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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.

 

♦ Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association has released the 2015 Schedule of Events and the 2015 Show Bill.

   Click on the links –            kcda flyer 2015                                              KCDAShowBill2015 (2)

 

♦ The Flying W Ranch in the heart of the Kansas Flint Hills has a 2015 calendar full of dates for Cattle Drives, Trail Rides, Bringing Home the Remuda, the Rodeo Weekend, Moonlight Rides, and more!. Ride their ranch horses or bring your own. For more info: www.flinthillsflyingw.com, gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com, or call Gwen at 620-340-2802.

 

♦ The Pretty Prairie Saddle Club has released their schedule of activities for 2015. Check out http://prettyprairiesaddleclub.com or check out of Facebook. Fun shows, trail rides, and other events just about every weekend March thru August. 

 

♦ The North East Kansas Small Area Group (NEKSAG) is a family friendly competitive horse show environment with many 4-H members placing at the State Fair each year. www.neksaganythinghorses.com

Find out more:     NEKSAG color flyer                                   NEKSAG 2015 Schedule:     NEKSAG 2015 Schedule

 

2015

 

MAY

 

  •  28-31   North Fork Horse Camp, Oakley. Beginner Horse Camp. Students from 6-12 years of age.  www.northforkhorsecamps.com for more information.

 

  • 29-31 Hooves of Heaven Trail Ride Teaming Up with Amazing Grace Ranch, Utica. Saturday – Ride, 1pm. Cream can dinner follows ride with potluck desserts. Live entertainment Saturday evening. Sunday – 9am, coffee & donuts; 9:30am Bible Study; 10:30am Cowboy Church; 1pm shorter ride. Donations accepted for Hooves of Heaven, a nonprofit foundation that provides equine assisted activities focused on at-risk youth. Please RSVP. Contacts – Chuck Mattke, 785-743-5448; Don Dodrill, 785-731-5280; John Weigel, 785-769-6001. From Utica – west on Hwy 4; north on A Rd; east on 290A and follow road to campsite. From I-70 – south on Castle Rock Road toward Utica; east on 290A and follow road to campsite.

 

  • 29-31 Benefit Ride for Trey Allen, scenic Flint Hills at Hannagan Land and Cattle Company, a 900-acre ranch south of Junction City.  Join us for the weekend and help raise money for local cowboy Trey Allen who is currently battling Multiple Myeloma.  Friday -5:30 Registration & set up camp; 6:30 Dinner & Bonfire. Saturday – 7:30 Breakfast; 9:00 Ride in the Flint Hills (till 12 short ride or 3 long ride); 4:00 Problem Horse Demo by Cal Noyons; 6:00 Dinner; 8:00 Cowboy Poetry & singing provided by Trey, his daughter Shandee & friends including Jay Snider & Robert Beene- some of Oklahoma’s Finest!! Sunday – 7:30 Breakfast; 9:00 Gather cattle & work calves; 12:00 return to camp & pack up; $175 per rider- 100% goes to Trey’s medical expenses. There will be a bunch of great raffle items! Primitive Camping- Porta-potties provided- Lunch on your own. Limited number of corrals available for $15. Please make checks out to Trey Allen Cancer Fund. Deadline for registration& payment is May 10th, 2015. Limited to 50 Riders. Mail payment to Kim Noyons 31193 S Shawnee Heights Rd Melvern, KS 66510. Questions Contact Shawn Cooper 785-230-8015 or Kim Noyons 785-549-0148

 

  • 30 UHCA Race, Linn County 4-H Fairgrounds, 8476 Kansas 7, Mound City. 7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1823621. UHCA (Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against other riders at similar levels. Fun for the entire family; great way to have fun and improve horsemanship and communication.  Events challenge horse and rider to maneuver obstacles while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship, and speed. Score given for each obstacle, and riders are also judged on overall horsemanship. Compete for cash, prizes, and year-end awards. Contact info: Greg Schuetz, 785-409-8221, ultimatehca@gmail.com, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 30 Trail Ride to Benefit HELP (Horses Easing Life’s Pain), providing equine-assisted psychotherapy in NE Kansas to veterans, families, survivors of domestic violence, youth in the foster system, and more. West Point Equestrian Campground, Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake. Registration, $25 (earns one raffle ticket). Registration, 8am; ride, 10am. Potluck lunch at Noon followed by prize drawings. More information – Deborah, 785-272-0778 or www.counselingtopeka.com. For camping info, call ESP at 785-528-4102.

