^Back To Top
foto1 foto2 foto3 foto4 foto5

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.

Welcome ...

Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia

 

Back Country Horsemen Association of British Columbia

Upcoming Events

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
Mounted Archery Clinic
Sat Mar 24 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo 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
General Meeting
Wed Oct 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Nov 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
YARROW CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
Thu Nov 15 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Dec 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Monday, 01 December 2014 14:44

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Northwest

NW 4
The N.W. Chapter is located in the Smithers and northwest area of British Columbia. Our members reside from Fraser Lake to Terrace, and all towns in between. Our meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to June at Smithers Secondary School. Occasionally, we hold meetings in restaurants, halls and around the campfire.

The Chapter was formed in May 1999, with the first meeting taking place at Chandler Park School May 11th with 18 Charter members, five of which are still active members. Our chapter founders were Norma Jean Adzich and Eileen Shorter. They had a vision and a need to give the trail riders a voice in a changing environment and also to have fun, meet new people, provide education, socialize and find new places to ride. The membership climbed steadily, topping at 95, and then falling back to 65-75 for a number of years. The 2014 membership was 36, plus three lifetime members.

To raise funds for our chapter activities we have cleaned Recreation sites, worked the gate and security at hockey games, held raffles and a poker ride. We have provided education to local 4- H groups, promoted BCHBC at local equine fairs and with a display at a local feed store for Horse Week. We have representatives on different local groups like VRAMG and the RAMP. We had An Adopt-a-Trail agreement with B.C. Parks for Lyon Creek Trail in the Babine Mountain Park for 10 years, which now is under a Volunteer Group Agreement. We log our work bee hours for work bees on Lyon Creek Trail to scouting trails and improving regularly used trails before rides. Our favourite places to ride are the Babine Mountains, Hunter Basin, Hungry Hill area, the Kispoix Valley and the Hills, to name a few.

For a number of years, we held our own Mini Rendezvous in the North West. A lot of preparation and planning last year went into our overnight Centennial campout ride to help celebrate Smithers’ 100th birthday. We dressed in period costume and rode a portion of the historic Telegraph Trail route and then through Smithers on the Sunday. Another memorable event was 2007, when we helped Aldermere celebrate its 100th birthday complete with packhorse demos, and selling pie and ice cream from our storefront.

We start the riding season in May with a Kick Off the Season ride, hold an annual Solstice Ride in June, and in October we hold our Thanksgiving Memorial ride. All of these events are followed by potlucks. We have held surprise rides, poker rides, valley bottom rides, mountain rides, packing clinics, Children’s Wish Foundation rides, and sleigh rides in the winter. Over the years we have had a host of educational guest speakers at our meetings with topics including Bear Aware, weed issues, saddle fitting, de-spooking, Leave No Trace, round pen demo’s, movie nights and slide shows highlighting rides members have been on. The past four years we have sponsored the Trainer of the North Challenge at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition which has been a great educational event. Our latest project is to find a suitable area to set up a permanent horse camp.

We welcome new members and new ideas.  We also have a Facebook page to list events, post pictures etc.

NW 1Northwest Chapter Executive

Co- Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (250-846-9251)

Co-Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (250-846-9190)

Secretary/Treasurer: Tom Roper

Board Alternate: Reg Collinwood

Directors - Irene Howard, Eileen Shorter, Jerry Cummings, and Carl Eddy

NW 3 NW 5 
 NW 6  
Copyrigcht © 2017 Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia