“GATEWAY TO THE NORTH”

RENDEZVOUS 2022

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW LIVE!

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By far the largest gathering of BCHBC is our annual RENDEZVOUS (aka “RV”) and Back Country Horsemen BC’s Annual General Meeting, where up to 300 members & guests (with or without their horses) will congregate to socialize, attend training sessions & various demos, trail ride & share ideas for backcountry skills and horsemanship.  This event was postponed in 2020 & 2021; however, the Prince George-Omineca Chapter is excited to be hosting this year’s RV JUNE 24, 25 & 26th at PG’s rodeo grounds, CN Centre & Agriplex, 18th & Ospika.

ACTIVITIES include riding our beautiful “Greenway” and “Forests for the World” trails, packing lessons and fun competition, CVSE info on trailer safety & licensing, tack identification demo, Escape Room activity, Dutch oven demo & competition, a colt-starting demo (3-day progression), team harnessing demo, a Silent Auction, auditing or participating in your choice of 3 Horsemanship clinics, the annual “Ernie Buckles” cowboy poetry competition and cowboy church!

FRIDAY night features a BBQ and live entertainment at the rodeo grounds for all.

SATURDAY morning, you are encouraged to set time aside to attend the AGM, where you’ll be informed of new and exciting projects, vote on executive positions and contribute to the future direction of the Society.  The rest of the day is chock full of activities and rounded off with a Silent Auction, dinner & dance and the RV Raffle draw for a 2-horse trailer!

SUNDAY morning things will wrap up with a pancake breakfast and cowboy church, as well as a final day of clinics and trails.

CLINICS this year include packing with Russell Floyd (Fri/Sat), Horsemanship “Solving Partnership Issues” with Jake Jasper (Fri/Sat), Horsemanship 1-hr classes with Kyla Strange (Fri/Sat), Horsemanship 101 “Trail Control” with Pernell Fleck (Sat/Sun), “Brave Horses” Working with Obstacles with Kyla Strange (Fri/Sat/Sun) and EquuSoul Equine First Aid (Fri/Sat) with Courtney Gledstone.

BEST VALUE is a 3-Day pass, which includes up to 4 days of camping, Friday night BBQ, catered Saturday night dinner & dance with music by Rick Stavely, as well as Sunday pancake breakfast – all for just $100 (Adults 19+)!  Juniors are FREE with accompanying adult.  Day passes available for non-campers &/or local participants.   

EVERYONE WELCOME – Members and non-members!  Encourage your friends to join you.

Additional costs:

CLINICS:  $25/session for packing and first aid.  $40/session for all horsemanship participants.

STABLING:  $20/night, your choice of indoor box stall OR outdoor pen (large for 2 horses $30)  SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.  Or – bring your own panels $10 + $10 cleaning deposit per horse.

Lots of events and activities to choose from!

Check out our SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Map of Rendezvous 2022 Grounds

Our Trails

Ride the “Forests For the World” trails right from the rear of the RV venue (see site map for trail head locations).  There are kilometers upon kilometers of great trails with excellent footing for your riding pleasure and exploring.  Click “Here” to download and print a trail map.  If you prefer to save your mount and skip the first 2.5 km climb to the University, you can load up and drive to one of two parking areas off Tyner Blvd and proceed from there.

While in the area, you may want to ride and explore Tabor Mountain, approximately 35 km southeast (not far off Hwy 97S) of Prince George.  Click “Tabor Mountain” to download and print a map of this area.  There are 4 small horse pens and a lovely campsite at the Dougherty Creek Rec Site on Scott Road, just 20 minutes south of PG.  The trails (old logging roads) are rocky so shoes or boots are a definite must.

A short but sweet 2-hour loop ride (also just south of PG, off Hwy 97) is our pet project – the Coburn Trail at Red Rock.  Click here to find it on the HCBC Trail database.

