BASE CAMP

FOUNDERS

WHERE WE MEET

HOW TO JOIN

CALENDAR

OFFICERS

PUBLIC LANDS

PICTURES

LINKS

Meetings - Rides - Events - Concerts - Classes

2019 Calendar Information:

Please RSVP to all rides

 

 

2019 Events

February 17, 2019
Saturday
Meet between 9 and 10
Ride out at 10

RIDE POSTPONED

Unit Ride: Deer Creek Chili Ride - BCHC Members Only

Juniper Hills
Trail boss; Kelly Carle

March TBD

Anza Campout

Trail boss: Kelly Carle

March 20, 2019
Wednesday

AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Speaker: Jane McNamara's talk about "pet trusts"

April 21, 2019
Sunday
Meet between 9 and 10
Ride out at 10

AV Unit Ride: Poppy Ride (Open to Non-Members!)

Poppy Ride, Fairmont Butte

About 5 hours, near Lancaster. RSVP Marcy HorsingRound@att.net for location and/or last minute changes. Free to BCHC members, $10 for non-members.

May 9-12, 2019 Western States Horse Expo
Murietta Equestrian Center
May 12, 2019
Sunday
Meet between 9 and 10
Ride out at 10

Texas Rock Ride

Canyon Country

RSVP Marcy HorsingRound@att.net for location and/or last minute changes.

May 15, 2019
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
June TBD

Bandido Horse Camp Campout

Trail boss: Kelly Carle

July 4
Thursday
Time TBD

Fourth of July Ride and Potluck BBQ - Members Only
Juniper Hills
Trail Boss: Kelly Carle
RSVP Kelly Carle 944-1621 for directions or last minute changes.

August TBD

Novice Pack Trip - 9th Annual (New members welcome!)
Trail Boss: Paul Frisbey
This is the trip you want if you’ve always wanted to pack, but are just not ready to go camping on your own. We will reserve the Forest Service Cabin and Cow Camp.

If anyone would like to join us, you will be welcome IF--
You have your own riding and packing animals (Will check for extras - unknown at this time)
You have your own vehicle and trailer.
You attend the orientation meetings (dates TBA).
Or get an exemption, call Paul for details.

September TBD

Alabama Hills Campout

Lone Pine

Trail boss: Marcy

September 18, 2019
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
October 20, 2019
Sunday

Lazy T Ride

Ride out of Lazy T - Leona Valley

Trail boss: Marcy

November TBD

Lopez Lake Campout

San Luis Obispo County

Trail boss: Kelly

November 8-10, 2019

2019 Horse Expo at Fairplex in Pomona
https://horseexpoevents.com/

November 20, 2019
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
December 4, 2019
Wednesday
AV Unit Christmas Party, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Dinner at 5pm followed by Party
 

2019 Past Events

January 16, 2019
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
January 19, 2019
Saturday
Meet between 9 and 10
Ride out at 10

Unit Ride: Griffith Park - BCHC Members Only

Map Link:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/34.5546875,-118.1322335/34.1529535,-118.3103966/@34.2540178,-118.5855289,10z/am=t/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en

This is a great desensitization ride. Frequently seen on the trail are joggers, walkers, bicycles, strollers & dogs. Frequently seen near the trail are picnics, music, golf & vehicle traffic.
Parking is across the street from the Martinez Arena
Directions: From the Antelope Valley-
• South on 14 to I-5
• South on I -5 for about 10 miles to the 170 to Holly wood
• South on 170 about 5 miles to the 134 to Pasadena
• East on 134 about 4 miles to Forest Lawn Dr. (exit 4). You will see a sign that says “Griffith Park, Travel Town, next exit”
• Right on Forest Lawn Dr. to the first street
• Left on Zoo Dr. Less than ¼ mile to parking lot on right

There is a Mexican restaurant right on the trail with hitch rails. The one dining room has windows so we can keep an eye on our stock.

Optional lunch afterward at Viva Cantina, margaritas available there!
900 Riverside Drive, Burbank, 91506.