 

  • 31-June 4  Rodeo Camp Session I, Oakley.  Work on goat tying, roping, barrels, poles, flags. Students 6 -18 years of age. www.northforkhorsecamps.com for more information.

 

JUNE

  • 5-7 55th Annual Cross Country Trail Ride from Caney, KS, to Pawhuska, OK. Sponsored by Caney Saddle Club. Ride one day or all three; $35/day or $100/3 days. For more info or to receive ride flyer with schedule and details: Marvin Long, 620-725-4039 or Patty O’Shields, 620-289-4705. Flyer available for view on Facebook – Caney Ks/Saddle Club.

 

  • 6 Spring Trail Ride at Big Hill Lake in SE Kansas.  Ride out at 9am from the north campground with its new shelter house, picnic tables, and hitching posts! (2 miles west of Dennis on CR 2400)  Bring your own sack lunch for the lunch stop at Timber Hill Campground. For more info: Bill Racy, 620-336-3376 after 5 pm, or Christina Roberson, 620-820-4312.

 

  • 6-7 Saddle Up for St Jude, Annual Cancer Benefit Trail Ride hosted by the Garnett Saddle Club. Registration begins at 11am Saturday; ride at 1pm. Meal provided following ride. Ride 9:30am Sunday (Breakfast at 7am, Cowboy Church, 8am). $30/family; $15/individual. Free primitive camping Friday and Saturday nights at McCorkel’s, 22416 Farlin Rd, Parker – 1 mi east of Parker and 1 1/4 mi north on Farlin Rd or 4 mi south of Begal, 1 mi west, 1/2 mi south on Farlin. Contact: Howard Williams, 785-304-0865; George McCorkel, 913-898-4793; Don Beddo, 785-204-1297.

 

  • 6-7 Spring into Riding Kickoff at Hillsdale Lake, Saddle Ridge Equestrian Campground, Hillsdale State Park. $10/individual; $30/family Saturday – free obstacle course all day; 6pm, BBQ dinner and dance. Sunday – Poker Trail Ride, 10am, $10/hand, 50/30/20 payout. Lisa, lkarstetter@olatheks.org

 

  • 7 Kansas Miniature Horse Club 26th Annual Fun Show, Tonganoxie Fairgrounds. 9am. Wide variety of classes from Halter to Driving. See the showbill at Kansas Miniature Horse Club on Facebook.

 

  • 7-11 Horse Show Camp – June 7-11, Oakley. Students work on horsemanship, showmanship, pleasure, trail, and English events. Students from 8 -18 years of age.  www.northforkhorsecamps.com for more information.

 

  • 14  Syracuse Saddle Club Play Days, Syracuse. Events include Egg & Spoon, Flag Race, Poles, Pick Up Race, Key Hole, Barrel Racing. Free for Saddle Club members; $2/class or $10/day for non-members. PeeWee, ages 1-9; Youth 1, ages 10-13; Youth 2, ages 14-17; Adult, ages 18-49; Seniors, 50+. First class begins at 1:30pm MST. Year End Awards for Members. Saddle Club memberships, $100/family.  More info: 785-259-7339 or 620-353-3728. Additional Fun Days scheduled for July 12, August 9.
  • 14-18 Rodeo Camp Session II, Oakley.  Work on goat tying, roping, barrels, poles, flags. Students 6 -18 years of age. www.northforkhorsecamps.com for more information

 

  • 20 UHCA Race, R Bar B, 3256 NE 39th, Topeka.  7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1824778. UHCA (Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against other riders at similar levels. Fun for the entire family; great way to have fun and improve horsemanship and communication.  Events challenge horse and rider to maneuver obstacles while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship, and speed. Score given for each obstacle, and riders are also judged on overall horsemanship. Compete for cash, prizes, and year-end awards. Contact info: Greg Schuetz, 785-409-8221, ultimatehca@gmail.com, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 27 Open Horse Show, NCK Saddle Club Arena, Cloud County Fairgrounds, Concordia.  Registration, 9am; Show Time, 10am. Contact Aggie Moore for more info, 785-614-1162.

