2021-22 Membership Drive Media Release


Photo caption: BCHBC members celebrate reaching a spectacular lookout point on a ride in the South Chilcotin Mountains.  The organization is for riders of all ages and disciplines who want to enjoy non-competitive trail riding events and activities. Photo by Barry Huber, Kamloops Chapter, BCHBC. MEDIA RELEASE Back Country Horsemen Launch a Province-wide New Member Round-up Don’t let the name fool you! This organization welcomes all types of riders and horses   By Terri Perrin, BCHBC member Equestrians looking to get out and enjoy beautiful British Columbia on horseback can find like-minded folks to ride with by joining the [...]

2021-22 Membership Drive Media Release2021-10-05T16:41:54-07:00

BCHBC New Member Drive for 2021-2022


BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN SOCIETY of BRITISH COLUMBIA 2021 / 2022  NEW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE All NEW MEMBERSHIPS purchased ONLINE from SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 through November 30th, 2021 will be valid til DECEMBER  31, 2022!  New memberships are classed as persons who have never been a member of BCHBC or a person who has let their membership lapse and has not yet renewed.  ( Current members cannot renew until November 1st, 2021)  As a bonus, there will be surprise draws for new members that join during this period.  For all NEW 2022 memberships received now through Dec. 31, 2021, there will be [...]

BCHBC New Member Drive for 2021-20222021-10-05T16:44:08-07:00

BC Expanding 7 Parks and 1 Protected Area


Thanks to partnerships with conservation groups, individual donors, the BC Parks Foundation and supporters, the Province has acquired more than 229 hectares of land intended to be added to seven provincial parks and one protected area. See where the new additions will be.

BC Expanding 7 Parks and 1 Protected Area2021-08-15T11:44:27-07:00

The Rockhound 2020 Adventure Auction Item a Hit.


The Rockhound Auction adventure Rocks! For Ivan Matthews and Teresa Hunt it was the adventure of the season.  With Guides Rose Schroeder and Linda Buchanan they were treated to the many delights of the Shuswap.  With main camp in Salmon Arm, at Rose's family farm, daily excursions went out either by quad or horseback, rain or shine, sprained ankle ( Teresa ) or not.  The food was magnificent, accomodations superb and adventures lively.  It was several of the best days the two successful auction bidders could have wished for.   Money well spent they agreed. [...]

The Rockhound 2020 Adventure Auction Item a Hit.2021-08-15T11:03:57-07:00

Conditioning Horses on Hills


Conditioning Horses on Hills:  valuable suggestions from our friends at  AQHA. Hill work for horses can offer major health benefits.  Read on for techniques to help strengthen, condition or recondition and improve both you and your horse’s balance up and down hills. Trail ride up a hill (Credit: AQHA/Tara Matsler) The presence of hills in a horse’s life can offer major health benefits. Horses raised on hilly pastures tend to have stronger hindquarters, more athleticism, better balance on varying terrain and a good sense of where their feet are.   Groundwork on hills can be beneficial for all horses. [...]

Conditioning Horses on Hills2021-04-22T12:00:37-07:00

BCHBC COVID-19 Policies


TO ALL OUR MEMBERS It’s great to see that chapters are beginning to plan future events!  However, as a result of the pandemic, BCHBC stongly recommends that everyone complete the new waiver(s) with respect to all inherent risks, including COVID, when attending a sanctioned event. These waivers are: The Facility Use Waiver is used when a Chapter uses a facility for a meeting or an event.  This waiver is to be completed prior to entry into the facility BCHBC is using. The Event Participation Waiver is used for any BCHBC organized event where others will be present.  Work bees, Inter-Chapter [...]

BCHBC COVID-19 Policies2021-07-30T10:12:17-07:00

Water Treatment in the Back Country


Water Treatment in the Back Country   Choosing clean sources prolongs filter life.   While travelling in the outdoors it is highly recommended that some form of treatment be done on all water you drink from natural sources. What type of water treatment you use will depend on the size of group you commonly travel in, the length of time you commonly travel for, what time of year and the research you do before buying. MSR Gravity feed filter A good rule of thumb is to purchase the best quality device you can afford, that will cover [...]

Water Treatment in the Back Country2021-02-17T12:56:38-08:00

Persistence reaps rewards for BCHBC


January 22, 2021.  BCHBC members headed by Aldergrove chapter had a good meeting with BC Parks regarding horses and parking of horse trailers at Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge. A real need for designated equine parking spaces at Golden Ears Provincial Park. BC Parks has agreed to install signs indicating designated horse trailer parking at the Main Corral parking lot for 4 or 5 spots.  When camping opens in May 2021 there will  also be a new horse trailer parking lot on the road to the group campsites. Park Rangers will issue warning tickets to non [...]

Persistence reaps rewards for BCHBC2021-02-18T12:38:34-08:00



Yarrow Chapter replaces the Old Nesakwatch Creek Bridge by Arlene Ladd Through the beautiful temperate rainforest of the Chilliwack River Valley runs the Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail) between Tamahi Creek and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, near the Ford Mountain Forest Service Road, runs the Nesakwatch Creek. The Great Trail passes over this water course. The Old Nesakwatch bridge. After 20 years the once beautiful bridge was failing.  This part of the Great Trail is a popular section important to hikers, mountain bikes and equestrians.  In the fall of 2019, after conferring with Recreation Sites and [...]


Successful Auction


A Note From The Back Country Horsemen of BC We certainly appreciate and value all of the excitement our very first ever “On-line Auction” event created and we hope it was a bit of fun for everyone as well. We, as your Provincial Executive, are thrilled with what was a very successful first time event. This clearly indicates we are on the right path regarding our desire and goal of removing the need for our annual Rendezvous Event to be our main financial fundraising source of income. We would really like to thank those who put together so many great [...]

Successful Auction2021-01-22T12:15:01-08:00
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