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Benefits of KHC Membership

 Member Benefits - $1,000,000 personal limited liability insurance policy on each horse you own, anywhere/anytime KHC window decal - let everyone know you support Kansas horses and owners Purchasing Package - receive ...

Contact KHC

Justine Staten, Executive Director Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane, Suite 201 Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 director@kansashorsecouncil.com To ask the Kansas Horse Council a question or to submit a suggestion, please use this...

Equestrian Trails in Kansas

Below is a listing of public Equestrian Trails in Kansas. Aerial maps of each trail are included. Be responsible trail stewards; clean up after yourselves and your horses in camping and parking areas.   Several of these public areas include c...

2014 KHC Fall in the Flint Hills Ride

Fall in the Flint  Hills Trail Ride! September 27-28, 2014 It was a perfect weekend in the Flint Hills of Pottawatomie County! The sun was shining and the monarchs were migrating as 60 riders headed out Saturday on private ranchlands that ...

Banner Creek Horse Trail in Kansas

Banner Creek Reservoir - Holton, Jackson County - The Banner Creek Horse Trail in NE Kansas currently includes 9 miles of trails on north side of lake. (Expansion planned to double mileage.) Easy trails through rolling hills follow lakeshore. Primitive...

Big Hill Horse Trail in Kansas

Big Hill Lake -  Labette County - The Big Hill Horse Trail in SE Kansas is a 17-mile trail surrounding three-fourths of the lake and providing a variety of terrain for all ages. The trail winds along a scenic hardwood ridge that offers gorgeous views. It ...

Cedar Bluff Trail

Cedar Bluff Lake –  SW of Hays, Trego County - With advance planning, group rides are allowed by special permit. Many sites to see in and around Cedar Bluff area. Just north and west  of Bluffton area within wildlife area, lies Threshing Machine Cany...

Cimarron Nat'l Grassland Trail in Kansas

Cimarron National Grassland –  Elkhart, Morton Co. -  The Cimarron National Grassland includes the 19-mile Companion Trail that parallels the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, and begins at Conestoga Trailhead and ends at Murphy Trailhead. Travel north...

Clinton Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Clinton Lake – Lawrence, Douglas Co. - The Clinton Lake Horse Trails in NE Kansas include approximately 35-mile trail system which runs along south shore of Clinton Lake. Official trailhead in Rockhaven Public Use Area. Trails open to both hikers and...

Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake Trails

Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake (Crooked Knee Trails)  - Osage County, approximately 40 miles south of Topeka. Approximately 20 miles of trails on north side of lake. The Eisenhower - Melvern Lake Horse Trail system includes blue blazed trail w...

El Dorado Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

El Dorado Lake (Boulder Bluff Horse Trail)  - SC Butler County -  The equestrian camping facility is located in the Boulder Bluff Area of El Dorado State Park just north and east of the city of El Dorado.  Boulder Bluff #2 camping area has 19 sites wit...

Elk City Lake Trails

Elk City Lake (Elk River Trail)  - Montgomery Co. -  The Elk River Hiking Trail (located on the northwest side of Elk City Lake) is open twice a year for equestrian use with a special use permit. Check KHC website for spring and fall ride dates. The  fi...

Harvey Co East Park Horse Trail in Kansas

Harvey County East Park -   5 1/2 miles of horse trails. Please observe ‘no horses allowed’ signs on the area of hard surface and walking trail and one bridge on Osage Trail. Water hydrant near trailhead. Future plans are for horse campgrounds near t...

Harvey Co West Horse Trail in Kansas

Harvey County West Park -  5.1 miles of horse trails. North trailhead is at Walnut Grove campground just off NW 36th Street. Day use or overnight camping permitted. Water available and group electric boxes. Bring a long, extra heavy duty extension co...

Hillsdale Lake Horse Trails in Kansas

Hillsdale Lake (Saddle Ridge Horse Trails)  -  Miami Co. - Marysville equestrian area on east side of reservoir has 32+ miles of marked and unmarked trails available to horseback riders. Trails start on state-managed property and extend through Corps pr...

John Redmond Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

John Redmond Reservoir (Hickory Creek Trail) Horse Trail  - Coffey Co., 3 miles north of Burlington, Kansas, on Hwy. 75, south of BETO Junction (Hwy 75/I-35). At south end of New Strawn, turn and go west for approx. 1/2 mile on Embankment Road SW; take s...

