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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.

 

Pretty Prairie Saddle Club has activities planned almost every weekend. Check out their calendar of trails rides, shows, parades, and fun shows on Facebook. Contact Anita Kroeker for information on membership at akroeker53@gmail.com or 620-727-7911.

   

2017

 

September

  • 23 Changing Leads Equine Rescue Fuzzy Horse Show Series, Lone Wolf Ranch, Cleveland, MO.  Fundraiser for the rescue and an opportunity for riders to gain experience during the winter months when horses’ coats are fuzzy. Get info at changingleadsrescue@gmail.com or like on Facebook. Seeking class and show sponsors. Additional show dates: 10/14, 11/18, 4/7/2018, 5/12/2018.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 22-24 Critter Care’s 22nd Annual Benefit Trail Ride, Perry State Park. Adults – $35; children 12 and under – $15; includes dinner. Saturday night supper, prize drawings, entertainment by Borderline. Call Critter Care for more info, 785-478-9985 or visit in FB, Critter Care Benefit Trail Ride. Proceeds go to Critter Care’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.

 

  • 23-24 NATRC Region 6 Ride, Indian Cave State Park, NE. NATRC.org/region6

 

  • 30 3rd Annual Hogs and Horses Motorcycle Poker Run to Benefit Hope and Healing Academy. 10437 SW 53rd, Topeka. Registration begins at Noon, $25 per bike. Ride begins at 2pm with poker run stops at 5 locations ending at Victoria’s at 7pm. Stay for BBQ, raffle, and live music with freewill donation. Register on site or call 785-817-6037, or go online to hopeandhealingacademy.com – click Donate link and specify ‘Hogs & Horses’ along with t-shirt size. All proceeds benefit Hope and Healing Academy, a 501c3 equine-facilitated psychotherapy program serving children, adults, and veterans.

 

  • 29 – Oct 1 Annual Chili & Pie Feed Ride at Rockhaven Horse Park, Clinton Lake. No ride fee to participate, but free will donations accepted for upgrades to campground. Ride on own or join guided rides. Potluck dinner Friday evening at shelter house; bring dish to share. Chili and pie feed Saturday night followed by auction (donation items appreciated). Biscuits & gravy Sunday. Make reservations at recreation.gov for electric sites; contact Diana Skinner to reserve primitive sites. dgskinner85@gmail.com or 785-748-0850. Rain date October 6-8.

 

  • 29 – Oct 1 Big Sugar Ranch Fall Trail Ride, 12156 Ellis Rd, Centerville. bigsugarranch.com

 

  • 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

 

  • Horse Care 101, KSU Weber Hall. A day full of activities co-sponsored by the Kansas Horse Council and the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Details and registration materials available soon!

 

  • 7-8 NATRC Region 6 Ride, Kanopolis State Park, Kanopolis Lake. NATRC.org/region6

 

  • 14 Changing Leads Equine Rescue Fuzzy Horse Show Series, Lone Wolf Ranch, Cleveland, MO.  Fundraiser for the rescue and an opportunity for riders to gain experience during the winter months when horses’ coats are fuzzy. Get info at changingleadsrescue@gmail.com or like on Facebook. Seeking class and show sponsors. Additional show dates: 11/18, 4/7/2018, 5/12/2018.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 28 KHC Fall Trail Ride at Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City.  1 pm – Be in the saddle and ready to ride Saddle & Sirloin’s trails through miles of rolling hills, woods, streams, and meadows. Upon return to trail head, prepare your costumes for you and your horse and show them off. Prizes awarded to the best costumes. 5pm – Hot Dog Roast with all the fixins’.  $10/KHC members; $20/non-members. Registration materials available on the KHC website or by calling the office, 785-776-0662. Saddle & Sirloin, 14401 Holmes Rd, KC, MO – follow signs to parking area. Overnight primitive camping is available; pens are $15.

 

NOVEMBER

  • 18 Changing Leads Equine Rescue Fuzzy Horse Show Series, Lone Wolf Ranch, Cleveland, MO.  Fundraiser for the rescue and an opportunity for riders to gain experience during the winter months when horses’ coats are fuzzy. Get info at changingleadsrescue@gmail.com or like on Facebook. Seeking class and show sponsors. Additional show dates:  4/7/2018, 5/12/2018.

 

APRIL 2018

  • Changing Leads Equine Rescue Fuzzy Horse Show Series, Lone Wolf Ranch, Cleveland, MO.  Fundraiser for the rescue and an opportunity for riders to gain experience during the winter months when horses’ coats are fuzzy. Get info at changingleadsrescue@gmail.com or like on Facebook. Seeking class and show sponsors. Additional show dates:  5/12/2018.

 

MAY 2018

  • 12  Changing Leads Equine Rescue Fuzzy Horse Show Series, Lone Wolf Ranch, Cleveland, MO.  Fundraiser for the rescue and an opportunity for riders to gain experience during the winter months when horses’ coats are fuzzy. Get info at changingleadsrescue@gmail.com or like on Facebook. Seeking class and show sponsors.