Membership has its benefits

  • Sign up for events such as Rendezvous, inter-chapter rides or clinics in advance of open registration
  • Preferred pricing from BCHBC Stores
  • Preferred pricing for local or Provincial events
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Membership Benefits

Social, noncompetitive & relaxed environment – geared towards the outdoors.

Our social activities consist of meetings, fun games, potluck dinners, clinics, and rides.  Our work bees can also be great fun.  Highlights of the year are our annual social event, “Rendezvous”, as well as inter-chapter rides held at various locations around the province – enjoyed together in our natural environment out on the trail.

Nothing beats a day in the saddle like a day on the trail!

Chapters strive to offer rides and organized events throughout the year for members and guests.  A natural spinoff from these activities are the friendships built and the continued opportunities for lifelong riding partners.  Our rides can accommodate most rider skill levels and cover all areas of the province – from the Pacific Ocean to Rocky Mountain peaks.

Backcountry 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 invited to regular meetings by many chapters.  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 built with public recreational user groups.

A stronger, louder voice Province wide offering assistance and initiatives.

A collective voice averaging over 900 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+ 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, Collins Overland (COTT or Telegraph), and many more.  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?
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With a 5-year average of over 900 members (with the exception of 2020) in 21 chapters across the province … there are other avid trail riders and Back Country Horsemen of BC members near you!

To learn more about BCHBC, check your local Chapter calendar for meeting dates – we invite you to attend a meeting as our guest.

How to Join

We’ve made life easy for you!  You are welcome to join BCHBC online, in person at a meeting, or by mailing in your application.

All who ride at BCHBC events must also hold membership in a recognized insured equestrian group, which include Horse Council of BC, Alberta Equestrian Federation, or the Canadian Icelandic Horse Federation.

Find your local chapter to enroll today. Simply click on any “JOIN US” button:

  • Senior Membership  – 18 or over as of January 1st – $45
  • Junior Membership – for those 17 or under as of January 1st – FREE!
  • Or download  our  Membership application form
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