• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 750 members in 20 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

Whine and Wine Ride
Sat Mar 07 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Wood splitting
Sun Mar 08 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Work Bee Golden Ears Contact Dan MacDonald
Sat Mar 14 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SLRT Grand Opening
Sat Mar 14 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Sooke
Sat Mar 14 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
South Vancouver Island
CVI Chapter Event TBA
Sun Mar 15 @ 8:00AM -
Central Vancouver Island
CVI Chapter Meeting
Mon Mar 16 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Central Vancouver Island
Exec MtgBrian’s
Mon Mar 16 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI March Meeting
Thu Mar 19 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Mar 20 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Equipment maintenance getting ready for the Season
Sat Mar 21 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI Trailer Rodeo
Sat Mar 21 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Deroche River Ride
Sun Mar 22 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Using the Youtube Video Editor
Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General MtgEd Centre
Wed Apr 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Glenora
Sat Apr 04 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Chain Saw Safety Course
Sat Apr 11 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
North Cariboo Monthly meeting
Mon Apr 13 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:56

Saddle Selfie February Winner

Hello fellow Back Country Riders!   This past month a new idea was brought to life...Saddle Selfies.  In the age of technology the term "selfie" has become well known, the act of taking a photo of yourself lookin' good.  And so being the adventurous Backcountry horseman and woman that we are we decided to have some fun with it! The rules are simple: must include yourself  your horse or a piece of tack maximum of two entries per person (per month) Submit your photos to:  Kara Friesen   So, as your riding along with your friends on those rugged mountain trails heading for the summit, stop and take a "saddle selfie".  Each month the winners photo will be featured on the website!  
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 20:09

Outdoor Recreation Council Advisory

To all ORC’s Member Organizations   We are pleased to announce that the following members of ORC’s Provincial Group Members were appointed to the new Provincial Trails Advisory Body (PTAB) by members of the ORC Executive Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on January 12:   Three year appointments Andrew Drouin. Nominated by Federation of Mountain Clubs. Member of S. Okanagan Trail Alliance and Penticton & Area Cycling Association. Resident of Penticton. Tyler Kraushar. Nominated by BC Snowmobile Federation. Member of Powder Mountain and Pemberton Snowmobile Clubs. Resident of Pemberton. Orville Smith. Nominated by Horse Council of BC. Member of Horse Council. Resident of Prince George. Two year appointments Nick Heath. Nominated by Sea Kayak Association of BC and BC Marine Trail Network Association. He is a member of both and a resident of Coquitlam. Robert Holland. Nominated by ATVBC. Member of Revelstoke ATV Club. Resident of Revelstoke.  …
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:30

BCHBC Chapter Profile: West Kootenay

  West Kootenay Chapter is the third largest Chapter of the Back Country Horseman in BC. We currently have 68 members. We take pride in having a very strong group of individuals who regularly participate in rides, events, work parties and meetings. Our main goals are to have fun, continue to learn, and enjoy each other’s company. Ask any of our members - we are an exciting group of fun loving horse enthusiasts, with terrific sense of humour.   Join the West Kootenay Chapter – you’ll be riding in great company!   History In 2001 two of our founding members Richie Mann and Graham Jones headed to Spokane to attend Washington/Idaho Back Country RV and the Wild Horse Auction. The following year they attended the Back Country Horseman of BC, Rendevous at Wolf Creek Ranch in Pritchard where they received a warm welcome from Jim McCrae, Jack Breaks, Rose Schroeder and…
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:58

Preparing for a Trail Ride Clinic

Enthusiastic and talented BCHBC Junior Member Sanne Wulms reported on a recent event hosted by the new Skeena Stikine Chapter.
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