Join Back Country Horsemen April 5, 6 and 7th in Red Bluff it is “Wild Wilderness Weekend”
The BCHC Equine & Trails Celebration is an annual three day event. Back Country Horsemen of California caters to members as well as the general public by offering varied training opportunities so attendees are better prepared to work in and enjoy our magnificent open spaces. The event is free to the general public. The last two years were a huge success, drawing over 2000 attendees each. This event is held at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
Classes scheduled include:
Trail Maintenance & Construction Tools for Trail Construction & Maintenance Legs & Leg Issues Colic – What is it General Equine Health Equine Dentistry Equine Back Country Emergency First Aid Saddle Fitting Breeding for Mules Packing 101 – Iron Mules Packing 101 – Stock Advanced Packing Skills Odd Load Packing Restraining Stock in the Back Country Pack Saddle Types & Uses Pack Stock & Packing Techniques in Wilderness Dutch Oven Cooking Wilderness First Aid for People Trailer Safety Leather Working for Adults Miniature Donkey Demonstration Gentle Use – Plan Ahead & Prepare Gentle Use with Others Gentle use with Waste Gentle Use – Leave What you Find
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Bring your horse and participate in the Trail Obstacle Challenge. There will be both novice and advanced classes. Check-in is at 8:30 am. For Registration information.
There are a variety of contests to participate in or just watch without your horse. Some of the contests are; Dutch Oven Cook-off, FFA Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Odd Load Packing Contest, Western Art Show and a Farrier Contest. More information and registration forms for contests.
Cheryl Henderson, owner of Oregon School of Natural Hoofcare and ABChoofcare.com will be teaching Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm in the Pauline Davis Pavilion. Trainers from the USFS Region 5 include: Lee Roeser, Michael Morse, Ken Grave, Erik Cordtz and Matt Carson.
St. Bernard Lodge offers horse boarding for guests. St. Bernard Lodge makes a great location to base out of when visiting the PCT in Northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas National Forest or Lassen National Forest, and the Bizz Johnson Trail. Please give us a call if you would like more information on horse trails in the area. Horse boarding is $20/night per horse. We can be reached at 530-258-3382.
Goals of a Backcountry Horsemen of California Event
1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s backcountry and wilderness
2. To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
3. To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the backcountry resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
5. To foster and encourage the formation of new units of the organization.