• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of 900 members in 22 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

Chapter Meeting & Potluck
Wed Jul 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
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
Jacobson corrals
Sat Jul 11 @ 7:30AM - 08:30AM
Vermillion Forks
Telegraph Trail Workbee
Sat Jul 11 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Golden Ears Ride
Sat Jul 11 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Jacobson corrals
Sun Jul 12 @ 7:30AM - 08:30AM
Vermillion Forks
Tunkwa/Leighton Lake Ride
Sat Jul 18 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Tunkwa/Leighton Lake Ride
Sat Jul 18 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Billy Barker Parade
Sat Jul 18 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
CVI Chapter Event TBA
Sun Jul 19 @ 8:00AM -
Central Vancouver Island
Tulameen Flower Power Rig Ride
Fri Jul 24 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Camps at Campbell River
Fri Jul 24 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Mountain Trail with Debbie Hughes FULL
Sat Jul 25 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Williams Lake Trail Ride
Sat Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
South Chilcotin Pack Trip
Sat Aug 01 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
108 Club Ride
Fri Aug 07 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Kamloops Chapter
Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:57

Saddle Selfie June Winner

Congradulations to Sheila Sowerby as the winner of the June Saddle Selfie contest.  This candid shot was one of the pack string riding into Rendevous at the Merritt Rodeo Grounds earlier this month.   Happy trails! 
Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:17

Trail Users Code of Ethics

 As summer is settling in, its drawing more of us out onto the trail networks. With the amazing trails all over the valley there is frequently cross culture recreation found in one place. In turn this means that riders have the potential to be passing bikers, and hikers while clopping along those scenic mountain trials.  To keep us aware and above all SAFE, the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC has made a Trail User's Code of Ethics.     Hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders are increasingly sharing the trials they travel.  They also have concern for minimizing their impact on the back country.  Some dangers exist when different users share the same trails.  However all recreationists who are aware of others and practice "treading lightly" will help reduce conflicts and environmental damage, making everyone's trip outdoors more enjoyable. Trail EtiquetteCertain etiquette practiced by all trail users is easy to do…
Friday, 12 June 2015 22:08

Island Trail Blazers

Back Country Horsemen members Rick Phye and his wife, Audrey Phye-McKenzie, hit the local trails with their dogs Tippy and Buck. The local chapter of the BCHBC works closely with the Comox Valley Regional District on everything from building bridges, to decisions about the best footing for trail surfaces, horse trailer parking, signage, safety, trail hazards and more. Photo by Boomer Jerritt   It is a glorious weekday afternoon and all is quiet in the Wildwood Forest, northeast of Courtenay. The sun is streaming through the canopy of majestic fir trees and a slight breeze tickles their branches. The sunshine and shadows dapple the fern-covered forest floor, and it almost seems to sparkle. It is the perfect day for a trail ride.Sharon Pickthorne pulls up with her truck and horse trailer. Her horse, Elsa, nickers a welcoming greeting to the other horses and riders waiting there. They are all members…
Sunday, 31 May 2015 18:04

Saddle Selfie May Winner

  Congradulations to Bonnie Hull and her horse Ezi as the winners of the May edition of the Saddle Selfie contest!!   The response has been so overwhelming with the many entries submitted each month! As the weather will only get warmer and nicer keep sharing your special moments with your equine friends.    Happy trails.   Photo submissions can be sent to the BCHBC web writer; Kara Friesen 
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