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Topics & Insight That Affect Our Members

2021-22 Membership Drive Media Release

By |September 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Photo caption: BCHBC members celebrate reaching a spectacular lookout point on a ride in the South Chilcotin Mountains.  The organization is for riders of all ages and disciplines who want to enjoy non-competitive trail riding events and activities. Photo by Barry Huber, Kamloops Chapter, BCHBC. MEDIA RELEASE Back Country Horsemen Launch a Province-wide New Member Round-up Don’t let the name fool you! This organization welcomes all types of [...]

BCHBC New Member Drive for 2021-2022

By |September 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN SOCIETY of BRITISH COLUMBIA 2021 / 2022  NEW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE All NEW MEMBERSHIPS purchased ONLINE from SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 through November 30th, 2021 will be valid til DECEMBER  31, 2022!  New memberships are classed as persons who have never been a member of BCHBC or a person who has let their membership lapse and has not yet renewed.  ( Current members cannot renew until November 1st, [...]

BC Expanding 7 Parks and 1 Protected Area

By |August 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thanks to partnerships with conservation groups, individual donors, the BC Parks Foundation and supporters, the Province has acquired more than 229 hectares of land intended to be added to seven provincial parks and one protected area. See where the new additions will be.

The Rockhound 2020 Adventure Auction Item a Hit.

By |August 15th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising Initiatives, Member News, Uncategorized|

The Rockhound Auction adventure Rocks! For Ivan Matthews and Teresa Hunt it was the adventure of the season.  With Guides Rose Schroeder and Linda Buchanan they were treated to the many delights of the Shuswap.  With main camp in Salmon Arm, at Rose's family farm, daily excursions went out either by quad or horseback, rain or shine, sprained ankle ( Teresa ) or not.  The food was magnificent, accomodations [...]

Memekay Camp Auction Item Adventure

By |August 14th, 2021|Categories: Fundraising Initiatives, Member News|

My husband & I just returned a few days ago from this amazing Two- day trip. We were treated to fabulous guided trail rides; sightseeing/exploring the gorgeous country side around Memekay checking out the fossils, the Big Tree, swimming holes, and endless laughter! We want to give a big shout out to Deb & Dennis Oakman & Ian & Sandy Compton our incredible hosts for the 2020 Two- day [...]

Upcoming free webinar! Horse Camping 101

By |June 6th, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Leave No Trace, Member News|

    We hope you enjoyed our last webinar on "where" to go camping with your horse.  This month we are bringing you a webinar on “how” to go camping with your horse. Rose, Linda and Sharon from Back Country Horsemen of BC will be presenting a Horse Camping 101 Webinar covering everything from pre-trip trailer maintenance to Leave No Trace principles.          These ladies have a wealth of knowledge and [...]

Observation Challenge at Seal Bay Nature Park.

By |June 6th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Leave No Trace, Member News, Project and Trails|

2021/06/02 From  BCHBC  North Vancouver Island Chapter near Comox COVID restrictions have put a damper on events and activities for local nonprofits and recreational organizations, and the Back Country Horsemen of BC’s North Vancouver Island  chapter (BCHBC-NVI) is no exception. To encourage their members on horseback, as well as hikers, joggers, cyclists, and dog walkers, to get out to explore this summer, the group has planned a free, COVID-compliant special [...]

O.R.C launches BC Trail Days!

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: Member News|

THE OUTDOOR RECREATION COUNCIL OF BC PRESENTS                                                BC TRAILS DAY   The outdoors has proven to be an invaluable resource to British Columbians during the pandemic. To help give back to the trails and outdoor spaces that we love, the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC is launching BC Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, 2021. WHAT IS BC TRAILS DAY? Part of the international celebration of Trails Day worldwide [...]

Conditioning Horses on Hills

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Conditioning Horses on Hills:  valuable suggestions from our friends at  AQHA. Hill work for horses can offer major health benefits.  Read on for techniques to help strengthen, condition or recondition and improve both you and your horse’s balance up and down hills. Trail ride up a hill (Credit: AQHA/Tara Matsler) The presence of hills in a horse’s life can offer major health benefits. Horses raised on hilly pastures [...]

BCHBC COVID-19 Policies

By |March 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

TO ALL OUR MEMBERS It’s great to see that chapters are beginning to plan future events!  However, as a result of the pandemic, BCHBC stongly recommends that everyone complete the new waiver(s) with respect to all inherent risks, including COVID, when attending a sanctioned event. These waivers are: The Facility Use Waiver is used when a Chapter uses a facility for a meeting or an event.  This waiver is [...]

