My interest in BCHBC is the desire to promote the equine use in both the “front” and back country of BC. It all began with the help of like minded people who enjoyed trail riding in the different areas of the East Kootenay’s. So in 2015 we formed the EAST KOOTENAY chapter of BCHBC and the chapter has proved successful. My interest in horses began when I was just a little guy growing up on Holmwood ranch owned by my Grandparents just outside of Kamloops. I was given my first horse Flicka and a saddle ( which I still have ) and my love of horses began. I presently reside in the East Kootenay’s with my longtime partner Mary Lancaster on approximately 20 acres. We enjoy the ability to ride out our back gate onto thousands of acres of crown land which at some time in the future may not exist, so hence the idea to promote BCHBC and Sharing the Trail 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!