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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. 

 

2015

 

MARCH

  • 21-22 Nebraska Horse Trail Riding Expo, Chance Ridge Event Center, Elkhorn, NE. Clinics, presentations, education, horse camping tips, vendors, exhibits, extreme trail competition. Doors open 8am. Check Facebook, The Horse Trail Riding Expo, or call for info: 402-416-6835 or 402-427-4586.

 

  • 25 Double J Barrel Races Summer Sizzle Series, Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Syracuse.  Series continues May 9, 23, June 6, 27, July 4, 18. July 18 Awards (must be present). Series 2: August 8, 22, Sept 12, 26, Oct 4, 18, 31. Awards Oct 31 (must be present). BBR and Bonus Race Finals Pending. Trophy Bronc Halters to Open & Youth Champions. $100 added to open every race. (Must attend 5 out of 7 races to be eligible for awards.) Exhibitions: $4/each, 6:30pm Mountain Time (7:30 CST); Youth 3D, $12/each, 80% payback 1/2 second splits, 7:30 Mountain Time (8:30pm CST); Open 4D, $26 ($1 to BRF), 75% Payback 1/2 second splits immediately following youth. $5 arena fee; $2 processing fee. More info: www.DoubleJBarrelRaces.weebly.com or Facebook – Double J Barrel Races or call Jamie Werkowitch, 785-259-7339.

 

  • 28-29 Kristin Weaver Brown Barrel Clinic, Derby. Also scheduled for September 5-6, Lyons. Contact Diana, 620-340-2372, diokep@osprey.net for more info.

 

  • 28-29 Pioneer Horsemanship Body Control & Obstacle Clinic, Lowe’s Arena, Louisburg. Clinic fee $100/day due March 1. Audit – Free. Stalls available and primitive camping. Negative Coggins required. For competitive and recreational riders. www.pioneerhorsemanship.com or go to Facebook, Pioneer Horsemanship.

 

APRIL

 

  • 4  14th Annual Benefit Trail Ride for Meals on Wheels, Pomona Lake. Cedar Park area on north side of lake. Registration begins at 8am; ride out at 10am. $15 donation includes lunch and 1 ticket for saddle drawing; $25 donation includes lunch and 2 tickets for saddle drawing; each additional $25 earns additional ticket. Over $1,000 in prizes drawn after lunch. No stallions or alcohol. Reservations for lunch count appreciated; call Mid-America Nutrition Program, 785-242-8341 or 800-223-6325. For overnight camping, call Blackhawk Horse Camp, 785-806-3121.

 

  • 10-12 Exploring Sand Hills NATRC Competitive Trail Ride, Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson. NATRC Type A (2-day) Ride: Open, Novice, CP; NATRC Type B (1-day) Ride: Open, Novice, CP. Friday, 10am, First-Time Competitor Clinic, lunch provided. For more informationwww.natrcregion6.org; Liz Klamm, lizandyk@att.net, 620-694-9336; Noreen Altwegg, smokyhill@embarqmail.com, 785-761-6591; Erin Glassman, ejacob716@gmail.com, 620-617-7221.

 

  • 11 ACTHA Benefit for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clarks Creek. Rain date April 18. On the Anderson and Johnson Ranches, south of Junction City. All riders must register online to participate. Open, Pleasure, Scout, and Junior divisions. Breakfast and lunch available; supper around campfire with awards follows ride. More information at www.actha.us or contact Mike Johnson, mbark@tctelco.net or 785-482-3416.

 

  • 11-12  Open Centered Riding Clinic, Meriden, KS. * Increase Effectiveness of your Aids, * Improve Your Horse’s Performance, * Enhance Lightness, * Improve Confidence, * Friendly, Fun Learning Environment!Open to riders and horses of all disciplines Advance registration required; discounts for early sign up; limited space – first come, first served!  More Info Contact: Carol O’Donnell Wilson, Level 3 Centered Riding Instructor & Clinician HiddenAcresFarm@embarqmail.com or 785-484-3570.

 

  • 11 UHCA Race, Eagle Ranch Resort, 9040 SE Hwy J, Collins, MO. 7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1823593. 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 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.

