New BCHBC Coordinator for Saddle Up Magazine submissions

After 10 long years of coordinating BCHBC articles for Saddle Up Magazine, Okanagan chapter member Juanita Gibney is letting go of the reins.

Juanita is no stranger to us members as she was also the soul of Logowear for many years, taking the Store from a few white logo-imprinted

                Juanita Gibney

T-shirts and ball caps to the fabulous and desirable array of items we’ve come to expect.  (I remember the store openings at Rendezvous resembling Boxing Day stampedes.)  Juanita, you truly deserve our heartfelt thanks for the foresight and work you put into everything you’ve done for Back Country Horsemen.

So now, BCHBC wants to introduce and welcome North Vancouver Island Chapter member Terri Perrin, the inheritor of Juanita’s reins and our new Saddle Up Magazine coordinator.

Terri is a life-long equine enthusiast who brings a wealth of communications experience to this volunteer position.  She has extensively published in newspapers and magazines in North American and has authored three books … including ”Trail Blazers: The Creation of the Salmon-Brewster Equine Campsites and Trail Corridor Project”, a documentary of the history of the project as well  as a fundraiser to support the campsite’s ongoing maintenance.

         Terri Perrin and “Smiley”

Since 2009, when she joined BCHBC, Terri has assisted with BCHBC’s provincial website, e-newsletter and social media, as well as serving on the board of the NVI Chapter.  Terri currently leases a lovely Arabian/Morgan mare from fellow BCHBC member Anne Smyth.

As her first order of business she wants all members to know that she is always on the hunt for new stories for publishing in Saddle Up! 

The publishers of Saddle Up Magazine provide Back Country Horsemen of BC 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.  These articles (approx. 600-words plus photos) 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 about such things as their chapter activities,  back country trips and other adventures for inclusion in Saddle Up.

Chapter members with story ideas may contact Terri by email at Please email Terri to receive a copy of the submission guidelines BEFORE writing and submitting your ideas for consideration.

Terri’s photo by Nancy Carr-Hilton