 

2018 Past Events

January 6, 2018
Saturday

Bickel Camp Ride & Mining Camp Tour - Open to non-members!
Trail Boss: Marcy

Cost: $5 and a case of bottled water for the camp

January 17, 2018
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
March 7, 2018
Wednesday
2pm

Sergeant Steve Owen's Arena Dedication
Everyone is invited to the (Barrel Springs) Arena dedication at 2:00 on Wednesday March 7. The arena at Tejon Park will official be known as the Sergeant Steve Owen arena. The address is 1300 E Barrel Springs Road. It is north of Pearblossom Hwy. between Sierra Hwy and 25th Street East. Please come on horseback, in uniform if you represent a group or on foot. You could go on a trail ride before or after.

March 22-25, 2018

Hole in the Wall Ride - Flyer
Cost: $10 per night per horse and rider
RSVP to Marcy at HorsingRound@att.net for directions and details

April 13-15, 2018

Backcountry Horsemen of California Rendezvous
Paso Robles, CA
For more information about the Rendezvous: http://www.bchcalifornia.org/rendezvous.htm

May 16, 2018
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
July 18, 2018
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
July 25-28, 2018 Novice Pack Trip - 8th Annual (New members welcome!)
Trail Boss: Paul Frisbey
This is the trip you want if you’ve always wanted to pack, but are just not ready to go camping on your own. We will reserve the Forest Service Cabin and Cow Camp. We have picked dates for our annual camp trip to the Sierras.
We are going to Golden Trout Wilderness! Going in on Wednesday, the 25th of July. Returning Saturday the 28th. If anyone would like to join us, you will be welcome IF--
You have your own riding and packing animals (I'm sorry, no one has any extra this year.)
You have your own vehicle and trailer.
You attend the orientation meetings (dates TBA).
Or get an exemption, call Paul for details.
September 19, 2018
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
November 14, 2018
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
December 5, 2018
Wednesday

AV Unit Christmas Party, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Dinner at 5pm followed by Party

December 29, 2018
Saturday
Petroglyph Ride 2018
 

2017 Past Events

January 7, 2017
Saturday

POSTPONED

RIDE TO BE RESCHEDULED

Unit Ride - Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=648

Trail Boss: Kelly Carle

There is a $5 ($4 for seniors) charge to park. Cash only.

January 25, 2017
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
March 5, 2017
Sunday
Meet between 9 and 10
Ride out at 10

Unit Ride: Griffith Park - BCHC Members Only

Map Link:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/34.5546875,-118.1322335/34.1529535,-118.3103966/@34.2540178,-118.5855289,10z/am=t/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en

This is a great desensitization ride. Frequently seen on the trail are joggers, walkers, bicycles, strollers & dogs. Frequently seen near the trail are picnics, music, golf & vehicle traffic.
Parking is across the street from the Martinez Arena
Directions: From the Antelope Valley-
• South on 14 to I-5
• South on I -5 for about 10 miles to the 170 to Holly wood
• South on 170 about 5 miles to the 134 to Pasadena
• East on 134 about 4 miles to Forest Lawn Dr. (exit 4). You will see a sign that says “Griffith Park, Travel Town, next exit”
• Right on Forest Lawn Dr. to the first street
• Left on Zoo Dr. Less than ¼ mile to parking lot on right

There is a Mexican restaurant right on the trail with hitch rails. The one dining room has windows so we can keep an eye on our stock.

Optional lunch afterward at Viva Cantina, margaritas available there!
900 Riverside Drive, Burbank, 91506.

March 15, 2017
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
March 17-19, 2017

Backcountry Horsemen of California Rendezvous
For more information about the Rendezvous: http://www.bchcalifornia.org/rendezvous.htm

April 15, 2017
Saturday

Poppy Ride
(Probably Avenue D @ 140th St. West)
About 5 hours, near Lancaster. RSVP Marcy HorsingRound@att.net for location and/or last minute changes. Free to BCHC members, $10 for non-members. No dogs, no stallions, under 18 must wear helmet

April 20-22, 2017

BHCA National Board Meeting
Great Falls, MT

May 14, 2017
Sunday

Mother's Day Ride - Chino Hills State Park - Canceled, to be rescheduled

Chino Hills State Park http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=648

Trail Boss: Kelly Carle

There is a $5 ($4 for seniors) charge to park. Cash only.

