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BCHA 2017 Packing Skills Scholarship Winner
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In mid-June every year Mack and Connie Long of Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters host a handful of eager students for what is known as the packing skills class. The class is a five day trip into the historic Bob Marshall Wilderness complex to teach new comers to packing the ropes- literally. This past year I was fortunate enough to earn … Read More

Buffalo River BCH of Arkansas Put On Kids’ Weekend at Woolum Park
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In spite of the heat, the intrepid kids and grand kids of the Buffalo River Back Country Horsemen had their third annual weekend of learning and practicing Leave No Trace skills, invasive plant identification, proper trail work and tool usage, and Dutch oven cooking, All this while improving horsemanship and swimming techniques. Thirteen young cowgirls and cowboys came with seventeen … Read More

BCHA Announces the Packing and Wilderness Skills Young Adult Scholarship Winner
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BCHA and Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters in Montana are excited to announce Madeline Baker of Post Falls, Idaho as the recipient of this year’s scholarship. Madeline was selected from a field of 30 excellent applicants. While it was challenging for the Education Committee of the BCHA to narrow down the applicants, Madeline demonstrated the interest and dedication that BCHA was … 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

Remembering BCHC Sierra Freepackers member John Glenn
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John Glenn, Denise & Robby Robinson, it took three days to cut this log and get it moved off the trail. John Glenn 1940-2015 Back Country Horsemen of California, the U.S. Forest Service and the world lost a dedicated, talented, wonderful volunteer, father and grandfather on August 6, 2015. John Glenn died from injuries he incurred from a freak accident. It’s … Read More

BCHC Sierra Freepackers head to Granite Creek
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As a recipient of one of the $1000.00 BCHA Grants, fifteen members of the Sierra Freepackers headed to Granite Creek on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Our original plan was to pack in to 77 Corral and start on the removal of the stock fence per the Forest Service request. After the Forest Service looked at usage of the area and that … Read More

Buffalo River BCH Arkansas Second Annual Kids Camp 2015
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Buffalo River BCH Arkansas Puts on the second annual  2015 Kids Camp! The Buffalo River Back Country Horsemen celebrated their second annual Kids’Camping Weekend at the Woolum horse camp near St. Joe on June 26-28. Even more activities than last year were planned for the young equestrians. Among the exercises in horsemanship and agility were races to the end of … Read More

BCHA Awards Education Equine Packing Scholarship Grant
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BCH of Kentucky member Roy Cornett provides his perspective of the 2015 Education Equine Packing Scholarship Award and Pack Trip into the Bob Marshal Wilderness. Call to the Wilderness In late April of 2015 I was attending the National Back Country Horsemen of America annual conference as a national director from KY. This conference was in Sacramento, CA. We were discussing ways … Read More

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

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

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