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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 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
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
NVI Ride
Sun Jun 10 @12:00AM
North Vancouver Island Chapter
Monday, 01 December 2014 14:44

BCHBC Chapter Profile: Northwest

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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

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Secretary/Treasurer: Tom Roper

Board Alternate: Reg Collinwood

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

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