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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 2016 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.


The Ultimate Horseman’s Challenge Association (UHCA) has 8 exciting obstacle challenge events scheduled for 2016.  See the schedule and contact information at www.ultimatehca.comEnd of the year awards are fantastic.  Our budget includes approximately $7,000 for prizes awarded to members at the Annual Meeting and Banquet.   In addition to those we also anticipate awarding of two saddles donated by loyal sponsors. These events are for ages 5 upwards.  Our events are also sanctioned for EXCA points which can be qualify the rider for the EXCA World Championships in Hamilton, Texas.






  • 22 Kansas Horse Council Fall Ride in the Flint Hills of Chase County. Join the KHC on a ride across private ranch lands to the site of the Knute Rockne Memorial, which marks the location of the plane crash that took the life of the legendary Notre Dame football coach. Lunch will be provided. For more info: Jim Thomas, 785-633-4761.

KHC Fall Ride Flyer 2016

2016 Fall Ride Release Form


  • 22-23 KCDA Jean Luc Connille Science of Motion Clinic with KSU, Manhattan. Find more information on Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association on Facebook or at www.kansascowboydressage.com.


  • 29 Mission Valley Opening Hunt, Paola.  Come Along & Join Us –The Masters & the Mission Valley Hunt Club Opening Hunt.   AM & PM events:  F&F Club House13760 W 299th Paola, KS. Hunting 9:30 AM mounted, Stirrup cup/blessing, Hunt moves off 10:00 AM. RIDER OPTIONS: *First Field – traditional hunt dress – moves fast and jumps fences; *Second Field – traditional hunt dress – moves fast but will slow as needed, jumps fences; *Hill Topper Field – traditional hunt & casual riding dress, hard hat required.  Moves at a slower pace, no jumping; *Trail Ride Field – casual riding dress, hard hat required.  Walk/trot; *Hay wagon for Non riders. Approx. duration 2-3 hours (on this web site – please print sign and bring waiver, will have them on site). Halloween Dinner Dance: 5:30 – 5:30 Silent auction & Happy Hour; 7:00 Dinner followed by dancing. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED  –  casual attire – cash bar. RSVP: email, phone or check: Tracy Frank 913-526-7648  tracywestfrank@hotmail.com; 26118 Melrose St, Louisburg, KS  66053. Hunt & or party – Adult  $75; Hunt & or party – Children under 12 $35. Questions for out of town guests:  Lona Alexander – 816-985-1128 or lona@csi-kc.com


  • 30 Annual Fall Big Hill Lake Ride, SE Kansas. 9am. Meet at North Horse Trail Park, 2400 Road (approx 1.5 mi west of Dennis). Ride to Timber Hill Park for lunch (BYO), and return to North Park. No registration fee; provide your own lunch. Questions: Bill Racy, 620-870-8333 or text Christina Roberson, 620-820-4312.



  • 5 Tri-Trail Ride/Bike/Run Event, Sponsored by Salt Creek Ranch, 4215 E. 245th, Lyndon. Event benefits Back Country Horsemen of Kansas chapter. Join in as an individual or as a team to compete in a 14-mile bike ride, a 3-mile run, and a 14-mile horse ride along the Flint Hills Nature Trail in Osage County. Entries limited to 40 individuals/teams, so pre-register. Overnight lodging/camping/corrals available first come/first served at Salt Creek Ranch. Water, sports drinks, healthy snacks will be available for horses and human participants. Water will be available along the trail. Lunch available for purchase. 8-9am, Check-in; 9:30, Orientation; 10am, Timed Divisions begin. Awards presentation follows the event. $60/individual; $30/each leg of team event. Event Information for All Divisions

All timed teams/individuals will start at the same time with the 14 mile bike ride, then the 3 mile run with the 14 mile horse ride being last. The recreational division will start after the timed division.
The bike’s and horses will go 7 miles west on the Flint Hills Nature Trail then come back. The runners will go 1.5 miles east on the Flint Hills Nature Trail then come back. There could be some overlap with horses and bikes on the west trail. If there is overlap it should be in a head on direction instead of bikes coming up behind the horses. Good Trail Etiquette is expected from all competitors. It is recommended that horses and humans have foot protection and bicycles have tires appropriate for going over gravel. The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a rails to trails and the surface is not always smooth sailing. A person can do all three legs themselves. This would be considered an individual entrant. A team entry consists of a minimum of two competitors and a maximum of three competitors. It is encouraged that you put a team together yourself. Management will try to help group teams up if possible. All competitors will check in with timers table before leaving on the next leg of the race. If you are a member of a team your teammate must be finished with their leg of the race before the next teammate can leave on their leg. All competitors must check in with the timers table at the end of the race. All competitors will fill out an entry form with a signed waiver. If you are on a team you will list your other team members on your form. All competitors whether they are a team or individual will receive participation awards. Event Rules for the Recreational Division Each team/individual estimates their time on each desired leg (bike, run, horse) of the race. That estimated time is listed on the registration form. All time keeping, GPS, tracking devices, etc., will be surrendered to event staff prior to the start of the race!
The team and individual finishing closest to the estimated time is declared the winner in their category. Event Rules for the Timed Division Each team and individual is placed by adding the time together for all legs of the race. The fastest overall time is the winner for their category. For more info or register form: Carol, 785-215-2296 or info@yourequineadventure.com

  • 12  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


  • 19 2016 MSA World Champion Matthew Jobe Beginning Mounted Shooting Clinic, Moran Family Stables, 10437 SW 53rd, Topeka. 9-4, $125. Hands-on clinic with individual instruction. Proper training and safety for horses and riders while learning to use the 45 Long Colt Single Action Revolver. You will be shooting off of your horse by the end of the day! Registration fee includes ammunition. Registration and payment must be paid in advance.  Checks are made out to Matthew Jobe. Contact 660-537-9542 or 785-430-3389. Checks can be mailed to: MaRyka Smith, 2320 Vineyard Circle Apt. A, Manhattan, KS 66502.



  • 3 The Kansas Horse Council is excited to announce that Dr. Temple Grandin will be the featured speaker at Horse Care 101, KSU, Manhattan! Dr. Grandin is a world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant on animal behavior. She was one of the 2010 Times magazine’s top 100 of most influential people in the world. “ Dr. Grandin is an autistic American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She is also the inventor of the “hug box”, a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. In the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, she was named in the “Heroes” category. She was the subject of the award-winning, semi-biographical film, Temple Grandin.” Stay tuned for registration information!


  • 3 Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, Lawrence. The 24th year of tradition as one of the most unique parades in the country exclusively with horse-drawn carriages. 11 am. Find info at www.lawrencechristmasparade.org.




  • 7 Kansas Thoroughbred Association Annual Meeting & Conference, Wichita Marriott



  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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


  • 28-30 Join the Kansas Horse Council for a Weekend of Riding the Trails at Hillsdale State Park, Hillsdale Lake. Details to come.



  • 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



  • 22-24 Kanopolis Trail Ride to Benefit Rockin’ K Equestrian Campground and Trails. Details to come.


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