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Summer Greetings!

The flowers are in their glory, evenings are pleasantly warm and our ponies love the morning sun. Unfortunately, we remain in a state of separation. Our August meeting is canceled as well as any work parties. This is our status until further notice. But, for your information, the Board has “Zoomed ” and we’re on schedule with a current grant and are going to … Read More Summer Greetings!

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Inclusion and Diversity

The Buckhorn Range Chapter (BRC) of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) hereby confirm that we welcome all people of any ethnic or racial background to be part of our organization. We do not discriminate in our chapter or in our organization as stated in the BCHW Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and expanded here with regards to the timely social discussions on racial … Read More Inclusion and Diversity

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“Virtual” Work Party

With COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions imposed by the Governor’s office and a virtual National Trails Day being silenced nationally by the American Hiking Society to “suspend our promotion of National Trails Day® in solidarity with the ongoing protests across the country”, our Chapter had already decided to limit work parties to “Same-Household” groups and work individually on our favorite trails. In our household, … Read More “Virtual” Work Party

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Looking ahead

Remember that we will not have our May 8th meeting. Hoping June will find us together and really have my fingers crossed that we can go camping at LeBar Horse Camp on July 17-19. Until we meet again… Kris Lenke, President Buckhorn Range Chapter

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The Magnificent Seven

We, the Magnificent Seven, had a very productive work party today at the Horse Park. We cut massive amounts of scotch broom and beat it into submission placing it into piles. The “Sevens” were Helen, Larry, Robin, Peter , Jeff, Juelie, Kris.

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Horse Park Work Party

We are holding a work party on Saturday Feb 1 at the Jefferson County Horse Park on Cape George Road.   The work will begin at 10 am.   If it rains hard, we will be out of there by 10:01.   If it rains a little, we will work much longer. The task at hand is a simple one – clean up the scotchbroom around the … Read More Horse Park Work Party

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Fear and Riding

Buckhorn Range Chapter of Backcountry Horsemen will host Dr. Heather Macdonald onFebruary 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tri Area Center in Chimacum.  What horseback rider hasn’t at times felt his confidence undermined by perceived threats to his safety?  Our guest speaker is an outdoor enthusiast, equestrian, and former international mountain guide.  As a practicing psychologist and professor of psychology Dr. Macdonald will help … Read More Fear and Riding

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Trail Safe!

Do you work as a trails volunteer for National Park Service? This video series was designed for you, but is useful to everyone! Based on NPS Operational Leadership Training, Trail Safe! captures the core learning objectives of the 16 hour Operational Leadership course while allowing volunteers to learn from their own homes on-line through eight video lessons. Register yourself (and others if you are watching as a group) … Read More Trail Safe!

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Halloween Ride!

The date for the Halloween Ride is Saturday, October 19 at the Horse Park. Arrive at 9:30, pre-ride briefing at 10 with first rider going out at 10:15. Drag riders leave at 10:45 or 10 min after the last rider. As usual, the trail will be well marked and there will be a delicious  Halloween theme snack on the trail. The ride, at a … Read More Halloween Ride!

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Buckhorn at the Fair!

Come down and visit us at the Jefferson County Fair Friday thru Sunday, August 9-11th. We’re right between the grandstand and the cow barn, right across from the texas longhorns. Here we are setting up the booth this evening.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About First Aid On the Trail But Were Afraid To Ask!

Dr. Erik Splawn will be the featured speaker at our June Chapter meeting this Friday at the Tri-Area Community Center. He will cover first aid for your horse when you are out on the trail. Doors open at 6:45, program at 7, business meeting to follow.

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Derby Day Work Party

Saturday morning was bright sunshine and perfect for a day building and brushing trails. We had a good turnout (6) for this year’s Derby Day event. 5 crew members continued tread work on the new trail from Cat Lake Rd. Rick had been working on this project at 3 previous work parties so I put him in charge of the tread work while I … Read More Derby Day Work Party