BCHBC Chapter Profile: North Okanagan Chapter
The North Okanagan Chapter of BCHBC was founded in 2010, by eleven passionate equine people. Who, because of their enjoyment of trail riding, wanted to foster an environment for natural horsemanship on their rides. At that time there also was an expectation that the local railway line running from Armstrong to Sicamous would be decommissioned in the near future. Because of this the group wanted to be in place to help lobby for the rail to trail concept. Helping to create an equine friendly trail in place of the railroad. The Chapter continues to work towards that goal.
The Chapter remains small, but committed to preserving equestrian access and maintaining the Okanagan area trails. As well as monthly trail rides, we like to hold de-spooking events and obstacle play days where we can help our horses become calmer and better trail partners.
Among some of the groups favourite riding areas are:
- Larch Hills
- Skimikin Lake
- Kalamaka Lake
- South Canoe
- and the beach on Shuswap River
For more information on the current status of the trails please visit:
We like to end the summer riding season with an overnight camp and two days of riding at Larch Hills.
North Okanagan Chapter Executive:
Vice Chair: Gabriele Wesle
Secretary: Linda Leepart
Treasurer: Sue Wiebe
Alternate to BOD: Judy Tomey
Director: Courtney Wiebe
Director: John Wiebe