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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 Kansas Expocentre, the official sponsor of the KHC, offers a full calendar of events of interest to equestrians.  Click here for more info: expo logo

 

♦ Flying W Ranch in the Kansas Flint Hills has a 2017 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. Experience the Tallgrass Prairie and Cowboy Culture in the heart of the Flint Hills. For more info: www.flinthillsflyingw.com, info@flinthillsflyingw.com, or call Gwen at 620-340-2802.

  

 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

 

♦  Douglas County Trail Riders offers a wide range of activities and educational events including trail rides, horse shows, cowboy challenge courses, clinics, parades, fundraisers, community service, social events and parties. See our upcoming events at www.dctr.org or follow us on Facebook.

 

♦ Gyp Hills Trail Rides, near Medicine Lodge,  is open to campers and riders 365 days a year. Visitors are given a map that details 10,000 acres of open trails. Guided rides are offered for groups of 20 or more, as well as access to the air-conditioned Cowboy Cafe.  Ride on your own for $10/day per person; you provide your own equine, tack, and camping equipment. For more information on riding on your own or Gyp Hills organized rides, go to gyphillstrailride@hotmail.com or call Robert Larson, 620-886-9822.

 

  

2017

 

February

  • 24-26 Equifest of Kansas, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  www.equifestofks.com

 

March

  • 10-12 K&K Hunter/Jumper Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Prize list and additional information available at khja.com.

 

  • 11 Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series to Benefit Changing Leads Equine, Lone Wolf Ranch, 22801 S. State Line Rd, Cleveland, MO. Sponsors needed. Click on link – Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series

 

  • 18 Back Country Horsemen of Kansas Annual Meeting, Douglas County Trail Riders Clubhouse, 816 N 1750 Rd, Lawrence. 10am, General Meeting; 11:30am, Ted Craig, Eisenhower State Park Ranger; 12:30pm, Lunch provided; 1:30-3:30pm, Cowboy Challenge Course (bring your own horse to participate); 4pm, Board Meeting & Installation of New Officers. Horse camping available at Perry State Park Wild Horse Camp, Lake Perry and Clinton Lake Rockhaven Horse Park. Both are 20 minutes away. Rockhaven will have activities Friday thru Sunday with a mini driving demo and trail rides. $5 registration fee includes lunch. RSVP by 3/12 to Steve Lindsey, steve.lindsey@lia-ks.com or Diana Skinner, dgskinner85@gmail.com.

 

  • 29-Apr 2 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI World Cup Dressage Finals, Century Link Center, Omaha, NE. Omaha beat out venues all over the world to host this prestigious event that will attract competitors from over 15 countries, including Olympians. Over 60,000 people are expected to attend from around the world. A free Horse Exploration Zone will be available for families, and there will be over 125 vendors.  Visit www.omahaworldcup2017.com for more info. Volunteers are needed! $35 to volunteer at the Finals; this includes 4 ticket vouchers to non-sold-out events, free parking, lunch and/or dinner vouchers, a polo shirt, and more.  Contact Cheryl, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@omahaequestrian.com, 402-930-3070, or www.omahaworldcup2017.com/volunteer.

 

April

  • 14 FREE Gelding Clinic, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan. Pre-registration required. Includes exam, sedation, catheter, anesthesia, castration procedure, tetanus toxoid booster, pain meds. Stallions must be healthy with two descended testicles; no nasal discharge, cough, or fever. Stallions must be dropped off no later than 11am the day of surgery and picked up by 5pm. If you wish to leave your horse longer, there will be an additional boarding fee. Sponsored by the Unwanted Horse Coalition. To sign up, call 785-532-5700.

