch grills! Bring a side dish to share!

    Saturday, September 13 – 9:00 am – 10:45 am – Register / Sign-in. - 11:00 am – 2 pm. (times are approximate) Trail Ride. Three Groups may be offered: Gaited (faster horses), Quarter Horses (slower horses), Short Ride (less challenging. around lake & fields for green horses, green riders and families) or just ride on your own! - 2:30 pm – Auction – Guest auctioneer: Bob Simmons, Simmons Auction Service of Richmond, MO. Dinner Provided by Nadler’s Catering. Entertainment by Rick Clevenger, Shirley Miller and the Heartland Express will follow dinner.
    Sunday, September 14 – Rain make up day. Trail Riding on your own.

    Trail Ride Costs: RIDER AND DINNER – $25.00 per adult rider, riders under 12, free (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) DINNER/AUCTION ONLY – $15.00

    Big River Costs: Camp Site Rental – $30.00 /day; Day Use Fee: $10.00 / day; $15.00 Fri, Sat, Sun. No Day Use Fee for Campers; To Reserve a campsite or pen for your horses at Big River Ranch,
    Call Robbie Maupin at 816-616-9339

    Please register before September 5th to be eligible for door prizes. Questions and Registration forms, contact Claudia Spooner –cspooner@greenhills.net. Or by phone, 660-484-3506 or 816-510-1461
    Registration forms also available at Big River Ranch, Goodloe Rd Lexington; Horseplay, 10 Hwy, Excelsior Springs, MO

 

  • 13-14 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders Annual Fall Benefit Ride, Hillsdale Lake.  $10/person; $30/family. Saturday – 10am, Ride; 6pm, Dinner with smoked meats furnished; bring a side dish to share. 7pm, Brody Buster Band; prize drawings throughout the evening, $1/ticket, or 6 tickets/$5. Sunday – 10am, Poker Ride, $10/hand. State Park fees apply. Contact Holly, 913-731-2121. Proceeds benefit Saddle Ridge campground  and trails.

 

  • 13-14 Harvest Moon Benefit and Fall Fun Ride for Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Sedan. Bring your own horse and camping gear. Adults – $75; Youth 12 & under – $25. For more details or to register, go to: www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com/FallFunRide.htm. Registration required by September 9th.  All horses in camp must have current Coggins (to be presented upon arrival). Primitive camping; horse water provided. All riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet; helmet use encouraged for all. All proceeds to benefit Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc

Saturday, Sept. 13

10:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Gates open, campsite setup; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Light catered lunch; 2 – 2:30 p.m. – Meet n’ greet; 3 – 4:30 p.m. – Afternoon trail ride; 5 p.m. – Fall bounty dinner; 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Twilight trail ride (optional); 9 p.m. – Harvest moon bonfire and refreshments

Sunday, Sept. 14
9 – 9:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast; 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Arena challenge and fall fun games; 12 – 12:30 p.m. – Awards and wrap-up; 1:30 p.m. – Gates close – Travel safe!

 

  • 14 Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Fall Trail Ride, 2565 Pueblo Rd, Canton (6 mi north of Canton on Hwy 56).  10 am, Saddle up for morning ride; Lunch at Noon; then afternoon ride until 4pm. $35 for full day ride and lunch; $25 for half day ride and lunch. 2800 acres of prairie in the Smoky Hills with occasional glimpses of buffalo and elk. Reservations required. 620-628-4455 or friendsofmaxwell @yahoo.com. See calendar of events at www.maxwellwildliferefuge.com. Ride will be rescheduled in event of 90+ temperatures.

 

  • 14 UHCA Race @ Strong City Rodeo Arena,   7:30 AM • Old Highway 50 Strong City, KS 66869. Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association (UHCA) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against others riding at a similar level. UHCA Events, fun for the entire family, are a great way to have fun while improving your horsemanship and communication. By competing at and preparing for UHCA Events, the results will be increased responsiveness, acceptance, and trust. You’ll be developing a willing partner while competing for cash, prizes and year-end awards. UHCA Events challenge both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles, while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship and speed. A score is given for each obstacle on the course and riders are judged on overall horsemanship and time. www.ultimatehca@gmail.com.

 

  • 19-21 Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association, Domer Arena, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Contact Rachel Zenger, 785-268-1015.

 

  • 20   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.

 

  • 20 Fall Cattle Drive in the Flint Hills, Flying W Ranch.  For details: www.flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.

 

  • 20 Co-Ed / Women’s Ranch Rodeo, Chase Co Rodeo Grounds, Strong City,  4:00pm

 

  • 20 Men’s Ranch Rodeo, Chase Co Rodeo Grounds, Strong City,  7:00pm

 

  • 20-21 Gail Long Memorial Ride, Sponsored by the Garnett Saddle Club. Saturday – meet at Gail Long’s, 1 1/2 miles west of Garnett on 4th St. Registration 11:30-12:30, ride at 1pm to Cedar Valley Reservoir. Trucks and trailers will be shuttled to the lake at 12:30. Garnett Saddle Club will provide Saturday evening meal; entertainment will follow. Sunday – breakfast at 8am; ride at 9:30am. All children must be accompanied by adult. No alcohol permitted on trails. $15/ea; $30/family. Overnight camping fee, $7. For more info: Don Beddo, 785-204-1297; Howard Williams, 785-448-6442.

