Mo-Kan Border Bonanza Show - April 27-29, Sedalia MO (see details below)

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Show time.... MoKan border bonanza, april 27-29

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If you're in the Sedalia area . . . .

Join us on April 19 from 5 – 7 pm for an Arabian Horse meet-and-greet during the Third Thursday in Downtown Sedalia.

Hez Rock Solid is a 13-year-old purebred Arabian gelding retired from a show career in reining. His owner Callie Filetti and representatives from the MO-Kan Border Bonanza show will available for questions and answers.

The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association and the Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse Association, co-presenters of the show, worked with Carolyn Crocker, Executive Director of the Sedalia Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, to schedule the tours for these groups. 

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April 27-29    

Mo-Kan Border Bonanza 

         Missouri State Fairgrounds

         Sedalia MO

         Region 8 & 11 qualifier

Mo-Kan Border Bonanza Horse Show ~ April 27-29, 2018


Total Arabian Interaction and Learning Program (T.A.I.L.) for Children and Families

MO-KAN Border Bonanza Arabian & Half-Arabian Horse Show will be returning to Sedalia April 27-29, 2018 at the Missouri State Fair Grounds and will offer the Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L) program to two special groups of youth to learn more about the horses exhibiting at the show.

The T.A.I.L program gives adults and children the opportunity to learn more about the Arabian breed from educated volunteers. The tours create a welcoming experience at the show and encourage people to enjoy the horses. A friendly T.A.I.L. Guide will greet tour participants at the Youth Center building on the Fair Grounds, then they will watch a few classes of the show, see behind-the-scenes action at the horse barns, and even get to meet a friendly Arabian horse or two. 

Participants will receive a “T.A.I.L.” bag filled with information about Arabian horses, including coloring pages, parts of the horse sheets, and other educational material. 

The first tour, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27 will be for children of deployed parents from the Whiteman Air Force Base. On Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. children from the Show-Me Christian Youth Home will get to take the T.A.I.L. Tour. 

Sedalia families and youth are welcome to come watch the show for free all-day Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 in the Coliseum at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Food vendors will be serving breakfast and lunch on the grounds. 

For more information, download the show’s informational “Premium Book” at

Adult civic groups and youth group leaders interested in scheduling 2019 T.A.I.L. Tours in 2019 should contact Crocker at 660-827-5295.

The MO-KAN Border Bonanza is an annual horse show where Arabian and half-Arabian horses, their handlers and riders can compete and earn points toward the Arabian Horse Association’s regional championship shows in Denver, Colo. and Springfield, Ill. later this summer. These versatile horses will be competing in numerous divisions, including halter, hunter pleasure, English pleasure, Western pleasure, driving, sidesaddle, Arabian Native Costume, equitation and more.


Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse Association - T.A.I.L. Program Coordinator 

Eileen McCaulley 

303.696.4500  /

Tom Theisen Training Clinic, March 10th – 11th, 2018


Tom Theisen of Stachowski Training, provided two full days of an engaging and entertaining guest trainer clinic, where he shared his many years of experience in training and showing Arabian horses.

On Saturday, Tom described how to introduce training tack to the young horse, from bit and bridle to surcingle and saddle.  Tom took many questions from the audience and tailored the training day to whatever attendees wanted to know.  It was a lively and ever-changing discussion on a wide variety of topics ranging from how to "think like a horse and not like a person" to how to use Stanley White's tried and true "scissor" position to get a horse to track and rate its steps and avoid dropping its shoulder.  

On Sunday, Tom gave ten 30-minute lessons to owners of Arabian and half-Arabian horses of many different disciplines:  Hunter, Country Pleasure, Show Hack, Working Western, and even a lesson horse that wanted nothing more than to canter in a tight circle.  Tom thoughtfully addressed the topics of concern that each rider presented to him at the beginning of each lesson.

Even those of us auditing and not riding learned several tips and techniques that can be applied at home, in the pasture, and in the show ring.

GKCAHA is extremely grateful to Mike Grimm for inviting Tom to come and share his knowledge with us, and for coordinating lessons that were meaningful and effective for riders, horses, and auditors.

Special thanks to Glen and Sharon True for hosting this event at Glass Horse Farm.

And huge thanks to the GKCAHA board of directors for helping to coordinate and participate in the training clinic.

We plan to offer future training clinics in alternating years.  Stay tuned for details on the website.

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Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association


The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association was chartered in 1964 as the original Arabian Horse Association (AHA) affiliate for the Kansas City area.   Each year the Club co-sponsors the Mo-Kan Border Bonanza, a major Region 8 & 11 dual-qualifying Class A  Arabian horse show.  ​GKCAHA also sponsors a successful one-day All-Breed show on the Pony Express circuit, and participates in the American Royal horse show, a Kansas City tradition steeped in history.  Among the social events the Club hosts, our Midwinter Celebration is an annual tradition for all members, honoring the High Point winners of the show season at a dinner and presentation of awards.   

Pictured left:  Harvey Kemper on Baby Doll


The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association (GKCAHA) has an active membership of Arabian Horse enthusiasts from Kansas, Missouri, and surrounding states.  Many of our members serve on Regional and National AHA Committees, and are active as workers and exhibitors at the various National Championships.   The GKCAHA Youth Group has nurtured many current adult members of the organization and has activities planned throughout the year.   GKCAHA offers several types of memberships to allow participation from every type of Arabian enthusiast. 


To foster the use and improvement of the Arabian Horse by promoting ownership, training, and breeding of Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses by promoting and providing opportunities for exhibition/competition using Arabian horses; and by engaging in educational, promotional, recreational, charitable, benevolent, and social activities connected with these purposes.