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The Topeka Round-Up Club has grown since its beginnings as a small group of men, who liked horseback riding, coyote hunting , and calf roping. Calves were too expensive to keep for simply roping purposes, so they got a few goats, and in 1938, a goat roping club was formed.

The club grew and in May, 1947 a corporation consisting of 20 members was formed, and the “Topeka Round-Up Club” was born. Also in 1947, the club purchased 78 acres located at 61st and Adams, from B.H. Sannaman. Many activities were enjoyed and “polo” was the main sport of the time.

In 1954, the United States Government purchased the 78 acres. In 1955, the Board decided to buy 320 acres from Joseph Hansen. The new ground was, and still is located at 7843 SW 37th Street.

From 1956 to 1985, the Topeka Round-Up Club hosted the Kansas State High School Rodeo. Throughout its history the club has sponsored horse shows, 100-mile trail rides, square dances, hayrack rides, and the ever popular “Work Days.”

More recently the club has hosted such events as the Sunflower State Games with events in barrel racing and endurance trail riding. The club also hosts local shows including Kansas Hunter Jumper Association shows. For the full schedule visit www.khja.com.

TRC hosts horse camps for kids. While at camp they can learn about horses and get an introduction to riding and caring for a horse.  This is a great program that builds character, responsibility and self-esteem in this young people.  For more details download a camp brochure.

Western Riding Camp

English Riding Camp

Another very important activity at TRC is the Exceptional Equestrian program, which gives children with mental and/or physical disabilities an opportunity to experience “horse therapy.”  These children work with a team of volunteers to improve strength, motor skills and coordination all in a setting that seems more like fun than therapy.  This great program is always looking for voluteers and gentle horses to help these exceptional children. 

THE TOPEKA ROUND-UP CLUB MISSION
The mission of the Topeka Round-Up Club is to ensure a wholesome family atmosphere for equine related activities through:

  • Instilling pride in the club
  • Facilitating broader participation by current membership
  • Increasing opportunities for participation in educational and recreational horse activities
  • Enhancing our image in the community by maintaining and improving existing facilities and grounds
  • Encouraging new membership

THE TOPEKA ROUND-UP CLUB PURPOSE
The object of this corporation shall be: The maintenance of an educational organization for the purpose of equine related activities; to promote the social welfare of the members; to give public exhibitions and demonstrations; and to hold regular meetings for the purpose of discussion of these and related subjects.

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