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September 2016 Newsletter
Fall Ride in the Flint Hills
Fall Ride in the Flint Hills - October 22

Join us for a day ride in Chase County on October 22. 
Cost for KHC members:  $5.00!!!    non-members - $15.00
Primitive camping is available for Friday night on Jerry Hedrick's Rock Creek Ranch.
Our destination Saturday will be to the Knute Rockne Memorial site where the famous Notre Dame football coach died in a plane crash on a cool March morning in 1931.
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Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at Horse Care 101
Mark Your Calendars - Registration will begin early October

When:  December 3, 2016
Where: KSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Frick Auditorium

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 to get prime seating.  More information will be released soon on the Kansas Horse Council website,

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.

Event sponsors include:  Horselik, Vanderbilts, Timber Creek Veterinary Center, Rock-n-Horse Vet & The Basement Tack Store
Legislative Update
Equine Disease Communication Center

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in north America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real time information about disease outbreaks. Visit their site any time to check on the most recent alerts.

The office is housed at the American Association of Equine Practitioners office.  EDCC operations are funded by donations through the AAEP Foundation and from a wide variety of industry organizations including the Kansas Horse Council.
                   Click here to visit the EEDC website. 

EquiFest of Kansas 2017
Mark your calendars:
February 24 -26, 2017
Kansas Expocentre, Topeka 

      It's our 20th Anniversary            
   Come Join the CELEBRATION!! 
 Kansas' All Breed Horse Fair and Exposition!

       Chris Cox
          Mustang Maddie
           Larry Whitesell
Timber Creek Veterinary
Manhattan is home to a new veterinary service: TimberCreek Veterinary Hospital and Equine Stables is a family owned business. We are conveniently located less than 5 miles east of downtown Manhattan and provide veterinary care for small animal and equine patients.
Equine Services: Daily walk-through inspection of boarded horses
  • Coggins Testing
  • Health Certificates
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental Inspection and Float
  • Laceration Repairs
  • Colic Management
  • Lameness Exams
Small Animal Services:
  • Wellness Exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea/Tick Prevention
  • Heartworm Prevention
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
 Our equine stables are well-equipped to meet the needs of any equestrian! Our facilities are sure to provide a great home for your horse and a relaxing riding experience. We have indoor stalls and partially covered runs available!
  • 250' x 140' Lighted Outdoor Arena     
  • 200' x 80' Lighted Indoor Arena
  • 3 Heated Indoor Wash Racks
  • 3 Outdoor Wash Racks
  • 2 Round Pens
  • 8 Cross-Ties for Tacking Up
  • 2 Tack Rooms
We are also excited to announce the construction of a brand new small animal hospital! This new facility will offer small animal boarding, doggie-day care, and grooming.

Support Back Country Horsemen
If trails are your passion and you'd like to see them kept open into the future through BCHA's many efforts, then please join the BCHA $5 A Month Club.

The $5 A Month Club is a grassroots support network. Members of this club pledge to donate $5 per month to help BCHA grow and prosper. All funds received go to the TRAILS FOREVER FUND, which is used to expand BCHA's resources and programs.
$5.00 is less than most people pay for lunch at their favorite fast food restaurant. Some may even pay that amount for a fancy coffee, or a banana split. Becoming a sustainable supporter of BCHA through the $5 A Month Club is a small way to help your trails.

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.


Max is a Chestnut colored Arabian gelding who stands about 15.1 hands high. He was an owner relinquishment due to pressure from Ford County Animal Control.
For more info contact: 
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