The Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) and its chapters (BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN – Boise) is a non-profit organization that aims to preserve the historic use of horses and mules for recreation and work on public lands. The organization has over 13,000 members across the United States and Canada, organized into local chapters.
BCH chapters are made up of volunteers who are passionate about preserving access to public lands for equestrians and other recreational users. Each chapter works to maintain trails, campsites, and other facilities on public lands, as well as advocating for responsible land use policies.
Chapters may also organize events, such as trail rides, clinics, and educational workshops, to promote responsible horse use and land stewardship. Additionally, chapters may engage in fundraising efforts to support their local projects and initiatives.
Joining a BCHA chapter is a great way to connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about preserving equestrian access to public lands, while also contributing to important conservation efforts.
BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN – Boise (BBCH) is a local Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Idaho and Back Country Horsemen of America. We have members from Ada and surrounding counties and coordinate with the Squaw Butte and Treasure Valley chapters.
To learn more, see our About and What We Do pages. We also offer some good maps to our favorite trails and other related activities we think you would be interested in. We are not only about volunteer work, but also having a good time with our horses and mules.
Our meetings are held at 7 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at Idaho Pizza in Meridian.
Membership is open to anyone that enjoys riding public lands and wants to preserve access to those lands for recreational stock use. We are a family, just come for a visit
As Part of the Back Country Horsemen of America, view what we are about. BCHA Overview