Back Country Horsemen of America®

Dedicated to keeping America's trails open for all.

San Juan BCH of Colorado Work To Clear Trail
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Back Country Horsemen of America believes in the premise of America’s Wildernesses, and leads our nation both on the trail and in houses of government in preserving those wild lands. Highly respected for their knowledge, integrity, and work ethic, BCHA collaborates extensively with land management agencies and other trail user groups to create practical solutions to the problems that threaten … Read More

Shoshone BCH get the job done
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Back Country Horsemen of America Makes a Good Trail Ride a Great One by Sarah Wynne Jackson Back Country Horsemen of America works hard to keep trails open for horse use across the nation. They also dedicate their time and effort to making sure equestrians have the amenities they need to fully enjoy their trail experience. Adequate parking at trailheads, … Read More

Olympic Back Country Horsemen
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Back Country Horsemen of America Cares for the Front Country Gems Outside Your Back Door by Sarah Wynne Jackson Back Country Horsemen of America formed over 40 years ago to protect our right to ride horses on public lands. The original founders cherished the wide swaths of wild land that encompass hundreds of thousands of acres with trails inaccessible to … Read More

Back Country Horsemen of Tennessee
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Back Country Horsemen of America Strikes a Balance Between Recreation and Preservation by Sarah Wynne Jackson From its inception over 40 years ago, Back Country Horsemen of America established a solid reputation as a service organization. Its members are known as hard-working, knowledgeable folks who turn up when there’s a job to be done. Some people wonder why. Why would … Read More

New Forest Service Chief announced
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Secretary Perdue Announces Tony Tooke as New Forest Service Chief (Washington, D.C., August 21, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and currently is the Regional Forester for the Southern Region. Following the announcement, … Read More

BCHA 2016 Volunteer Hours
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In 2016, Back Country Horsemen of America from 31 different states logged over 341,502 volunteer hours with just over 13.4 million dollars worth of volunteer value. In the process, 11,461 stock were used and volunteers traveled over 1.9 million miles. That adds up to an amazing 4,773,583 hours donated over the last 21 years, for a total donated value of $139,805,692. As … Read More

BCHA Celebrates National Park Service Centennial
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Here is the BCHA Ad placed in the USA Today Special Edition Your National Parks Guide. “Spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties…” These words cause even the most restrained American to choke up. They describe our America, the America we cherish, the America founded on the backs of horses. Back Country Horsemen of America strives every day … Read More

BCH of California Teach Youth Winning Packing Skills
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Back Country Horsemen from coast to coast volunteer their time and resources protecting our right to ride horses on public land, so our children and our grandchildren can travel the landscape as our ancestors did, on the backs of horses. BCHA members regularly share their knowledge and skills with youth, so they can enjoy the horses and the countryside safely … Read More

BCH of California Gets It Done, and Then Some
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Spring, summer, fall, and winter, Back Country Horsemen of America works throughout the year to keep trails open for horse use. One of the original states to form BCHA, Back Country Horsemen of California donate their time and personal resources to creating and improving horseback riding opportunities across the state. Now You Can Lead a Horse to Water… Several years … Read More

BCH of Washington Surpasses Project Goals
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Back Country Horsemen of America makes huge strides every year in their effort to keep trails open for horse use. One secret to their success is their habit of doing more than the job requires. If they’re fixing a trail tread, they’ll pick up the litter they find along the way. If they’re installing a bridge, they’ll trim that low-hanging … Read More

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