 

  • 26-28 19th Annual Critter Care Benefit Ride, Wild Horse Camp, Perry State Park. Proceeds go to Critter Care’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. $35/adult; $15/kids 12 and under. Saturday night BBQ by Buddy Dog Concessions, drawings, entertainment by Borderline. Grand prize – $300 gift certificate to R Bar B. Vet and farrier on site. Buddy Dog Concessions available throughout weekend. Friday – registration opens late afternoon; Saturday – registration opens 9am, ride 10am and return to camp for lunch break. Ride out again at 2pm. 5:30-7pm – BBQ supper provided,  6-7pm – welcome and introductions, kid’s drawing, raffle; 7pm – prize drawings. Sunday – Ride 9-Noon. Primitive camping available; contact www.reserveamerica.com for campsites with utilities. For more info: 785-478-9985 or http://crittercareoftopeka.com.

 

  • 26th Annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, Medicine Lodge Pageant Arena. Adults, $10; 14 and under, Free. Ranch Bronc Riding, Team Penning, Calf Branding, Wild Cow Milking, Cattle Doctoring. Details at www.peacetreaty.org/rodeo.htm.

 

  • 27-28 7th Annual Amazing Grace Trail Ride, Amazing Grace Ranch, Utica. Schedule: Friday 09/26: Evening-Open Arrival; Saturday 09/2: 1pm Trail Ride, 6pm Free Cookout, 7pm Entertainment by Dave Hinton; Sunday 09/28: 9am Chuckwagon Brunch, 10:30am Cowboy Church ***Chapel Grand Opening***, 12pm Shorter Trail Ride. Location: Amazing Grace Ranch, 29000 A Rd, Utica, Ks 67584. From Utica: West on Highway 4, North on 509 to Quinter, East on 290A to the Ranch. From I-70 (Quinter): South on Castle Rock Rd (26 miles), East on 290A to Ranch. RSVP please: Don Dodrill 785 391 2270 or 785 731 3286, donaldg.dodrill@gmail.com or Chuck Mattke 785 769 3413, chuck.mattke@gmail.com

 

  • 27-28 Fall Kansas Horse Council Trail Ride on a private ranch lands in Pottawatomie County. Join the KHC in the Flint Hills of Pottawatomie County. Lush grasslands and beautiful panoramic views. $30/KHC members; $40/non-members; $15 non-riders and kids 12 & under.Fri, Sept 26 – Campers may arrive, primitive camping
    Sat, Sept 27 – 10am Ride out; pack your own lunch; 5:30pm Catered meal and entertainment
    Sun, Sept 28 – 7:30-8am Coffee & donuts; 9am Ride til Noon

Meet at Fairview School House in Pottawatomie County located at intersection of Fairview & Lincoln Roads, 17 miles north of St. Marys on Hwy. 63, then 2 miles west on Fairview Rd. There will be bathroom facilities available in the school house (no showers). Water is available, but there are no pens on site. In case of rain, the ride will be cancelled due to parking on grass.

Questions – Kansas Horse Council office: 785-776-0662 or Pattie Stalder, 785-456-3278. Email: director@kansashorsecouncil.com

 Info at: KHC Flint Hills Ride                  Registration at:  KHC Flint Hill Ride Regis

 

  • 27 Give a Hoot Trail Ride to Benefit Owl Hollow Farms – Helping Horses and KIDS. Hammond Road Shelter House, Blue & Gray Park, Lone Jack, MO.  10am – Guided Ride; Noon – Lunch; 3pm – Raffle. Pony cart rides, bake sale, artisan booths. Suggested donation $20 (tax deductible); $35/booth rental. Owl Hollow Farms is a Non-Profit 501(c)3.  For more info: Kris Stevens, kelivia08@yahoo.com or 816-582-8866. owlhollowequestrian.com

 

  • 28 Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Sandhill Saddle Club, 815 W. 69th, Hutchinson.  2pm. For more information on these activities, contact Kevin Ediger, 620-242-8164, or Rachel Ediger, rediger@lrmutual.com.

 

  • 28 14th Annual Trail Ride for the Cure to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Circle S Guest Ranch & Country Inn, 3325 Circle S Lane, Lawrence. Ride starts at 1pm. $35 minimum donation includes dinner and one ticket for prize drawing. Additional ticket available with each additional $10. Participants raising $100 or more qualify for prizes. For more information or a registration form: Becky, 913-886-2853 or Candace, 913-796-6924.

 

OCTOBER

  • 4 UHCA Race @ Burlington, KS,  7:30 AM •  Coffey County Fairgrounds, Third Street and Alleghany Avenue, Burlington, KS. Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association (UHCA) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against others riding at a similar level. UHCA Events, fun for the entire family, are a great way to have fun while improving your horsemanship and communication. By competing at and preparing for UHCA Events, the results will be increased responsiveness, acceptance, and trust. You’ll be developing a willing partner while competing for cash, prizes and year-end awards. UHCA Events challenge both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles, while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship and speed. A score is given for each obstacle on the course and riders are judged on overall horsemanship and time. www.ultimatehca@gmail.com.

 

  • 3-5 Annual Chili & Pie Benefit for Rockhaven Park & South Shore Horse Trails, Clinton Lake, Lawrence. Rain date: Oct. 17-19. Enjoy a weekend of riding, eating, and fun and help raise money for upgrades to Rockhaven Park (additional pens and trail improvements.) $30/rider; $15/child 12 and under. Campsites may be reserved by paying camp fees in advance, $12/night for electric; $8/night primitive. Potluck dinner Friday evening at shelter house; All day ride Saturday to west end of trails and back (pack sack lunch); shorter ride available. Homemade chili and pie Saturday evening with auction. Biscuits/gravy Sunday am followed by shorter ride to dam and back. To register: Diana Skinner, 785-748-0850 or dgskinner85@gmail.com

 

  • 11 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.
  • 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

 

  • 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.

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.