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Sunday, 15 December 2013 23:06

THANK YOU to our RV Sponsors!

RV 2015 Sponsors With the aim of sharing their vision and passion for the wilderness with you Chilcotin Holidays is generously providing a 3 day guided services trip into the South Chilcotin Mountain Park which will explore some of the most spectacular Mountain Trails. With over 25 years experience and offering over 100 wilderness-related programs and guest experiences, Chilcotin Holidays is dedicated to providing personalized Authentic Wilderness and Nature Experiences which allow you to fully engage with the natural world around you. _________________ A Canadian Western Wear, Tack, Saddles, Feed, Ranch Supply, English Tack, Art, Giftware and Online Western Lifestyle Shopping Store! Located in Kamloops, BC. Proudly sponsoring the Hoof & Woof Event and Auction. _________________ GK Sound of Kamloops BC, are once again our providers of stage lighting and sound for the Grass Roots Rendezvous 2015. _________________ Visual Signs and Printing of Kamloops have kindly donated a beautifully engraved…
Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:52

NVI Chapter Makes Front Page News!

News about one of the North Vancouver Island Chapter's trail projects was positioned on the cover of the local newspaper on December 6th. The Comox Valley Echo featured a full colour photograph and a story about how the BCHBC members had worked in collaboration with the Comox Valley Regional District and local land owners to build a new bridge and to extend the historic One Spot Trail -- a multi-use recreational trail in the Dove Creek area of Courtenay, BC. To read the full story on line, click here.
Friday, 29 November 2013 11:09

All for Fun and Fun for All!

  Photo Caption: Kelly Hawes and 'Shimmer' moving the ball through the course.   A great example of what any chapter could do with the BCHBC Education Grant.   by Rose Schroeder   Thanks to all those that turned out for Yarrow Chapter’s Hoofball Fun Day, November 4, 2013 at Blackstock’s Arena in beautiful Greendale, B.C.   Debby D deserves a special thank you for organizing the arena rental and the Hot Dog Pot Luck lunch. Craig, your help was much appreciated in helping set up the course and Kelly H, thanks from bringing in your big, blue hoofball.   It is my personal opinion that Yarrow members have some pretty good horse skills and horses with some pretty good manners! I think along with the fun, there was some learning going on and skills traded. To some the concept of pressure and release was an old/new one! And thinking about…
Monday, 25 November 2013 15:01

NVI Chapter Fundraiser

Photo Caption: (From left to right) Chris Kippel, Dr. Yaela Gleusteen, Sharon Pickthorne, Jesse the horse, and Teg Harper worked together to present the Anatomy and Movement clinic.   On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the North Vancouver Island Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of BC partnered with the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society to raise funds and educate local equestrians at an Equine Anatomy and Movement Clinic.   The event was held in Therapeutic Riding's 'Barn B' and was attended by over 80 people. It was a chilly day but attendees were warmed by hot soups and chili, as well as other goodies, made by CVTRS volunteers and hot coffee courtesy of BCHBC. There were four Therapeutic Riding horses 'painted' with skeletal structure.   The event was organized by NVI member, Sharon Pickthorne, along with a team of volunteers, and the guest seakers included: CHRIS KIPPEL, Chiropractor TEG HARPER, Trainer Dr.…
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