Johnson County Parks & Rec Horse Trails in Kansas

Johnson County Parks and Rec Riding Trails -  Heritage Park. Approximately 150 acres of horse trails in Kansas City area leased to Mid-America Combined Training Association (MACTA). There is a course within the MACTA area with approximately 4.72 mil...

Kanopolis Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Kanopolis Lake -  Ellsworth Co. - Camping equestrians use Rockin' K Campground (Trailhead A).  Equestrians visiting for day, use Horsethief Canyon (Trailhead B). Kanopolis offers 27+ miles of trails open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Tr...

LaCygne Lake Horse Trails in Kansas

LaCygne Lake - Linn County Park -  Approximately 30 miles of horse trails in NE Kansas; wooded areas, lakeshore, creek crossings in SE Linn County. Primitive camp area on large circle drive with 11 hitching posts and pit toilet. Horses may be watered at...

Lake Scott Horse Trails in Kansas

Lake Scott State Park - Scott Co. -  Located between Oakley and Scott City in Western Kansas, Lake Scott offers multi-use trails designed to accommodate hikers, naturalists, and horseback riders. Wild turkeys, deer, beavers, and bobcats can be seen. B...

Milford Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Milford Lake -  Riley Co. - Eagle Ridge Equestrian Trail, Milford State Park, located on southeast end of Milford Lake. Approximately 10 miles of horseback riding on some of the most scenic and diverse areas that Milford Lake has to offer. Campground o...

Perry Lake Horse Trails in Kansas

Perry Lake - Jefferson County, north of Topeka, NE Kansas. Wild Horse Camp, Perry State Park. Campground includes 8 pull-through sites with water/electricity. More sites to be added. Shower house, modern bathroom nearby with hitching rails. Large primitive ...

Pomona Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Pomona Lake (Black Hawk Horse Trails)  - Osage County.  Black Hawk Trail begins in 110-Mile Park on northeast side of Pomona Lake, NE Osage County, in NE Kansas. Primitive group campground with 7 campsites, horse ties, water hydrant, six pipe corrals, fi...

Rail Trails in Kansas

Kansas Rail Trail -  The Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy has built or is building and maintaining the following trails which are open to equestrian use. Flint Hills Nature Trail—about 117 miles from Osawatomie to Herington. Parking available at Rant...

Sand Hills Horse Trails in Kansas

Sand Hills State Park –  Reno Co. - North of Hutchinson on Hwy 61; east on 56th or 69th to trailheads. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails, 6 trailheads. Vault toilet available at one trailhead, one along trail. Ponds and creeks along trails for wat...

Tuttle Creek Horse Trails in Kansas

Tuttle Creek Lake (Randolph & Carnahan Horse Trails)  - Riley/Pottawatomie Counties - Randolph State Park : Almost 15 miles multi-use trail with 2 trailheads. Well marked trails through wooded areas. Modern camp split into two riding units north ...

Wichita - Pawnee Prairie Park Horse Trail in Kansas

Wichita - Pawnee Prairie Park in SW Sedgwick County - Five-mile horse trail. Located west of Airport and south of Kellogg. 316-268-4361. Wichita Wild Habitat Area.  wichitagov.org/cityoffices/parks. Contact KHC Regional Director Chris Kaegi-Stephens fo...

Wyandotte Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Wyandotte County Lake Horse Trail  - Kansas City, KS -  Eight miles of multi-use trail around 300 acre lake through oak and hickory forest. Ozark-like setting on northwest edge of Kansas City, wooded and hilly, some short steep climbs. Day parking; no...

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!...

Horse Care 101

Get a Leg Up on Equine Performance at Horse Care 101    -KSU Weber Hall, October 7, 2017 - click here for HC101 Brochure   Registration form is in the KHC Brochure- follow the link above and don't hesitate, reserve your seat today! ...

Insurance

  Frequently Asked Questions about the Personal Excess Liability Insurance     KHC Insurance FAQ   Disclaimer: This service is provided by Equisure, Inc. in cooperation with the Kansas Horse Council. This program i...

