Where Horseplay Is Encouraged

Rio Equestrian Centre is Kansas City’s largest equine show facility. This picturesque setting among rolling hills and tree lined fields is privately owned and professionally managed. Rio offers horses and riders an unmatched experience in competition. The owners and staff are motivated and ready to cater to horses and riders. We strive to make horse shows more enjoyable. We offer shows that serve the equine community with a genuine spirit of hospitality.

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US Equestrian’s Learning Center is your source for knowledge and information: a vast library of educational videos featuring elite athletes, trainers, and industry experts—plus extra resources.


The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official hunter/jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sports organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards, and recognition, communication and rules. 


The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) now US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Equestrian Team (USET), now the USET Foundation were the two primary organizations overseeing dressage in the United States until the 1970s.


The Missouri Horse Shows Association (MHSA) welcomes members and offers many opportunities to be involved and to support MHSA’s mission.  MHSA is a resource to help newcomers to Missouri, to encourage participation in equestrian sports, linking equestrian enthusiasts, and providing timely, accurate industry information.


MOHJO is dedicated to the promotion of Hunter/Jumper shows and Hunter/Jumper competition in our area. We're here to keep your points during the competition year and reward you amply at our banquet at the end of the year.


G.P.H.A. sponsors six - eight shows each summer at a variety of locations in the Kansas City region. Hunter Classes begin with jumps from ground poles to three feet. While Hunter Classes are the focuses, we do offer Jumper Classes in each show.


KDEA serves the South Central Kansas dressage and eventing community by providing educational, social, and competitive opportunities that promote a harmonious partnership between horse and rider.


The purpose of this organization shall be the education of the members and the public in the true meaning of dressage training and the practical application thereof in all equestrian endeavors. The membership shall strive to promote the interest and appreciation of other riders, and of the general public, in the art of dressage.


In 1981, nine horsemen and women created the Northeast Kansas Hunter Association (NKHA), which sanctions hunter horse shows for riders of all ages and all levels of experience. The circuit was designed to provide a fun, educational experience for riders in a hunter ring.

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‘Bizzie’ O’Leary grew up in St. Louis MO, as a horse crazy child. She would do anything to be around horses, volunteering as a hot walker at polo games, working at the barn for lessons, and participating in the local Pony Club. With the addition of a property and casualty insurance license in 2012, Bizzie can confidently offer horse owners a wide variety of products and services.


Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital that offers routine medical, dental and surgical care as well as emergency treatments. With years of experience providing general wellness care and treating serious conditions. Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital's doctors and the trained technicians are available day or night for emergency services. They can also provide you with nutritional and illness-prevention tips that enable you to better care for your horse and ensure his or her optimal health.

The official trailer and RV partner of RIO Equestrian Centre is Transwest Truck Trailer and RV.  Click the icon for more information!

At Trailside RV Park and Store, we take pride in offering great service and warm hospitality to our guests. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a well-maintained facility including propane (LP gas), ice, and snacks in our store; laundry, swimming pool, helpful, courteous staff members; and a clean, quiet space of your own to settle in for the evening or an extended stay.

Better Horses is a multi-platform media and communications company that delivers content to the equestrian industry in print, radio, television, digital and special events. The company exists to provide professional, dynamic informative entertainment that enables horse enthusiast to swap and share advice, promote and interact with one another to increase learning and productivity.

War Horses for Veterans is a three-day equine and networking experience. Veterans will have the opportunity to bond with horses, as well as each other, in a safe and comfortable country environment.

We provide veterans a peaceful break from everyday life challenges, giving them a chance to have quality time to clear their minds, share stories in a judgment-free space and enjoy some of the best midwest food.

Our commitment to combat veterans go beyond a weekend experience, we introduce them to a network of people able and willing to support them long after the uniform comes off, all in the spirit of community.


RIO has partnered with a variety of associations and we would love to partner with you.

Download our proposal for more details.

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RIO is sure to be the next premier show facility in the Midwest. The land is lush rolling hills with outstanding rings and footing. The wide variety of services that they offer makes horse showing so easy all you have to do is show up and ride!

The hospitality has definitely raised the standard for everyone else. Oh and Speaking of standards, the jumps are phenomenal! Rio is definitely the place to go!

Laura Meyer, Amateur Adult/Agent: Midstates Equine Insurance

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