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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

 

Back Country Horsemen Association of British Columbia

Upcoming Events

SVI MONTHLY meeting
Fri Feb 23 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
Ostacle Social
Sat Feb 24 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Cabin Fever Dance
Sat Feb 24 @ 6:30PM - 11:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI BRANDING PARTY
Sat Mar 03 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
South Vancouver Island
General Meeting & presentation by Agwest Veterinary Group
Wed Mar 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Masterson Method and Bit Demo
Sat Mar 10 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
South Vancouver Island
Quarter Horse Bazaar
Sun Mar 11 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI Chapter Meeting
Thu Mar 15 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Mar 16 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
Deroche River Ride
Sat Mar 17 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI - Salmon Brewster Trail Corridor Workbee
Sat Mar 24 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Mounted Archery Clinic
Sat Mar 24 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
SVI rides Deloume
Sat Mar 24 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Picture Night
Sat Mar 24 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
NVI Easter Ride
Sat Mar 31 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
General Meeting w/Search & Rescue presentation
Wed Apr 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Glenora
Sat Apr 14 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
NVI Chapter Meeting
Thu Apr 19 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Apr 20 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
NVI Spring Ride
Sat Apr 21 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
General Meeting & PCT presentation
Wed May 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Woodlands Packing Clinic
Sat May 05 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Cobble Hill
Sat May 05 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
NVI - Memekay Horse Camp and Trails - Season Opening Workbee
Sat May 12 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
NVI Chapter Meeting
Thu May 17 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri May 18 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
Bishop Mule Days
Tue May 22 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI rides Mt Sicker
Sun May 27 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
General Meeting & BBQ
Wed Jun 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
SVI Camps at High-Point
Sat Jun 09 @12:00AM
South Vancouver Island
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:38

VI Chapters Get on Track With GPS Course

On March 1 and 2, several members of the two Vancouver Island chapters of Back Country Horsemen of BC attended a fantastic course on how to use GPS equipment. The class was lead by Joe Kinch of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue classroom. Joe explained that  "because your horse can step on your GPS" we started off the morning learning about maps and compasses.  Joe walked us through grid coordinates, contour lines, Eastings and Northings and how to tell North from the sun and North star.  We learned how to set declination on the compass and went outside to shoot bearings. He recommends to always carry a good map and compass in addition to the GPS.Our afternoon was more electronic.  With the GPS devices we learned how to take a waypoint and make a route or a track.  A big take home message was to always take the "track" back…
Monday, 03 February 2014 13:49

Ode to Winter Chores

Farm life on a bitter cold winter day By Birgit Stutz You know it’s cold out when… you are wearing so many layers that you can barely move and you are afraid of falling down because you might not be able to get back up on your own. your scarf is frozen to your nose and cheeks. your gloves are stuck to the outside of the water bucket or the metal gate. your eyes are almost froze shut because your eyelashes are frozen. your eyelashes are frozen to your toque. your snot rag freezes rock solid within minutes – if your snot hasn’t frozen in your nose first. your nostrils are frozen shut. your cheeks are so cold it feels like they will crack if you smile. your feet feel like a block of ice. you don’t even attempt to start anything with an engine – unless you have a…
Sunday, 15 December 2013 23:06

THANK YOU to our RV Sponsors!

RV 2015 Sponsors With the aim of sharing their vision and passion for the wilderness with you Chilcotin Holidays is generously providing a 3 day guided services trip into the South Chilcotin Mountain Park which will explore some of the most spectacular Mountain Trails. With over 25 years experience and offering over 100 wilderness-related programs and guest experiences, Chilcotin Holidays is dedicated to providing personalized Authentic Wilderness and Nature Experiences which allow you to fully engage with the natural world around you. _________________ A Canadian Western Wear, Tack, Saddles, Feed, Ranch Supply, English Tack, Art, Giftware and Online Western Lifestyle Shopping Store! Located in Kamloops, BC. Proudly sponsoring the Hoof & Woof Event and Auction. _________________ GK Sound of Kamloops BC, are once again our providers of stage lighting and sound for the Grass Roots Rendezvous 2015. _________________ Visual Signs and Printing of Kamloops have kindly donated a beautifully engraved…
Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:52

NVI Chapter Makes Front Page News!

News about one of the North Vancouver Island Chapter's trail projects was positioned on the cover of the local newspaper on December 6th. The Comox Valley Echo featured a full colour photograph and a story about how the BCHBC members had worked in collaboration with the Comox Valley Regional District and local land owners to build a new bridge and to extend the historic One Spot Trail -- a multi-use recreational trail in the Dove Creek area of Courtenay, BC. To read the full story on line, click here.
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