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, [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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!!!!