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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 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.

   

♦  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 gypsumhillstrailrides.com

 

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.

   

2018

 

FEBRUARY

  • 23-25 Equifest of Kansas, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Go to equifestofks.com for all of the details!

 

MARCH

  • All the Queen’s Horses Documentary with Catered Dinner, Celebration Centre, Lyons. You are invited to an educational and informative evening centered around the largest case of municipal fraud in US history. In 2012, Rita Crudwell was charged with embezzlement of over $50M over 20 years from the small town of Dixon, OH. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeding empires. Share an evening of dinner, viewing the documentary, and discussion. www.ccletsgo.com or 620-257-5390 for more info.

 

  • 3 Trail Work Day at Hillsdale State Park Sponsored by Back Country Horsemen of America-Kansas. 9-3, lunch will follow. Meet at Saddle Ridge Campground. Contact Mary Colby, 913-205-4304, or on Facebook for more info. If you enjoy riding Hillsdale trails, join us!

 

  • 3 Pretty Prairie Trail Ride at Harvey County East, Newton. 1 pm. Rain date, March 4. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 10 Pretty Prairie Trail Ride near Castleton. 1 pm. Rain Date, March 11. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 17 Back Country Horsemen of America – Kansas Chapter Annual Meeting. Join us for breakfast and meeting at 9am, Lamont Hill Restaurant, Vassar (east of Lyndon, 22975 Hwy 368, Vassar). Q&A with Linda Lanterman, Director of Kansas State Parks. Following lunch, head over to Salt Creek Ranch (4215 E 245th, Lyndon) for Ty Haas Horsemanship Demo. RSVP to Erin Glassman, ejacob716@gmail.com.

 

  • 17 Pretty Prairie Trail Ride at Pawnee Prairie Park, Wichita. 1pm.  Rain date, March 18. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 24 Pretty Prairie Trail Ride at Sterling pastures, hosted by Mike & Denise Valdois. 1pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 31 Pretty Prairie Scavenger Hunt. Location to be announced. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

APRIL

  • 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.

 

  • 7 17th Annual Benefit Trail Ride for Meals on Wheels, Pomona Lake. Meet at Cedar Park. Registration begins 8am; ride promptly at 10 am. $20/adults; $5/children 12 & under. Registration includes lunch and 1 raffle ticket for saddle drawing. Raffle and saddle drawing follows lunch. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for variety of prizes. Afternoon ride available. Camping available at Blackhawk Horse Camp, 785-806-3121 or blackhawkhorsecamp@yahoo.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 7 Community Breakfast Sponsored by Lyndon Saddle Club, Lyndon. 8-10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 7 Lyndon Saddle Club Raceo, Lyndon. $10; entries close at 12:30, races start at 1pm. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 13 Lyndon Saddle Club Jackpot Barrel Race, Lyndon. Entries open at 5pm; races start at 7pm. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 13-15 Friends of Rockhaven Park Benefit Trail Ride, Clinton Lake. Membership drive and benefit for Back Country Horsemen of America – Kansas Chapter. $20/BCHA members; $30/non-members. Potluck Friday evening; barbeque dinner Saturday evening with auction; biscuits & gravy Sunday am. Guided rides or ride on your own. Electric sites are already booked; contact Diana to reserve a primitive site, 785-748-0850 or dgskinner85@gmail.com. Follow on Friends of Rockhaven Park on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 14 Lyndon Saddle Club Consignment Tack Sale, Lyndon. 7:30-10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 14 Lyndon Saddle Club Open Fun Show, Lyndon. Entries close at 9:30am; show starts at 10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 28 Trail Ride at Milford State Park sponsored by Kansas Paint Horse Association. 2-9pm, All breeds invited. Meet at Eagle Ridge Campground. Hot dogs provided at 7 pm; bring side dish or dessert. No charge. Camping available. Kansas Paint Horse Association on Facebook.

 

  • 28-29 Kansas Horse Council Spring Ride near Greensburg. Join the KHC for a ride on a private ranch south of Greensburg. Once you’ve ridden this beautiful area, you will want to return! Primitive camping available. Registration: $20/KHC members; $40/non-members; kids under 12, Free. Registration includes Saturday evening meal with door prizes and Sunday biscuits & gravy. Directions to ranch will be provided upon registration. Registration deadline April 20. KHC Spring Ride Flyer, KHC Ride Registration Form – 2018

 

MAY 

  • 5 Lyndon Saddle Club Open 4-H Horse Show, Lyndon. Check-in 10-10:30am; entries taken until 10:30. Show starts at 11am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

 

  • 5-6 8th Annual Friends of the Peckerneck Ride, Alma, NE. $30/both days’ $15/one day. Auction, Raffle, & Potluck. Receive a $10 Nutrena coupon with registration. Ride starts at 10am both days. Free overnight primitive camping. Water for horses available and plenty of space for portable pens. Call Christine Wilson for details, 308-320-4908.

 

  • 5-6 All Women’s Ride, Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge. www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com for more info.

 

  • 11 Lyndon Saddle Club Jackpot Barrel Race, Lyndon. Entries open 5pm; races start 7 pm. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 12 Lyndon Saddle Club Open Fun Show, Lyndon. Entries close 9:30am; show starts at 10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 12-13 Cindy Duvall Memorial Ride, Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge. www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com for more info.

 

  • 26-28 Memorial Weekend Trail Ride, Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge. www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com for more info.

 

JUNE

  • 8 Lyndon Saddle Club Jackpot Barrel Race, Lyndon. Entries open 5pm; races start at 7pm. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 9 Lyndon Saddle Club Open Fun Show, Lyndon. Entries close at 9:30am; show starts at 10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 23 Lyndon Saddle Club Osage County 4-H Horse Show, Lyndon. Limited to Osage Co 4-H Horse Project members. Checkin 8-8:30am, show starts 9am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

JULY

  • 13 Lyndon Saddle Club Jackpot Barrel Race, Lyndon. Entries open 5pm; races start at 7 pm. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 14 Lyndon Saddle Club Open Fun Show, Lyndon. Entries close at 9:30am; show starts at 10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

AUGUST

  • 10 Lyndon Saddle Club Jackpot Barrel Race, Lyndon. Entries open at 5pm; races start at 7pm. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

  • 11 Lyndon Saddle Club Open Fun Show, Lyndon. Entries close at 9:30am; show starts at 10am. Details on Lyndon Saddle Club FB page or call Kathy Foster, 785-665-7700.

 

SEPTEMBER

  • 1-2 Perry State Park Benefit Trail Ride. Proceeds benefit Perry State Park Wild Horse Equestrian Camp and Trails. See Let’s Ride–Perry Lake on Facebook for details.

 

  • 22-23 Kanopolis 4th Annual Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride for the Rockin’ K Campground. All proceeds benefit the Rockin’ K Campground and will be used for additional pens. See flyer for details.
    4th annual Kanopolis Fall Ride

 

  • 28-30 Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty and Trail Ride, Medicine Lodge. www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com for more info.