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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

 

July

 

 

  • 28 Kansas City Cowboys for Cops 2017 Downtown Trail Ride. 9:30am, staging area at 1447 Liberty (1 block north of Kemper Arena); ride to Liberty Memorial with full police escort. All proceeds benefit Jackson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and the Posse 100 Fund, for first responders and families in times of need; donate at gate or before. Negative Coggins required; no bareback riders; no stallions; no double riders or lead line on foot. Call Kelly Sitter-McComb to donate or for more info, 816-547-9508. On Facebook, Kansas City Cowboys for Cops.

 

  • 29-30 DGAS KWHA Horse Show, Bennington Rodeo Grounds, Bennington, Ks KWHA Judges: Brian Kuntz, Glenda Ratliff, Renee Nichols Contact: Brian Kuntz 785-953-1253, Glenda Ratliff 785-282-0238, Renee Nichols 785-735-8747 Sat. Judged Entries close 8:30am Running Entries Close 11:00am Show Starts 9:00am. Sun Entries Close 8:30am Show Starts 9:00am. Entry Fee $6 ($5 to Club, $1 to KWHA)  All Events Points Only All Dogs must be on a leash Club and Grounds Not Responsible for Accidents Stalls $10 Per Horse/Electric $15 RSVP Pot Luck Supper on Sat. after show. DGAS Showbill

 

August

 

  • Big Creek Riders KWHA Horse Show, Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays, KS KWHA Judges: Lisa Kisner, Norleen Knoll Contact: Doug Mermis 785-650-3936, John Kisner 785-656-3044 Entries end at 8:30 am and show begins at 9:00 am $6 office charge (Host club $5, KWHA $1)

 

  • 6 Circle H Horseman’s Association Kansas Western Horseman’s Association , www.kwhaonline.com/showbill.aspx. Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays, KS. KWHA Judges: Lisa Kisner, Norleen Knoll, Contact: Doug Mermis 785-650-3936 or, John Kisner 785-656-3044.  Entries end at 8:30 am and show begins at 9:00 am  $6 office charge (Host club $5, KWHA $1)

 

  • 19-20 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

  • 19-20  Palomino Horse Exhibitors of Kansas (PHEK) Show, Fremont, NE. PHEK are celebrating their 75th Anniversary with special awards, saddle, and buckles. Palomino Bred Classes, 6 PHBA Shows. For horse show info: Tom Craun, 913-724-2418 or Tom.craun@att.net. For PBHA membership & registration: Abby Janssen, 405-550-0970 or abby.janssen74@gmail.com. Also, find PHEK (Palomino Horse Exhibitors of Kansas) on Facebook or at www.ksgoldenhorse.com.

 

 

  • 26-27 NATRC Region 6 Ride, Pony Express, Fairbury, NE. NATRC.org/region6

 

September

  • 2-3 6th Annual Trail Ride to Benefit Perry Lake Horse Trails, Wild Horse Campground, Perry State Park, Perry Lake. $20/rider; $10/non-riders; 12 and under, Free. BBQ catered dinner and auction. Free entrance to State Park for this event. Ride on your own or follow guided rides. 9:30am, Registration begins; 10am, guided ride on Rocky Top Trails (approx 3 hrs for fast walkers or gaited); 10:30am, approx 2 hour ride on Perry State Park trails; 11:30 am, shorter guided ride on Perry State Park trails. 1pm, BBQ dinner, followed by live auction (BYO lawn chair). Please bring items to donate for auction. Sunday – 7-8 am, complimentary biscuits & gravy provided by Brushbusters Riding Club; 8-8:45am, Cowboy Church Service; 9am, ride with group or on your own. RSVP for BBQ dinner and/or breakfast by August 26 to Dewayne Burgess, 785-230-5241 or dewaynea10@msn.com. Contact Perry State Park for campsite with hookups, 785-246-3449. Primitive camping available.

 

  • 16 Gala of Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams, Tony’s Pizza Events Center, Salina.  7:00 PM. Follow a young girl and her fairy Godmother into an equine dreamland and experience the majesty, splendor, and amazement of the Gala of the Royal Horses as they’ve never been experienced before. Brought to you by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, the stunning world of Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams immerses audiences in a spectacular, tantalizing live performance, featuring the most beautiful horses in the world “The Royal Horses of Europe” which include the Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, the Spanish Andalusian, the Friesian and the majestic Arabian. Live the dream with this young girl as she explores the magic of her dreams and works to find her purpose in life. Ticket prices are $27, $47, and $67 with Kids 2-12 just $12. Want to bring a group? Groups of 10 or more receive $5 off tickets, call Nick Floyd at 785-833-5171 for more information and to order tickets.
    Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 888-826-SHOW (7469) or online at http://www.tonyspizzaeventscenter.com/

 

  • 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 Benefit Trail Ride, Perry State Park. Adults – $35; children 12 and under – $15; includes dinner. More details to come. 785-478-9985.

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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.

 

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.