• 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 Nov 28 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Aldergrove Christmas Party
Sat Nov 29 @ 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed Dec 03 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Christmas Social and AGM
Sat Dec 06 @ 5:30PM -
Okanagan Chapter
SVI Christmas luncheon
Sat Dec 13
SVI Christmas Luncheon
Sat Dec 13 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Ald. Jingle Bell Ride
Sun Dec 14 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:18

Aldergrove Members Hard at Work

South Langley Regional Trail Upgrade Just a quick note on how things went on the Aldergrove Chapter Work Bee the weekend of November 22/23  at the South Langley Regional Trail (SLRT) from 8th Avenue at 256th Street to 8th Avenue and 264th Street. In a nutshell, a total success. The trail is open for all user groups. Weather: Outstanding! We don’t know where the sunshine came from, as heavy rain was forecast Workers: 21 total. Four bucket tractors packing aggregates, 2 excavators grading, 1 quad/dump trailer hauling wood and whatever else would fit, 1 dump trailer 14,000 lb hauling firewood, 5 chainsaw operators, 2 people with leaf blowers,1 person with a “chainsaw on a stick”, everyone else with loppers, shovels, rakes. Oh, and radios, that kind of kept things together. Accomplished: The primary goal was accomplished. Both approaches to the west boardwalk are complete Rip rap protection for the culvert ends…
Monday, 24 November 2014 21:51

Hunting for T-Shirt Slogans

Calling all BCHBC Members!   Our 2014 t-shirt series (pictured above) are all sold out, but they were a big hit.... so we're planning on making new ones for 2015.   Here’s your chance to get creative and win a free BCHBC T-shirt! Send us a slogan that you feel describes what we are all about and, if selected, YOUR SLOGAN will be featured on a custom designed 2015 BCHBC t-shirt. Can be catchy, edgy, or classic. Have some fun!   Entries must to be received by Dec 31, 2014. To email entries to Juanita Gibney, click here.
Monday, 24 November 2014 21:38

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Aldergrove

Aldergrove Chapter is an enthusiastic mix of 139 members from all over the lower mainland. Our members range from people happy to participate in a day ride to hard core packers itching to head into the back country for a week or more. There are a lot of “out of the box” thinkers in our club and we try to accommodate all the needs and wants of our membership. Pretty much every month Aldergrove hosts a day ride. We have ridden anywhere from Campbell Valley Park to the Fraser River in Deroche on these rides. Rides usually involve a campfire and lunch. Our annual rides include The Whine Ride, The Cordial Ride and The Jingle Bell Ride. These need inventive names because the weather is often abysmal and we try anything to entice people into participating. During the good weather we have several Rig Rides which people trailer to, ride…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:52

BCHBC Chapter Profile: North Vancouver Island

Volunteers and dignitaries at the July 2013 Grand Opening of the Memekay Horse Camp in Sayward. The first BCHBC Chapter Vancouver Island was formed in Nanaimo in 1996. Many of its then 100-plus members, however, lived in the Comox Valley and surrounding communities, so commuting to meetings was a challenge. As a result, in 2002 the Vancouver Island chapter was moved to the Comox Valley.Additional chapters were eventually started in Duncan (South Vancouver Island), Port Alberni (Alberni Valley) and, most recently, Central Vancouver Island (Nanaimo). Our original group changed our name to North Vancouver Island and we draw our members from Parksville north.NVI currently has 54 members.  We met at the Grantham Hall, on the North Old Island Highway, the third Thursday of each month (September – June) at 7:00 p.m.Our regular monthly meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of equine health, care and training topics, and trail riding.…
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