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Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

In April 2012, the West Kootenay Chapter presented our first annual educational conference “Swing into Spring with Horses and Courses." This event was an immediate hit: we increased our membership, raised the profiles of local equine-based businesses and provided a social arena where ideas were exchanged, discussed and celebrated! This year, we proudly introduce “Hitch, Hock, Hack and Haul”April 13th on the Trail Horseman’s Society grounds. The all day presentation begin at 9:00am sharp with registration at the clubhouse door. Admission fee is $5.00 for West Kootenay Chapter BCHBC members and $20.00 for non-members. Have your WKC member card handy if you want your discount! Be advised, dogs (even little ones!) are not allowed on the grounds. Please leave your pet at home. To reserve a seat for this event, please RVSP with Fillmore Quarter Horses at 250-367-9834 or email WKC Director Laurie Merlo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Schedule: 9:30 – 11:30am…
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:22

2013 Rendezvous Schedule Announced!

Rendezvous 2013 is June 7 - 9, 2013 at the North Thomson Fall Fair and Rodeo Grounds in beautiful Barriere, B.C. On-line Registration now available. Click here to sign up and pay on line.   Here's what's in store for you: To download a PDF copy of this Schedule of Events, click here. To download a copy of the registration form, click here. Friday, June 7 Friday Time Conf Room Agri Plex Agri Plex Light Horse Arena Warm up Arena Trail Rides 9 – 10 Intro to Trails Gail Yon GPS & Geo Caching Connie Falk Practice time available Practice time available     10 – 11:00   Jessica Chappell Liberty   Practice time available     Guided Trail Rides 11:00 – 12:00 Camping with your horse Leave no Trace Mary & Rose Practice Time Available Randy Brodaway Natural Horsemanship     12:00 – 1:00          …
Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:36

Weird Horse News

The Horse.com website has a fun blog called 'Weird Horse News." A recent post talked about how horses we not included in the Grammy Awards... but perhaps they should have been! Here is an exert from a post about a horse that plays a recorder! Sunday night we celebrated music's brightest stars with the Grammys. However, one act was greatly missed--the equine rockers. From Stockholm, Sweden, we have the recorder rocker doing his rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." This gray gelding employs the help of his handler, since hooves don’t do well covering the finger holes of the instrument, but he provides the vital ingredient of the performance--his breath. I just hope he's the only one using this instrument, since the handler places the recorder inside his nostril. Watch the video on www.thehorse.com.  
Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:17

Important Study Results Released

Hot off the press are the results of a study conducted by the Joint Trails & Access Committee over the fall of 2012. Click on the link below to read and/or print an on-line version of MOVING FORWARD: BC Equestrian Trail User Study or click  to download the PDF. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-tlsbvGgc7nanUzUWNHSUp1ckk/edit We will be referring to the document in our Spring Board of Directors meeting in April. This report provides a snapshot of the recreational trail rider in BC. The objectives of the study were: To describe the BC Equestrian Trail User; To learn how BC Equestrians use existing trail systems; To measure the level of satisfaction of BC Equestrians with components of the Trail System; and To determine preferred enhancements to the existing trail system. As you read through the report, you may find information that supports your beliefs and other info that may surprise you. All information can be…
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