• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 750 members in 16 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

SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Apr 25 @ 6:00AM - 09:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Kamloops Chapter Winter weekend Series
Sat Apr 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Ald-Workbee, Golden Ears
Sat Apr 26 @ 9:30AM - 06:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald-Workbee, Golden Ears
Sun Apr 27 @ 9:30AM - 06:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
First Chapter Ride of the Year
Sun Apr 27 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
Kamloops Chapter General Meeting
Thu May 01 @ 6:45PM - 09:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
SVI Rides Sooke
Sat May 03 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Ald - Search & Rescue plus
Sun May 04 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald - Search & Rescue plus
Sun May 04 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Cancelled Pitt Poulder Dyke Ride
Sun May 04 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed May 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Training Day
Sat May 10 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI attends a Trail Obstacle Course
Sat May 10 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Trapping Creek Work Bee
Sat May 10 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
General Membership Meeting
Tue May 13 @ 7:00AM -
Okanagan Chapter
Yarrow General Meeting
Wed May 14 @ 7:30PM -
Yarrow Chapter
NVI May Meeting
Thu May 15 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Yar/Ald Rainbow Trails
Fri May 16 @ 8:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 16:27

Official Photographer for RV2014

Christa Rivington Christa has had an interest in photography since she was a young child, and she has ridden since she was five. With her first camera at the age of ten she would take photos of just about anything including; rocks, the sky, animals and anyone who was willing to have their picture taken. In high school she learned about the basics of photography and took photos for the school year book. After high school, she was a commercial/editorial model, for the next ten years modeled in California, Washington State and Vancouver Canada, for such companies and Nordstrums, Holt Renfrew, JC Penny as well as designer Peter Nygard. Her modeling career led her to appreciate the photographer even more. She enjoys many genres of photography, from fashion & glamour to families, pets and weddings. Although she is based in Western Canada, she is available to shoot anywhere. Christa has…
Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:34

RV2014 Canadian Tire Trail Saddle Raffle

 The 2014 RV committee is pleased to offer you the chance to win a Brand new trail saddle! Canadian Tire Trail Saddle RaffleHere are the specs:2170-4 CRATES Trail Saddle - Retail Value $2,500 Equi-fit tree, QH bars 16" seat, 6 5/8 x 8" gullet weight 30lbs skirt double rigging, basket stamp finish. Complete with matching breast collar and head stall with split reins. AND matching saddle bags with BCHBC logos. The saddle will soon be on display at Maple Ridge Canadian Tire where raffle tickets can be purchased. The Saddle will then be displayed at RV in the vendors tent May 30, 31 & June 1st. Raffle tickets can be purchased during our 3 day event until 4:00pm June 1st, 2014. Raffle ticket price: $5.00 eachThe winning ticket will be pulled by random draw, taking place at the RV awards ceremony on Sunday at 5:00pm June 1st, 2014. The winner…
Monday, 31 March 2014 22:17

BCHBC Member is 'Volunteer of the Year'

Congratulation's to NVI chapter member, Debra Oakman, recipient of Horse Council BC’s 2014 Bob James Award for Volunteer of the Year!   Following is a copy of the nomination letter, submitted by Catherine Davidson and Ian Compton, that resulted in Debra making the short list and, ultimately, being selected for this award. Deb accepted this award in March at HCBC's Equine Education conference celebration dinner.
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