Washington State Equestrian Educational and Volunteer Trail Maintenance Organization
We are networked with Back Country Horsemen of America Inc. (BCHA), in 31 other states. Come join us for good friendship, good information, volunteer opportunities, and the chance to make a difference!
BCHW Mission Statement
BCHW is affiliated with the Back Country Horsemen of America and therefore adopts the BCHA mission statement as follows:
THE MISSION OF THIS ORGANIZATION SHALL BE:
1. To perpetuate the commonsense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
2. To work to ensure 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 back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
5. To foster and encourage the formation of new chapters in the state organization.
Welcome to the website for the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW). We are a 501 (c) (3) organization with 31 chapters across the state dedicated to: keeping trails open for all users; educating horse users in Leave-No-Trace practices; and providing volunteer service to resource agencies.
BCHW is affiliated with the Back Country Horsemen of America and therefore adopts the BCHA mission statement.
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January 6 Virtual Event recoding is now available to watch!
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Latest Edition of the BCHW Trailhead News
BCHA Monthly News & Updates
2023 Winery Ride and Costume Contest Photos!!
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Work Party Reports
The Turnpike Email Newsletter
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BCHW Volunteer Positions Available at the State Level
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