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Press Releases

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

Back Country Horsemen of America’s Rapport with Wild Lands

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Members of BCH New Mexico Northwest Chapter Scouting Trails in Tent Rocks National Monument Back Country Horsemen of America believes that protecting our right to ride horses on public lands starts with taking part in maintaining those trails. Members spend countless hours doing trail and facility maintenance that public lands managers’ budgets don’t allow. As members care for these trails … Read More

Back Country Horsemen of America Trains US Soldiers in Horse Handling

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Back Country Horsemen of America works hard across the country to keep trails open for horse use. They know the many benefits of horses, such as giving youth the confidence they need to succeed in life, and providing adults with stress-relieving recreation. Horses and mules are also invaluable in allowing us to enter fragile wilderness areas without the damage of … Read More

Back Country Horsemen: America’s Best Kept Secret in Wilderness Stewardship

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The following news article appeared in InsideNPS on September 14th, 2015, an online newsletter for employees of the National Park Service. Have you considered whether a local chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America might help with your unit’s maintenance and restoration needs? The NPS maintains a five-year general agreement with Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA), signed by Director Jarvis in … Read More

BCH of Utah Chapter Receives Power of Service Award

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Back Country Horsemen of America leads our quest to protect our right to ride horses on public lands with a lifestyle of volunteerism. Across the country, on any given day, Back Country Horsemen are donating their time, effort, skill, and resources to trail maintenance, responsible recreation education, community outreach, being our voice in public lands planning meetings, and so much … Read More

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