 

JULY

  • 12 Syracuse Saddle Club Play Days, Syracuse. Events include Egg & Spoon, Flag Race, Poles, Pick Up Race, Key Hole, Barrel Racing. Free for Saddle Club members; $2/class or $10/day for non-members. PeeWee, ages 1-9; Youth 1, ages 10-13; Youth 2, ages 14-17; Adult, ages 18-49; Seniors, 50+. First class begins at 1:30pm MST. Year End Awards for Members. Saddle Club memberships, $100/family.  More info: 785-259-7339 or 620-353-3728. Additional Fun Day scheduled for  August 9.
  • 18 UHCA Race, Von Holten Ranch, 30455 Pacific School Rd, Mora, MO.  7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1824784. UHCA (Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against other riders at similar levels. Fun for the entire family; great way to have fun and improve horsemanship and communication.  Events challenge horse and rider to maneuver obstacles while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship, and speed. Score given for each obstacle, and riders are also judged on overall horsemanship. Compete for cash, prizes, and year-end awards. Contact info: Greg Schuetz, 785-409-8221, ultimatehca@gmail.com, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 25 TRI TRAIL RACE  BENEFIT Sponsored by Salt Creek Ranch, Lyndon, on the Flint Hills Nature Trail.  Entry fees and donations benefit the Back Country Horsemen of Kansas. Register now to join a team of three in this unique fund raising event! The TRI TRAIL BENEFIT offers a 5K run, 5K bike, and 5K trail ride along the beautiful Flint Hills Nature trail in Osage County, Kansas. For more serious participants 10K distances are also available! Event is located at Salt Creek Ranch, 4215 E. 245th St., Lyndon, KS 66451. Ride, bike, or run out at 8:30 a.m. Please contact Carol at 785 215 2296 to make arrangements if you would like to arrive the day prior to event. Camping, lodging, and corrals at additional cost – first come first serve! Entry fee of $35/person payable to Salt Creek Ranch. Proceeds benefit the Kansas Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America and will be used to help promote and protect access to public lands in Kansas for all outdoorsmen!Event rules:
     Each participant estimates their time on a desired “leg” (run, bike, trail ride) of the race. That estimated time is listed on the registration form in the “comments” section.
     A participant wishing to do both the 5K run and 5K bike is permitted to do so. Personal time estimates for both “legs” should be listed on the registration form.
     For safety concerns, all trail riders will use a separate section of the Flint Hills Nature Trail from the runners and bikers.
     Prior to race time, teams composed of a runner, biker and trail rider will be determined by event staff. You may also form teams prior to registration and note that in the comments section on your registration form. Please include team member’s names.
     All time keeping, GPS, tracking devices, etc, will be surrendered to event staff prior to start of the race!!!
     The team finishing closest to the estimated time of all three participants is declared the winner!!
     Water will be available along the route.
     For those diehards among us ~10K distances will be offered for all three “legs”. An individual participating in the 10K distances are not eligible to participate in multiple “legs” of this event.
    For info on early arrival/camping: info@yourequineadventure.com or Carol at 785 215 2296. Relax and enjoy a complimentary lunch after the race. Enjoy demonstrations/services by the following presenters: Ty Haas “An inside out approach” to horsemanship; Ed McCarty Equine Dentist – demo and floating; Kathy Sandstrom Swedish massage.
    Visit www.yourequineadventure.com for online submission. Click on “special events” tab. Thank you for supporting the Tri Trail Benefit!  Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated so that we can better plan the meals.  Carol: 785 215 2296.

 

