• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 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

Yarrow Chapter
Sun Feb 14 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Merrit Chapter Meeting
Thu Feb 18 @ 8:00AM -
Merritt Chapter
NVI February Meeting
Thu Feb 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Feb 19 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
Yarrow Chapter
Sat Feb 27 @10:00AM -
Yarrow Chapter
SVI Ride
Sat Feb 27 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Picture Night
Sat Feb 27 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Okanagan Chapter Executive Meeting
Wed Mar 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
Bear Aware & General Meeting
Wed Mar 02 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sat Mar 05 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sat Mar 05 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Occupational Level 1 First Aid
Sat Mar 05 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sun Mar 06 @12:00AM
Yarrow Chapter
Okanangan Chapter General Meeting
Tue Mar 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
YARROW CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
Wed Mar 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
Whine/Wine Ride
Sat Mar 12 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Rides Sooke
Sat Mar 12 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Sunday, 14 February 2016 01:31

BCHBC Chapter Profile: North Cariboo

The North Cariboo Chapter of BCHBC is located in Quesnel, with a current membership of 23 people from the area in between Williams Lake and Prince George BC.  Chapter meetings are held at the Quesnel Community Policing center on the first Monday of every month at 6PM.The chapter was formed with a desire to explore, clear, maintain and preserve the Collins Overland Telegraph trail, which a portion of has recently been designated as a Heritage site. The Telegraph Trail is that portion of the Collins Overland Telegraph Trail and its successor Yukon Telegraph Trail that is located in the Cariboo Regional District. It is approximately 275 kilometers long, extending from 70 Mile House in the South to its border with the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, North-West of Quesnel.When members are not on the Telegraph trail, they enjoy meeting up and riding not only the local trails but also on the trails all over the…
Saturday, 23 January 2016 00:26

Cabin Fever Dance

  BCHBC Aldergrove Presents:   Cabin Fever Party & Dance NEW DATE!! Friday February 12, 2016 with The Chris Buck Band   JUBILEE HALL 7999 BRADNER RD. ABBOTSFORD BC. Doors open at 7PM Dance: 8:00pm - 12:00pm Cost: $15.00 - BCHBC members $20 Guests: Advance tickets only! (not available at door) Ticket includes evening pizza 50/50....toony toss...lots of laughs! Contact Denise & Bob; 604-852-8399 or Sheila; 604-856-8968    
Saturday, 02 January 2016 17:49

Welcoming in a New Year

With the welcoming of a new year comes some announcements and events to mark on your calenders!       Also a reminder to renew your Back Country Horsemen membership. Click here for more information.
Friday, 04 December 2015 03:06

BCHBC Insurance Coverage

The following is a letter from Executive to BCHBC Members regarding insurance.   Message to All BCHBC Members: Your Chapter Chairs will have received Sharon Pickthorne’s email from Horse Council BC (HCBC) updating HCBC members on what they and Capri Insurance are doing to help Katie. She is the young woman whose claim was denied by the insurance provider of the personal liability insurance that Horse Council provides to all its members. In brief, the Capri Insurance Brokers are assisting Katie in her appeal to the insurance company.  The social media posts and news stories about this sad situation brought in several questions and comments from some members of Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) to the executive regarding the insurance that BCHBC has with Capri. The executive would like to provide some clarification and explanation of BCHBC's insurance for a better understanding. As I mentioned in a previous email…
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