BCHA News

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

Proposed Rule Change for Private Horse Use –Bryce Canyon National Park

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Back Country Horsemen of America Action Alert!!! Click Here for Updated Information Deadline for Comments: April 24, 2014 (midnight Mountain time zone) Bryce Canyon National Park has proposed changes for users of privately-owned stock on designated horse trails within the park. The changes are intended to ensure the safety of all visitors and to protect park resources. The park initiated … 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

BCHA Gets the Job Done with Low Impact on the Land

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Back Country Horsemen of America cherishes our wild lands and they make sure that everything they do has the lowest impact possible on the land and the environment. That’s one reason they love horses and mules. Horse power is irreplaceable in the many public lands where motorized use is prohibited, such as the Bass Lake area in the Sierra National … Read More

BCHA Announces 2012 Legacy Award Winner

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Back Country Horsemen of America leads the nationwide effort to preserve trails for horse use, not only for today’s equestrians, but also for tomorrow’s. They seek to leave an inheritance to future generations; a legacy of responsible enjoyment of America’s wild lands the way our forefathers did: by horseback. With that goal in mind, Back Country Horsemen of America selects … Read More

BCHA Announces New Chairman

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Back Country Horsemen of America has been keeping horses on America’s trails for 40 years. An organization that began with a handful of members in one western state has spread clear across the nation to include 26 states, 11 of which are east of the Mississippi. It seems fitting that the new Chairman in their 40th year is Jim McGarvey, … Read More

BCHA Announces 2012 Double Diamond Award Winners

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The name “Back Country Horsemen” carries weight. They are some of the most highly respected horse folks in the US. That’s not surprising. Since 1973, they’ve been keeping trails open for horse use in a variety of ways, such as attending public land planning meetings, talking with legislators, working with governing agencies, and putting grunt labor to work maintaining trails. … Read More

BCHA Gives Youth a Leg Up on Tomorrow

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Across the nation, Back Country Horsemen of America leads the campaign of saving trails for horse use. They cherish America’s equestrian heritage and seek to preserve our right to ride horses on public lands for many generations to come. The next generation is here with us now; children of all ages who are fascinated with horses, love the outdoors, and … Read More

BCHA 2012 Volunteer Value is the Highest in its History

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As the leader in protecting our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America is proud of their record of service. For 40 years, they have volunteered their time, skill, and resources towards keeping trails open to horse use and promoting responsible recreation in a myriad of ways. BCHA commends its members across the nation who … Read More

BCHA Volunteer in their Local Communities

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Back Country Horsemen of America is known for protecting our right to ride horses on public lands and for donating millions of dollars of volunteer value each year towards maintaining trails, but their hard work doesn’t end there. These horsemen and horsewomen see themselves as an integral part of their communities and they enjoy using their unique skills to benefit … Read More

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