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! https://mailchi.mp/.../your-july-hcbc-newsletter-is-here... 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’ Guidelines2022-08-17T11:25:08-07:00

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
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