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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”! Cover image of May 2022 Saddle Up issue. BCHBC encourages all Chapters to submit articles for [...]

Saddle Up Magazine Writers’ Guidelines2022-07-28T15:21:25-07:00

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

BCHBC crowns new Cowboy Poet.


Recognized  in 2019 for her talents as a Junior poet,   Mikayla Peter recited her original work, "Grounded Souls" to a very appreciative audience at the Prince George Rendezvous and managed to wrap up the title of BCHBC Cowboy Poet for 2022. Her efforts won her a place on the Ernie Buckle perpetual plaque plus a beautifully engraved Montana silver buckle embossed with Ernie's image and 2022. Congratulations Mikayla Peter!!! The Ernie Buckle Prize Read her poem below or click HERE to see the Youtube video of her recitation.   Grounded Souls  I have to change my car oil, [...]

BCHBC crowns new Cowboy Poet.2022-07-18T13:09:21-07:00

BCHBC features in ORC report.


From: Louise Pedersen Date: Fri, May 20, 2022 at 11:33 AM Subject: BCHBC feature Hello all, As part of our 'It takes a community' features series, the latest edition is on you - Back Country Horsemen of BC. Thanks to Rose and Linda for talking to Ryan Stewart. I think it's an excellent piece about your organization and the role of trail stewards, volunteers and community building. We'll feature it in next week's Outdoor Recreation Report. https://www.orcbc.ca/blog/it-takes-a-community-the-trail-steward Cheers, Louise Pedersen Executive Director | Outdoor Recreation Council of BC The "Piece" runs as follows: The equestrian community amplifies their small membership with [...]

BCHBC features in ORC report.2022-05-27T10:44:21-07:00

ORC working for us!


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 [...]

ORC working for us!2022-04-13T10:18:16-07:00

Spring means Road safety for Car and Horse


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 [...]

Spring means Road safety for Car and Horse2022-03-16T11:14:40-07:00

BCHBC 2022 Rendezvous Raffle


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 [...]

BCHBC 2022 Rendezvous Raffle2022-03-11T10:45:36-08:00

Celebrate BC Trails Day


                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 [...]

Celebrate BC Trails Day2022-02-26T11:58:34-08:00
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