 

  • 15 Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series to Benefit Changing Leads Equine, Lone Wolf Ranch, 22801 S. State Line Rd, Cleveland, MO. Sponsors needed. Click on link – Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series

 

  • 21  FREE Gelding Clinic, KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan. Pre-registration required. Includes exam, sedation, catheter, anesthesia, castration procedure, tetanus toxoid booster, pain meds. Stallions must be healthy with two descended testicles; no nasal discharge, cough, or fever. Stallions must be dropped off no later than 11am the day of surgery and picked up by 5pm. If you wish to leave your horse longer, there will be an additional boarding fee. Sponsored by the Unwanted Horse Coalition. To sign up, call 785-532-5700.

 

  • 28-30 Join the Kansas Horse Council for a Weekend of Riding the Trails at Hillsdale State Park, Hillsdale Lake. Contact Hillsdale State Park to reserve your campsite, 913-783-4507. Click on the following links for the ride flyer and the registration form –

KHC Trail Ride Flyer

KHC Ride Registration Form

 

May

  • 20 Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series to Benefit Changing Leads Equine, Lone Wolf Ranch, 22801 S. State Line Rd, Cleveland, MO. Sponsors needed. Click on link – Fuzzy Horse Winter Show Series

 

  • 20-21 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

  • 20-21 Trail Ride and Campout at Buckner Valley Park (old Boy Scout Lake), 5 miles west of Jetmore on Hwy. 156.  Enter park at brown highway sign. Ride out Saturday at Noon; return to camp for campfire supper. Sunday campfire breakfast followed by ride; return to camp by Noon. Registration required by May 17; $20/family; 18 and under must be accompanied by adult. Restrooms and water hydrants available. Call Summer Leiby, 620-393-1481 or email horsecrazy_sjl@yahoo.com.

 

  • 27 6th Annual Memorial Day Trail Ride sponsored by Cowboy Country Church, Onaga. Registration, 9am; ride out at 10am. Lunch served on the trail at noon. Afternoon ride before returning to camp by 5pm. Supper provided at campsite. Primitive camping allowed. From Onaga, go 1.5 miles east on Hwy 16 to Lincoln Road, then south 2 miles on Hwy 63 to Fairview Road, then west 2 miles.  RSVP by May 20. Alan Gilchrist, 785-844-0941.

 

June

  • 10-11 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

July

  • 8-9 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

August

  • 19-20 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

September

  • 2-3 Annual Trail Ride to Benefit Perry Lake Horse Trails. Details to come.

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  • 22-24 Kanopolis Trail Ride to Benefit Rockin’ K Equestrian Campground and Trails. Guided ride at 10am, Saturday; Saturday evening potluck dinner (please bring dish to share) followed by live auction and raffle. Sunday breakfast provided followed by ride. $25/person include one raffle ticket; additional raffle tickets are 5/$1. All proceeds benefit Rockin’ K Horse Campground improvements. Make your camping reservations at www.reserveamerica.com. Upon arrival, go to Site #8 for bracelets and raffle tickets. For more info, call Tracy at 620-680-0935.

 

  • 29 – Oct 1 Annual Chili & Pie Feed Ride at Clinton Lake. Details to come.

 

  • 30 Fun, Fellowship, Relay Races, Riding, & Food at Boulder Bluff Equestrian Campground, El Dorado State Park. A benefit to raise funds for improvements and repairs. 10am, Trail Ride; return to camp for BBQ lunch; 1pm, Relay Fun. $5/each; vehicle permit required. For more info, call Jill at 316-321-7180.

 

October

 

  • 14-15 Eisenhower State Park (Melvern Lake) Annual Benefit Trail Ride. $30/rider; $10/kids 12 and under. Friday – 4pm Poker Ride for early arrivals; potluck supper at 7pm (please bring dish to share); Saturday – 11am, gaited horse ride/11:15am, medium pace ride/11:30am, slower pace ride. Start gathering at ESP Shelter House at 4pm for door prize drawings and dinner catered by Friends of ESP followed by live auction. Sunday breakfast provided by Friends of ESP followed by 3 hour ride. Register for ride AND reserve campsite by calling 785-528-4102. Primitive camping and day parking area available. Register by Oct. 6.