May 17
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
May 23-28

Mule Days
Bishop, CA

June 15 - 18
Thursday - Sunday

Los Padres Unit Educational Campout
Montana de Oro Horse Camp

Backcountry Horsemen of California is sponsoring our Youth Educational Camp-out at Montana do Oro Horse Camp this year June 15,16,17, and 18.
Join our Los Padres Unit ($60 whole family, $50 individual, $15 youth 18-25, under 18 free) and camp with your horse(s) any or all of Thursday thru Sunday.
Fabulous trail riding! The Educational Event and Trail Trials will be on Saturday only. This day is open and free to the public. Adult campers will will pay $25 for Friday and Saturday night BBQ meals in camp.

Call, text, or email Ellie at 805 710 0269 ellielivingston20@gmail.com

June 18
Sunday
10am

Rustler's Roost Ride - Lake Los Angeles (non-members welcome!)
Near Lake Los Angeles. Approximately 13863 East Avenue Q.

About 4 hours. (So, you might want to bring lunch.)
RSVP June by phone or at jfrisbey@gmail.com for directions and/or last minute changes.

July 4
Tuesday
4pm

Fourth of July Ride and Potluck BBQ - Members Only
Juniper Hills
Trail Boss: Kelly Carle
RSVP Kelly Carle 944-1621 for directions or last minute changes.

July 19, 2017
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

August 17 - 21, 2017
Thurs - Monday

Novice Pack Trip to Trout Meadow - 7th Annual (New members welcome!)
A beginners’ pack trip; learn to pack from your own members!
2.5 - 3 hour ride from the trailhead to the cabin.

Trail Boss: Paul Frisbey

This is the trip you want if you’ve always wanted to pack, but are just not ready to go camping on your own. We will reserve the Forest Service Cabin and Cow Camp.

We have picked dates for our annual camp trip to the Sierras. We are going to Golden Trout Wilderness! We are going for a long weekend this year. Going in on Thursday, the 17th of August. Returning Monday the 21st. (Dates are not carved in stone; we may go in the 18th and come out the 22nd.)

If anyone would like to join us, you will be welcome IF--
You have your own riding and packing animals (I'm sorry, no one has any extra this year.)
You have your own vehicle and trailer.
You attend the orientation meetings (dates TBA). Or get an exemption, call Paul for details.

Reservations required

September 20, 2017
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
October 1, 2017
Sunday
Lazy T Ride
Ride out of Lazy T
November 11, 2017
Saturday
Veteran's Day Ride
13863 E Ave Q, Palmdale, CA 93591, USA
$10 for non-members.
About 4 hours. (We will stop for lunch.) Near Lake Los Angeles.
RSVP to June by phone or email for directions and/or last-minute changes.
November 15, 2017
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)
December 6, 2017
(Date changed!)
Wednesday

AV Unit Christmas Party, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Dinner at 5pm followed by Party

 

2016 Past Events

January 9, 2016
Saturday
10am

CANCELLED - Rain Date TBD
Griffith Park Ride

Meetup Link

January 18, 2016
Monday
10am - 1pm

Martin Luther King Day Clean-up in the area of Barrel Springs Road in Palmdale
Palmdale Barrel Springs Arena Staging Area - 1300 Barrel Springs Rd, Palmdale, CA, 93550
(Rain date Monday February 15 )
Volunteers will choose duties and form groups. Dress for the weather and wear work gloves, please bring tools; pitch forks, shovels or rakes.
*Backcountry Horsemen will provide lunch for the volunteers after the clean-up.*
Please RSVP to so we can plan lunch and to notify you in case weather cancels the event:
Elaine emac43031@gmail.com or Valerie Saddlinthe@aol.com

Sponsors Waste Management, City of Palmdale Antelope Valley Unit of Backcountry Horsemen In the Spirit of Partnering Together for a Better Community ETI Corral 138 Barrel Springs Riders

Click Here to see the Flyer

Meetup Link

January 27, 2016
Wednesday
AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Feb 15
Monday
10am

