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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:28

CVI: New Horse Trailer Staging Area

Back Country Horsemen of BC members hard at work! BEFORE  AFTER Earlier this year, the Central Vancouver Island Chapter (CVI) of the BCHBC applied for and received funding from Horse Council to continue to develop a Horse Trailer Staging area on a portion of Crown Land, what is surrounded by approximately 3500 ha of Crown land.   The staging area was roughed out last year, but there was still a significant amount of broom bush to clear.   After working with a local aggregate company and a community volunteer, arrangements were made to have the site leveled and cleared.  Funds from both the CVI Chapter and Horse Council are being utilized to fund the site grading, gravelling the entrance and exit and installation of BCHBC signage.  Gravelling of the approaches will occur in August.   The new Horse Trailer Parking area is now approximately 3 clear acres in size.  With extensive…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:37

Meet Your 2014/2015 Provincial Executive

The Back Country Horsemen Society of British Columbia (BCHBC) elected its 2014/2015 Executive at its Annual General Meeting on May 31, 2014. We would like to introduce you to the people who will guide our organization over the coming months.   Welcome to our new Executive members and welcome back to those who are returning to continue their terms of service. We appreciate your efforts on our behalf! And thank you to those whose time on the board is complete. You efforts have been appreciated!  PRESIDENT: Brian Wallace Brian Wallace lives in McBride and is a founding member of the Robson Valley Chapter which started 4 years ago. Since that time, Brian has been the president of his chapter and as such has been on the BCBCH board of directors. Brian is also the chair of the BCBCH trails committee. Brian was elected to the BCHBC executive as a vice president in…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 08:39

RV 2014 Kicked Up... Is All Wrapped up!

Thanks to the RV Committee for putting on a FABULOUS event!Your efforts were much appreciated!   Look who won the Canadian Tire Saddle Raffle! Congratulations Heather Bradshaw of Langley, BC Click here to learn more! Other Event Winners were:   Hoof and Woof was won by Al Stewart (Kootenay) and Ed Bakstad (Okanagan) Reserve champs were Pat Johannson and Gail Robinson (Kamloops) Age and Weight Packing were won by Cindy Corney (Aldergrove) and Rolly Nuetzel (Yarrow) Divorce Course was won by Malcolm Dion and Scott Walker (Okanagan) Malcolm Dion and Scott Walker (Okanagan) also won the Bullwinkle Challenge and the coveted Packing Championship buckles!! The Horse’s Ass award (a hand forged horse’s bum) went to Susan Cashen and David Crowe, non members from White Lake who put in a truly appalling performance in Divorce Course, destroying several cedar trees and driving over chairman of Aldergrove, Brian Harder at least once.…
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:10

Cowboy Poetry Contest

Do it for Ernie! UPDATE: The RV2014 Ernie Buckle went to Mary Huntington (Kamloops) with honorable mention to Jim McCrae (Aldergrove) and Rose Schroeder (Yarrow) There were well performed, heart wrenching poems by several people. A tough call. ------------------------------------------------------------- Last year we lost one a good one, when long-time BCHBC member Ernie Buckle passed away. When he recited “The Buckskin Mare” around a campfire or at our annual Rendezvous, there usually wasn’t a dry eye in the house.     This year we are remembering Ernie with a Cowboy Poetry contest in the pub at MREC, and a chance to win The Ernie Buckle! Even if you just come in for an hour give it your best shot with your best poem.   To book a time contact Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sheila at 604-839-6606. Do it for Ernie!   Here is some more information about the contest: COWBOY UP! At the Ernie…
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