Back Country Horsemen help Girl Scouts Earn Merit Badges

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Back Country Horsemen of America protects our right to ride horses on public lands through a wide range of projects across the nation. Some of their favorites include passing on their hard-earned equestrian and wilderness skills to others, especially young people. BCH folks understand that our children will continue our quest to keep trails open for horse use while practicing … Read More

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

Back Country Horsemen of America Helps Keep Our Nation’s Landscape Clean

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Back Country Horsemen of America defends our right to ride horses on public lands, and they also believe strongly in recreating responsibly, whether we ride horses, mountain bikes, or ATVs, or simply use our own two feet. Sadly, there are some folks who don’t feel the same respect for our wild lands. When they leave behind trash and discarded items, … Read More

BCH Applaud Designation of Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument

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Back Country Horsemen of America and Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico Applaud Designation of Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument – courtesy of Bureau of Land Management “The Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) applauds President Barack Obama’s designation of the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument utilizing his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906, … Read More

2013 Volunteer Hours Report & Double Diamond Award Recipient

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The BCHA Volunteer Hours committee reports the total value of the volunteer effort reported in 2013 was $13,972,949.71 and the Harney Lookout Tower Preservation Project supported by Black Hills BCH was selected as this years recipient of the Double Diamond Award. The other finalists for the Double Diamond Award were the, Mesa Verde BCH (Colorado), Four Corners BCH (Colorado), San … Read More

BCHA hosting the largest fundraiser in the history

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Back Country Horsemen of America Event Details Click here for Our Crowdfunding Campaign Hey, Hey BCHA! We need your help to keep our nation’s trails open! BCHA is hosting the largest most visible fundraiser in the history of BCHA! Here’s the best part: If we meet our goal, over 12,000 dollars will go back to the chapters/units via grants! Let’s … Read More

Eduation Foundation Grants Available

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 Education Foundation Grants Available The BCHA Education Foundation directors are pleased to announce the availability of three $ 1,000.00 grants and two $ 500.00 grants to BCH chapters for equipment, materials and supplies for trail or trailhead building, maintenance and/or repair. These grants are a result of a DEW Foundation donation. Projects are encouraged which involve partnerships with public land … Read More

BCH Trek the Old Spanish National Historic Trail

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By Sarah Wynne Jackson Although equestrians share the trails with many other types of users, horseback riding is the original use for many of the trails and public lands we enjoy today. Not only does Back Country Horsemen of America protect our right to ride horses on public lands, they seek to preserve those historic trails our predecessors traveled. In … Read More

BCHA Teach Trail Clearing Skills to Boy Scouts

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Back Country Horsemen of America strives to preserve our heritage of traveling by horseback across our nation’s stunning landscape. When this generation has passed, today’s youth will take up the reins of that objective. BCHA recognizes how important it is to teach young people how to enjoy the land while also caring for it. They take every opportunity to include … Read More

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