BCHBC Insurance Committee openings available

By |March 17th, 2021|Categories: Member News|

Hello everyone, Our long-time Insurance Coordinators, Lisa Galanov and Linda Buchanan have retired. Lisa Galanov Linda Buchanan We are sorry to lose their knowledge and expertise and want to thank them sincerely for the dedication, service and hard work they have given to our members and this important aspect of BCHBC activities. We are therefore seeking two volunteers to join our BCHBC Insurance Committee.  This [...]

Hello and Goodbye

By |March 13th, 2021|Categories: Member News|

New BCHBC Coordinator for Saddle Up Magazine submissions After 10 long years of coordinating BCHBC articles for Saddle Up Magazine, Okanagan chapter member Juanita Gibney is letting go of the reins. Juanita is no stranger to us members as she was also the soul of Logowear for many years, taking the Store from a few white logo-imprinted                 Juanita Gibney [...]

Membership Draw Winners!

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Member News|

Membership Draw winners!   As of January 31st, memberships renewed amounted to 321 people! We are very happy to announce the winners of the membership draw as seen on the video recently sent out by Constant Contact 1st place is Kenneth Matthews from Alberni chapter.  He wins the $125 gift                certificate to the BCHBC store. 2nd place is Joan Bourke from North Cariboo chapter.  She wins 2 BCHBC                 [...]

Water Treatment in the Back Country

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Education, Leave No Trace, Uncategorized|

Water Treatment in the Back Country   Choosing clean sources prolongs filter life.   While travelling in the outdoors it is highly recommended that some form of treatment be done on all water you drink from natural sources. What type of water treatment you use will depend on the size of group you commonly travel in, the length of time you commonly travel for, what time of year [...]

Persistence reaps rewards for BCHBC

By |February 6th, 2021|Categories: Member News, Project and Trails, Uncategorized|

January 22, 2021.  BCHBC members headed by Aldergrove chapter had a good meeting with BC Parks regarding horses and parking of horse trailers at Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge. A real need for designated equine parking spaces at Golden Ears Provincial Park. BC Parks has agreed to install signs indicating designated horse trailer parking at the Main Corral parking lot for 4 or 5 spots.  [...]


By |December 11th, 2020|Categories: Member News, Project and Trails, Uncategorized|

Yarrow Chapter replaces the Old Nesakwatch Creek Bridge by Arlene Ladd Through the beautiful temperate rainforest of the Chilliwack River Valley runs the Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail) between Tamahi Creek and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, near the Ford Mountain Forest Service Road, runs the Nesakwatch Creek. The Great Trail passes over this water course. The Old Nesakwatch bridge. After 20 years the once beautiful [...]

Successful Auction

By |December 11th, 2020|Categories: Member News, Uncategorized|

A Note From The Back Country Horsemen of BC We certainly appreciate and value all of the excitement our very first ever “On-line Auction” event created and we hope it was a bit of fun for everyone as well. We, as your Provincial Executive, are thrilled with what was a very successful first time event. This clearly indicates we are on the right path regarding our desire and goal [...]

Managing Our Waste Properly

By |December 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Monday, 24 August 2020 11:17 Disposing of Waste Properly THis is a growing issue as more people choose to recreate in the back country.  Here is up to date information from Leave No Trace on how to deal with it. Leave No Trace Principles Dispose of Waste Properly Minimizing Our Impacts           Human Waste: Proper disposal of human waste is important to avoid pollution of water [...]

East Kootenay Interchapter Ride Offer

By |December 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:44 Inter Chapter Ride East Kootenay Chapter Is hosting an Inter-Chapter Ride September 4, 5, and 6, 2020 $75.00/person – includes all camping fees, catered dinner Saturday evening and live entertainment. Tickets are non-refundable. Potluck dinner Sunday evening – Hamburgers and fixings will be supplied.  Bring salads/dessert etc. Alternative rides available:  Purple Canyon, Sheep Mountain Conservancy (Cutts/Homestead) and the Grasmere area. Hi-lining available. Registration limited to 50 people (plus, [...]

Rendezvous 2020 PreRide HallarTrail

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

  RV Pre-ride Update RE 2020 RV Pre RIDE  Postponed to July 9-12, 202o To All RIDERS that registered for the PRE RIDE: this ride HAS not been cancelled just POSTPONED. ( I informed Scott Walker Chairperson BCHBC ). The Ride will take place on July 8-9-10-11, 2020 at the Haller rec site at approximately Kilometre 25 on the Jesmond Logging Road west of Clinton. THIS RIDE will ONLY take place if [...]

Message to Members Re Covid 19

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:56 **Message to BCHBC Members** Dear Back Country Horsemen of BC Members, The BCHBC Board of Directors during this unprecedented time are reaching out to our members to let you know that we are watching the COVID19 Pandemic situation just a closely as we know you are. We strongly recommend to all our chapters that they cancel their chapter meetings and events for the time [...]