“Gateway to the North”

Rendezvous Raffle – 3 Exciting Prizes!

Did you know? YOU, a family member or one of your friends could very well be the lucky winner of a 2022 Maverick 2-horse trailer! OR a handcrafted Cloete trail saddle! OR a set of packing gear!

Your odds are terrific – only 2400 tickets available in this raffle.

Tickets:  1 for $50 / 3 for $100

 CLICK HERE to order, then please – share, share, share the information to all your friends.  

DRAW DATE:  June 25, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

2022 Maverick 2-horse, solid tack, 7’ tall, steel frame trailer with aluminum skin, supplied by Reimer Ranching Supplies, Vanderhoof, BC

The craftsmanship of Cloete Saddles has been recognized as being a cut above by many a master craftsman.

Custom PackRigging™, the Canadian horse packing gear company at its finest.  Comes with boxes and full rigging.  May not be exactly as shown.

Rendezvous (RV) and BCHBC Annual General Meeting

By far the largest gathering of BCHBC is our annual Rendezvous.  This event was postponed in 2020 & 2021; however, the Prince George-Omineca Chapter is excited to be hosting this year’s Rendezvous June 24, 25 & 26th (adhering to PHO at time of Event), to be held at PG’s rodeo grounds, CN Centre & Agriplex at 18th & Ospika.

Up to 300 members and guests (with or without their horses) will gather to socialize, attend training sessions & various demonstrations, trail ride & share ideas for backcountry skills, horsemanship, and take part in our Annual General Meeting.

At Rendezvous you can choose activities that include obstacle course navigation, packing lessons and competition, trailer loading demo, CVSE info on trailer safety & licensing, tack identification demo, Exit Room activity, Dutch oven demo & competition, a colt-starting demo (3-day progression), Saturday night catered dinner , featuring music by Rick Stavely, Cowboy Church with Loch Cameron, as well as the annual “Ernie Buckle’s” cowboy poetry competition!

We encourage you to set aside time to attend the AGM Saturday morning, where you’ll be informed of new and exciting projects, vote on executive positions and contribute to the future direction of the Society.

Clinics this year include packing with Russell Floyd (Fri/Sat), Horsemanship “Solving Partnership Issues” with Jake Jasper (Fri/Sat), Horsemanship 1-hr classes with Kyla Strange (Fri/Sat), Horsemanship 101 “Trail Control” with Pernell Fleck (Sat/Sun), “Brave Horses” Working with Obstacles with Kyla Strange (Fri/Sat/Sun).

View our Event Calendar for your “one-stop registration” (REGISTRATION NOT OPEN AS OF THIS DATE – our goal is to be online with “Members Only” Early Bird registration by mid-late March; registration opens to the public late April ).

Just $100 for a 3-Day pass that includes campsite, catered Saturday night dinner & dance, Sunday morning pancake breakfast and full access to demos, competitions, silent auction, cowboy church, vendors and trails (price increases to $150 June 1st).  Day passes also available – with dinner/dance, pancake breakfast & clinic tickets additional cost.

Additional costs:

Clinics $40/session.  Stabling $20/night, your choice of indoor box stalls OR outdoor pens.

Click “Little Cowboy” to watch the video as recited by BCHBC member Riley (Denice) Barrie

Winner of the 2020 “Ernie Buckle’s Cowboy Poetry” Award!