BCHA News

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

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

WE DID IT! Keeping Trails Open for You Fundraiser
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Thank You…Thank You All! Thank You to everyone that contributed.  Thank You to all the chapters that met the Lori Lennox and Grays Harbor Chapter Challenge.  Thank You to all the state presidents that encouraged their members to spread the word.  And a special Thank You to the Foundation, a longtime supporter of the BCHA, that posted the $25,000 Challenge … 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

Incredible Progress on the BCHA Fundraising Campaign
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We launched our one-of-a-kind campaign last Friday with a bang (only 7 days ago) and we have already generated 45% of our fundraising goal. We’re the #7 featured campaign at IndieGoGo.com under Environment and we’re the #1 new campaign of the week for Environment. With hundreds of campaigns launched every day, this is great news. It’s because of committed hard … 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

BCH Members Continue to Work for You
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Here’s an update for you from the ‘Keeping Trails Open for You – Back Country Horsemen of America’ team: A BCH North Carolina chapter did trail work this weekend in Smoky Mountain National Park.  The Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada cleared trail on Mount Charleston, north of Las Vegas.  There were pack clinics in Oregon and Idaho.  … Read More

BCHA Live Video Broadcast was a Resounding Success
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The first time ever Back Country Horsemen of America broadcast live the National Board Meeting along with Announcing the “Keep Trails Open For You” Campaign was a resounding success. If you missed the April 23rd through 26th live broadcast or would like to review parts again, it is available on line to view anytime. Click here to View Saved Video Broadcast On … Read More

BCHA Crowd Funding Campaign Launches
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Dear Member, Friend, Supporter, Advocate, Trail Enthusiast, Outdoor Enthusiast, Our “Keeping Trails Open for You” campaign is NOW LIVE. Please visit the following link to contribute and share our campaign. Keeping Trails Open for You Live Link – http://www.igg.me/at/bcha Are you passionate about keeping our trails open for your families and future generations? If so, Back Country Horsemen of America … Read More

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