KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL 


Celebrating 26 Years of Membership!
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April 2019 Newsletter



DONATE TO 
THE KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL FOUNDATION 


Would you like to contribute to the future of the equine industry in Kansas? 

Consider donating to the Kansas Horse Council Foundation. 

Contributions provide scholarships to students involved in the equine industry. 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 
Have been received and are under review! 
Thank you students and good luck to you all!
 For applications and information refer to our website link below.
 
Scholarship information is available on the KHC website or click here: 
Follow and "LIKE" their Facebook Page, KHC Foundation Scholarship for news, and auction items up for bid!




  JOIN OUR HERD!  
Ready to camp, ride & share stories with friends, old & new?  Consider joining Kansas Horse Council!  Not only do we have great membership benefits, but it's a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends too! Memberships run from January 1 to December 31st of every calendar year!  


Are You a KHC Member?
Be part of the largest equine network in Kansas!
Membership supports:
  • fun and educational opportunities
  • trail rides
  • growth for the equine industry
  • helps secure the future of our equine-related jobs, recreation, and lifestyle.
$1,000,000 personal liability policy that covers all of your horses any time, any place; scholarship opportunities; discounts on liability signs KHC trail rides and more!  http://www.kansashorsecouncil.com/#

Go to Purchasing Package link below to see discounts you receive with KHC membership at Kansas-owned and national businesses!

CLICK ON ANY HYPER LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION! 




Want to know about equine events in Kansas? KHC Calendar of Events

"LIKE" KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL ON FACEBOOK & FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM TOO!
  

        NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT FOR 2019

WANT TO EARN GREAT AWARDS FOR SPENDING TIME WITH A HORSE?  WE HAVE THAT COVERED!  YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A HORSE OWNER TO PARTICIPATE! 
JUST A CURRENT MEMBER OF KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL! 
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS NEW, AND UNIQUE MEMBER BENEFIT (ADDITIONAL FEES TO JOIN THE REWARDS PROGRAM APPLY.)



KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL DESIGNATED REGIONS
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The Regional Directors and Representatives help organize events and actively promote Kansas Horse Council throughout our state!  
Please refer to our region map below to see what region you reside in and get to know your Regional Director(s) and Representative(s).
For a current listing of all our Regional Directors and Representatives in your area, click HERE



 Kansas Horse Council Upcoming April and May Rides 
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Want to know what's in store for the rest of 2019?  Kansas Horse Council calendar of events is available on our NEW website HERE!




         SAVE THE DATES! 
MAY 4TH KANOPOLIS LAKE

ROCKIN' K EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE AT KANOPOLIS STATE PARK, MAY 4TH.
CONTACT DETAILS IN FLYER, OR REFER TO  OUR WEBSITE HERE:  

UPCOMING JUNE 15TH RIDE, LAKE SCOTT STATE PARK!  DETAILS ON WEBSITE!  THIS RIDE WILL BE FEATURED NEXT MONTH IN THE JUNE NEWLETTER AND SEE OUR EVENT ON FACEBOOK! 


RIDE KANSAS


OUR MONTHLY FEATURED STATE PARK RETURNS! 
THIS ISSUE'S PARK IS:

HISTORIC LAKE SCOTT STATE PARK
LOCATED WEST OF HWY 83, BETWEEN OAKLEY AND SCOTT CITY, KS ON K95.

Kansas Horse Council will be having a day ride at Lake Scott State Park, on June 15th! Look for ride details on our website here or contact Kansas Horse Council for more information at 785-776-0662.


PARK MAPS AND DETAILS ARE LOCATED ON PAGE 55 AND 56 OF OUR OFFICIAL EQUESTRIAN TRAILS IN KANSAS GUIDE.

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO REQUEST THE GUIDE OR REFER TO OUR *WEBSITE HERE.*



THANKS TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS & BACK COUNTRY HORSEMAN OF AMERICA, KANSAS CHAPTER, FOR YOUR HARD WORK IN MAINTAINING ALL OUR  KANSAS TRAILS!

 AND REMEMBER...

RIDE KANSAS 
USE IT OR LOSE IT
LEAVE ONLY HOOFPRINTS BEHIND 
IF YOU PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT.



INFORMATIVE INFORMATION FROM THE KDHE REGARDING ALGAE BLOOMS

It's riding season everyone! Please be alerted to the dangers of Blue Algae blooms in area lakes, especially in Kansas  Article is courtesy of Bureau of Water, Kansas Department of Health & Environment.  Author Megan M. and fellow contributors.  Thank you for sharing with us, KDHE.


