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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

 

May

  • 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

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  • 27 6th Annual Memorial Day Trail Ride sponsored by Cowboy Country Church, Onaga. Registration, 9am; ride out at 10am. Lunch served on the trail at noon. Afternoon ride before returning to camp by 5pm. Supper provided at campsite. Primitive camping allowed. From Onaga, go 1.5 miles east on Hwy 16 to Lincoln Road, then south 2 miles on Hwy 63 to Fairview Road, then west 2 miles.  RSVP by May 20. Alan Gilchrist, 785-844-0941.

 

  • 27-28 Bit & Spur KWHA Horse Show, Bit & Spur Arena 12700 W 117th N Sedgwick, KS 1 Mile N of Bentley to 117th St, then 1.5 Miles E on 117th. Show starts at 10 A.M. both days. Entries close before 1st runner in each class. KWHA Judges: Jody Michels, Asa Galloway, Heather Schreibvogel, Doug Teter Contact: Asa Galloway 316-619-6289, or Kim Miller 316-244-8516 $11 Entry Fee Per Rider ($5 Building Fee, $5 to Club, $1 KWHA Fee) Mail early entries to: Bit & Spur c/o Tonya Kohr P.O. Box 512, Bentley, KS 67016. Concession Stand on Grounds. All Dogs on a leash. Not Responsible for Accidents.

 

  • 27-28 SCHC KWHA Horse Show, Smith County Fairgrounds, Smith Center, KS KWHA Judges: Glenda Ratliff, Brian Kuntz, Linda Sanders Contact: Ratliff 785-282-0238, Brian Kuntz 785-953-1253 Sat. Show Starts 9:00am. Sun Show Starts 9:00am. Entries close when 1st hores of class enters the arena. 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 (if club has to clean stall) $5 (if you clean out before you leave) Per Horse, Electric $20 Hook will be avablie Frieday night or Sat. after 5pm. 4H Concession Stand Sat only. Pot Luck Supper on Sat. after show. Western Jump after the show on Saturday for Prizes, $2.00 per run may run as many times as you wish. 4 age groups.

 

June

  • Dudes and Dames KWHA Horse Show, Lane County Fairgrounds, Dighton, Kansas KWHA Judges: Linda Sanders, Tala Shapland and Harry Sharpe Contact: Tala Shapland 620-397-3016; W.R. Duncan 620-397-3798; Marlece O’Brien 620-397-3735 Entries close 6:00 p.m. Show starts 6:30 p.m. Office Charge: $6.00 ($1 to KWHA -$5 to club) Rain Date June 2.  Concessions available on grounds; All dogs must be on a leash; Dudes and Dames not responsible for accidents

 

  • 3-4 Region 6 NATRC Ride, EKAHA Hill & Dale, Hillsdale Lake. NATRC.org/region6

 

  • AHCA Hill Top Stables Obstacle Challenge, 25850 Waverly, Paola. Message Emily Gomez on Facebook or go to www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com

 

  • 9-10 Buckle Buddies KWHA Horse Show, Rocking S Arena, 1448 Walker Ave, Walker, Kansas KWHA Judges: Norleen Knoll and Shelly Macumber Contact: Liz Schremmer 785-656-3255, Ryan Schremmer 785-656-3254, Tavia William 785-635-6060 Entry Fee $6.00 per contestant. $5.00 to host club, $1.00 to KWHA. Exhibitions $2.00 per event. Entries do no close until first horse enters each class. Friday under the lights June 9, 2017 start time 7:00pm. Saturday June 10, 2017 start time 9:00am. Make checks payable to Buckle Buddies. Last date for early mail in entries Monday June 5, 2017 Mail to Tavia William, 1860 East Hwy 40, Hays, Kansas 67601.  Concessions on grounds. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. All dogs must be on leash! Stall $10.00 per night or $15.00 per weekend. Electric $15.00 for night or $25.00 for the weekend. Contact Liz Schremmer 785-656-3255 for Electric and Stalls. Moonlight pole bending Jackpot Friday evening after the show. 3 age groups. Payback to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

 

  • 10 Saddle Up for St. Jude Benefit Trail Ride, sponsored by Garnett Saddle Club, Saddle Ridge Horse Campground, Hillsdale Lake. Registration begins at 11am; ride at 1pm. Meal provided following ride; entertainment provided by the band Free Range Chicken. $20/person; kids 12 and under, $5. Make your own camping reservations, 913-783-4507. Contacts: Howard Williams, 785-304-0865, or Don Beddo, 785-204-1297.

 

  • 10-11 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

  • 10-11 G&G KWHA Horse Show, Smith County Fairgrounds, Smith Center, KS KWHA Judges: Linda Sanders, Glenda Ratliff, and Renee Nichols Contact: Linda Sanders 620-214-3251 Willard Sanders 620-214-3250 Glenda Ratliff 785-282-0238 13th Annual KWHA Scholarship Benefit Show. Entry Fee $6.00 per Contestant. Entries do not close. Show starts at 9:00 AM both days.  Not Responsible for Accidents! All Dogs MUST be on a Leash! Electricity $20.00 for weekend stalls $5.00 for horse if you clean the stalls and $10.00 per horse if we clean them. To reserve electricity contact Glenda 785-282-2038 Western Jump after the show on Saturday for Prizes, $2.00 per run may run as many times as you wish. 4 age groups Spaghetti Supper $5.00 per person and auction after the show on Saturday. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND!!   G&G Showbill

 

  • 17 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)

 

  • 17-18 NATRC Region 6 Ride, Jesse James Hideout, Smithville Lake, MO. NATRC.org/region6

 

  • 18 Circle H Horseman’s Association KWHA Horse Show, Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays, KS KWHA Judges: Lisa Kisner, Norleen Knoll Contact: Doug Mermis 785-650-3936, John Kisner 785-656-1523 Entries end at 8:30 am and show begins at 9:00 am $6 office charge (Host club $5, KWHA $1)

 

  • 23-25 Palomino Horse Exhibitors of Kansas (PHEK) Show, Kenwood Park, Salina. PHEK are celebrating their 75th Anniversary with special awards, saddle, and buckles. Palomino Bred Classes, 6 PHBA Shows, 2 AQHA 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.

