October Newsletter
October 1, 2015
Kansas Horse Council Executive Director, Pattie Stalder, KHC Board of Director, Denise Farris and Board Secretary, Cheryl Thomas will represent Kansas at the national meeting of the Coalition of State Horse Councils in Minneapolis, MN on Oct. 30 - Nov. 1st.  This annual meeting includes representatives from all state horse councils and the American Horse Council. It provides a unique opportunity to share news, educational programs and legislative issues from across the U.S.  We're happy to announce that in 2016 Kansas will be hosting the meeting!
Horse Care 101
4th annual educational seminar,
   Horse Care 101

It's time to get registered for Horse Care 101 on Nov. 14th. New this year are optional afternoon activities designed especially for youth. The event will be held at a new location on the KSU campus - Weber Arena.  The day will begin in Weber Arena with a live demo followed by lunch, presentations in Frick Auditorium and hands-on labs in the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. 
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE and pre-registration is required.
Registration Flyer

Link to Horse Care 101 on KHC website

Fall in the Flint Hills Trail Ride
There are still openings available!

Oct. 17 & 18 in northern Pottawatomie Co.  We'll be riding on private ranch lands in the scenic Flint Hills just south of Onaga. Come enjoy the fellowship of other riders and a delicious catered dinner Sat. evening. 
Primitive camping at Fairview Country School House.  Bathroom in school house, no showers. Riders are responsible for containment of horses, no pens available.
KHC members $30   Non-members $40  Non-riding adults & kids 12 and under $15.  Ride limited to 75 riders.

Ride Registration Form

THE HORSE grand opening in KC on October 10th
THE HORSE exhibit is coming to Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park.

The Museum at Prairiefire (Overland Park, KS) will be presenting a signature exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History entitled The Horse, starting October 10th, 2015.

The Horse 
explores the powerful link between horses and humans. Humans domesticated horses some 6,000 years ago, and over time, we have created more than 200 breeds, from the powerful Clydesdale to the graceful Arabian. As we have shaped horses to suit our needs on battlefields, farms, and elsewhere, these animals have shaped human history. They have also captured our imagination and hearts. Millions of people rely on horses as their spirited, dedicated, much adored companions.

Exhibition highlights will include a hand-painted diorama depicting the evolution of the horse (it was once no bigger than a dog); spectacular fossils; a samurai saddle; a horse-drawn early 20th century fire engine; and other cultural objects from around the world.  Interactive stations throughout invite visitors of all ages to touch ancient horse teeth, identify different breeds, and learn how horses hear, digest food, and express their moods.

The exhibition will open October 10th, 2015, and be on display until January 24th, 2016.
Through a unique collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, as well as with other cultural and educational institutions in the Kansas City area, the Museum at Prairiefire (MAP) is a place to understand and celebrate natural history and culture in our region and around the world. The Museum engages visitors and area students with world-class exhibitions, important programming, and significant educational opportunities.

Link to Museum at Prairiefire

EquiFest of Kansas has a new home in Topeka!
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EquiFest of Kansas - February 26, 27 & 28, 2016

Find out what's happening at the 19th annual EquiFest of Kansas by visiting equifestofks.com, or visit our Facebook page, EquiFest of Kansas or follow us on Twitter - @equifestofks.

EquiFest will be held at its new home,
the Kansas Expocentre, in Topeka, Kansas.

Recreational land use statute
Landowner Liability Protection Under the Kansas Recreational Use Act

We live today in an ever expanding population. As cities creep outward, the need for public access to undeveloped land increases. In order to encourage private landowners to permit public access to their property, many states, including Kansas, have enacted some form of a Recreational Land Use Act which provides liability protection to property owners opening their land to the public.
                The Kansas statute is found at Kan. Stat. Ann. § 58-3204. In summary, it states that a landowner in Kansas, who makes any part of their land open to the public for recreational purposes, does not have a duty to keep their land safe for others, or to give any warning to such visitors of dangerous conditions UNLESS the landowner i) willfully or maliciously failed to guard or warn visitors against dangerous conditions, or ii) charged the visitors who go onto the land for recreational purposes unless the land is leased to the state or a subdivision thereof. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 58-3203; Kan. Stat. Ann. § 58-3206. Additionally, a landowner who invites or allows a person to come onto their property for recreational purposes does not i) extend any assurance that the premises are safe, ii) confer status upon the visitor under which the landowner would owe the visitor a duty of care, or iii) assume responsibility or liability for any injury to any person caused by the visitor. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 58-3204.
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Equine Disease Communication Center
Help the Equine Disease Communication Center Protect Your Horse

The Equine Disease Communication Center has been created to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infection diseases in North America.  The communication system is designed to seek and report information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) alerts the human population about diseases in people. 
Please visit the website www.equinediseasecc.org to see the very real threats infectious disease imposes on the horse industry at large.

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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: Approx. 2010 ~ G: Mare ~ HT: 14h2 ~ WT: 970F
Lissa was one of nine horses seized in September 2014 in Coffey County, KS, due to extreme neglect. She and her foal, Kai, were brought to Rainbow Meadows for custodial care, where they were immediately started on a rehabilitation program to counter the effects of severe malnutrition.

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