Back Country Horsemen of America®

Dedicated to keeping America's trails open for all.

BCHA Invites New Generations to Join Them
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The tradition of traveling long distance through wild lands by horseback is older than our country itself. Back Country Horsemen of America cherishes that heritage and protects our right to carry on that legacy. The participation of younger folks who hold the same passion ensures that the tradition will thrive long into our country’s future. Back Country Horsemen of America … Read More

Bryce Canyon National Park Decides Against Guides For Private Equestrians
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Submitted by National Park Traveler Staff on October 7, 2014 – 12:41am Bryce Canyon National Park has backed off from a proposal to require private horse owners to hire guides to ride in the park Public opposition has led Bryce Canyon National Park officials to drop their proposal to require all private horse groups to hire a guide to ride … Read More

Meet Our Person of the Day – Jason Ridlon Washington
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Hi, my name is Jason Ridlon BCHA Director, BCHW Rendezvous Co-Chair, BCHW Special Projects Coordinator, BCHW Independent Member and it’s an honor to work with such great members from Washington and across the country. The last two attached photos are from our State Wide work parties here in Washington State. And here is a brief background of  how these photos … Read More

Meet Our Person of the Day – Larry Jeffers, TN
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Hi, I am Larry Jeffers current President of the BCH of East TN and a current National Director. One of our current projects is development of horse trails in the Roan Mountain State Park in which access  via 3, 1/4 mile connectors to existing National Forest roads were denied by the National Forest. The connectors were key to the success of the project. … Read More

Meet Our Person of the Day – Tom Thomas, NC
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My name is Tom Thomas. I am president of BCH of NC.  I am honored to work with all our states members in maintaining the heritage and history of stock use in all wilderness areas.  We do this by putting boots and hooves on the ground maintaining trails, packing in equipment and resources for groups such as the Appalachian Trail … Read More

Meet Our Person of the Day – Roy Cornett, KY
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My name is Roy Cornett and I am a BCHA member from KY who really appreciates all that BCHA does for me and those of us who enjoy trail access to our public lands. Recently, I have been able to instill some of those thoughts into my granddaughter Aubrey Roark (8).  She has become hooked on trail riding with me.  … Read More