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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.

 

♦ 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.

  

2016

 

APRIL

  • 23-24 Friends of the Peckerneck Trail Ride, Alma, Nebraska.  Ride the bluffs above Harlan County Reservoir. $15 both days. Free overnight primitive camping. Potluck dinner after ride. Water for horses. Lunch on trail (BYO). 308-320-4908. South of Alma on Hwy 183.

 

  • 25-26 – Crawford Cattle Drive, Hymer. 500-1,000 head of fresh cattle gathered on 5,000 acres and moved to spring pasture. Experienced riders preferred. $100/day; $150/2 days; $200/3 days. Horse rental: $100/day; $150/2 days; $200/3 days. Lunch provided. Lodging and stabling available: $10/horse pen per night; $15 LQ camping; $25 evening dinner; $50/night at Stone Horse B&B (breakfast included). Call Rex, 621-794-5332 or brbuchman@gmail.com.

 

  • 29-May 1 Cyndi Harris Clinic & Schooling Show, sponsored by Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association, Antelope Creek, Udall. Find more information on KCDA on Facebook or at www.kansascowboydressage.com.

 

  • 30 4th Annual Benefit Ride for H.E.L.P. (Horses Easing Life’s Pain), West Point Campground, Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake. Organization provides equine-assisted psychotherapy in NE Kansas to veterans & families, survivors of domestic violence, youth in foster care, etc. Registration begins at 8am; ride at 10am. Potluck lunch follows ride at noon, meat and drinks provided. $25/each includes one tickets for prize drawings; $10 for five additional tickets. Call Deborah, 785-272-0778, for more information or visit www.counselingtopeka.com. Call Eisenhower State Park for camping, 785-528-4102.

 

  • 30-May 1 – Ride with the Kansas Horse Council at Kanopolis Lake. $30 for KHC members; $40 for non-members; $15/kids under 12. Campers may arrive at Rockin’ K Campground Friday evening. Potluck supper at 7pm at Shelter House; Saturday: Ride at 10am, pack your own lunch, return to camp 3-4pm. Catered supper at 6pm at Shelter House; door prizes. Hot breakfast, 7-8am Sunday, then ride at 9am. Return to camp by Noon. Reserve your campsites at www.reserveamerica.com. See KHC home page  for registration form. Questions: KHC Office, 785-776-0662, director@kansashorsecouncil.com or Jim Thomas, 785-633-4761, thomasjc68@gmail.com.

KHC Kanopolis flyer

2016 KHC Ride Registration & Release

 

May

  • April 29-May 1 Cyndi Harris Clinic & Schooling Show, sponsored by Kansas Cowboy Dressage Association, Antelope Creek, Udall. Find more information on KCDA on Facebook or at www.kansascowboydressage.com.

 

  • April 30-May 1 – Ride with the Kansas Horse Council at Kanopolis Lake. $30 for KHC members; $40 for non-members; $15/kids under 12. Campers may arrive at Rockin’ K Campground Friday evening. Potluck supper at 7pm at Shelter House; Saturday: Ride at 10am, pack your own lunch, return to camp 3-4pm. Catered supper at 6pm at Shelter House; door prizes. Hot breakfast, 7-8am Sunday, then ride at 9am. Return to camp by Noon. Reserve your campsites at www.reserveamerica.com. See KHC home page  for registration form. Questions: KHC Office, 785-776-0662, director@kansashorsecouncil.com or Jim Thomas, 785-633-4761, thomasjc68@gmail.com.

KHC Kanopolis flyer

2016 KHC Ride Registration & Release

  • 1 – KSU Horseman’s Association Barrel Blowout: Run for the Meadows, Celebration Center, Lyons. Proceeds to benefit Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Rehab. Stay tuned for more info, or follow www.ksuhorsemans.com.

 

  • 7 UHCA Race @ Linn County Fairgrounds, Mound City. Negative Coggins required. Registration begins 7am; walk-thru at 8am. Concessions and camping available. Call to reserve electric hookups, stalls/pens. Contact: Rick or Beth Sandness, 913-837-6034, www.linncountyfair.org/. For complete details, go to www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 14-15 All Women’s Ride at Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge. Pack your own chow; potluck dinner Saturday night. Events scheduled throughout the weekend. $40/person. Find more info or make reservation at www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com.

 

  • 20-22 36th Year of NATRC EKAHA Hill n Dale Competitive Trail Ride, Hillsdale Lake, Paola, KS. One day introductory competitions added for first time riders Saturday and Sunday.  Develop a deep partnership with your horse!  For more information go to: www.natrc.org Region 6 calendar or email denisefarris2@gmail.com.

