Wow! This is one example of why it is important for BCHBC to be an active member of ORC. Check out the links! Thank you to Louise Pedersen for all her work on behalf of the recreation sector. Rose Schroeder Hello ORCBC members, It was great to see so many different member organizations represented at the roundtable event on Thursday - thank you for coming along. We discussed insurance, Forest and Range Practices Act amendments, access and a few other things. We discussed setting up two working groups: One that will look at insurance for recreation groups. Deliverables would be a one-pager that explains [...]
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Motorists Urged to ‘Hold Their Horses!’ Equestrian groups explain their reasons for ‘road riding’ and how ensuring safety is everyone’s responsibility By Terri Perrin, Back Country Horsemen of BC As the weather warms up and signs of spring appear across beautiful British Columbia, you may notice more than wildflowers along our rural roadways. Horses and riders, eager to get out and enjoy some exercise, will become a more common sight. According to representatives from the Back Country Horsemen of BC Society (BCHBC) and Horse Council BC (HCBC), the arrival of spring for equestrians is both a cause for celebration and [...]
Did you know? YOU, a family member or one of your friends could very well be the lucky winner of a 2022 Maverick 2-horse angle haul trailer! OR a beautifully handcrafted Cloete trail saddle! OR a set of packing gear! Odds are terrific - only 2400 tickets available in this raffle. CLICK HERE to order them, then please - share, share, share this information to all your friends. BCHBC intends to use the proceeds to provide: educational workshops & materials, as well as grants for members. to advocate at provincial and local levels for responsibility, stewardship, and safety of our [...]
LETS CELEBRATE BC TRAILS DAY JUNE 4, 2022 WHAT IS BC TRAILS DAY? Part of the international celebration of Trails Day on the first Saturday of June each year, BC Trails Day celebrates and cares for our province’s stunning trail system, educates about responsible recreation and environmental stewardship, and helps British Columbians enjoy trails and outdoor spaces even more. Who can organize a BC Trails Day event?Anyone can organize a BC Trails Day event. We encourage outdoor groups andcommunities to plan COVID-safe events [...]
By Andrea Arnold The Robson Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of BC have had a busy 2021, building and rehabilitating trails, structure installation at the Dore River trailhead and clearing land for a new rustic equine campground on Belle Mountain. The largest and newest project the local chapter has taken on is the Belle Rustic Equine campground. Located 3km up the McIntosh logging road about 8km west of McBride. In June just under 2 hectares of land were cleared for 12 campsites, access roads to the sites as well as the kitchen site. In November, they started [...]
The Prince George Omineca Chapter of BCHBC are looking forward to being your hosts at the first-ever Rendezvous north of 100 Mile! This event has been postponed for 2 years now due to COVID and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be a "go" this year. Your weekend pass will include 4 nights of free camping plus a variety of affordable clinics, trail riding, indoor vendors, Dutch oven demo & dessert cook-off, the ever-popular cowboy poetry contest,an Escape Room, silent auction, Saturday night entertainment, Sunday pancake breakfast, Cowboy Church and more! RV is a great setting for [...]
Lots of entries were received for our Early Membership Renewal drive held from November 1st to December 31st of 2021. Our membership director, Verna Houghtaling spun the wheel and the winners of our early membership renewal promo are: For 1st Prize: Saddlebags courtesy of Outlaw Leather, Junior Member, Silas MacNeil ! , For 2nd Prize: Winners choice of either a Cavallo English or Western saddle pad goes to Eunice Rousseau ! and the 3rd prize, Three individual subscriptions to Saddle Up magazine going to: Delford Lenk, Doug Hallat and Debra Bracewell Congratulations to the winners!!!!
From ORC - Trail Ambassadors: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices American Trails will host the webinar "Trail Ambassador Programs: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices" (Part 2 of 2) on Jan. 27, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST). Learn about best practices from some of the best trail programs around. Get inspiration to start a program for your trail. 6 notable presenters including Steve McClintock, National Director for Arizona, Back Country Horsemen of America. Get more information and to Register, Click Here
Back Country Horsemen of BC wishes to welcome the 117 new members for 2022 who signed up during our Membership Promotion this past September/October! As promised, 5 lucky winner's names have been drawn from the list of new members as recipients of some great prizes. They are: 1st Prize: A set of custom saddle bags by Outlaw Leather Design going to STEPHANIE YURISTY 2nd Prize: Your choice of an English or Western saddle pad donated by Cavallo going to KATHIE ONSTEIN 3rd Prize: 3 one-year Saddle Up magazine subscriptions going to: Molly Hansen, Joann Cain & Julie Kruglenko! CONGRATULATIONS & [...]