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The North Vancouver Island (NVI) Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of BC is pleased to present the Final Report on a project that was many years in the making.   The Back Country Horsemen of British Columbia – North Vancouver Island Chapter (BCHBC-NVI) introduced the Salmon Brewster Equine Campsites and Trail Corridor Project as the first Crown land formally designated equine-friendly public recreation campsites on Vancouver Island. This is a significant accomplishment and will be joining the other provincial equine trails and camping areas such as those at Manning Park, Cascade Recreation Area, Lundbom, Stikine, Barriere, Merritt, and the extraordinary USA network of equine friendly camping and trails sites. The development of the campsites and trail corridor received a Section 57 authorization from Duncan Mactavish, Recreation Officer with Recreation Sites and Trails BC, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Biological and archaeological assessments were completed and reviewed by…
Back Country Horsemen Society of BC - Trails Grant 2013 At the October 2011 Fall Board of Directors Meeting it was decided to set up a Grant for trails and access projects across BC that registered Chapters could apply to. Available funds will be allocated to projects at the Selection Committees discretion The deadline for applications has been extended to March 31, 2013. Apply today! To download a grant application, click here. Below are details that will help Chapters decide if their project will qualify for funding. Who can apply; Recognized Chapters whose members are all in good standing with BCHBC Projects for trails and trailheads using this grant as seed money Eligible Projects; Trail construction or renovation Trail rehabilitation Trail Head construction, repair and improvement Trail infrastructure ( ie. bridging, puncheon, turnpikes, information kiosks) Trail and trailhead signage Eligible Project Costs; Material costs of upgrading, building, repairing or renovating…
In April 2012, the West Kootenay Chapter presented our first annual educational conference “Swing into Spring with Horses and Courses." This event was an immediate hit: we increased our membership, raised the profiles of local equine-based businesses and provided a social arena where ideas were exchanged, discussed and celebrated! This year, we proudly introduce “Hitch, Hock, Hack and Haul”April 13th on the Trail Horseman’s Society grounds. The all day presentation begin at 9:00am sharp with registration at the clubhouse door. Admission fee is $5.00 for West Kootenay Chapter BCHBC members and $20.00 for non-members. Have your WKC member card handy if you want your discount! Be advised, dogs (even little ones!) are not allowed on the grounds. Please leave your pet at home. To reserve a seat for this event, please RVSP with Fillmore Quarter Horses at 250-367-9834 or email WKC Director Laurie Merlo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Schedule: 9:30 – 11:30am…
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:22

2013 Rendezvous Schedule Announced!

Rendezvous 2013 is June 7 - 9, 2013 at the North Thomson Fall Fair and Rodeo Grounds in beautiful Barriere, B.C. On-line Registration now available. Click here to sign up and pay on line.   Here's what's in store for you: To download a PDF copy of this Schedule of Events, click here. To download a copy of the registration form, click here. Friday, June 7 Friday Time Conf Room Agri Plex Agri Plex Light Horse Arena Warm up Arena Trail Rides 9 – 10 Intro to Trails Gail Yon GPS & Geo Caching Connie Falk Practice time available Practice time available     10 – 11:00   Jessica Chappell Liberty   Practice time available     Guided Trail Rides 11:00 – 12:00 Camping with your horse Leave no Trace Mary & Rose Practice Time Available Randy Brodaway Natural Horsemanship     12:00 – 1:00          …
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