September Newsletter
September 9, 2015
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Visit us at the Kansas State Fair
Kansas Horse Council partners with Back Country Horsemen of Kansas and the North American Trail Riding Conference

Come by our state fair exhibit at 132 Cottonwood Ave. in the NW portion of the fairgrounds.  We'll have a great display of trail riding tack, maps of all the equestrian trails in our beautiful state, equipment displays, informative clinics and Rick, the competitive trail horse. 
We'll be there everyday of the fair, Sept. 11 - 20.                
KS State Fair

Link to additional state fair information
Horse Care 101
Horse Care 101
4th annual educational seminar, Horse Care 101

Plan to attend on Nov. 14th 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. If you have attended before you will receive a registration form in the mail in the next couple weeks.

Link to Horse Care 101 on KHC website

Fall in the Flint Hills Trail Ride
It's time to register for the KHC fall trail ride.  

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.

Link to Registration Form

American Museum of Natural History - THE HORSE
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

Quick Links
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.

Frost is a sorrel quarter horse, we estimate she was born in 1996.
Frost came to the rescue in October of 2014.She stands approx 14hh.She is broke to ride for an intermediate rider. She responds to leg cues and neck reining, but needs much more saddle time to take the edges off.

Visit Hope in the Valley

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