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Rendezvous 2022 Finally one for the Books!


BCHBC Rendezvous Back After Pandemic Pause   By Leslie Battersby — BCHBC Prince George-Omineca chapter   Our annual Rendezvous (RV) and in-person AGM is by far, the largest gathering of our province-wide organization. Up to 300 members and guests (with or without their horses) typically congregate to socialize, attend training sessions, demos, trail ride and share ideas to improve their backcountry skills and horsemanship.   Yippee ki-yay! It finally happened! It was third time lucky for the Prince George-Omineca (PG-O) Chapter after the BCHBC Rendezvous had been postponed for two consecutive years due to COVID.  They were finally [...]

Rendezvous 2022 Finally one for the Books!2022-11-09T09:44:23-08:00

October Saddle Up- The “Big Country” Inter Chapter ride.


Adventure in the East Kootenay's ‘Big Country’     May 25-27, 2022 Intro by Terri Perrin, Member at Large.    Story by Barb Hart, Okanagan Chapter Photos by Barb Hart, Arlene Ladd and Teresa Devine Paticipants of the East Kootenay Inter Chapter Ride The East Kootenay Chapter (EKC) of Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) was established in 2015. While the chapter is based in the city of Cranbrook, its membership region is large, encompassing the area from the US border north to Golden, and from Creston east to the Alberta border. After a period of relative inactivity over [...]

October Saddle Up- The “Big Country” Inter Chapter ride.2022-10-14T10:27:10-07:00

Outdoor Recreation Council September update


We are the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC. We promote and advocate for the responsible use of and access to BC’s wild places for public recreation. Our end goal: Safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences for everyone! From the highly informative September newsletter received from the Outdoor Recreation council of BC: If you're interested in the latest Best Practises for Trails on Private Lands; Using Social Media to market your trails or organization; some expert tips to try for your advocacy writing.  Or, how about checking out the Proposed 10 Year Master Plan of Development for the Regional District of Okanangan-Similkameen or [...]

Outdoor Recreation Council September update2022-10-11T12:34:50-07:00

September Online Auction ‘Adventure’….. a Trip to Remember!


Wall-Tent Campout at Fishtrap Camp, Barriere, BC By Verna Houghtaling, Prince George Chapter & Provincial Membership Coordinator Have you ever wished you could head out to ride different territory and get to know some other BCHBC members? Not have to concern yourself with packing a camper, tent, and all your gear? Enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning before heading out for a day on the trail? My friends and I were the happy winners of the ‘Wall Tent Experience for Four’ offered at the annual BCHBC Online Auction (December 2020) and this is exactly what we got! We had all [...]

September Online Auction ‘Adventure’….. a Trip to Remember!2022-09-15T15:44:34-07:00

Dust if You Must


Here is the poem presented by Rose Schroeder and  Karen Bridge for the Cowboy poetry contest at Rendevous 2022. Dust if you Must by Rose Milligan Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better, To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if You must. Dust if you must, but there's not much time, With rivers to cross and mountains to climb, Music to hear and books to read, Friends to cherish, life to lead. Dust if you must, but the worlds' [...]

Dust if You Must2022-08-19T12:04:02-07:00

2nd Annual ‘Adventure or Experience’ Fundraiser a Great Success!


  In December 2021, BCHBC held another successful ‘Adventures or Experiences’ On Line Auction with net proceeds in excess of $12,000 raised. Special thanks to everyone who provided items, and a ‘hip, hip, hurray’ to all the bidders helping raise funds for BCHBC initiatives. Below is the account of the Horse Camping 101 Adventure hosted by Rose Schroeder and Linda Buchanan. "Linda's and my goal for this  Horse Camping adventure, was to encourage those new to horse camping, to feel comfortable, provide some basic knowledge, share how to live each moment to its fullest, find teachable moments, and most importantly, [...]

2nd Annual ‘Adventure or Experience’ Fundraiser a Great Success!2022-08-16T05:49:10-07:00

Your invitation to the Telegraph Lake Grand Opening


BCHBC North Cariboo Chapter Telegraph Lake Grand Opening By Victoria Malone ( member BCHBC-N. Cariboo chapter) Our volunteers' hard work is being noticed! Check out the feature in HCBC's August newsletter about the Telegraph Lake Campground under Recreation! But we're not finished yet - our grant from the BC Equestrian Trails Fund was just approved! Soon we will have an awesome concrete picnic table and a BCHBC info kiosk. New Corrals at Telegraph Lake   Come join us for the Grand Opening on Sept 17th.  Members and non-members alike are welcome to join in the celebration.  There will [...]

Your invitation to the Telegraph Lake Grand Opening2022-08-11T12:08:54-07:00

Saddle Up Magazine Writers’ Guidelines


Saddle Up Magazine Writers’ Guidelines The publishers of Saddle Up Magazine provide Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) with space for an article in the publication each month (February to December).  This is a valuable way for us to promote our organization, recruit new members and generally ‘spread the word’ about our activities. The articles allow us to tell readers about who we are, what we do, and how much fun we have with our friends, our horses and our beautiful “beyond”! BCHBC encourages all Chapters to submit articles for inclusion in Saddle Up. As well, individual members are welcome [...]

Saddle Up Magazine Writers’ Guidelines2022-10-14T10:30:21-07:00

Leave No Trace for Equestrian Use.


Leave No Trace Principles for Equestrian Use. Story by Rose Schroeder, member of BCHBC Shuswap Chapter.      Two riders practice ‘Leave No Trace’ by watering their horses (and dog) on solid footing along the Vedder River in Chilliwack. Photo by Dawson Friesen. On page 33 of the February issue of Saddle Up, we introduced readers to Leave No Trace Canada (LNT). This national non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. The Back Country Horsemen Society of BC is proud to be an affiliate partner with LNT. This month, we expand on the [...]

Leave No Trace for Equestrian Use.2022-07-26T18:18:16-07:00

Horse Crazy; a poem by Terri Perrin


Terri Perrin, better known as our BCHBC Saddle Up coordinator, decided to try her hand at the Ernie Buckle Cowboy Poetry contest held every Rendezvous.  Terri has been a horse woman since childhood, and like many girls was completely horse crazy, a disease that never really goes away as we age.  As she lives in Calgary,Alberta now(and is a Member at Large)Terri was not able to attend Rendezvous in person. And considering she was very ill and had laryngitis, she was not able to present her poem via Zoom. But thanks to Linda Buchanan for stepping up to read "Horse Crazy" [...]

Horse Crazy; a poem by Terri Perrin2022-07-26T12:06:04-07:00
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