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Back Country Horsemen expanding to Peace Region

Attention all horse lovers — the Back Country Horsemen of BC may be coming to the Peace Region in the near future. The non-profit group exists to bring riders of all types and levels together to enjoy the best trails and scenery in B.C.
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Back Country Horsemen of BC members celebrate reaching a spectacular lookout point on a ride in the South Chilcotin Mountains. The organization is for riders of all ages and disciplines who want to enjoy non-competitive trail riding events and activities.

Attention all horse lovers — the Back Country Horsemen of BC may be coming to the Peace Region in the near future.

The non-profit group exists to bring riders of all types and levels together to enjoy the best trails and scenery in B.C.

“The majority of our members just want to connect with other people to enjoy non-competitive trail riding close to home. We focus on safety for horses and riders, environmental stewardship, trail building and maintenance, and fun," said provincial president Brian Marriott, member of the East Kootenay chapter.

"Starting a chapter in the Peace River district has been on our radar for a while now and I am thrilled that we have a couple of people interested in helping make this happen.”

The organization registered as a non-profit society in 1991, and says volunteers have contributed $1.6 million in human resources and their time to help with work bees and projects across the province since 2000. Projects in 2019-20 prior to the pandemic totalled $111,500, the organization said.

Today, members enjoy the work of preserving horse trails and sharing their experiences with others. 

"I love our purpose of saving horse trails and building horse camping areas and how we co-operate with other recreational trail users to make it a safe experience,” said member Rose Schroeder. 

For more info, contact president Brian Marriott at president@bchorsemen.org.


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