BCHW RENDEZVOUS and Used Tack Sale

“The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go” is the slogan for the Back Country Horsemen of Washington’s Rendezvous and Used Tack Sale. Featuring guest clinician and keynote speaker Robert “TrailMEister” Eversole. March 18-20 in Ellensburg, WA We have vendors, clinics, auctions, contests, and more! Find out how YOU can …

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CHA Region 1 Conference

Horsemanship instructor conference, 3 days of quality workshops at Warm Beach Horsemanship, Stanwood, WA. See sample schedule at www.charegion1.com


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IMTCA Northwest Region 1 Qualifying Challenge Weekend

Mountain Trail Challenge is a unique way to help build a solid partnership between a horse and rider. When this partnership is developed, you can plainly see its results as horse and rider navigate obstacles safely, boldly and confidently. The overall purpose of the Trail Challenge is to promote good …

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Creed, Part One – The Gentle Giant Mustang

Photo by Tracey Hamilton

Article by Tracey Hamilton Creed arrived at Stonewater in November of 2019 with some gentling already done. He was part of the August 2018 emergency gathering from Stinking Water HMA (Herd Management Area) in Oregon. There were 10 Mustangs captured because they were trespassing on a rancher’s land. As a …

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Butte Creek Scout Ranch Perseveres – Despite Trying Times, Wranglers Head Toward Summer with True Grit

Article by Chris Bartell Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. CHA launched a brand-new website this month, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.   While COVID-19 shuttered summer camp for thousands of …

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Morrow Ranch – Encouraging Vital Relationships

Photo by Morrow Ranch

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.   Horses have a special way of connecting with young people. Now kids can enjoy week-long camp adventures where they are …

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Milo the Mustang – A Young Horse’s Education Continues

Photo by Tracey Hamilton

Article by: Tracey Hamilton and a Youth Dynamics Student   Milo joined Stonewater Mustangs from a Nevada BLM Herd Management Area called the Pine Nut Mountains herd. He is athletic, pony-sized, curious, never-met-a-stranger, busy-all-the-time, and four years old. He arrived with solid ground training, and a trick… he lies down …

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FlySpur Ranch – Offering EquiShare to Benefit Riders and Horses

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Go to www.CHA.Horse for more information. Article by Flyspur Ranch   Fifteen years ago, Kevin and Therese Friedman moved from Washington, DC to Bend, Oregon to pursue …

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Equestrian Crossings is Hands-on – Member-Run Program Offers Lessons for Everyone

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Article by: Dr. Marjorie Bommerbach, CHA Certified Instructor, EqX Volunteer   Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. CHA launched a brand-new website this month, go to www.CHA.Horse for more information.   The unit …

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Many Good Reasons to Join BCHW – Friendships and Trail Riding are Just a Few of the Benefits

Pasayten Hot Shot Crew having a lunch break. Photo by Tina Short

Are you looking for new riding partners? How about new places to ride and camp? Are you concerned about having trails to ride your four-legged partner on? As 2020 comes to a close it’s time to join or renew your memberships to trail organizations such as Back Country Horsemen of …

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