• 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

General Meeting
Wed Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Monthly Meeting
Thu Jun 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Pemberton Valley
Hidden Valley Rustic Horse Camp
Fri Jun 03 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sat Jun 04 @12:00AM
Yarrow Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Wed Jun 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
Workbee Skagit Valley
Fri Jun 10 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Workbee Skagit Valley
Sat Jun 11 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Workbee Skagit Valley
Sun Jun 12 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Telegraph workbee
Sun Jun 12 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Telegraph workbee
Sun Jun 12 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Hooves on Trails
Sun Jun 12 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pemberton Valley
Hooves on Trails
Sun Jun 12 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Pemberton Valley
Okanangan Chapter General Meeting
Tue Jun 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
Shuswap Chapter General Meeting
Wed Jun 15 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Shuswap Chapter
SVI camps at the Gogo's
Fri Jun 17 @12:00AM
South Vancouver Island
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 23:56

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 18:51

BCHBC Multi-Chapter Ride

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Sunday, 15 May 2016 18:09

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
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:57

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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