AUGUST

  • Syracuse Saddle Club Play Days, Syracuse. Events include Egg & Spoon, Flag Race, Poles, Pick Up Race, Key Hole, Barrel Racing. Free for Saddle Club members; $2/class or $10/day for non-members. PeeWee, ages 1-9; Youth 1, ages 10-13; Youth 2, ages 14-17; Adult, ages 18-49; Seniors, 50+. First class begins at 1:30pm MST. Year End Awards for Members. Saddle Club memberships, $100/family.  More info: 785-259-7339 or 620-353-3728.
  • 29 UHCA Race, Big River Ranch, 20111 Goodloe Orchard Rd, Lexington.  7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1824786. UHCA (Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against other riders at similar levels. Fun for the entire family; great way to have fun and improve horsemanship and communication.  Events challenge horse and rider to maneuver obstacles while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship, and speed. Score given for each obstacle, and riders are also judged on overall horsemanship. Compete for cash, prizes, and year-end awards. Contact info: Greg Schuetz, 785-409-8221, ultimatehca@gmail.com, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  •  4th Annual Perry State Park Benefit Trail Ride. Hosted by Friends of Lake Perry Horse Trails. Proceeds benefit Wild Horse Camp and trails at Perry Lake. $10/rider; $5/non-riders. Free entrance to State Park. Ride the trails on your own, or follow a guided ride.  Registration begins at 9:30am. 10am – 3-hour guided ride on Rocky Top Trails; 10:30 am – guided ride on Perry State Park trails; 11:30am – short guided ride on Perry State Park trails. 1pm – Covered dish dinner; hamburgers & hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips, tableware provided by Friends group. 1:30pm – Report on projects completed since last year, future projects, financial report followed by live auction. Donations of cash or auction items welcomed. Bring a covered dish and your lawn chair. Contact Perry State Park, 785-246-3449, to reserve improved camp site. Lots of room available for primitive camping or day parking. Join in Sunday morning at 9am at Cowboy Crossroads Church at Williamstown (east of Perry) at the corner of Hwys 24 & 59. Biscuits & gravy served for $2 donation to provide Rodeo School Scholarships to CCC Youth. Plenty of trailer parking available. Questions – contact Jo Turner or Dewayne Burgess, 785-484-3033 or jo@royfreywestern.com.
  • 20 UHCA Race, Flint Hills Asso, Strong City.  7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1824787. UHCA (Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against other riders at similar levels. Fun for the entire family; great way to have fun and improve horsemanship and communication.  Events challenge horse and rider to maneuver obstacles while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship, and speed. Score given for each obstacle, and riders are also judged on overall horsemanship. Compete for cash, prizes, and year-end awards. Contact info: Greg Schuetz, 785-409-8221, ultimatehca@gmail.com, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 25-27 Indian Peace Treaty Pageant & Kansas Championship Rodeo Weekend, Medicine Lodge.  www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com. Gant-Larson Ranch and the Gyp Hills Trail Ride will be hosting visitors for the 2015 Indian Peace Treaty Pageant and the annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo. Stay the weekend to ride and attend these exciting events. The Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant commemorates the great Peace Council of 1867 between the US Government and the proud civilization of the Plains Indians. To learn more about the event, go to www.PeaceTreaty.org.  Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo features working cowboys competing in events much like the day work on their ranches. This exciting event is sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association, and the winning team will qualify for the World Championship Ranch Rodeo event in Amarillo, TX.

 

  • 26-27 Critter Care’s Annual Benefit Trail Ride, Perry State Park, Perry Lake. Adults $35/Kids 12 and under, $15. More info to come. www.crittercareoftopeka.com or find us on Facebook, Critter Care Benefit Trail Ride.

 

OCTOBER

  • 3  UHCA Race, C5T Ranch, 11784 SW 30th, Benton.  7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1824788. UHCA (Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against other riders at similar levels. Fun for the entire family; great way to have fun and improve horsemanship and communication.  Events challenge horse and rider to maneuver obstacles while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship, and speed. Score given for each obstacle, and riders are also judged on overall horsemanship. Compete for cash, prizes, and year-end awards. Contact info: Greg Schuetz, 785-409-8221, ultimatehca@gmail.com, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 3 Trail Ride to Benefit Rockhaven Equestrian Camp, Clinton Lake. Save the date, and stay tuned for details!

 

  • 9-11Salina Charity Horse Show. Salina Charity Horse will be back for 2015! Come join us for the fun on October 9th – 11th of 2015 in Salina, Kansas. Saddle Type Judge: Renea Van Zomeren. Western Judge: TBA. Follow Salina Charity Horse Show on Facebook.

 

  • 10-11 Trail Ride to Benefit West Point Equestrian Camp and Trails at Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake. Save the date, and stay tuned for details!

 

  • 10-11 Gyp Hills Trail Rides All Mule Ride, Gant-Larson Ranch, Medicine Lodge.  www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com. Located on the Gant-Larson Ranch outside Medicine Lodge, KS, the Gyp Hills Trail Rides welcomes long-eared equine riders to the ranch every second weekend in October. Trail guides will lead you and your mount on a special Mule and Donkey only ride designed especially for long-eared equine. We also will hold the Extreme Trail Ride Competition during this weekend event. This ride is usually a bit noisier than our other rides, but we really look forward to this special weekend every year!