• 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

Woodlands Horse Camp
Thu Jun 30 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Canada Day Celebrations
Fri Jul 01 @12:00AM
Yarrow Chapter
SVI Camp out
Fri Jul 01 @12:00AM
South Vancouver Island
Dewdney Trail Workbee
Fri Jul 01 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Monthly Meeting
Sat Jul 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Pemberton Valley
Okanagan Chapter Get-Together
Fri Jul 08 @12:00AM
Okanagan Chapter
CVI Poker Ride Nanaimo
Sun Jul 10 @ 5:00AM - 05:00PM
Central Vancouver Island
Trail Obstacle challenge Pen-Y-Bryn Fundraiser
Sun Jul 10 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
NOTICE of possible conflict
Mon Jul 11 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Yarrow Chapter potluck
Wed Jul 13 @ 7:00PM -
Yarrow Chapter
Chapter Meeting & Potluck Appies
Wed Jul 13 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Camps at Campbell River
Thu Jul 14 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Rookie Pack trip to Paradise valley
Fri Jul 15 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sat Jul 16 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Yarrow Chapter
Billy barker Parade
Sat Jul 16 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
North Cariboo Chapter
Woodlands Horse Camp
Fri Jul 22 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Orchard Lake Trails and Clean up
Sun Jul 24 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Hills 108 Mile resort Campout
Fri Jul 29 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:56

AGM Agenda Announcement

Back Country Horsemen Society of BCAnnual General Meeting Draft AgendaHeld at the Princeton Rodeo Grounds Saturday May 28th, 2016, 8:30 am to 9:30 amHCBC Speaker to follow   Saturday June 6  
Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:51

BCHBC Multi-Chapter Ride

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Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:09

Cowboy Poetry Contest

The Ernie Buckle ~NO RULES~ Cowboy Poetry Contest Slam it! Croon it!! Do it with a friend! Wander down to Busker's Alley and recruit a musician....or do it the Ernie way: Old Cowboy Around the Campfire style!!! In the intimate setting of Busker's Alley ~Recite an old favorite or make up your own~ Use your imagination and wow the judges Friday 2:30-4:30 or Saturday 12:30-2:30 Winner will take home the stunning Ernie Buckle buckle, the commemorative plaque and bragging rights for the year!!! LOOKING FOR JUDGES!!! A FUN WAY TO VOLUNTEER AT RENDEZVOUS!!  To reserve a time or become a judge contact Sheila   604-856-8968; text 604-839-6606 or at RV at Busker's Alley
Monday, 25 April 2016 20:57

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!
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