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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

 

  • Need a place to ride out of the elements and wind? Call 316-841-7278 to schedule a day and time for INDOOR riding. $10 for 3-1/2 hours. 2859 E. 5th, Valley Center. Good way to keep your horse conditioned through inclement weather!

 

2014

APRIL

 

  • 26 National Help-a-Horse Day, Selby Stables, Haysville. 1-4pm, Sponsored by K-Heart. 316-259-7761 for more info.

 

  • 26 Monthly Trail Rides in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills, Flint Hills Flying W Ranch, Cedar Point. See website at www.flinthillsflyingw.com for more info. Trail ride also schedule for May 24. Call Gwen at 620-274-4357 or gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com

 

WHY SHOULD YOU USE THE MASTERSON METHOD?

The Masterson Method™ is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage and bodywork that allows the horse to release deep, accumulated pain and tension in muscles and connective tissue. Through the use of light touch and gentle movement in a relaxed state, and observation of a range of the horse’s responses (these visual and palpable responses tell you what the horse’s body is feeling), you’ll open doors to improved health and performance while enhancing communication and relationship with your horse.

The Masterson Method™ relaxes your horse and overcomes the restrictions that inhibits reaching his full potential.

      • Improved relationship and communication with your horse.
      • Make your horse more relaxed and comfortable.
      • Enable your horse to overcome limitations and restrictions that stand in the way of reaching his full potential.

WHO SHOULD COME? Horse Owners, Equine Massage Therapists, People interested in Equine Massage, Horse Trainers

Warning! You may become hooked!

 

  • 27 – Equine Wellness Fair, Sponsored by Douglas Co. Trail Riders, Lawrence.  Free educational event at 816 N 1750 Rd, Lawrence, 9am-5pm. Program includes: Ed McCarty, Equine Dentistry;  Russ Brown of R Bar B, Saddle Fitting; Trisha Killion of Trisha’s Trailers, Horse Trailer Expert; Jackie Wilt of Alternative Equine, Equine Massage; Dr. Eric Carlson of Heartland Equine Hospital, Equine Health; Monsignor Vince Krische of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Blessing of the Horses & Riders; and more.This is a free event offered to the public. For more info, contact Jenna Brumm, 785-766-7413 or Brummfarms@yahoo.com.

 

MAY

  • 3-4 – Kansas Horse Council Trail Ride at Elk City Lake in SE Kansas. The nationally recognized Elk River Hiking Trail is only open to equestrians twice a year for a 2-day ride in the spring and a 1-day ride in the fall. Don’t miss this chance to experience riding this unique trail! Not recommended for inexperienced horses or riders. Friday – campers may arrive for primitive camping at Outlet Area below dam. Outhouse, water hydrant available. Shelter house with electricity. Pot luck dinner at shelter house at 7pm. Bring dish to share and your own drink. Table service provided. Saturday - 9am, riders leave camp for all-day ride, pack your own lunch. Return to camp about 4pm. (Options for shorter rides available). 6pm - Dinner catered by Rick’s Ribs and BBQ. Door prizes. Sunday - biscuits/gravy at shelter house 7:30-8am. 9am, riders leave camp for 3-hour ride. Ride limited to 75 riders. Pre-registration and payment of $25/each due April 25. Contact Jim Thomas for more info: thomasjc68@gmail.com or 785-633-4761.    For registration form, click here -  Elk City registration form

 

  • 10 – UHCA Race, Big River Ranch, 20111 Goodloe Orchard Rd, Lexington, MO 64067, 7:30 am. 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

 

  • 10 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders Poker Ride, Hillsdale, 10am. For more info: Holly, 913-731-2121.

 

  • 10-11 Distance Riding Clinic, Kanopolis State Park. Hosted by Reno Co. 4-H Horse Club and Steve/Priscilla Lindsey (lifetime members of NATRC). Open to any competent rider of any age. Learn about distance riding, camping with your horse, trail skills, tack selection. $25/each; $10/meals only. Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and light lunch on Sunday. Cowboy Church on Sunday am for those interested. Register with Jason Klamm by May 3, 620-899-3885. Reserve campsites at www.reserveamerica.com for Rocking K Campground – full hookups or primitive sites, shelter house, shower house, corrals (no electric pens allowed).

 

  • 10-12 – Lee Smith 3-Day Video Horsemanship Clinic, Selby Stables, Haysville. Lee states, ‘If you could see what I see, then you’d know what to do”.  This clinic format allows the student to learn to do just that!  Designed to help the rider to identify the Essential Elements that are working for them or the habits that work against them.  You will learn the pitfalls that could keep you from attaining the level of performance you are dreaming of.  This all day event, with limited rider participation, and generally no ground work, is the most effective for personal growth. This 3 day riding clinic will have 2 riding sessions each day.  Lee personally will film all of the riders each morning, have a review and coaching session where each rider will be evaluated in a classroom setting through lunch, closing each day  with a coached riding session.  The Video clinic is the most intense, and revealing of all of Lee’s clinic formats.TO RIDE: Cost: $200.00 per day. A deposit of $100.00/ per day is required to hold your place; Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to transfer your deposit to another rider, you will need to work that out directly with them. Checks will be held with the clinic host until the clinic date. Remaining clinic fees will be collected at the check-in table on the first ride dayTO AUDIT: Auditors are welcome at a cost of $35.00/per day. Auditors may observe both the video and coaching session each day.Selby Stables has outside pens for overnighting your horses and Susan Selby is kind enough to not charge a fee for overnight pens if clinic participants clean their pens daily. Unfortunately, there are very limited electrical hook-ups for LQ’s or campers, so please bring your own generator.Lunch will be served daily, and both riders and auditors can join. The cost of lunch is determined daily by the # participating in lunch. If you would prefer, please feel free to bring your own lunch.See Lee’s Bio Here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4c5IzAk_mQ&feature=player_detailpageFor more info: Susan Martin, 316-200-1653, Susanannmartin12@gmail.comMail Deposits to: Susan Martin, 925 Marguerite Pkwy, Derby Ks, 67037

 

  • 17 Longhorn Cattle Drive, Flint Hills Flying W Ranch, Cedar Point. 10-12 mile cattle drive in the heart of the Flint Hills.  gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357 or www.flinthillsflyingw.com. See website for additional cattle drives -  June 18, July 5 & 19, Aug 16, Sept 13 & 20, Oct 11 & 25.

