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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 Nov 17 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
Christmas Party
Sat Nov 25 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Dec 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Jingle Bell Ride
Sat Dec 09 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
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
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
Monday, 08 May 2017 13:48

Are You Ready to Rendezvous?

The Back Country Horsemen of BC are getting ready for the annual Rendezvous, and You're Invited!


Every year around this time there is a buzz in the air about “RENDEZVOUS” or “RV” for short, a gathering of the clans of 23 Back Country Horsemen Provincial Chapters from all corners of the Province. Rendezvous has been held at Pritchard, 100 Mile, Rock Creek, Barrier, Maple Ridge, Merritt and Princeton to name a few. It’s an opportunity to hold our Annual General Meeting and to fundraise but there is so much more.

For 2017 we are back in Merritt at the rodeo grounds to celebrate “Riding Though History”.  We will be whooping it up Friday-Sunday, May 26, 27 and 28. 

Photo2. Packing Competition

There’s tons of educational stuff offered at RV. Over the years we have had clinicians teaching horsemanship skills, mountain trail obstacles, workshops on packing and camping, horse health,  practicing Leave No Trace principles, the list is long. Our clinicians this year include Sam Sunderland - Training Trail Horses, Steph Laversin and Robert Borsos - Mounted Archery and Andonia Reynolds - Equine First Aid Training. 

You don't need to bring a horse, because there’s competitions to watch or participate in such as the Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Cowboy Poetry, Packing, or a good ole campfire sing-a-long. You also get to hear about exceptional trails throughout the Province to add to your bucket list. It’s a great opportunity for members to meet or reacquaint with fellow members from around the Province and enjoy the camaraderie. Rendezvous is also a great place to learn how others camp with their horse from just having a truck and trailer, to the full out living quarters.  

 Photo3. Dutch oven cooking

On Saturday night there’s incredible Live and Silent auctions where there’s always some very cool items up for grabs, this is where the fundraising comes in. A new feature of our auction this year is the “Chapter Baskets”, representing all the great things to do around our Province, and sponsors have donated speciality items this year, from horse camping, river rafting, pack trips and boat excursions to name a few.

Over the years “Rendezvous” attendance has grown to well over 200 people. There are over 100 horses joining in the fun and the locations are suitable to head right out on the trails from the host grounds for riding with a friend, a group or to participate in many of the educational clinics or fun competitions.  Members and guests can come for the day or the whole weekend. 

We can’t wait to report back on how much fun we’ve had! But better yet, join us and find out for yourself!


  1. Dutch Oven Cooking with Kelly Brook Allen / Packing Competion, Photos by Linda Buchanan

Story by Linda Buchanan

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