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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 Membership ID card and KHC window decal - let everyone know you support Kansas horses and owners ...

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 ca...

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 - Located one mile west of Holton on Highway 16 are 6.2 miles of dedicated horse trails.  The trails wind around portions of the 535 acre lake through draws, forested areas and open meadows.  Watering st...

Big Hill Horse Trail in Kansas

Big Hill Lake -  Labette County - This 17-mile trail surrounds three-fourths of the lake providing a variety of terrain for all ages. The trail winds along a scenic hardwood ridge that offers gorgeous views. It also offers tethering areas and three pa...

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 19-mile Companion Trail parallels the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, and begins at Conestoga Trailhead and ends at Murphy Trailhead. Travel north of Elkhart on Hwy 27, cross Cimarron Rive...

Clinton Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Clinton Lake – Lawrence, Douglas Co - Approximate 50-mile trail system along south shore of Clinton Lake. Official trailhead in Rockhaven Public Use Area. Trails open to both hikers and horseback riders; camping allowed only at Rockhaven in   designated camp...

Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake Trails

Eisenhower State Park, Melvern Lake (Crooked Knee Trails)  - Osage County. Approximately 25 miles of trails on north side of lake. Trail system includes blue blazed trail with about 11 miles following lakeshore or park boundary through some wooded ...

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 wi...

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 for equestrian use with a special use permit. The 15-mile point-to-point trail can be accessed from two main trailheads. No...

Harvey Co East Park Horse Trail in Kansas

Harvey County East Park - Near Newton. East Park. 5 1/2 miles of trails. Please observe ‘no horses allowed’ signs on the area of hard surface and walking trail and two bridges on Osage Trail.  There are campgrounds at the trailhead with corrals, water...

Harvey Co West Horse Trail in Kansas

Harvey County West Park - Near Newton. West Park. 6 1/2 miles of 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 ...

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 pro...

John Redmond Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

John Redmond Reservoir (Hickory Creek Trail) Horse Trail  - Coffey Co. Hickory Creek Trail includes approx 15 miles of multi-use trails; variety of terrain includes woodlands, rocky creeks, open prairie, old roadways. Day use parking allowed at Redmond ...

Johnson County Parks & Rec Horse Trails in Kansas

Johnson County Parks and Rec Riding Trails -   Heritage Park. Approximately 150 acres of open riding in area leased to Mid-America Combined Training Association (MACTA).  There is a course within MACTA area with approximately 4.72 miles of trail ope...

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 rid...

LaCygne Lake Horse Trails in Kansas

LaCygne Lake - Linn County Park - Approximately 30 miles of equestrian trails; heavily 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 ...

Lake Scott Horse Trails in Kansas

Historic Lake Scott State Park - Scott Co. -  Multitude of trails designed to accommodate hikers, naturalists, and horseback riders. Wild turkeys, deer, beavers, and bobcats can be seen. Buffalo can be seen near the park, where herds once roamed freely. A...

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 of...

Perry Lake Horse Trails in Kansas

Perry Lake - Jefferson County, north of Topeka, NE Kansas. Wild Horse Camp , Perry State Park. Campground includes 16 sites with water/electricity (8 pull thru and 8 back in) with a total of 40 pens. Shower house, modern bathroom nearby with hitching...

Pomona Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Pomona Lake (Black Hawk Horse Trails)  - Osage County.  Effective 2018, 110 Mile Campground will be closed. Day parking is available. Primitive camping will be available at Cedar Park with pens. The Black Hawk Trail begins on the NE side of Pomona La...

Rail Trails in Kansas

Flint Hills Nature Trail -  The Flint Hills Nature Trail stretches 117 miles across east-central Kansas, from Osawatomie in the east to Herington in the west, and passes through communities including Rantoul, Ottawa, Pomona, Vassar, Osage City, ...

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 wate...

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 no...

Wichita - Pawnee Prairie Park Horse Trail in Kansas

Wichita - Pawnee Prairie Park -  www.sedgwickcounty.org SW Sedgwick County. Five-mile bridle trail as of 2017 with a parking area for horse trailers at the east entrance (2625 S. Tyler Road). Master Plan for park underway which may alter current tr...

Wyandotte Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Wyandotte County Lake Horse Trail  - Kansas City, KS - Eight miles of 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 camping. ...

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!...

Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation

Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation -  Leavenworth County. Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation is immediately north of Leavenworth in Leavenworth County and has an 18-plus-mile trail system within the confines of Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation. T...

Horse Care 101

REGISTER BELOW FOR OUR OCTOBER 6, 2018  HC 101 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PRE-REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL HORSE CARE 101 "EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS " LOCATED  AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY , COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, MANHATTAN, KS. Included t...

HorseThief Reservoir

HorseThief Reservoir - Hodgeman County.   HorseThief Reservoir, the newest park in Kansas, is located 9 miles west of Jetmore. Equestrians are welcome but are asked to call ahead so proper arrangements can be made. Camping is available for riders e...

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 Benefits

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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 & Equifest Chair: Dennis Goodwin 24711 127th St. Leavenworth, KS 66048 913-302-6879 dennisgoodwin@outlook.com KHC Vice...

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 Newsletters

This page is available for our members to view the current and archived newsletter information published by the Kansas Horse Council. KHC October/November 2018 Newsletter KHC September 2018 Newsletter KHC August 2018 Newsletter KHC...

KHC Trail Rides

See Calendar of Events   on home page for current happenings and trail rides scheduled across Kansas.   2018 KHC Spring Ride, Nichols Ranch, Greensburg, April 28-29.  The Galen Nichols Ranch, just south of Greensburg, provided an opportunity to...

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/Liability Signs/Merchandise 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...

PRINT MEMBERSHIP FORM

You may click on the below link to print a membership form if you prefer to mail to the KHC office for processing instead of purchasing through our online shopping cart. Completed membership form with payment may be mailed to: Kansas Horse Council 8831...

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

KHC Foundation Scholarship Information We are proud to provide Kansas Horse Council members the opportunity to be awarded an educational scholarship. One of the benefits available to our members is the Kansas Horse Council Academic Scholarship. This...

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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.     The Kansas Horse Council website is undergoing some changes! It looks a ...