KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL 


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July/August 201 9 Newsletter


KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL DESIGNATED REGIONS
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The Regional Directors and Representatives help organize events and actively promote Kansas Horse Council througout 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



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.

2019 Scholarships Recipients Awarded June 5th! 

 REFER TO OUR JUNE NEWSLETTER or FOLLOW OUR KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL FOUNDATION PAGE ON FACEBOOK for a listing of the 2019 recipients and updates.
  
To learn more about the Foundation click below: 
Follow and "LIKE" their Facebook Page, KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL FOUNDATION for news, and auction items up for bid!



VESTICULAR STOMATITIS
In The News...
We are sharing this as a courtesy for folks traveling from Kansas to these areas of CO.
 
Equine Health Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture and Colorado Horse Council  
July 12, 2019
Case of vesticular stomatitis confirmed in CO
 
Veterinarians and Livestock Owners Contact:  Colorado State Veterinarian's Office, 303-869-9130
Media Contact:  
Mary Peck, 303-869-9005,mary.peck@state.co.us

Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture has additional confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VSV) in La Plata, Larimer, and Weld counties. The total count of premises under quarantine for VSV by county is outlined in the table below.  CDA's Animal Health division is updating this table with the latest data on its CDA VSV website.  
Learn more

More on this health alert from Kansas State University Veterinary Med., courtesy of July 2019, Trail Talk. 
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS): Outbreak Mitigation
By Dr. Caitlin Moreno, Intern, Equine Medicine and Surgery
What is Vesicular Stomatitis?
Vesicular Stomatitis is a viral disease characterized by blister-like lesions found around the nose, lips, tongue, gums, teats, sheath, or coronary bands. The disease most commonly affects horses and cattle, but can affect sheep, goats, swine, and camelids. Although rare, the disease can be transmitted to humans that are exposed to the virus when handling infected animals. 



   EQUIFEST 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES! 
  

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE, OUR 2020 HEADLINER!  CHRIS COX!  VISIT HIS WEBSITE HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FAN FAVORITE!  


We are under construction for 2020! Website updates coming this month! 
Visit our website at:    www.equifestofks.com 

WE HAVE LOT'S MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME! STAY UP TO DATE!

Click on these FACEBOOK and  INSTAGRAM links to follow us!

NEW VENUE FOR 2020 AND OUR 23RD YEAR!
WE ARE SADDLED UP AND HEADING WEST TO SALINA, KS FOR 2020!  
AND...
We've rolled tickets prices back to 2013! Daily passes are $15 and 3 day passes are $35 for 2020! You spoke, we heard! All tickets will be available at the NEW venue box office beginning March 6th...
 
SEE YOU AT TONY'S PIZZA EVENT 'S CENTER AND SALINE COUNTY EXPO CENTER MARCH 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH!  HANG ONTO THE REINS
AND STAY TUNED! 
 EQUIFEST 2020, IS GALLOPING IN! 

  A CONTINUING BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR 2019 SPONSORS!
2019 was a success thanks to your support!



 July and August Events
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Want to know what's in store for the rest of 2019?  Kansas Horse Council calendar of submitted state wide events is available on our website
  HERE!


Trail Ride News and Upcoming KHC Rides

Unfortunately, several trail rides have been cancelled so far this year due to flooding and high water conditions throughout Kansas.  Please remember before visiting any Corps properties or State Parks, call before you haul to check trail conditions and camping available at the equestrian parks.  

Visit www.ksoutdoors.com for state park contact information or refer to the Equestrian Trails in Kansas guide.  Thank you. 



KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL AND BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN RIDE
SEPTEMBER 14 & 15TH
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS RIDE IN SEPTEMBER ON THIS PRIVATELY OWNED RANCH IN THE BEAUTIFUL GYPSUM HILLS OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS! 


AND DON'T FORGET...
REMEMBER, AS A CURRENT KHC MEMBER AND HORSEMANSHIP REWARDS PARTICIPANT, YOU CAN EARN DOUBLE HOURS ON ANY KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL RIDE!  
JOIN UP TODAY! 785-776-0662 OR EMAIL,  director@kansashorsecouncil.com  



         SAVE THE DATES! 
 Refer to our calendar      of upcoming events                 here:


Lake Scott State Park Ride, KHC region 3 recap

Kansas Horse Council had a good turnout for the Historic Lake Scott State Park ride June 15th!  Thanks to regional rep, Alisha Owens and co-chairs and volunteers, for helping put on a great day ride!  Check out this scenery! 

 



We hope you can join us for a Kansas Horse Council sponsored ride!  You don't have to be a KHC member to ride with us, come join the fun!  Our next ride is September 14th and 15th, in the Gypsum Hills at the Little Barn Ranch.  See article above for registration details.  Or visit our website HERE for pre-registration form.
This is a KHC sponsored ride!  So if you're a member of our Horsemanship Rewards  Program, you can log double hours!  




  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 rewards 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 Horsemanship Rewards Program do apply). 

Announcing two HRP MEMBERS who are 1st to earn 200+ hours already in 2019!
        CONGRATULATIONS DONNA DROGE AND CHERYL THOMAS! 

DONNA DROGE is currently in 1st place with 266 hours...
CHERYL THOMAS,  our Trails Council rep, and our KHC Secretary, has logged 214 hours.
JAN MOORE, our KHC Regions 2 & 5 representative, is currently in 3rd with 196 hours logged and submitted, and hot on their heels!
MARTY BLOOMQUIST, KHC Vice President, creator and administrator of our HRP program has logged and submitted 70 hours!
GAB HAMLER, is reporting 70.5 hours.
PATTI STALDER, retired KHC director has logged 51.5 hours.
 All hours are as of the July Newsletter release.  So, if you have logs to submit, please get them into the KHC office for reporting and recording. 

WAY TO GET OUT THERE AND LOG THOSE HOURS LADIES!
Remember, you don't have to own your own horse to participate and earn rewards! YOU MUST BE A CURRENT KHC MEMBER AND A MEMBER OF THE REWARDS PROGRAM TO START LOGGING TODAY! 

DOUBLE HOURS ANNOUNCED! RIDE ON A KHC SPONSORED RIDE OR VOLUNTEER AT A KHC SPONSORED EVENT!

AS A MEMBER OF KHC AND THE REWARDS PROGRAM, YOU CAN EARN DOUBLE HOURS
 RIDING AT A KHC SPONSORED TRAIL RIDE, OR VOLUNTEERI
NG FOR A KHC EVENT THAT INVOLVES HORSES!
IT'S RIDING SEASON!  SADDLE UP AND START LOGGING! ANY ACTIVITY WITH EQUINES COUNTS! GROOMING, CAMPING, VOLUNTEERING AT A SHOW, BUT SORRY...CHORES DON'T COUNT!


RIDE KANSAS


Due to high water and flooding conditions throughout our State, we ask that you please call any park before hauling to ensure accessibility of trails and overnight camping facilities. When visiting our parks, please clean up after yourselves, and respect the trails.  Refrain from riding during especially muddy conditions.
VISIT www.ksoutdoors.com FOR STATE PARK CONTACT INFORMATION.


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
IF YOU PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT.
LEAVE ONLY HOOFPRINTS BEHIND 
LET TRAILS DRY BEFORE YOU RIDE

         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.
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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