Join the Kansas Horse Council

Click on the links below for more information about each category:   Benefits $1,000,000 personal excess liability insurance policy on each horse you own. KHC window decal Purchasing Package- valuable discounts from local and...

Kansas Equine Directory

A FREE on-line resource provided by the Kansas Horse Council!   Use the Equine Directory -  advertise your horse-related business or organization or locate a farrier, trail riding stable, boarding facilities, lessons, event facilities, bre...

Kansas Equine Law

The following information is provided by KHC Board Member, Denise Farris, of Farris Law Firm, LLC, Stilwell, KS. Denise has been identified by Equus magazine as a "National Leader in Equine Law":   Kansas Equine Law Summary   Equine ...

Kansas Horse Council Board of Directors Biographies

(In Alphabetic Order)     Dr. Craig Barnett  has been a horse owner and equine enthusiast his entire life.  After receiving his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri, he owned an equine/small animal veterinary practice in ...

KHC Board of Directors, Officers, Committee Chairs

    KHC Board of Directors, Officers, Committee Chairs:   KHC President: Justin Janssen, DVM 27350 Paw Paw Creek Rd. Alma, KS 66401 785-765-2450 (H) 785-844-1334 (C) justinjanssendvm@gmail.com...

KHC Committees

The Kansas Horse Council is always looking for dedicated equestrians who would like to be involved with promoting the mission of the KHC. To volunteer, contact the chair of the committee that interests you. Public Relations/Marketing/Membership...

KHC Equine License Plate

  April 17, 2014 was a great day for horses in Kansas when Governor Brownback signed House Bill 2452 into law creating a special license plate honoring the contributions the horse industry makes to the culture and economy of Kansas. The bill ...

KHC Membership / Merchandise

Check out the KHC Purchasing Package! You can purchase memberships and merchandise via your credit card (VISA, Mastercard or Discover); in person at the office, over the phone with our helpful staff, or by using the PayPal "Add to Cart" and "View...

KHC Newsletters

This page is available for our members to view the current and archived newsletter information published by the Kansas Horse Council.   KHC November 2017 Newsletter KHC September 2017 Newsletter KHC August 2017 Newsletter KHC...

KHC Trail Rides

See Calendar of Events   on home page for trail rides scheduled across Kansas.   2017 KHC Fall Ride at Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City, October 28. See home page for registration details.   2017 KHC Spring Ride at Hillsdale L...

KS State Statutes

Legal and Statutory Cross References   State statutes directly impacting the equine industry.  Please check from time to time as new statutes are added frequently or existing statutes are amended.  In reviewing the legislation, pay particular a...

Liability Signs

 Click here to read Kansas Limited Liability Law Liability signs may be purchased online from the Kansas Horse Council or at the KHC Office in Manhattan. Simply use the KHC Membership Application/Merchandise Form li...

Mission Statement & By-Laws of the Kansas Horse Council

  ♦ KHC Mission Statement - We will provide the Kansas equine industry with leadership and direction through education, promotion, and public policy advocacy. Goal 1: Create and identify educational opportunities that will enhance th...

Purchasing Package

Purchasing Package As a member of the Kansas Horse Council, you are eligible for significant savings on nationally known products through NTRA Advantage. Your membership entitles you to special savings on products used for your equine farm, business, ...

Region IV Jan. 9th Member Event

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Regional Directors & Representatives

Feel free to contact your regional director or representatives if you have any questions.   Region 1 Regional Director Shanda Mattix 148 S. Adams Ave. Colby, KS 67701 785-460-6332; Cell 785-443-0415 shanda.mattix@colbycc.edu ...

Scholarship

Kansas Horse Council Foundation Awards $14,000 in 2017 Scholarships   Fifteen new and returning college students shared $14,000 in Kansas Horse Council Foundation scholarships at a ceremony in Wamego, June 12. The Silent Auction at Equifest...

Terms of use

Release The Kansas Horse Council acts as a venue for providing equine related information to the horse community in the state of Kansas. In the event you have a dispute with one or more of the 3rd party links on our site, you release the Kansas...

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Welcome to the Kansas Horse Council Website

The Kansas Horse Council is dedicated to providing the Kansas equine industry with leadership and direction through education, promotion, and public policy advocacy. Official sponsor of the Kansas Horse Council and new home of Equifest...