Another option is a guided ride on a portion of the historic Alexander Mackenzie Trail (this would be a day trip pre or post RV) southwest of PG on the Blackwater Road.  We’ll need to know who might be interested so our guide can plan.  Fabulous views and great footing found here.  You can text Sandra at 250-991-6480 for more information or to sign up.

Happy Trails!

Events and Activities

Equine First Aid Clinic With Courtney Gledstone

Courtney has been a certified Equi-Health Canada Instructor since June 2017.  In 2020, she was awarded “Instructor of the Year” by Equi-Health Canada.  Her mission as an instructor is to improve the quality of care equines receive through educating owners and enthusiasts about equine health issues and what to do in emergencies.   Based out of Langley, she travels across BC teaching.  Her motto is “No farm is too far!”

Courtney has been working with and around horses for over 20 years.  She spent 2 of those years working at a large equine veterinary practice as an ambulatory assistant, gaining valuable experience assisting with surgeries and going on the road with her veterinarian.

The time will move at a fast pace covering the fundamentals of first aid. We will work hands-on with the horses. You will learn to take vital signs, recognize pain in the horse, detect colic, and participate in bandaging in realistic scenarios!

CLICK HERE FOR INFO – RENDEZVOUS SILENT AUCTION

Five Great Clinicians

Our Sponsors

Rendezvous Rules and Regulations

For the Safety and Enjoyment of All

RV rules are based on past experience and have been created for the safety of all attendees & stock

Fencing: Electric fencing, high-lining or leaving horses tied to trailers is not allowed at this event.  Panels will be allowed, but pen areas MUST be left clean on departure.

Stallions: For the safety of all riders and their mounts, stallions are not permitted.

Dogs:  We want you to be able to bring your canine friends.  Please be extremely vigilant at all times as to your dog’s activities. This will keep us from imposing overly restrictive rules which are needed by very few. 
Dogs must be managed and under control at all times.  If you allow your dogs to wander you’ll be asked to keep them on a leash.
Dog handlers are required to clean up after their dog anywhere on the grounds or surrounding areas.
For the safety of all riders and their mounts, dogs are NOT to accompany any trail rides during Rendezvous.

FIRE SAFETY

Smoking:  Smoking will not be permitted in the following areas:

Food service, prep or eating areas, unless in designated area
Washroom facilities or outhouses
Grandstands or any area where members congregate to view clinicians or any event
Anywhere inside the Agriplex compound gates (indoor arena, barns & outside pens w shelters)
Any open grassland or trails

Smoking is permitted in your personal campsite area, but be respectful of your non-smoking neighbours.  Do not use the ground to butt out cigarettes. Site must be kept clean and free of waste butts.

Campfires: Only propane campfires allowed.  No live fires whatsoever.

Tents and Trailers:  Please maintain a distance of at least 15 feet from other campers, to help prevent the spread of a possible fire.

Quiet time: Out of respect for your neighbours, please keep noise down after 11 PM.

Mandatory Insurance Requirements:
All participants or attendees of RV who are riding or working with horses, MUST have current membership from Horse Council BC (HCBC) or Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF), or you will not be permitted to ride, participate in any horse clinics or handle horses at RV.  Memberships will be confirmed prior to RV.

The Rendezvous Committee shall have final word and position on any disputes or altercations. Failure to comply with the Committee’s requests or instructions may result in restriction or elimination from participation in certain events &/or possible requirement to vacate the grounds.  No refunds shall be made.

RENDEZVOUS PRE-RIDE

HOSTED by BCHBC  SHUSWAP CHAPTER  
 June 20 – 23, 2022
Huber Farms
1555 Cariboo Wagon Rd,
70 Mile House, BC

If you’re heading to Rendezvous 2022 in Prince George, 70 Mile is a great stop and only 4.5 hrs away!

Registration:  Limited to 25 BCHBC Members – first come, first served.
Registration deadline:  April 30, 2022 or when full.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

Printable Registration Page
Online Fillable Registration Form

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