Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

With over 1,000 members in 2022 in 19 chapters across the province … there are other avid trail riders and Back Country Horsemen of BC members near you!

Three categories associated with BCHBC Membership Applications

  1. New Member– an individual or family who have not held a BCHBC Membership before.
  2. Current Member– an individual or family who was a member 2022?
  3. Former Member– an individual or family who has previously been a BCHBC member however not in 2022?

Simply Click on the appropriate category and follow the prompts and instructions.

Please Note: For Membership Purchases and Renewals, they are best managed with a PC or Laptop. All devices must enable “cookies” for the software to work effectively. Although technology does its best, the small screens of a mobile device or tablet will possibly have limitations and leave you frustrated, not seeing all that is presented on a larger screen of a PC or Laptop. Also recognize that all search engines do not always preset everything in the same manner. Google Chrome is a preferred (but not nessessarily the only) search engine which functions well with the website platform.


You may call or text (250) 960-8388 or email

Membership has its benefits!

  • Sign up for events such as Rendezvous, inter-chapter rides or clinics in advance of open registration
  • Show your Membership card (available from your Chapter) & receive discounts and/or promos from sponsors such as Cavallo, Lordco, Kal Tire and Co-op, as well as many local supporters.  You can also get a discount on your ATV insurance!

Check out Direct Member Benefits and Merchant Discount Offers

Why join?

More Membership Benefits

Social, non competitive, relaxed environment, geared towards the outdoors.

Our social activities consist of monthly meetings, fun games, potluck dinners, clinicians, rides. Our work bees are also great fun. Highlights of the year are our annual social gathering called “Rendezvous” and inter-chapter rides held at various locations around the Province. All enjoyed together in our natural environment out on the trail.

Nothing beats a day in the saddle than being out on the trails.

Chapters strive to offer several rides and organized events throughout the year for members and guests. A natural spin off from our rides are the friendships built out on the trail and the continued opportunities for life long riding partners. Our rides can accommodate all rider skill levels and can cover from oceans to high mountain peaks.

Back country riding requires knowledge to ensure safety for horse and rider.

Membership provides access to the deep pool of knowledge of many seasoned riders, which is proudly shared with enthusiasm amongst its members. Special guest speakers, such as veterinarians, saddle makers, farriers, first aid trainers, clinicians, etc. are offered by many chapters on a monthly basis. Knowledge gained is invaluable.

Local communities benefit from our many equine oriented initiatives.

Economic impact, social impact and mutual benefit of community involvement with the equine industry. Communities are often very supportive of our projects and initiatives due to the social, economic and infrastructure gains that result from cooperation BCHBC has with public recreational user groups.

Stronger, louder voice Province wide offering assistance and initiatives.

A collective voice of over 800 members, brings recognition and support to our many undertakings, whether locally or Provincially focused. Members can travel, knowing there is a welcoming network of 20 plus Chapters not far from their destination of choice and offering a Province wide resource of local trails, camping locations and amenities.

Through the care and upkeep of historical trails we maintain our heritage

Less than 100 years ago, the horse had a stronger presence and active role in the daily lives of British Columbians. BCHBC is proud to recognize and preserve our equine heritage through work on historic trails such as; Dewdney ,Hudson Bay Brigade, Whatcom , Telegraph, and many more trails. Members can experience these trails today.

Are You Interested:

  • in meeting individuals who truly enjoy the experience and pleasure of simply riding a horse on the trails?
  • in joining a group who tend to roll up their sleeves and get a job done well?

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  • in working to provide and protect these trails we enjoy today and for our children and the riders of tomorrow?
Join Us

No muss, no fuss, just saddle up and ride!