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 ride thousands of acres of this cattle ranch. The terrain offered everything from wide open spaces to rock canyons. A big thank you to Galen Nichols for sharing this piece of paradise with us, and to Harold Bogner for leading two days of fantastic riding.
KHC Fall Ride at Saddle & Sirloin, Kansas City, October 28. See home page for registration details. Canceled.
2017 KHC Spring Ride at Hillsdale Lake, April 29-30
Despite rescheduling the ride date due to rain, almost 30 riders turned out for a great weekend at Hillsdale Lake. After enjoying the wooded and hilly trails Saturday, riders headed for the shelter house and a variety of smoked meats with sides for supper. Almost every rider took home a door prize! A hot biscuit and gravy breakfast was provided Sunday morning before saddling up and exploring more of Hillsdale’s trails. Thank you, Rick & Rex Medlin for providing the smoked meats and for guiding the group rides!
2016 KHC Fall Ride in the Flint Hills to the Knute Rockne Memorial
It was a beautiful fall day on the Kansas prairie for the KHC Fall Ride in the Flint Hills to the Knute Rockne Memorial! Thank you to riders who participated and to landowners who shared access to their grasslands. A lone coyote, prairie chickens, and even a jackrabbit were among the wildlife sightings! Following the ride, the group returned to the trailhead near a running creek and a grove of trees and enjoyed a hot dog roast.
2016 KHC Spring Ride with the Kansas Horse Council at Kanopolis Lake
April 30-May 1, 2016
Though Mother Nature tried her best to discourage it, over 50 avid trail riders enjoyed the unique trails at Kanopolis Lake, April 30. The day was cool and misty, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who were Kanopolis novices and others who already considered these trails their favorite in Kansas! Due to rains on Friday, the Saturday ride left camp at Noon and returned to camp about 4pm, where former KHC board member Steve Lindsay had a wonderful meal prepared. The Director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame in Ellsworth, Jim Gray, was our guest; following dinner, he shared colorful stories of the history of the area. Steve provided hot biscuits and gravy on a cool, misty Sunday morning, and 14 of the true die-hards headed out for a 3-hour ride. A big thank you to our trail leaders and outriders, Richard & Tracy McIntire, Ron Woods, Ron Hubbard, and KHC President Justin Janssen, for keeping our riders safe. We heard several comments from first-time riders at Kanopolis, who were excited to make plans to return. That’s our goal of promoting our Kansas public parks that welcome equestrians!
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Fall Ride in the Flint Hills with the Kansas Horse Council
October 17-18, 2015
Thank you to the ranch owners of Pottawatomie County for sharing their slice of the Flint Hills with the Kansas Horse Council! Over 40 riders enjoyed the varied terrain Saturday, and 20 stayed over for a morning ride on Sunday. Thank you, also, to all who participated in this great weekend!