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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 Pretty Prairie Saddle Club has rides, fun days, parades scheduled every weekend in the central Kansas area. For more information riders of all levels, providing, contact 620-459-6426, 620-727-7911

 

  • The Sandhill Saddle Club, 815 W. 69th, Hutchinson, sponsors Fun Shows several weekends each month May thru October. Cowboy Mounted Shooting is scheduled for September 6 & 28 at 2pm. For more information on these activities, contact Kevin Ediger, 620-242-8164, or Rachel Ediger, rediger@lrmutual.com.

 

  • The Haysville Saddle Club sponsors Barrel Races every Thursday night and Fun Shows 2-3 weekends/month through August. For more information, contact www.thehaysvillesaddleclub.webs.com or 316-522-5349.

 

2014

 

AUGUST

 

  • 1-2 Mountain Mettle Endurance Ride, Denver. This is an AERC sanctioned ride that is held in the national forest just west of the Denver area and is dominated by fellow Arabian owners and riders.Friday, August 1 will offer 25/55/75/100 mile ride distances, with the 55 and 75 as Elevator rides (with the option to elevate to the next distance). Saturday, August 2 will offer 30/50 mile ride distances. Base camp with be at Buffalo Creek Recreation Area west of the metro Denver area.  More information, trail maps, and entry forms can be found online at: http://www.mountainmettle.com/. Or jessica.cloeter@gmail.com720-219-5849

 

  • 2 UHCA Race @ C5T Ranch, 11784 SW 30th, Benton, KS 67017. 7:30am. UHCA welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against others riding at a similar level. UHCA Events, fun for the entire family, are a great way to have fun while improving your horsemanship and communication. By competing at and preparing for UHCA Events, the results will be increased responsiveness, acceptance, and trust. You’ll be developing a willing partner while competing for cash, prizes and year-end awards. UHCA Events challenge both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles, while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship and speed. A score is given for each obstacle on the course and riders are judged on overall horsemanship and time. www.ultimatehca@gmail.com

 

  • 3 AQHA Trail Ride, El Dorado State Park, El Dorado Lake, sponsored by Frontier Western Celebration.  Free to public. Check-in 9am; ride 10am; Free BBQ lunch to riders 12:30; afternoon ride 2-4. 25 miles NE of Wichita, one mile south Ks Turnpike (I-35) and Hwy 77 Jct or one mile East of Hwy 77 on 12th St from El Dorado. Boulder Bluff Area #2 offers modern and primitive campsites and corrals. Current coggins required on out-of-state horses. To register or for more info: Greg Wiley, 316-323-2222, G.Wiley@MarketingMedia.BIZ or www.frontierwesterncelebration.com or 360eldorado.com. El Dorado State Park, 316-321-7180 or eldoradosp@ksoutdoors.com or www.kdwpt.state.ks.us, click on State Parks and El Dorado.

 

  • 9-10 Cornerstone Riding Retreat, Salt Creek Ranch, Lyndon. Bring your horse and camping arrangements for a fun weekend featuring Tai Chi for Riders, Equine Dental Care, and Foundation Trail Skills. $130 Includes lunch & continental breakfast Sat & Sun. Pre-registration required, for more information contact Carol: info@yourequineadventure.com

Sandra Wilkes L.Ac., D.O.M. – Rider & Dr. of Oriental Medicine: Tai Chi for Riders – Awaken Energy Awareness -Learn the principles and practice of Tai Chi to increase your riding skills and improve “balance” – both physically and mentally – with horses and within your life. Bring your horse and comfortable clothes. You can profoundly improve your balance & riding forever.

Ed McCarty – Equine Dental Specialist: Equine Dental Care for the Horse Owner - Essential information about equine dental needs and options to resolve them. Lecture and demonstration. Ed is gifted at calming and working with horses during their dental treatment. For an additional charge have your horse’s teeth floated, comfortably and naturally – drug-free – during this clinic.

Carol Retzer – Equine Outfitter & Certified Riding Instructor: Foundational Trail Skills for Every Rider - Enhance and promote communication skills between horse and rider. There will be mounted obstacle  course drills, foundational trail skills review, introductory trail riding opportunities to “ride out” of the arena-setting, and an additional trail ride outing on the Nature Trail for experienced outdoor riders.

 

  • 16 UHCA Race @ R Bar B Saddle, Tack, and Trailer, 7:30 AM • 3256 NE 39th St., Topeka, KS. Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association (UHCA) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against others riding at a similar level. UHCA Events, fun for the entire family, are a great way to have fun while improving your horsemanship and communication. By competing at and preparing for UHCA Events, the results will be increased responsiveness, acceptance, and trust. You’ll be developing a willing partner while competing for cash, prizes and year-end awards. UHCA Events challenge both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles, while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship and speed. A score is given for each obstacle on the course and riders are judged on overall horsemanship and time. www.ultimatehca@gmail.com.