 

  • 24-25 Bull City Roughriders KWHA Horse Show, 2421 W. 70th Drive (across the road from Teen Challenge Bldg.) – Alton, KS KWHA Judges: Janice Boland, Brice Guttery, Shana Guttery Contact: Brice Guttery, 785-476-5710; Troy Cooley, 785-476-7112 Both days – Entries close at 8:30 a.m.- show starts at 9:00 a.m.  Cowboy Devotions – Sunday Morning Under the Crow’s Nest – TBA. All Events Points Only – No Phone Entries – No Late Entries will be accepted. $6 Office Charge (Host club $5, KWHA $1) per person will be collected and must accompany early entries. Please make checks payable to Bull City Roughriders Saddle Club. Mail early entries to: Shana Guttery, 769 S. 220th Avenue, Alton, KS 67623. Horse pens available at $10/horse for weekend. Electric hook-ups $15 for weekend. Early reservations appreciated, otherwise, first come first serve day of show. Concessions on grounds. Pole Bending Jackpot on Sunday to support scholarship fund. All dogs on leash. Not responsible for accidents.

 

  • 30 SC Broncos KWHA Horse Show, South 11th Street, Stockton, KS 67669 KWHA Judges: Linda Sanders Renee Nichols Contact: Linda Sanders 620-214-3251 Willard Sanders 620-214-3250 Renee Nichols 785-735-8747 Entries do not close, Show starts at 7:00 PM $6.00 Office Charge.  NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH Contact Renee Nichols 785-735-8747 for stall and electric information. Exhibitions $2.00 per event or $6.00 for the whole show.

 

  • 30-July 1 Rocking S Saddle Club KWHA Horse Show, Rocking S Arena, 1448 Walker Ave, Walker, Kansas KWHA Judges: Heather Schreibvogel and Robbie Knapp Contact: Liz Schremmer 785-656-3255, Ryan Schremmer 785-656-3254, Tavia William 785-635-6060 Entry Fee $6.00 per contestant. $5.00 to host club, $1.00 to KWHA. Exhibitions $2.00 per event. Entries do no close until first horse enters each class. Friday under the lights June 30, 2017 start time 7:00pm. Saturday July 1, 2017 start time 9:00am. Make checks payable to Rocking S Saddle Club. Last date for early mail in entries Friday June 23, 2017 . Mail to Tavia William, 1860 East Hwy 40, Hays, Kansas 67601. Concessions on grounds. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS All dogs must be on leash! Stall $10.00 per night or $15.00 per weekend. Electric $15.00 for one night or $25.00 for the weekend. Contact Liz Schremmer 785-656- 3255 for electric and stalls. Moonlight Flying W Jackpot under the lights Friday after the show. 3 age groups. Payback to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

 

July

  • 1-2 Walker Wranglers KWHA Horse Show, South 11th Street Stockton Kansas 67669 KWHA Judges: Brian Kuntz, Renee Nichols Contact: Renee Nichols 785-735-8747; Rhonda Kinderknecht 785-650-7808 Saturday judged events entries close at 08:30; show starts at 09:00am; running events entries close at 11:00am. Sunday all entries close at 8:30; Cowboy Devotions 8:30 by the Crows Nest; Grand Entry 08:45am; Show starts at 09:00am. Saturday and Sunday there will be an hour lunch break during the show.  Early entries will be accepted by mail to Renee Nichols 1332 Walker Ave. Walker, Kansas 67674 or email to walkerwranglers@yahoo.com no later than Jun 25th. No phone in entries and no late entries will be accepted. $6 Office Charge (Host club $5, KWHA $1) per person, all entries must be paid prior to riding. Make checks payable to Walker Wranglers. 20 Horse Stalls are available for $15/horse for the weekend ($5 will be returned if stalls are cleaned prior to leaving), 12 Electric hook ups available $20 for the weekend. Early reservations are appreciated; otherwise first come first serve. Concession stand will be available for snacks and drinks and a lunch special will be served for $5. High Point Awards will be given for all ages groups from the accumulation of points from both Walker Wrangler Shows and presented at the end of the show. All dogs must be on a leash. Not responsible for accidents
  • 8-9 Kansas Buckskin Horse Association Buckskin, Buckskin Bred, and All Breed Horse Show, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka.  For more info: ksbuckskin@gmail.com.

 

  • 8-9 DGAS Kansas Western Horseman’s Association – KWHAonline.com – Horse Showbill  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 Enteries 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

 

  • 21  AHCA Hill Top Stables Obstacle Challenge, 25850 Waverly, Paola. Message Emily Gomez on Facebook or go to www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com

 

  • 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 Enteries 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

  • AHCA Hill Top Stables Obstacle Challenge, 25850 Waverly, Paola. Message Emily Gomez on Facebook or go to www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com

 

  • 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 – KWHAonline.com – Horse Showbill. 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)

 

  • 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  AHCA Hill Top Stables Obstacle Challenge, 25850 Waverly, Paola. Message Emily Gomez on Facebook or go to www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com

 

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

 

September

  • 2-3 Annual Trail Ride to Benefit Perry Lake Horse Trails. Details to come.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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

 

  • 14-15 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.