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CANADA 1867 THEME INTER CHAPTER RIDE   When:  JULY 14, 15 AND 16, 2017 Where: CLEARWATER B.C. Host: NORTH THOMPSON CHAPTER Challenge:  Another chapter host next year    Location and camping of this ride will be at the Wells Gray Golf course. Day rides will be into beautiful Wells Gray Park. Rides can vary between 3 hours and 10 hours, your choice, with stunning scenery along and above Clearwater River. For those in your group that would like to partake in a game of golf, we will be immediately adjacent the golf course. Camping is in a large 8-10 acre mowed field with flush toilets and hot showers available at no charge for registered participants. Also there are a couple of cabins available but would require booking immediately through the golf course (250-674-0009). A larger creek flows along one side and a large pond opposite, just in case a serious cooling is…
Story by Birgit Stutz, originally published in The Valley Sentinel The Great Divide Trail (GDT) is a wilderness trail in the Canadian Rockies, which closely follows the Continental Divide between Alberta and British Columbia, crossing the divide no fewer than 30 times. It begins in Waterton Lakes National Park at the Canada-US border (where it connects with the Continental Divide Trail which extends from the Mexican border to the Canadian border) and ends 1,200 kilometres to the north in Kakwa Provincial Park.Every year, horse back riders and hikers from around the world travel through the mountains on the Great Divide Trail behind the Robson Valley highway corridor.  “Fires made travel very difficult through a large section of the trail within Robson Park, so travellers were challenged navigating their way with downed burned timber -like a logger’s version of ‘pick-up-sticks’-, boggy muskeg, and river crossings when the trail was elusive and…
  The Back Country Horsemen of BC are excited to announce that there are two new awards this year to recognize our volunteers and projects. The BCHBC Volunteer of the Year Award will be given to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to the BCHBC through their time, dedication, leadership and exemplification of the spirit of the BCHBC. The plaque shown is the perpetual trophy plaque which will have the winner’s name and date of award engraved on it as well, the winner will receive a smaller version of the plaque for theirs to keep. The BCHBC Award of Excellence for an Outstanding Project will be awarded to a project (will not necessarily be awarded annually should there not be a project that meets the requirements that year) that makes an impact on the BCHBC, the area where it has been completed and is as the title suggests –…
Article by Mary Huntington, BCHBC Vice President -  Rendezvous 2016, our 25th Anniversary Celebration!  Well it really is Hoofprints in History now, but what fun we had turning it into history with 242 registrants and about 165 horses.  Our venue, the Princeton Exhibition grounds proved very capable of handling all the people, rigs, horses and mules that arrived.  Excitement was high right from the start, when the pack trippers arrived to settle in the only treed area of the grounds and set up a real packing camp that was worth walking up to, to look at and admire.  Upon entering the Exhibition grounds, people quickly located their friends and chapters and settled in encircling the grounds in a sea of white rigs.  As quickly as camps were set up, horses were unloaded, tacked up and ridden out to start exploring the fabulous trail systems. Friday was an early start with…
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