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A province wide society of over 900 members in 23 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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Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

 

Back Country Horsemen Association of British Columbia

Upcoming Events

Christmas Party
Sat Nov 25 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Dec 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Jingle Bell Ride
Sat Dec 09 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Jan 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Feb 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Mar 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Apr 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed May 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Jun 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Jul 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Shuswap Chapter General Meeting
Wed Jul 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:45PM
Shuswap Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Aug 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Sep 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Oct 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Nov 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
YARROW CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
Thu Nov 15 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
Monday, 24 November 2014 13:38

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Aldergrove

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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 as much as they want then sleep in the comfort of their cozy camper, trailer or tent and ride again the next day.  In 2014, we rode at Golden Ears, Lundbom Lake, Whitworth Horse Camp, and the Haller Trail. Even more decadent are the Resort Rides when we ride at a ranch where meals and cabins are provided. This year there was only one, at Timber Ridge, and it was very popular.

Of course there are the Pack Trips. We try to organize one per year but the need for pack animals and the ability to pack them, and high-line etc, limits the number of people who can, or even want to, participate. That is where our Education program comes in.

Each year we pass a sheet around to see who wants to learn about what. We cover topics like packing, high-lining, hobbling, building a fire, how to replace a pulled shoe, using a GPS or compass, human and equine first aid, chainsaw operation, and much more. Then during the dark and rainy days of winter we meet and learn.

The members of our club really seem to like each other and consequently we have a lot of social activity. Sometimes these are just for fun, like the gathering of would be musicians who call themselves The Pondfrogs, or our annual picture night, Christmas party or the BBQs,  but sometimes we try to make a little money for our trail work. This past year we had a Burger Beer night as well as a party bus that took us into Vancouver to watch a Canuck game. We made lots of money and the Canucks won.

And Rendezvous! Our club, along with Yarrow Chapter (who we do many things in conjunction with) in 2014 put together a huge RV at the Maple Ridge Equisport Centre with all the usual events but super-sized, and a dance with CCMA winner Aaron Pritchett.

More than anything though is our trail work. We are currently at work on the South Langley Regional Trail and Woodlands Horse Camp in Golden Ears as well as helping maintain the trails around Whitworth Horse Camp in the Skagit Valley. We have recently become involved in an initiative to open trails and create new trailheads in the Spruce Lake protected area. Our mandate is to protect our right to ride and we take a proactive approach, working with governing bodies and other user groups, volunteering our time, machinery, and considerable trail building savvy.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month all year long (2nd Wednesday in the summer to avoid long weekends) at the Education Centre at 494 256th St. Aldergrove. We have a speaker before each meeting on topics from colic to bears, with plenty of time before and after for schmoozing.

Which is why we all keep showing up I guess.

For more info or to join us, email a member of our executive by clicking on their name, below.

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