 

  • 20-22 – 3-Day Ride at Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge. Extra activities throughout weekend plus Extreme Trail Horse Competition. $100/person; advanced reservations required. All meals provided. www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com.

 

  • 20-22 Team Penning & Ranch Sorting Show, Leoti (in SW Kansas).  Friday – penning/sorting practice; Saturday – RMTPA Team Penning; Saturday evening – Rider Appreciation BBQ Dinner and Live Country Music. Sunday – open ranch sorting. No less than $5,000 added $$$, Awards & Buckles. PM or EMAIL (sortpenrun@gmail.com) to be added to the flyer distribution list.  Flyers will go out the beginning of March. Click the link to go to the Event for more info. https://www.facebook.com/events/1158667660827563/

 

  • 28 UHCA Race @ C5T Ranch, Benton. Registration begins 7:30am; walk-thru Buckaroo/Youth/Novice Course, followed by Intermediate/Colt walk-thru; Competition begins at 9am. Walk-thru for Classic, Amateur, Open not before Noon. Concessions for breakfast and lunch. Contact: Kristin Cloud, 913-219-3381, c5tranch@hotmail.com. Go to website for details: www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 28-30 Kansas Pony of the Americas Promo Show & MID-America Regionals, Kingman. Great family fun, exceptional awards, easily accessible stalls, fun games for all ages, RV hookups, snacks and drinks available. All shows pre-enter the Monday before show date. For more information and entry forms, go to www.KansasPOA.com; or call President Kyle Nordick, 316-807-4988, or Show Secretary Linda Cherry, 316-708-0978.

 

  • 28-30 Memorial Weekend Blowout Trail Ride, The Oasis, 86 S. US Hwy 281, Great Bend (across from Barton Historical Society.  Dental and sheath clinics offered; call to reserve spot. Free primitive camping available; call to reserve camping spot. Bring water for you and your horse. Bring lawn chair. BBQ supper Saturday and Sunday nights, bring dish to share. Call Sherry Axman for more information and reservations at 620-786-4294.

 

June

 

  • 4-5 Big Sugar Ranch Spring Trail Ride, Centerville. Primitive camping; meals provided for Saturday pm, Sunday am and lunch. Explore on your own or join a guided ride. Follow on Facebook at Big Sugar Ranch Spring Trail Ride for details or call 913-898-2260.

 

  • 17-19 KCDA Eitan Beth-Halachmy Clinic & Schooling Show, Topeka. Find more information on KCDA on Facebook or at www.kansascowboydressage.com.

 

  • 17-19 – Kerry Kuhn Annual Trail Ride & Clinic at Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge.  Make reservations at www.kerrykuhn.com.

 

  • 18 UHCA Race @ R Bar B, Topeka. Registration opens at 7:30am. Contact: Linda Schuetz, 785-286-3006, sales@rbarb.com, http://www.rbarb.com. Details at www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 3 KBRA Jackpot. 10 am, Lucky Spur Saddle Club, Oskaloosa. Find more info on FB – KBRA Jackpot.

 

July

  • 16 UHCA Race @ Von Holten Ranch, Mora, MO. Negative Coggins required. Registration begins 7:30am. Information: www.vonholtenranch.com, vonholtenranch@yahoo.com, Brandy Von Holten, 660-668-0880 or 816-719-5988. Details at www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 16-17 MODTRA 15- and 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, West Point Equestrian Campground, Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake.
    Melvern Lake MODTRA Ride

 

  • 16-17 Centered Riding Clinic with Carol O’Donnell Wilson, Level 3 Centered Riding Instructor & Clinician, Level 4 Apprentice Instructor, Salt Creek Ranch, Lyndon. Improve Riding Position and Balance, Security and Confidence, Horse’s Performance and Response to Your Aids. For more info or registration, click on link to flyer: Centered Riding Clinic

 

  • 25-26 POA Show (25th) and Open All-Breed Show (26th) (POA IBC), Kingman.  Great family fun, exceptional awards, easily accessible stalls, fun games for all ages, RV hookups, snacks and drinks available. All shows pre-enter the Monday before show date. For more information and entry forms, go to www.KansasPOA.com; or call President Kyle Nordick, 316-807-4988, or Show Secretary Linda Cherry, 316-708-0978.

