• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 750 members in 16 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

Back Country Chapter Monthly meeting
Tue Aug 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
SVI Camps at Gabriola Island
Fri Aug 08 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed Aug 13 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow General Meeting
Wed Aug 13 @ 7:30PM -
Yarrow Chapter
Summer BBQ Social
Fri Aug 15 @ 4:00AM -
Okanagan Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Aug 22 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Ald. Buntzen Lake Ride
Sun Aug 24 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Carl Woods - September Meeting
Wed Sep 10 @ 6:00AM -
Okanagan Chapter
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed Sep 10 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow General Meeting
Wed Sep 10 @ 7:30PM -
Yarrow Chapter
SVI rides Nanoose Bay
Thu Sep 11 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Ald. Day Ride
Sun Sep 14 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI September Meeting
Thu Sep 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Sep 19 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Ald. Haller Trail Ride
Thu Sep 25 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Aldergrove General Meeting
Wed Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Skagit Workbee
Fri Oct 03 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
Ald. Skagit Workbee
Sat Oct 04 @ 9:00AM -
Aldergrove Chapter
These facilities were developed by the North Vancouver Island Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of BC, in cooperation with many industry, government and community stakeholders. The grand opening was held in July 2013. Special thanks to: AND ISLAND COASTAL ECONOMIC TRUST There are two developed horse camps, one at each end of the Salmon Brewster non-motorized trail corridor, which is approximately 40-kilomteres long. It is located in the Sayward Valley, near Campbell River, and is part of the Discovery Coast Recreation District, Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.To download a Printable PDF map to the sites, please click here. Scroll down for more photos!       Brewster Horse Camp Recreation Site DIRECTIONS: Drive north from Campbell River towards Sayward (Hwy No 19). Turn left at 8005 Island Hwy (Menzies Bay Main). Travel approximately 17 km to Brewster Lake forestry campsite (will be on your right). The Brewster Horse Camp Recreation…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 21:51

A Call for Saddle Up! Articles

Hay there BCHBC Members! We need your articles  for the BCHBC Page in Saddle Up Magazine!   BCHBC encourages all Chapters to submit articles for inclusion in Saddle Up Magazine. Our page in Saddle Up is a great way for us to tell the whole world about who we are, what we do, and how much fun we have out there... With our friends, our horses and our beautiful “beyond”! Articles should have a wide appeal, and have a focus of engaging the general horse community even if they have never been on a trail ride. Articles can feature Chapter events, group efforts on trail clearing, relevant educational events, new trails that have been opened, rides, local area trails (public), pack trips, etc. Articles featured by BCHBC should not be time sensitive, or feature trails that are private – generally all stories should relate to  – and connect the reader to…
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:28

CVI: New Horse Trailer Staging Area

Back Country Horsemen of BC members hard at work! BEFORE  AFTER Earlier this year, the Central Vancouver Island Chapter (CVI) of the BCHBC applied for and received funding from Horse Council to continue to develop a Horse Trailer Staging area on a portion of Crown Land, what is surrounded by approximately 3500 ha of Crown land.   The staging area was roughed out last year, but there was still a significant amount of broom bush to clear.   After working with a local aggregate company and a community volunteer, arrangements were made to have the site leveled and cleared.  Funds from both the CVI Chapter and Horse Council are being utilized to fund the site grading, gravelling the entrance and exit and installation of BCHBC signage.  Gravelling of the approaches will occur in August.   The new Horse Trailer Parking area is now approximately 3 clear acres in size.  With extensive…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 21:37

Meet Your 2014/2015 Provincial Executive

The Back Country Horsemen Society of British Columbia (BCHBC) elected its 2014/2015 Executive at its Annual General Meeting on May 31, 2014. We would like to introduce you to the people who will guide our organization over the coming months.   Welcome to our new Executive members and welcome back to those who are returning to continue their terms of service. We appreciate your efforts on our behalf! And thank you to those whose time on the board is complete. You efforts have been appreciated!  PRESIDENT: Brian Wallace Brian Wallace lives in McBride and is a founding member of the Robson Valley Chapter which started 4 years ago. Since that time, Brian has been the president of his chapter and as such has been on the BCBCH board of directors. Brian is also the chair of the BCBCH trails committee. Brian was elected to the BCHBC executive as a vice president in…
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