• 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

Monday, 15 December 2014 18:39

Grass Roots Rendezvous 2015 Merritt, BC

  For more information, contact Lisa Galanov by email.
Monday, 01 December 2014 22:44

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Northwest

The N.W. Chapter is located in the Smithers and northwest area of British Columbia. Our members reside from Fraser Lake to Terrace, and all towns in between. Our meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June at Smithers Secondary School. Occasionally, we hold meetings in restaurants, halls and around the campfire. The Chapter was formed in May 1999, with the first meeting taking place at Chandler Park School May 11th with 18 Charter members, five of which are still active members. Our chapter founders were Norma Jean Adzich and Eileen Shorter. They had a vision and a need to give the trail riders a voice in a changing environment and also to have fun, meet new people, provide education, socialize and find new places to ride. The membership climbed steadily, topping at 95, and then falling back to 65-75 for a number of…
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:18

Aldergrove Members Hard at Work

South Langley Regional Trail Upgrade Just a quick note on how things went on the Aldergrove Chapter Work Bee the weekend of November 22/23  at the South Langley Regional Trail (SLRT) from 8th Avenue at 256th Street to 8th Avenue and 264th Street. In a nutshell, a total success. The trail is open for all user groups. Weather: Outstanding! We don’t know where the sunshine came from, as heavy rain was forecast Workers: 21 total. Four bucket tractors packing aggregates, 2 excavators grading, 1 quad/dump trailer hauling wood and whatever else would fit, 1 dump trailer 14,000 lb hauling firewood, 5 chainsaw operators, 2 people with leaf blowers,1 person with a “chainsaw on a stick”, everyone else with loppers, shovels, rakes. Oh, and radios, that kind of kept things together. Accomplished: The primary goal was accomplished. Both approaches to the west boardwalk are complete Rip rap protection for the culvert ends…
Monday, 24 November 2014 21:51

Hunting for T-Shirt Slogans

Calling all BCHBC Members!   Our 2014 t-shirt series (pictured above) are all sold out, but they were a big hit.... so we're planning on making new ones for 2015.   Here’s your chance to get creative and win a free BCHBC T-shirt! Send us a slogan that you feel describes what we are all about and, if selected, YOUR SLOGAN will be featured on a custom designed 2015 BCHBC t-shirt. Can be catchy, edgy, or classic. Have some fun!   Entries must to be received by Dec 31, 2014. To email entries to Juanita Gibney, click here.
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