• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 900 members in 22 regional chapters.  Whether you are new to trail riding or are a seasoned pro, Back Country Horsemen of BC (BCHBC) offers a friendly atmosphere for those interested in trail riding and packing.

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  • Mission Statement

    BCHBC is an organization that provides equestrians who are interested in trail riding and the back country, with a social and safe learning atmosphere where people of all ages and experience can enjoy trail riding and the wilderness experience.

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  • History of BCHBC

    In 1989, in Langley, BC, a small group of equine enthusiasts were sitting around Jim and Marilyn McCrae's dining room table talking about horses and trail riding. Their purpose was to form the Back Country Horsemen Society of British Columbia.

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  • Why Join BCHBC?

    Mainly to have fun with other trail riders. Some of our members are more interested in learning about trail riding, some like to meet new people to ride with, others are passionate about protecting and developing trails.

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  • Education at BCHBC

    Our 4 levels of education are a series of skills that you can acquire at your own pace. There are no exams or tests required, unless you wish to go further and be evaluated or certified by a qualified instructor.

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Upcoming Events

General Meeting & getting your horse trailer ready for the season!
Wed May 04 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Fri May 06 @12:00AM
Yarrow Chapter
Trapping Creek Workbee
Sat May 07 @ 9:30AM -
Okanagan Chapter
Mothers Day Poker Ride
Sat May 07 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
The Billy Bash Ride
Sun May 08 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sun May 08 @10:00AM -
Yarrow Chapter
Okanangan Chapter General Meeting
Tue May 10 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
YARROW CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
Wed May 11 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
What You Need to Know to go on a Pack Trip
Fri May 13 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Peachland Ride
Sat May 14 @ 9:00AM -
Okanagan Chapter
Princeton PXA Workbee
Sat May 14 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
Trapping Creek Workbee
Sat May 14 @ 9:30AM -
Okanagan Chapter
Lac du Bois Ride
Sat May 14 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
SVI rides Spruston
Sat May 14 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Cultus Lake Ride
Sat May 14 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sat May 14 @ 6:00PM -
Yarrow Chapter
Shuswap Chapter General Meeting
Wed May 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Shuswap Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Fri May 20 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:57

BCHBC News Update

Congratulations to the Kelowna Chapter in their successful application for a Section 57 to enhance and formalize an equestrian recreation campsite at Trapping Creek.Watch Back Country go! and also... Congratulations to the North Cariboo Chapter on the signing of a new Group Volunteer Partnership Agreement with RSTBC. Helping to preserve and maintain part of the historic Telegraph Trail between Quesnel and Prince George.  Thank you North Cariboo members for assisting BCHBC in preserving our Right to Ride!
Friday, 01 April 2016 03:06

Raffle your way to the South Chilcotin

Get ready for an experince of a lifetime when you raffle to win a guided backcountry trip into the heart of the South Chilcotin.    Tyax Adventures Raffle Prize:$1500 Gift Certificate toward any multi-day backcountry tripoffered for the 2016 Season.               To discover your Backcountry adventure click here.Adventure awaits, and is only a raffle ticket away!         Raffle to take place at Rendezvous 2016. 
Monday, 21 March 2016 23:48

Trail Maps - Rendezvous 2016

Trail Maps now available! Click here to go to the Downloads page to view, print and download a Trail Guide and/or Trail Map for Rendezvous 2016.    
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:19

RV Chapter Poster Challenge 2016

Hello Chapter Chairs. Can you please discuss the following 'RV Chapter Challenge' with your Chapter Members and notify Eileen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a contact name for this project.                          CHAPTER POSTER CHALLENGE 2016 In the 25 years since BCHBC was initiated we have grown to be 22 chapters strong totalling 1000 members . Quite a few 'Hoofprints in History'. They say a picture speaks a thousand words so in commemoration of our 25 year anniversary, we are asking the 22 chapters to help build a 'chapter showcase' of our collective 'Hoofprints'. Each chapter is asked to make an 'advertisement' poster that will convince viewers that they must add a visit to the chapter's area to their bucket list. (All chapters are invited to participate whether they have members attending RV or not).The chapter's posters will be displayed at RV…
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