Griffith Park Ride
Trail Boss: June Frisbey

Meetup Link

March 4 - 5 - 6
Fri - Sat - Sun

Anza Borrego, Whitaker Horse Camp
Trail Boss: Kelly Carle

Meetup Link

March 12
Saturday
Volunteer Ranger Training
Springville Forest Service Office on Hwy 190 in Springville.
You have to be a member (regular or associate) of the Sequoia Unit of Backcountry Horsemen of California.
March 18 - 19 - 20
Fri - Sat - Sun
2016 BCHC Rendezvous
Calaveras Fair Grounds (www.frogtown.org) in Angels Camp, CA.
More info: http://bchcalifornia.org/rendezvous.htm
March 23
Wednesday

AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Meetup Link

Apr 10
Sunday
10am

Poppy Ride! Open to non-members!
Trail Boss: Marcy

Meetup Link

May 7
Sunday
10am

Cancelled - Bonanza Gulch Ride
Near Red Rock - We will start at a staging area off Burro Schmidt Tunnel Road, which is about 30 minutes north of Mojave, south a ways from Ridgecrest.
Trail Boss: Marcy

Flyer
Meetup Link

May 18
Wednesday
(Moved for Mule Days)

AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Meetup Link

June 12
Sunday
10am

Camp Fenner to Vincent Gap
Trail Boss: Open
Trail Coordinator: Unless I can find another trail boss, the June 12 ride will be cancelled. The trail boss will be helping with the annual joint venture (BCHC, USDA-FS, BLM, FFA) to take High School students into the back country and teaching trail maintenance and meadow management.

Meetup Link

July 4
Monday

Fourth of July Ride and Potluck, Juniper Hills
Trail Boss: Kelly Carle

July 27
Wednesday

AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Meetup Link

July 18 - 24
Mon through Sun

Cow Camp Pack Trip (New members welcome!)
Trail Boss: Paul Frisbey
We have picked dates for our annual camp trip to the Sierras.We will be leaving on Monday, July 18 and returning on Sunday, July 24.
If anyone would like to join us, you will be welcome IF--
You have your own riding and packing animals (I'm sorry, no one has any extra this year.)
You have your own vehicle and trailer.
You attend the orientation meetings (dates TBA). Or get an exemption, call Paul for details.

Meetup Link

Sep 21
Wednesday
*Date Changed*

AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Meetup Link

Oct 2 - 10am
Sunday

Lazy T Ride - Open to non-members!
Date and location: Lazy T Ranch, 4218 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, CA 93551
Ride out at 10:00 am
Lunch will be provided if riders RSVP, else $5 at the door.

Meetup Link

Nov 11 - 9:30am
Friday

Bonanza Gulch - Wine & Cheese Ride
Near Red Rock - We will start at a staging area off Burro Schmidt Tunnel Road, which is about 30 minutes north of Mojave, south a ways from Ridgecrest.
Trail Boss: Marcy
Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 9:30am

Free for Veterans! $10 for BCHC Members. $20 for non-members. Includes refreshments!
Approximately 5 hour ride near Red Rock

RSVP to Marcy at HorsingRound@att.net for location and any last minute changes.

Flyer
Meetup Link

Nov 16
Wednesday
Adjusted for Thanksgiving

AV Unit Meeting, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Potluck at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. (Every fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months.)

Meetup Link

Sat, December 17
CANCELED

10:00am

Hansen Dam Ride
Trail Boss: June Frisbey
Orcas-Gabrieleno Equestrian Center 11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace
E 210 Fwy- Exit at Osbourne-Left onto Foothill, 0.8 mi
R on Orcas to parking lot

Dec 14 - 6pm
Wednesday

RSVP by Dec 1

AV Unit Christmas Party, LVIA Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, California 93551
Dinner at 6:30 followed by Party

FREE this year if you RSVP by Dec. 1
Main course provided by our unit. Please bring a side dish to share.

Join in the Solo Cup Raffle fun. Bring a raffle item worth $10 or more and receive 5 raffle tickets.
Tickets available for purchase too.
Attendees please bring an unwrapped gift of any value to donate.

No charge if guests RSVP by Dec. 1st, else $5 at the door

RSVP to June at 661-944-3601 or Marcy at horsinground@att.net

Flyer
Meetup Link

"DEDICATED TO THE GENTLE USE OF CALIFORNIA TRAILS AND BACKCOUNTRY"