• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 750 members in 20 regional chapters.  Whether you are new to trail riding or are a seasoned pro, Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) offers a friendly atmosphere for those interested in trail riding and packing.

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  • Mission Statement

    BCHBC is an organization that provides equestrians who are interested in trail riding and the back country, with a social and safe learning atmosphere where people of all ages and experience can enjoy trail riding and the wilderness experience.

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  • History of BCHBC

    In 1989, in Langley, BC, a small group of equine enthusiasts were sitting around Jim and Marilyn McCrae's dining room table talking about horses and trail riding. Their purpose was to form the Back Country Horsemen Society of British Columbia.

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  • Why Join BCHBC?

    Mainly to have fun with other trail riders. Some of our members are more interested in learning about trail riding, some like to meet new people to ride with, others are passionate about protecting and developing trails.

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  • Education at BCHBC

    Our 4 levels of education are a series of skills that you can acquire at your own pace. There are no exams or tests required, unless you wish to go further and be evaluated or certified by a qualified instructor.

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Upcoming Events

Lundbom Camping
Fri May 29 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Pack Trip
Sat May 30 @12:00AM
Vermillion Forks
South Slopes to KVR Ride
Sat May 30 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
BCHBC Rendezvous
Fri Jun 05 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
General Meeting and BBQ
Wed Jun 10 @ 6:00PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Work Bee Golden Ears or Skagit
Sat Jun 13 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
CVI Chapter Meeting
Mon Jun 15 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Central Vancouver Island
Exec MtgBrian’s
Mon Jun 15 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI June Meeting
Thu Jun 18 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Olivine Trail horse camp workbee
Fri Jun 19 @12:00AM
Vermillion Forks
Yarrow / Aldergrove Day Ride
Sat Jun 20 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
CVI Chapter Event TBA
Sun Jun 21 @ 8:00AM -
Central Vancouver Island
North Caribbo and MnR Farms Second Annual GPS ride
Sun Jun 21 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
SVI camps at the Gogo's
Fri Jun 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Timber Ridge Ride
Fri Jul 03 @ 8:00AM - 08:30AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Jacobson corrals workbee
Thu Jul 09 @ 7:00AM - 07:00PM
Vermillion Forks
Jacobson corrals
Fri Jul 10 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Vermillion Forks
Chilliwack lake Ride
Sat Jul 11 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
The North Okanagan Chapter of BCHBC was founded in 2010, by eleven passionate equine people. Who, because of their enjoyment of trail riding, wanted to foster an environment for natural horsemanship on their rides. At that time there also was an expectation that the local railway line running from Armstrong to Sicamous would be decommissioned in the near future. Because of this the group wanted to be in place to help lobby for the rail to trail concept. Helping to create an equine friendly trail in place of the railroad. The Chapter continues to work towards that goal.   For more information on the current status of the trails please visit: http://www.okanaganrailtrail.ca/The Chapter remains small, but committed to preserving equestrian access and maintaining the Okanagan area trails. As well as monthly trail rides, we like to hold de-spooking events and obstacle play days where we can help our horses become calmer…
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:49

Lundbom Lake Horse Camp Grand Opening

The story that I am about to share, brings a deep sense of pride and honor, being apart of the Back Country Horseman of BC. The story began last summer (2014) with a huge dream and many willing hands coming together. Bringing to reality thoughts that had only been on napkins.    The goal:  Clear out old horse paddocks Construct 28 new steel corrals Build a proper manure deposit pit Fence off riparian wetland area   To make this dream come to life would take heavy duty machinery, welders, tons of steel, and the most positive and willing volunteers ever to be found! And so the transformation began;   From this:           To this:       New Manure Pit  View of new corrals with rock drainage on the edges   After three full days of countless hours and blood, sweat and tears poured into the…
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:19

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Okanagan Chapter

      In 1989, a small group of people in the Fraser Valley set out to form the Back Country Horsemen Society of British Columbia. A man named Jim McCrae was the driving force behind this movement. The society received official status from Victoria on June 11, 1991. That year a small group including Peter Obstfeld, Pat Ellis, Frank and Pat Russell, and Isabel Pritchard got together in Kelowna to see if there was enough interest to start a chapter in the Okanagan. The Fraser Valley Chapter (founding chapter) organized a meeting in Kamloops which set BCHBC on its way to being a province wide organization. There were five chapters who committed to the concept. They were Fraser Valley, Yarrow, Kamloops, Okanagan and Kootenay.The Okanagan Chapter charter was registered in 1992 with Herb Schindelka as president.     The members were from all along the valley from Armstrong to Penticton.…
Thursday, 30 April 2015 23:59

Saddle Selfie April Winner

Congradulations to Miriam Schilling as the winner of the April edition of the Saddle Selfie contest!!  
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