         TWO PARKS IN KANSAS DESIGNATED FOR EQUESTRIAN
USE ONLY! WILD HORSE AT PERRY AND SADDLE RIDGE AT            HILLSDALE!

For the horse campers out there, two Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, State Parks are now designated for equestrian use, only.  Meaning, non-equestrians may not reserve spots in Wild Horse Camp, Perry State Park (Lake Perry) or Saddle Ridge Campground, Hillsdale State Park (Hillsdale Lake). You must have a horse to camp in these areas as designated equestrian campground use only. 
  For reservations, please contact the respective park offices, Wild Horse Equestrian Camp is still listed on Reserve America.com.

You must contact the Hillsdale Park Office to reserve a campsite in the Saddle Ridge Equestrian Campground at Hillsdale State Park.

Allowing only equestrians in these parks, is safer for everyone. Equestrians have limited, designated areas, and this helps to preserve them.
While visiting our State Parks, please don't litter on the trails. If you pack it in, pack it out. And clean your pens prior to departing.
Thank you for respecting while visiting our State Parks and natural resources, and the efforts to preserve them for equestrian use.

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OUR 22ND YEAR IS A WRAP! PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL and OUR SPONSORS:   List of 2019 Sponsors A big Thanks to all our 2019 sponsors! Please visit their websites via the blue link to learn more about them!

Did you miss the 2019 event? 
Visit our website at:   www.equifestofks.com 

Follow us on FACEBOOK, @equifestofks and INSTAGRAM, equifestofks too!
2020 is in the works!  Stay tuned for updates!

Stampede on down to your County Courthouse to get your 
official KHC license plate!
(KHC membership is not required to show your love for horses!)
Read more about it here:  
GIDDY UP AND SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR HORSES!

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DILLONS REWARDS PROGRAM
We are now renrolled in the Dillons Community Rewards program!  Now, when you shop at Dillons and use your Rewards card, KHC will earn a percentage rebate based on your Dillon's purchases!
To link & register your rewards card click here:  
Dillons Rewards Link and log into your existing account. Search for Kansas Horse Council or enter our NPO number, KS920 and click Enroll.  New users will need to creat an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a *Rewards Card.
*You must have a registered Dillons Food Stores rewards card account to link the Community Rewards program to Kansas Horse Council. (Cards are available for FREE at any Dillon's customer service desk.)



Purchases will not count towards rebates for KHC until you register your rewards card and link to Kansas Horse Council here: 
 DILLONS REWARDS LINK
Registered Rewards Cards must be swiped at checkout or use your phone number registered with your Rewards Card when shopping for purchases to count.  
This program does not affect your Fuel Points balance.  They will still accumulate for your personal use. Rebate program is based on purchases at Dillon's stores payable to Kansas Horse Council as a Non Profit Organization.
Thank you for your continued support to the voice of equine enthusiasts in Kansas!
Learn about Kansas Horse Council 
  HERE

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AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
Kansas Horse Council is also now enrolled in the Amazon.com Smile Program!  When you shop
you may select Kansas Horse Council as your Non-Profit charity upon Checkout!  KHC will receive .05% of your total purchase, of Amazon SMILE program eligible products!  To learn more about this program and how it works go here:

ENJOY RIDING THE TRAILS IN KANSAS? 
JOIN BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN OF KANSAS TODAY!  
BCHA-Kansas
Dues of $45/individual, $50/family include both Kansas and national memberships. Find out more about BCHA and read their Mission Statement at  https://www.bcha.org/

BCHA-Kansas is committed to keeping track of hours spent by volunteers across the state maintaining trails and keeping our public trails open. In 2014, trail volunteers have accumulated well over 2,000 hours and have raised several thousand dollars for Kansas public trails and camps that are open to equestrians! This information continues to have an impact and improves equestrians' relationships with land managers.
Across the US, there are 13,000 BCHA members and chapters in 29 states! For a membership form or information, contact Steve Lindsey,  steve.lindsey@lia-ks.com.

Our Membership Purchasing Partners offering Kansas Horse Council Member Discounts with your KHC Membership card.







Country Floral & Gifts, Junction City


Show your KHC member card at checkout and receive valuable discounts from these merchants.

Ray Logan Boots  & More

Rittel's Western Wear
Abilene, KS.


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