 

  •  30-1 Labor Day Weekend 2014Distance Challenge in the Heartland.  The event is a 100 mile, 3 day distance ride at Kanopolis Lake, Marquette, Kansas.  The ride is open to all breeds but must be 5 years old, calendar date, and riders must be 10 years or over. There will be riders from several states to ride the beautiful red rock canyons along the Smokey Hill River. There are riders committed to come from North Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas; and Kansas.  There will be riders from AHA, NATRC and AERC. The ride will be sanctioned by the North American Trail Rider Conference (NATRC.org) and sponsored by PrairieSylvania Arabians or Concordia and Great Bend.  Steve Lindsey is ride chairman and trail master. This is not a race but will be paced at 6 miles per hour.  There will be both vet and horsemanship judges, although the rider can opt out of the horsemanship, if desired.  Ride mileage will qualify with NATRC, and AHA.  If possible other organizations can apply for national recognition. The site will be at Horse Thief Canyon camp grounds at the Kansas State Park with hook ups, shelter house and showers. Entry forms are available online or call 816-781-9496.  More details will become available early 2014.  Plan to be there. There is need for P&R workers, timers, a few trusted drag riders, drivers, and such.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • 6 Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Sandhill Saddle Club, 815 W. 69th, Hutchinson.  2pm. For more information on these activities, contact Kevin Ediger, 620-242-8164, or Rachel Ediger, rediger@lrmutual.com.

 

  • 13-14 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders Fall Membership Appreciation Weekend, Hillsdale. Details pending. Contact Holly, 913-731-2121.

 

  • 14 UHCA Race @ Strong City Rodeo Arena,   7:30 AM • Old Highway 50 Strong City, KS 66869. Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association (UHCA) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against others riding at a similar level. UHCA Events, fun for the entire family, are a great way to have fun while improving your horsemanship and communication. By competing at and preparing for UHCA Events, the results will be increased responsiveness, acceptance, and trust. You’ll be developing a willing partner while competing for cash, prizes and year-end awards. UHCA Events challenge both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles, while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship and speed. A score is given for each obstacle on the course and riders are judged on overall horsemanship and time. www.ultimatehca@gmail.com.

 

  • 26-28 19th Annual Critter Care Benefit Ride, Wild Horse Camp, Perry State Park. Proceeds go to Critter Care’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. $35/adult; $15/kids 12 and under. Saturday night BBQ by Buddy Dog Concessions, drawings, entertainment by Borderline. Grand prize – $300 gift certificate to R Bar B. Vet and farrier on site. Buddy Dog Concessions available throughout weekend. Friday – registration opens late afternoon; Saturday – registration opens 9am, ride 10am and return to camp for lunch break. Ride out again at 2pm. 5:30-7pm – BBQ supper provided,  6-7pm – welcome and introductions, kid’s drawing, raffle; 7pm – prize drawings. Sunday – Ride 9-Noon. Primitive camping available; contact www.reserveamerica.com for campsites with utilities. For more info: 785-478-9985 or http://crittercareoftopeka.com.

 

  • 27-28  Trail Ride, Amazing Grace Ranch, Utica. No charge. Call Chuck Mattke for more info, 785-769-3113.

 

  • 27 Fall Kansas Horse Council Trail Ride on a private ranch in Pottawatomie County. Stay tuned for details.

 

  • 28 Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Sandhill Saddle Club, 815 W. 69th, Hutchinson.  2pm. For more information on these activities, contact Kevin Ediger, 620-242-8164, or Rachel Ediger, rediger@lrmutual.com.

OCTOBER

  • 4 UHCA Race @ Burlington, KS,  7:30 AM •  Coffey County Fairgrounds, Third Street and Alleghany Avenue, Burlington, KS. Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association (UHCA) welcomes riders of all levels, providing eight challenge divisions allowing riders to compete against others riding at a similar level. UHCA Events, fun for the entire family, are a great way to have fun while improving your horsemanship and communication. By competing at and preparing for UHCA Events, the results will be increased responsiveness, acceptance, and trust. You’ll be developing a willing partner while competing for cash, prizes and year-end awards. UHCA Events challenge both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles, while demonstrating skill, finesse, horsemanship and speed. A score is given for each obstacle on the course and riders are judged on overall horsemanship and time. www.ultimatehca@gmail.com.

 

  • 3-5 Annual Chili & Pie Benefit for Rockhaven Park & South Shore Horse Trails, Clinton Lake, Lawrence. Rain date: Oct. 17-19. Enjoy a weekend of riding, eating, and fun and help raise money for upgrades to Rockhaven Park (additional pens and trail improvements.) $30/rider; $15/child 12 and under. Campsites may be reserved by paying camp fees in advance, $12/night for electric; $8/night primitive. Potluck dinner Friday evening at shelter house; All day ride Saturday to west end of trails and back (pack sack lunch); shorter ride available. Homemade chili and pie Saturday evening with auction. Biscuits/gravy Sunday am followed by shorter ride to dam and back. To register: Diana Skinner, 785-748-0850 or dgskinner85@gmail.com

 

  • 11-12 Annual Benefit Ride at Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake. $30/rider; kids 12 and under, $15. 100% proceeds benefit West Point Equestrian Camp. 12:30 pm Saturday – ride east of State Park toward dam on Corps land (only open to equestrians with Special Use Permit). Return to camp 4-4:30. 6pm, dinner at Shelter House catered  and donated by Friends of ESP. Door prize drawings and auction. Sunday 7-8am – Hot breakfast catered and donated by Friends of ESP. 9am – ride ESP blue trail. Return to camp around noon. Reserve West Point camp sites (with utilities and pipe corrals) by calling 785-528-4102. Primitive overnight camping at Cowboy Camp. Day parking at West Point. Over $10,000 has been raised the last 3 years, resulting in additional pipe corrals and a new open-sided shelter house at West Point Equestrian Camp (to be completed by summer 2014). To register, contact: Jim Thomas, 785-633-4761 or thomasjc68@gmail.com.  For ride  registration form, click here - 2014 ESP Ride release & regis

 

  • 18-19 Saddle Ridge Trail Riders End-of-Trail Membership Drive with Fun Show and Chili Cookoff, Hillsdale. Details pending. Contact Holly, 913-731-2121.