Learn fundamentals of use, care, and development of local trails

The Las Padres Unit hosts the 31st Annual BCHC Rendezvous in Paso Robles Equestrian Arena, April 13–15.

Back Country Horseman California

Backcountry Horsemen of California’s purpose is to improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams, and meadows by advocating good trail manners. 

Events start daily at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Friday evening Monte Mills and the Lucky Horsemen Band will play from 8 p.m. On Saturday, wine, beer, and cheese tasting will be from 3–5 p.m., and live and silent auctions starts 7 p.m. The public is warmly invited to the auction.

Matt Sheridan will give demonstrations of his ‘F’s’ – Foundation, Fundamentals and Follow-through horsemanship. In addition to horsemanship training, you can select saw instructions, saw safety, and winch classes. Learn from USFS Fire Safety and Safely Protocol. Watch a demo on the Bemer that is used for both humans and animals. You will find classes on weeds and grasses, minimize campfire impacts, and many more.

In the ‘Kids’ Corral’ there will be learning about knots, leave-no-trace camping, and learning the box hitch, as well as coloring contests.

We will have Dutch Oven demos as well as a Dutch Oven contest where the public gets to vote on their favorite Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Come watch the Trail Challenge and fun arena games during the day.

Vendors will be onsite with items to sell so be sure to attend and check out their unique items.

For more information about the Backcountry Horsemen Rendezvous go to bchcalifornia.org.