 

August

  • 20 UHCA Race & R&D Ranch, Topeka. Registration begins 7am. Contact: Cindy Branham, 785-224-1747 or 785-267-0004,  therockinrc@gmail.com, Details at www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 26-28 KCDA Gathering & Regional Show, sponsored by Kansas Cowboy Dressage Asso, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. Find more information on KCDA on Facebook or at www.kansascowboydressage.com.

 

September

 

  • 14-18 Best of America by Horseback Jesse James Trail Ride, Clay County, MO. Come join us for a Weekend Ride on The Westward Trailways. You will get to ride on historic trails where Jesse James and the Gang once rode and take part in the Living History Ride on the James Farm. This will be a filmed trail ride with Best of America by Horseback TV hosts Tom Seay and Del Shields, and you may have the chance to appear on RFD-TV’s Best of America by Horseback TV Show. The weekend package includes ticket to the Jesse James Festival, Rodeo and an authentic Kansas City BBQ Dinner. Complete registration details are on our website at www.claycountymo.gov/bestofamerica. Event updates are posted on our Facebook page, like us at facebook.com/claycountyhorsetrails and find out the latest on the event section. $175/rider; $75/non-rider. Camping and equestrian accommodations available upon request. To register call Rachel at 816-407-3652, rgraves@claycountymo.gov.

 

  • 15 Open Breed Pleasure Stakes and POA Show, Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson.   Great family fun, exceptional awards, easily accessible stalls, fun games for all ages, RV hookups, snacks and drinks available. All shows pre-enter the Monday before show date. For more information and entry forms, go to www.KansasPOA.com; or call President Kyle Nordick, 316-807-4988, or Show Secretary Linda Cherry, 316-708-0978.

 

  • 17-18 UHCA Race and Colt Challenge, Flint Hills Rodeo Grounds, Strong City. UHCA race is Sunday; full day of events on Saturday benefit the Flint Hills Rodeo Assoc. Details at www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 24 KCDA Schooling Show, Udall. Find more information on KCDA on Facebook or at www.kansascowboydressage.com.

 

  • 24-25 2nd Annual Trail Ride to Benefit Rockin’ K Campground, Kanopolis Lake.  Saturday, 9:30am – guided ride; 6pm, potluck supper, live auction, raffle. Sunday, 9am – breakfast followed by ride. $25/rider (includes one raffle ticket and Sunday breakfast). Reserve your campsite at www.reserveamerica.com.  Become a $50 sponsor by June 30 and receive a t-shirt. T-shirts available at ride, $15. Raffle tickets 5/$1. All proceeds benefit upgrades and improvements to the Rockin’ K Campground. Contact: Tracy McIntyre, 620-680-0935.

 

October

  • 1 UHCA Race @ Burlington Fall Celebration, Kelly Park Rodeo Arena, Burlington. Details at www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 1-2 Trail Ride to Benefit Rockhaven Equestrian Camp & Trails, Clinton Lake. Campers may arrive Friday; share potluck at Shelter House Friday evening with live music by Bluestem. All-day ride Saturday to west end of trails; pack your lunch. Shorter rides available or ride on own. Homemade chili and pie Saturday evening followed by auction. Breakfast served Sunday am, then ride to dam and back. Reserve your campsite at reserveamerica.com. $25/each; $15 for kids age 12 and under. All proceeds benefit Rockhaven Campground and South Shore trails. Contact Diana Skinner, 785-748-0850 or dgskinner85@gmail.com. Clinton Trailride Flyer 2016

 

  • 7-9 Trail Ride to Benefit Eisenhower State Park Equestrian Campgrounds & Trails, Melvern Lake. 

2016 ESP Ride Flyer

2016 ESP Ride Registration

 

  • 8-9 – All Mule Ride at Gypsum Hills Trail Rides, Medicine Lodge. $40/each; potluck dinner Saturday night; breakfast provided Sunday am. Find more information or make reservation at www.gypsumhillstrailrides.com.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 24-25 2nd Annual Trail Ride to Benefit Rockin’ K Horse Campground, Kanopolis Lake.  Saturday, 9:30am – Guided Ride; Saturday evening potluck at 6pm (please bring dish to share), live auction and raffle. Sunday, 9am – Breakfast, followed by ride. $25/person (includes one raffle ticket and Sunday breakfast). Become a sponsor of $50 by June 30 and receive one free t-shirt. T-shirts may be purchased for $15. Door prizes throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the Rockin’ K Campground for updating and improvements. Contact: Tracy McIntyre at 620-680-0935.

 

December

  • 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. Stay tuned for more information.