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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

 

APRIL

 

  • 15 Pretty Prairie Trail Ride, Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson, 1:30pm.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 21 Pretty Prairie Trail Ride, McKenna Ranch, Kingman, 10am.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

 

  • 21-22 Exploring Sand Hills CTR, Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson. NATRC Type A 2-Day Ride. Open, Novice, CP. See flyer for details. Exp Sand Hills CTR 2018 A ride

 

  • 21-22 Trail Work Weekend at Pomona Lake, sponsored by Sunflower Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America-Kansas. 10 am. A section of trail on the west end needs to be rerouted through thick growth. If you’re handy with a chainsaw, bring it. Otherwise, bring loppers, hammers for hanging new trail markers, work gloves for clearing brush off trail. Work area will be accessed by horseback from parking area just off 189th & Berryton Road. Courtesy overnight camping is available at Blackhawk Horse Camp. Come one day or both; bbq meal will follow the work day. Contact Susan Johnson at blackhawkhorsecamp@yahoo.com.

 

  • 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.  A separate route will be available for wagons and horse-drawn vehicles. Directions to ranch will be provided upon registration. Registration deadline April 20. KHC Spring Ride Flyer, KHC Ride Registration Form – 2018  

 

  • 29 Pretty Prairie Fun Show, Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena, 1pm.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

MAY 

  • 5 Ranch Rodeo, Saddle & Sirloin Club, Kansas City. 3pm.  12 teams competing in team penning, branding, doctoring, wild cow milking, and more. Kids’ calf scramble. 816-942-6900, 8-4, Tues-Friday, for ticket information.

 

  • 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 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride at Smokey Hill River, Ellsworth, Jim & Dusty Jiricek, Hosts. 10am.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

 

  • 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 Team Penning Sponsored by Great Bend Saddle Club, Great Bend Rodeo Grounds. 3pm. 3-person teams, 50% payout. $10/person; $30 per run.  620-617-2812.

 

  • 12 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride, Thomas Ranch, Medicine Lodge, 10am. Lunch back at trailers.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 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 UHCA Race and Ranch Riding Competition, Bates County Fairgrounds, Butler, MO.  +EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

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

 

  • 19 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride from Dennis/Donna Conner’s, 1600 S. Hodge, Abbeyville to Abbyville Rodeo Parade at 10:30am. Parade attire, ride by 2’s.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 19  Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride, Bartlesville, OK.  Proceeds benefit the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. Woolaroc is the former country retreat of oilman Frank Phillips and hosts several special events throughout the summer. Registration and donations are tax-deductible. Coggins required. $50/rider includes lunch and dinner. Meals for non-riders, $10/each. Find info and schedule of events at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve on Facebook or at www.woolaroc.org

 

  • 26 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride on Arkansas River, Rick Vanderpool, Host, 1pm.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com for more info.

 

  • 25-27 Downunder Horsemanship 3-Day Fundamentals Clinic, Guthrie, OK. 253-678-9479 or bwatts@downunderhorsemanship.com. See flyer for details.  3-Day Clinic Flyer

 

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

 

JUNE

  • 2 Fun Show, Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena. 1pm.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 8-10 58th Annual Caney to Pawhuska Ride, Sponsored by Caney Saddle Club. Approx 20 mi each day through scenic and historic Osage Hills. Transportation provided each evening back to truck/trailer. $100 for three days includes 7 meals or $40/day. Register by May 15; pay $120 after deadline. Contacts: Carol, 620-252-8174; Mike, 620-252-5727; Chet, 620-515-5194; Coetta, 620-879-5194; or carol@totelcsi.com or carolartherton@gmail.com.  Caney to Pawhuska Handout

 

  • 9 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride at Greensburg. 10am, bring sack lunch.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 10 Despooking Clinic and Obstacle Course, Sponsored by Douglas Co. Trail Riders, 816 N 1750 Rd, Lawrence. Despooking Clinic, 10am-Noon; Open Arena and Obstacle Course, Noon-2pm.  Free to DCTR members; $20/nonmembers. Contact Jenna, 785-766-7413, or Miste, 785-249-4147 or www.dctr.org.

 

  • 16 Kansas Horse Council Trail Ride at Historic Lake Scott State Park. Stay tuned for details!

 

  • 16 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride on Sheetz Ranch, Medicine Lodge. 10am. Bring sack lunch.   620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 23 UHCA Race, R Bar B Saddle, Tack, & Trailer, Topeka.  +EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 23 Downunder Horsemanship Trouble Shooting Seminar, Mounds, OK.  253-678-9479 or bwatts@downunderhorsemanship.com. See flyer for details. Trouble Shooting Clinic

 

  • 23-24 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride at Kanopolis. Bring sack lunch.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 30 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Ride on the Arkansas River near Great Bend. 10am, bring sack lunch.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

JULY

  • 4 Pretty  Prairie Saddle Club Parade Entry, Hutchinson. Parade attire, ride by two’s, cannot throw candy. 10am. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 7 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Arkansas River Ride. 6pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 15 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Ride at Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson. 9am. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 18-21 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Rodeo Grand Entry (PRCA dress tules will be enforced). 8 am, park west of arena. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 20-21 2-Day Youth Horsemanship Camp, Mounds, OK. Open to ages 9-15. 253-678-9479 or bwatts@downunderhorsemanship.com. See flyer for details. 2-Day Youth Camp

 

  • 21 UHCA Race, Von Holten Ranch, Mora, MO.   +EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 27 Kansas City Cowboys for Cops Downtown Trail Ride, KC, MO. Meet at 1447 Liberty (16th & Liberty or one block north of Kemper); be in the saddle and ready to ride at 9:30am. Ride to World War I Memorial & Museum with police escort. $20 suggested donation benefits Jackson County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse and Posse 100 Fund. Current Coggins required; no stallions, no bareback, no riding double, no leading. All breeds and horse-drawn vehicles welcome. For more info: Kelly, 816-547-9508; kelsitterdowns@gmail.com; Kansas City Cowboys for Cops on Facebook.

