• 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

Fire Arms Safety Course
Sat Jan 31 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Hoof Ball
Sun Feb 01 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
North Cariboo Monthly Meeting
Mon Feb 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Feb 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Using Your Smartphone or Tablet as a GPS
Sat Feb 07 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Membership Meeting
Tue Feb 10 @ 6:30AM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
Valentines day Ride
Sat Feb 14 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Cabin Fever Dance
Sat Feb 14 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Hoof Ball
Sun Feb 15 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
CVI Chapter Event TBA
Sun Feb 15 @ 8:00AM -
Central Vancouver Island
CVI Chapter Meeting
Mon Feb 16 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Central Vancouver Island
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Feb 20 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Instruction in Group riding and Leading Trail rides
Sat Feb 21 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Picture Night
Sat Feb 21 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Beer and Burger Fund Raiser
Sun Feb 22 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Central Vancouver Island
Outdoor Living
Sat Feb 28 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Rides Kingburne
Sat Feb 28 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Boston Pizza Canucks Fund Raiser Contact Brian Harder & Sheila Sowerby
Sun Mar 01 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Monday, 12 January 2015 23:45

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Robson Valley

The Back Country Horsemen Society of BC’s Robson Valley Chapter is located in the Robson Valley, and includes the nearby communities of McBride, Valemount, Dunster, Tete Jaune, Crescent Spur and Dome Creek.   The Robson Valley Chapter was founded in the spring of 2010, by a small group of avid back country riders and, over the years, has grown to approximately 40 members, including several youth. Members include everything from front country riders to avid multi-day back country riders. The chapter has no set days or locations for meetings, but tries to meet once a month for various events. The annual general meeting takes place either in December or January. The Robson Valley Chapter was started up because members saw the need for improvement of access to both the front country and back country areas of the Robson Valley, as well as exploration and re-opening of some of the historic…
BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION Thursday, Feb. 19th, 2015  | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Grantham Hall, Merville BC You are invited to come and help us celebrate, learn how this project turned from a dream to reality, meet the author and project visionaries,  and listen to stories from those who were involved.   Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome! RSVP NOT required.   FMI Call Sharon Pickthorne at 250-337-1818 or Terri Perrin 250-218-4952
Saturday, 03 January 2015 02:15

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Skeena Stikine

Established in December 2014, the Skeena Stikine chapter (near Terrace) is the newest addition to the Back Coutnry Horsemen of BC group.  It was established after Richard Rennison picked up the phone and made the call, and with the help and encouragement of the NW Chapter, the 20th Chapter of BCHBC came to be.The local response from the Equine Community has been and continues to be overwhelmingly supportive. We have a great group who came forward volunteered for our 1st executive:   President: Richard Rennison Vice President: Cindy Reid Secretary: Donna Rennison Treasurer: Donell Steele Directors: Marianne Arnold, Rick Letawski, Mike Dames.   Our chapter domain covers from the far North, Deese Lake area, South to Kitwanga, West thru to Terrace and Prince Rupert, South to Kitimat and North again to The Nass Valley and area. With this large Northern BC area, we have SO many trails and areas to…
Saturday, 27 December 2014 03:44

Carolling on Horseback

A HAPPY HOLIDAYS TRADITIONStory by Rose Schroeder    |   Photography by Hugh Martell   It’s a good thing I have to write this, rather than tell you in person.  There would be a lot of sign language going on or you would be leaning in to hear me.  I’m hoarse!  Here’s why….. Sunday December 21, 2014, began with what I hope becomes a Christmas tradition with the Back Country Riders of B.C. (Yarrow Chapter). A Christmas carolling group of 10 riders on horseback, decked out in festive season regalia with lots of bells a-jingling, paraded around the small community of Yarrow, B.C.  The horses (and one mule) were fresh and in a festive spirit as is usual for the beginning of any ride.  But after 10 minutes, all had settled in.  It must have been our warm up singing that calmed them?  (Probably not!)    Kara had pre-arranged some houses…
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