• 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

Ald. Haller Trail Ride
Thu Sep 25 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Skagit Workbee
Fri Oct 03 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Skagit Workbee
Sat Oct 04 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Lake Fuller
Sat Oct 04 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Ald. Skagit Workbee
Sun Oct 05 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI October Meeting
Thu Oct 16 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Ald. Beer & Beast
Fri Oct 17 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Oct 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Ald. Beer & Beast
Sat Oct 18 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Beer & Beast
Sun Oct 19 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
Mane Event
Fri Oct 24 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Mane Event
Sat Oct 25 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Mane Event
Sun Oct 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed Nov 05 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald, Cordial Ride
Sat Nov 15 @12:00AM - 05:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI November Meeting
Thu Nov 20 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Nov 21 @ 6:00AM - 08:00PM
South Vancouver Island
By Birgit Stutz (As published in The Valley Sentinel, Robson Valley edition, Thursday, August 14, 2014) “The work needed to be done rather sooner than later so more people can take advantage of a better road to drive on.” Brian Wallace, Chair of Back Country Horsemen of BC Robson Valley Chapter The Holmes River road is now more pleasant to travel on after some grading work a couple of weeks ago. The Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) Robson Valley Chapter recently proposed, organized and managed the grading of the Holmes River Road as a way of giving back to the community, said BCHBC Robson Valley Chapter Chair Brian Wallace. “The road had not been maintained over the past several years. The purpose of this project was to sustain and improve access for all recreational users, including tourists and locals, of the road and trails for their enjoyment.” Wallace said…
Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:19

Central VI Chapter at Work

Back Country Horsemen Never Forget!By Anne Fiddick   About 10 years ago, Backcountry Horsemen of BC partnered with the Cedar Horse Club on Vancouver Island and spent $500 to get signs made and installed at Hemer Park in Cedar, BC. They received that money long ago but had to negotiate with ever changing BC Parks personnel to accept the notion that the original Hemer Park uses included horse trails. Finally, early this summer (2014), they got approval for the design of the signs and permission to install them in the park.  Well guess what? Thanks to a group of dedicated horseback riders in Cedar Horse Club, the trail courtesy signs are now installed in  Hemer Park!  Hooray! Below is an account and photos of the work bee.           Monday June 28th was a very hot day. Everyone worked hard and sweated bullets.  All deserve a medal for effort and endurance.…
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:55

BCHBC Northwest Chapter in the News

As published July 30th, 2014 in the Interior News, Smithers, BC.
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:38

The Lundbom Lake Improvement Project

Help Us Help You.... Ride, Ride, Ride!  A volunteer work party is planned for October 2-5, 2014. Photos courtesy of Nina Christmas Lundbom Lake is a beautiful, large remote recreation lake nestled in the back country desert hills located east of the community of Merritt, BC, Canada. The lake is a popular destination for many activities like fishing, hiking, canoeing, riding and camping when exploring the countryside near Sugarloaf Mountain. It is near Merritt and Quilchena, B.C. The Back Country Horsemen Society of BC (BCHBC) and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) are working in partnership to make improvements to Lundbom Lake, which is one of the most popular equestrian camping and trail riding venues in the province of BC. Riders from all over BC and the State of Washington come here to enjoy holiday time with their horses and mules. The site is urgently in need of an upgrade…
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