July 2016 Newsletter
July 1, 2016
Life interrupted my regular newsletter schedule but I'm happy to say all is well and I'm back on track.  Enjoy your horses and your summer!          
                                        Happy 4th of July !

Pattie Stalder
KHC Executive Director
EquiFest of Kansas 2017
EquiFest of Kansas 2017

We're happy to return to our past EquiFest dates of the last weekend in February.  Mark your calendars and make your reservations for FEBRUARY 24, 25 & 26, 2017
at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Special room rates will be provided by the Capitol Plaza Hotel which adjoins the Expocentre.  This is our 20th Anniversary so be prepared for a spectacular event featuring Chris Cox !

We're looking for an artist to be featured in all the 2017 EquiFest of Kansas promotional materials!  All mediums will be considered.  Submissions should be sent to: anna@kansashorsecouncil.com in jpg format.
 Selection will be made by July 17th.

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KHC Foundation Scholarship Awards
KHCF Awards $14,000 in Scholarships
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation held a ceremony to present $14,000.00 in scholarship awards on June 7th in Wamego. Rep. Ron Highland, State Representative for District 51, presented the awards.
The Kansas Horse Council Foundation was founded in 2003 to encourage higher education for individuals involved in the equine industry. Since that time, over $94,000 in scholarships have been distributed. Funding for the awards is raised through a Silent Auction held each February at EquiFest of Kansas and a $4000 grant from the Weary Family Foundation.
Scholarship application information is available on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com. Applications are due each year by April 1st.
Recipients of this years' awards are from left to right: Front Row:   Allyson Dorrell from Olathe, Grace Thiel of Easton, Hayley Banister of Auburn, Molly Jaax of Wichita, MaRyka Smith of Hoyt, Roxanna Clawson of Great Bend
Back Row: Jacob Grinstead of Hutchinson, Zoe Woolsoncroft of Salina, Cole McCabe of Prairie Village
Not pictured: Shannon Beins of Wichita, Taylor Wolken of Lawrence, Charlie Armour of Fontana, Chelsea Gabriel of Grain Valley, Samantha Guy of Walnut.

Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at Horse Care 101

When:  December 3, 2017
Where: KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Our featured speaker this year at Horse Care 101 will be Dr. Temple Grandin!  Tickets aren't on sale yet but you'll want to be one of the first 200 to sign up so get prime seating.  More information will be released soon on the Kansas Horse Council website, www.kansashorsecouncil.com.

Dr. Grandin is an autistic American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She is also the inventor of the " hug box", a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. In the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, she was named in the "Heroes" category. She was the subject of the award-winning, semi-biographical film, Temple Grandin.

Legislative Update
Kansas laws affecting equine owners

The Kansas Horse Council website provides a summary and overview of laws that affect equine owners in Kansas, compiled by equine attorney, Denise Farris, of Farris Law Firm.  Click here to view:  Kansas Equine Law Summary.

Specialty License Plates
Horse license plates - how many have you spotted?

There are more and more KHC horse license plates on the road and they look great!  You don't have to wait till it's time to renew your plate, just take your current tag in and trade it in for the horse plate.  They're available at every county treasurers' office for an annual fee of $30 and a one-time $50 charge due to the State of Kansas at the time of purchase.
Show your horse pride and display this plate! Plates are available for everyone, not just KHC members plus you can get one for your trailer!

Homes for Horses

This monthly feature provides contact details for a horse adoption facility in KS.  Please contact the rescue or adoption service directly.  All registered facilities are welcome to submit pics & info.

DOB: 2003 ~ G: Gelding ~ HT: 15H2.5"
A 15h2.5" tattooed Thoroughbred, Neumann is a striking gentleman with the personality of a Golden Retriever. He was purchased at a Kansas sale barn in the winter of 2007 where he was at high risk of being sold to slaughter. Bought as a kid's horse, Neumann was suffering from pneumonia and once back to health, proved too energetic to serve as a horse for a young, inexperienced rider. He is saddle trained, sound and an exquisite mover. He spent 6 years with his previous adopter, being used as a recreational trail horse, but had to return due to the adopters health issues.

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