 

  • 28 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Klear Nearly Day Parade, Nickerson, 10am. Parade attire, ride by two’s, bring sack lunch. Trail ride at 1pm through Holmes pasture. Fun Show, 6pm, at Pretty Prairie Arena. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

AUGUST

  • 3-5 3-Day Downunder Horsemanship Fundamentals Clinic, Pawhuska, OK. 253-678-9479 or bwatts@downunderhorsemanship.com. See flyer for details.
    3-Day August Clinic

 

  • 4 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Fun Day, Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena.  620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 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 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride, Zenda. 10am, bring sack lunch. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 11 Ellsworth Cowtown Days and Parade, Ellsworth. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 18-19 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride, Clover Cliff Ranch, Elmdale. 10am, bring sack lunch, $10 fee. Bed & Breakfast reservations are available, susie@clovercliffranch.com. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 25 UHCA Race, EC Equine, Louisburg.  +EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 25 Yoder Days Parade, Yoder. 10:30am.  Pretty Prairie Saddle Club, 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 25 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Moonlight Ride, Castleton to Valdois Pasture and return. 6pm. Cookout/covered dish. Hay trailer for non-riders. Family/friends invited. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 26 EXCA Race, EC Equine, Louisburg.  For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

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.

 

  • 1 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Fun Show, Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 8 UHCA Race, Saddle and Sirloin, Kansas City.  +EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 8 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride, Pawnee Prairie Park, Wichita. 1pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 8 Woolaroc Fall Trail Ride, Bartlesville, OK.  Proceeds benefit the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. Woolaroc is the former country retreat of oilman Frank Phillips and hosts several special events throughout the summer. Registration and donations are tax-deductible. Coggins required. $50/rider includes lunch and dinner. Meals for non-riders, $10/each. Find info and schedule of events at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve on Facebook or at www.woolaroc.org.

 

  • 15 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Ride, Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson. 1pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 22 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride, El Dorado. 10am. Ride on Neville land, then ride at El Dorado State Park. Bring sack lunch. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 22 UHCA Race, Coffey County Fairgrounds, Burlington.   +EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 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

 

  • 23 EXCA Race, Coffey County Fairgrounds, Burlington. No UHCA points, double EXCA points. For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

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

 

  • 28-30 Critter Care Benefit Trail Ride, Perry State Park, Perry Lake. $35/adults, includes dinner; Kids 12 and under/$15. Save the date. 785-478-9985.

 

  • 29 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Ride at Perry State Park. 10:30am. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 29 2nd Annual Ride to Benefit Boulder Bluff Equestrian Campground, El Dorado State Park. $5 admission. Ride at 10am, return for BBQ lunch, arena relay fun starts at 1pm. Park vehicle permit required. For more info, Jill at El Dorado Park Office, 316-321-7180.

 

  • 29 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Ride in Burrton Parade, Burrton. 10am, 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

OCTOBER

  • 6 Bar K Bar Bonanza and Tack Sale, Lyons. Pretty Prairie Saddle Club booth and help with tack sale. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • Despooking Clinic and Obstacle Course, Sponsored by Douglas Co. Trail Riders, 816 N 1750 Rd, Lawrence. Despooking Clinic, 10am-Noon; Open Arena and Obstacle Course, Noon-2pm.  Free to DCTR members; $20/nonmembers. Contact Jenna, 785-766-7413, or Miste, 785-249-4147 or www.dctr.org.

 

  • 7 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Fun Show, Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena. 1:30pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 12-14 Eisenhower State Park Benefit Ride, Melvern Lake. $30/rider; kids 12 & under are free. Call the State Park directly for camping reservations and to register for ride, 785-528-4102. 2018 ESP Ride

 

  • 13 Haven Fall Festival and Parade, Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Entry. 1pm, 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 20 Walk/Run/Ride Tri-Trail Benefit on the Flint Hills Nature Trail near Vassar. 14-mile bike/3-mile run/14-mile horse, team or individual. Sponsored by Back Country Horsemen of Kansas.  Contact Carol Retzer, 785-215-2296 or see flyer for details.  Tri Trail Flyer 2018

 

  • 20-21 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride at Kanopolis State Park. 10am, bring sack lunch. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 23 UHCA Race, EC Equine, Louisburg. No EXCA points.  For more info, www.ultimatehca.com.

 

  • 28 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride, Partridge. 1:30pm, meal follows. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

NOVEMBER

  • 3 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Fun Show, Pretty Prairie Rodeo Arena. 1pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 10 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Entry in Veteran’s Day Parade, Cheney. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 11 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Trail Ride at Sand Hills State Park, Hutchinson. 1:30pm. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

  • 17 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Entry in Hutchinson Christmas Parade. 10am, 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.

 

DECEMBER

  • 2 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club Ride at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Trail. Must reserve spot, 620-628-4455. 620-727-7911 or akroeker53@gmail.com.