 

  • 25-27  Lee Smith Horsemanship Clinic.  In the Morning Foundation class, Lee will present the concepts of what she considers to be natural in horsemanship; using what is naturally happening to teach.  She will help riders learn more about developing feel, timing and balance, on the ground and in the saddle.  An introduction to riding with cadence and rhythm will be covered in depth.  This class will suit new riders, nervous riders, and green or troubled horses. The afternoon class will be an Advanced class.  There will be no groundwork in this class, as it is designed for the confident rider, comfortable at all gaits. The riders in either class are welcomed and encouraged to watch the other class at no additional charge, making for a full day of educational enlightenment.  Lee truly believes this format will allow her to present the material most appropriate to the level of the participant, and thus helping them raise their understanding and abilities at a faster pace.  For the long-time student of horsemanship, watching the Foundation class will be a great refresher; and for the new student, the opportunity to observe the Advanced class will give them a clearer picture of where the Foundation will take them and the importance of a great start.  She also wants to make it clear that both classes are open to the Advanced rider.  If the refresher you seek would suit you better with horse in hand, or you have a green or troubled horse, the additional class fee will apply. Both of the sessions are progressive.Cost: $200.00 per day to ride both Foundation & Advance  (or $100.00 per class); A deposit of $100.00 is required to hold your place. Deposits are non-refundable however, if the clinic does not take place, deposit will be returned to participants. Make checks payable to Lee Smith. 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 day. Mail Deposits to: Susan Martin, 2919 SW Tawakoni Rd, Benton Ks 67037. Auditors are welcome at a cost of $35.00/per dayThere are  outside pens for overnighting your horses at a cost of $20.00 per night. Pens will be cleaned for the participants. 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 prefer, please feel free to bring your own lunch. Host Contact Information: Susan Martin, 2919 SW Tawakoni Rd, Benton Ks 67037, (316)-200-1653. Susanannmartin12@gmail.com

 

  • 25 Double J Barrel Races Summer Sizzle Series, Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Syracuse. Continues May 9 & 23, June 6 & 27, July 4 & 18. Awards July 18 (must be present). Series 2: August 8 & 22, Sept 12 & 26, Oct 4, 18 & 31. Awards Oct 31 (must be present). BBR & Bonus Race Finals Pending. Trophy Bronc Halters to Open & Youth Champions. $100 added to open every race. Must attend 5 out of 7 races to be eligible for awards. Exhibitions $4/each, 6:30pm Mountain Time (7:30 pm CST); Youth 3D, $12/each, 80% payback, 1/2 second splits, 7:30 pm Mountain Time (8:30 pm CST); Open 4D, $26 ($1 to BRF), 75% payback, 1/2 second splits, immediately following youth; $5 arena fee; $2 processing fee. For more info: www.DoubleJBarrelRaces.weebly.com or Facebook – Double J Barrel Races or call Jackie Werkowitz, 785-259-7339.

 

MAY

  • 2-3 Join the Kansas Horse Council at Rockhaven Equestrian Camp, Clinton Lake, Lawrence! Go to KHC home page for links to flyer and registration form.

 

  • 2-3 Gyp Hills Trail Rides All Women’s Ride, Gant-Larson Ranch, Medicine Lodge.  www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com. Located on the Gant-Larson Ranch in the beautiful Gypsum Hills outside Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Our first Spring 2015 organized ride is also known as “Carry’s Cavalry” after Medicine Lodge celebrity Carry Nation. Gather a group of your best girlfriends and enjoy an all women trail ride through the Gyp Hills countryside.  No men allowed!

 

  • 9  UHCA Race, Miller’s Ranch, Maple Hilll. 7:30am.  www.ultimatehca.com/event-1823618. 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.

 

  • 15-17 Gyp Hills Trail Rides 3-Day Trail Ride, Gant-Larson Ranch, Medicine Lodge.  www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com. Located on the Gant-Larson Ranch in the beautiful Gypsum Hills outside Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The third weekend in May is a perfect time for a long weekend in the Gyp Hills. The 3 Day Ride includes a ride on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have scheduled extra activities throughout the weekend including Friday and Saturday night entertainment, Sunday morning Cowboy Church, and the wildly popular Extreme Trail Horse Competition.

 

  • 16 Trail Ride to Benefit Saddle Ridge Equestrian Camp at Hillsdale Lake. Save the date, and stay tuned for details!

 

  • 24-29 Equestrian Summer Camps, Colby Community College, Colby.  May 24-27, Horsemanship Camp; May 28, Beginner Day Camp; May 29, Young Showmanship Day Camp. Educational and fun for youth; ages 5-10, day campers only and ages 11-17, overnight horsemanship camp. English and western disciplines. Instructed by CCC Equestrian Team. Registration due by May 15. For details and registration costs, http://www.colbycc.edu/athletics/team/equestrian/index or call Shanda Mattix at 785-460-5464 or email shanda.mattix@colbycc.edu.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 14-18 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.

 

JULY

  • 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.

 

AUGUST

  • 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

  • 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.

 

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!