Back Country Horsemen of America®

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Back Country Horsemen of America Expands Their Reach to Benefit Equestrians Across the US
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Back Country Horsemen of America, the organization that works hard to protect our right to ride horses on public lands, is bigger than ever. Membership now totals over 13,300 members nationwide, with chapters in 27 states. In 2013 alone, those members contributed 368,000 volunteer hours valued at $14 million aimed directly at keeping trails open for horses and other users. … Read More

New legislation calls for improved investments in National Forest Trail System
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Groups rally behind National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act New legislation calls for improved investments in National Forest Trail System Contacts: Paul Spitler, The Wilderness Society (202) 360-1912 Jim McGarvey, Chairman of Back Country Horsemen of America (706) 624-6505 Ben Pendergrass, American Horse Council (202) 296-4031 WASHINGTON DC (June 18, 2014) – The Backcountry Horsemen of America, The Wilderness Society, … Read More

“We made it” BCHA makes Crowd Funding Campaign Goal!
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We did it, BCHA raised $89,317.00 dollars in 45 days. Our crowd funding campaign goal on indiegogo.com was $50,000 and we exceeded that by $14, 317.00 for a total of $64,317.00. Then add the private foundation challenge grant of $25,000.00 to get the total. Quite a feat by all who contributed their time and talent in making the campaign happen … Read More

2013 Winner of the Double Diamond Award
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The winner of the 2013 Double Diamond Award is the Black Hills Back Country Horsemen of South Dakota. The Black Hills Back Country Horsemen of South Dakota (BH BCH SD) members  won the the award for their efforts in assisting USFS – Region 2 Packstring packing in equipment for the Harney Lookout Tower Preservation project during September 9 – 13, 2013. … Read More