Kick It at Kanopolis This October

Kick It at Kanopolis This October

MARQUETTE – If you’re looking to get outside and kick your weekends up a notch, consider heading to Kanopolis State Park for a weekend event the whole family is sure to enjoy. From trail rides and shoots, to chili cook-offs and raffles, Kanopolis State Park is your good-time headquarters for the month of October.


Head over to the Rock'n K Campground in the Horsethief Area, for a competitive horse trail ride, sanctioned by the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC). Check in will begin Friday, and riders can participate in a two-day ride or a stand-alone ride on either Saturday or Sunday. 

Novice class rides consist of 4-5 hours of walking and trotting, where both horses and riders will be judged on obstacle ability, and horses will be judged on conditioning and soundness. For more information, visit, e-mail Erin Glassman at, or call (620) 617-7221. There will be a 60 rider limit. Discounts will be given to NATRC members.


Pull up your boots and saddle up your horse for the 2015 Winter Breeze Benefit Trail Ride to raise funds for improvements to the Rock'n K Horse Campground. The event will begin with a guided trail ride at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a chili cook-off and auction in the evening. Cost to attend is $25 per person and includes the chili dinner, one raffle ticket for door prizes, and Sunday morning breakfast.

Interested parties can become a sponsor for $50 and also get a free event t-shirt. For information, contact Tracy McIntyre at (620) 680-0935 or Sherry Axman at (620) 786-4294.


Prairie Longrifles members invite you and your family to join in on some friendly competition at the 36th Annual Fall Shoot, open to shooters of all ages. The event will take place at Mulberry Campground in Kanopolis State Park’s Langley Point Area. Men, women and junior events will include: rifle, pistol, knife and tomahawk throwing, supervised pre-junior shooting, under-the table shooting, and kids’ events. A meal will be provided Saturday evening to all registered guests, free of charge, and to non-registered guests for $3.00.

Event festivities will continue on Sunday with an archery and team pole shoot. For more information, contact Jimmy Lewis at (785) 827-5784, or Barb or Luke Long at (785) 667-4612.