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A province wide society of over 900 members in 23 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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Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

 

Upcoming Events

Shuswap General Mtg
Tue Sep 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Shuswap Chapter
NVI Chapter Meeting
Thu Sep 21 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI rides at Fuller Lake
Sat Sep 30 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
General Meeting & Barn Fire Safety presentation
Wed Oct 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Beer and Beast
Fri Oct 06 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Mt Prevost
Sat Oct 07 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Okanagan Chapter General Meeting
Tue Oct 10 @ 6:30PM -
Okanagan Chapter
Shuswap General Meeting
Wed Oct 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Shuswap Chapter
NVI Chapter Meeting
Thu Oct 19 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Truck & Trailer Rodeo
Sat Oct 21 @10:00AM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Oct 27 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
General Meeting
Wed Nov 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Okanagan Chapter Exec Meeting
Tue Nov 07 @ 6:30PM -
Okanagan Chapter
Okanagan Chapter General Meeting
Tue Nov 14 @ 6:30PM -
Okanagan Chapter
NVI Chapter Meeting
Thu Nov 16 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
YARROW CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
Thu Nov 16 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Nov 17 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
General Meeting
Wed Dec 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Jan 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Feb 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Mar 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Apr 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed May 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Jun 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Jul 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Shuswap Chapter General Meeting
Wed Jul 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:45PM
Shuswap Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Aug 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Sep 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:19

Sharing and Caring BCH Style

As the Christmas season begins many of our own Back Country Horsemen members are finding ways to "pay it forward" and give back to their communities. North Cariboo Chapter Yarrow Chapter Members of the Yarrow Chapter gathered around the toys and gifts to be donated. With a total of 14 riders and 5 "camp watchers" coming together to support their community.
Sunday, 01 November 2015 18:38

Trail Riding Safety- delight or disaster

A trail ride with your family and/or friends can be one of the greatest experiences, or one of the sorriest of your life. Which it turns out to be could depend on the planning and preparation you do ahead of time. You have choices and you should be aware of the choices you have and how to make them. This is called Risk Management. Risk management involves identifying the risk factors, putting into place Best Management Practices (BMP's) and monitoring their effect. BMP's are reasonable and use common sense. They are general enough to apply to day rides as well as 10 day packing trips.So, for instance, lets look at trail riding. First we need to identify what is at risk: ourselves our family and friends our stock (horses or mules or dogs) our equipment the environment our right to ride and access to trails our reputation as being safe…
Monday, 28 September 2015 19:25

The Coming of Fall

With the changing of seasons comes a change of ones mindset. Pulling out the cozy wool sweaters and preparing the barn to weather another rainy season. Double checking that the rain gear is packed for your riding adventures, and preparing to dig deep into the hardiness that it takes to be a Back Country rider. Or doing the opposite and pulling off the shoes and wrapping it up for the winter, waiting for the beauty of spring to come once again. Which ever side you fall on, the changing of seasons brings with it a moment of pause. To look back on the summer and remember fondly the moments that happened and the joy that was shared among friends. Some of the highlights for BCHBC from the Summer of 2015: Grand Opening of the Lundbom Lake Horse Camp Site Grass Roots Rendezvous 2015 Hosted in Merritt To view all the…
Monday, 24 August 2015 14:48

Despooking the Trail Horse

When riding in the back country having a calm, reliable horse or mule is key. Getting your horse to that point can be a process, one commonly known as "despooking". Which is the process of desensitizing your horse to objects he may find scary, or spooky out on the trail. The following is an article exert written by Stan Walchuck Jr. for 'Horse Journals.com'. "Horses find a surprising number of ways to spook. Some do not like white rocks, some do not like black stumps or roots, some are terrified of vehicles and bicycles, some freak out at a chocolate bar wrapper or a pop can, and others are just paranoid of everything. Some horses seem to have moods when they ignore an object one day, then become convinced that it will be the death of them the next.First of all, we need to remind ourselves that we are working…
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