Back Country Horsemen of Washington State

Back Country Horsemen of Washington State


Mission Statement

BCHW is affiliated with the Back Country Horsemen of America and therefore adopts the BCHA mission statement as follows:

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


Statement Of Principles

BCHW Awards and Recognition


Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) is 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.

 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!