• Welcome to Back Country Horsemen Society of BC

    A province wide society of over 900 members in 22 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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  • Mission Statement

    BCHBC is an organization that provides equestrians who are interested in trail riding and the back country, with a social and safe learning atmosphere where people of all ages and experience can enjoy trail riding and the wilderness experience.

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  • History of BCHBC

    In 1989, in Langley, BC, a small group of equine enthusiasts were sitting around Jim and Marilyn McCrae's dining room table talking about horses and trail riding. Their purpose was to form the Back Country Horsemen Society of British Columbia.

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  • Why Join BCHBC?

    Mainly to have fun with other trail riders. Some of our members are more interested in learning about trail riding, some like to meet new people to ride with, others are passionate about protecting and developing trails.

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  • Education at BCHBC

    Our 4 levels of education are a series of skills that you can acquire at your own pace. There are no exams or tests required, unless you wish to go further and be evaluated or certified by a qualified instructor.

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Upcoming Events

Woodlands Horse Camp
Fri Aug 26 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Workbee Goose Lake towards Twin Lakes
Sat Aug 27 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
The Winery Ride
Sat Aug 27 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Kamloops Chapter
Monthly Meeting
Fri Sep 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Pemberton Valley
Yarrow Chapter
Sat Sep 03 @12:00AM
Yarrow Chapter
SVI rides Mt Prevost
Sat Sep 03 @11:00AM -
South Vancouver Island
Okanagan Chapter Executive Meeting
Tue Sep 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
General Meeting
Wed Sep 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Woodlands Horse Camp
Fri Sep 09 @12:00AM
Aldergrove Chapter
Jim and Mona's Weekend Campout
Fri Sep 09 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Okanangan Chapter General Meeting
Tue Sep 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Okanagan Chapter
Shuswap Chapter General Meeting
Wed Sep 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Shuswap Chapter
Wed Sep 14 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Yarrow Chapter
SVI Monthly Meeting
Fri Sep 16 @ 6:30PM -
South Vancouver Island
Vedder River Ride
Sat Sep 17 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Fall Weekend at Little Horse Lodge
Fri Sep 23 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
North Cariboo Chapter
Horse Agility Clinic
Sat Sep 24 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Aldergrove Chapter
Yarrow Chapter
Sun Sep 25 @12:00AM
Yarrow Chapter
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 16:11

Yarrow Chapter at it again!

Late March saw Yarrows core group of hard working, valuable volunteers out in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park once again. In order to keep the horse trail (also part of the TCT (Trans Canada Trail) useable by horses and hikers, the slippery suspension bridge deck (we live and ride in a rainforest!) needed some expanded metal laid down. Yarrow bought the metal and got permission to use a quad and trailer to get it to the bridge. In short order it was tacked down and the volunteers retired to the lake for a picnic lunch. Tomorrow would be the day to see how the horse and mules would cross the metal grip.My bet was Johns mules would balk but they walked across like it had always been there!! Never can tell with mules. Another 3/4 hour ride brought us to the site of the turnpike. We needed to finish the last 50 feet. Labour…
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 16:56

AGM Agenda Announcement

Back Country Horsemen Society of BCAnnual General Meeting Draft AgendaHeld at the Princeton Rodeo Grounds Saturday May 28th, 2016, 8:30 am to 9:30 amHCBC Speaker to follow   Saturday June 6  
Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:51

BCHBC Multi-Chapter Ride

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Sunday, 15 May 2016 11:09

Cowboy Poetry Contest

The Ernie Buckle ~NO RULES~ Cowboy Poetry Contest Slam it! Croon it!! Do it with a friend! Wander down to Busker's Alley and recruit a musician....or do it the Ernie way: Old Cowboy Around the Campfire style!!! In the intimate setting of Busker's Alley ~Recite an old favorite or make up your own~ Use your imagination and wow the judges Friday 2:30-4:30 or Saturday 12:30-2:30 Winner will take home the stunning Ernie Buckle buckle, the commemorative plaque and bragging rights for the year!!! LOOKING FOR JUDGES!!! A FUN WAY TO VOLUNTEER AT RENDEZVOUS!!  To reserve a time or become a judge contact Sheila   604-856-8968; text 604-839-6606 or at RV at Busker's Alley
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