 

  • 17-18 – Centered Riding Clinic with Carol O’Donnell Wilson, Salt Creek Ranch, Lyndon, KS. Improve riding position, balance, security and confidence, horse’s performance, and response to your aids. Who Should Attend? Riders of any discipline and riding level, who would like to improve their balance, security, performance, and overall enjoyment of their horse. Clinic Tuition: Clinic Tuition covers costs for the Saturday and Sunday Clinic, including 3 – One Hour Semi-Private Riding Lessons, Unmounted Exercises, Handouts, Riding Lesson Observations, and Refreshments. EARLY Bird Discount Tuition: $200 – Must be paid in full with clinic application and postmarked by April 18, 2014. After April 18, 2014 tuition is $230. Payment by Check, or Money Order. Please Submit your Clinic Application by May 1, 2014. Auditors: Limited space is available for participating auditors who may participate in Unmounted Awareness Exercises, Q & A and Discussion, plus observing riding lessons. Participating Auditor Fees: $25/day postmarked by April 18; $40/day after April 18, 2014. Clinic Location: Salt Creek Ranch (indoor/outdoor arenas), 4215   E. 245th St., Lyndon, KS.More Information and Registration Form: Carol Retzer   785 828 3739 ~ 785 215 2296, info@yourequineadventure.com

 

  • 18 KSHSC Show, Miami County Fairgrounds, Paola. Fundraiser for Miami Co. 4-H. Show starts 8am; racing not before 3pm. www.kshsc.org for show bill and entry form. Contact Kris Rogers, 913-748-5664.

 

 

  • 31 UHCA Race @ Linn County Fairgrounds,  7:30 AM • Linn County Fairgrounds 8476 Kansas 7, Mound City, KS 66056. 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.

 

  • 31-1 Trail Ride, Amazing Grace Ranch, Utica. No charge. Call Chuck Mattke for more info, 785-769-3113.

JUNE

  • 6-8 Rodeo Weekend/Trail Ride/and More, Flint Hills Flying W Ranch, Cedar Point. A weekend of trail riding, rodeo fun, great food, and cowboy entertainment. $200/each includes tickets to the Strong City Rodeo, four trail rides, ride in rodeo parade, five meals, camping at ranch, and campsite entertainment. Lodging and stalls available. Go to www.flinthillsflyingw.com or contact Gwen: gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com or 620-274-4357.

 

  • 14 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders Carl Courtney Memorial Ride, Hillsdale. Details pending. Contact, Holly 913-731-2121.

 

  • 21 UHCA Race @ D Bar V, Freeman Arena,  7:30 AM • 30205 S State Route W, Drexel, MO 64742. 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.

 

  • 21 Garnett Saddle Club St. Jude Ride. Details pending.

 

JULY

  • 12 UHCA Race @ Bates County Sheriff’s Posse,  7:30 AM • Bates County Fairgrounds, E Nursery St. and S Broadway St., Butler, MO. 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.

 

  •  12 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders Fun Showdeo & Obstacles Clinic, Hillsdale. $10/each; $15 includes lunch. Contact Holly, 913-731-2121.

 

AUGUST

 

  • 2 UHCA Race @ C5T Ranch, 11784 SW 30th, Benton, KS 67017. 7:30am. 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

 

  • 16 UHCA Race @ R Bar B Saddle, Tack, and Trailer, 7:30 AM • 3256 NE 39th St., Topeka, 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.

 

  •  30-1 Labor Day Weekend 2014Distance Challenge in the Heartland.  The event is a 100 mile, 3 day distance ride at Kanopolis Lake, Marquette, Kansas.  The ride is open to all breeds but must be 5 years old, calendar date, and riders must be 10 years or over. There will be riders from several states to ride the beautiful red rock canyons along the Smokey Hill River. There are riders committed to come from North Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas; and Kansas.  There will be riders from AHA, NATRC and AERC. The ride will be sanctioned by the North American Trail Rider Conference (NATRC.org) and sponsored by PrairieSylvania Arabians or Concordia and Great Bend.  Steve Lindsey is ride chairman and trail master. This is not a race but will be paced at 6 miles per hour.  There will be both vet and horsemanship judges, although the rider can opt out of the horsemanship, if desired.  Ride mileage will qualify with NATRC, and AHA.  If possible other organizations can apply for national recognition. The site will be at Horse Thief Canyon camp grounds at the Kansas State Park with hook ups, shelter house and showers. Entry forms are available online or call 816-781-9496.  More details will become available early 2014.  Plan to be there. There is need for P&R workers, timers, a few trusted drag riders, drivers, and such.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • 13-14 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders Fall Membership Appreciation Weekend, Hillsdale. Details pending. Contact Holly, 913-731-2121.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 27-28  Trail Ride, Amazing Grace Ranch, Utica. No charge. Call Chuck Mattke for more info, 785-769-3113.

 

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

 

  • 11-12 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

 

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