Brian’s interest in BCHBC is the larger voice promoting the use of equines in the “front” and back country of BC. With the help of like minded people who enjoyed trail riding all over the East Kootenay’s, he founded the EAST KOOTENAY chapter of BCHBC in 2015. He developed his love of horses growing up on his Grandparents Holmwood ranch just outside of Kamloops where he was given his first horse Flicka and a saddle ( which he still has ). He presently resides in the East Kootenay’s with longtime partner Mary Lancaster, on approximately 20 acres backing onto thousands of acres of crown land. Some time in the future these may not exist, so the need to promote BCHBC and Sharing the Trails to keep Crown lands open to equines.
VERNA HOUGHTALINGVice President
Verna is currently an active member with Prince George Omineca Chapter. This is her 3rd year as Provincial executive, as well as working with the Communications Committee on developing the new website. She has enjoyed riding since a young teen in a variety of disciplines from dressage to team penning, but trails always!
SANDRA ERICKSONVice President
Sandra has been in the wonderful world of horses since 2012. She and her husband bought 40 acres & the next day she bought 2 horses!! They have been exploring the wilderness around BC with them ever since. Sandra founded the Prince George Omineca Chapter and loves the local horse community for clinics and social riding.
Christine has always loved the outdoors, discovering new landscapes and the view around the next bend on the trail. It was a long-held dream to learn to ride. She was thrilled to discover BCHBC (SVI Chapter) and join like-minded folk who love the companionship of horses, riding & camping on BC’s beautiful public lands.
Deb’s passion is Salmon Brewster trails and Memekay Horse Camp, but loves to get away and enjoy new trails and areas across BC; hopefully more trails in the US in future. Pretty good with paperwork, so can often be found in the home office – but working hard to do less computer and more riding!
MARIE REIMERVice President
Marie has been riding & caring for horses since the age of 12. Competing first in local hunter/jumper shows, & later 3-day eventing, which she enjoyed for many years. Always passionate about trails, starting with the University Endowment Lands, then Campbell Valley & Aldergove Lake Park trails, along with other BC trails.
KARL ARNOLDVice President
Karl was born on the Prairies “a long time ago” and has been around horses all his life, on & off. He didn’t own a horse until he & his wife moved to the Kootenay’s in the 70’s, where he followed her lead and bought his first horse. With the vast area surrounding them, finding somewhere new to ride is an easy thing!