Welcome to Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona

 The BCHCAZ is a  not-for-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to: keeping trails open for all users; educating horse users in Leave-No-Trace practices; and providing volunteer service to resource agencies.



Ongoing or annual projects include:

  • Board Meeting first Monday of each month
  • Annual Meeting, Elections, Lunch – Feb. 21st
  • Packing Clinic in March – TBD upon level of interest
  • Groom Creek Horse Camp Clean-up- April 16th
  • GPS Class – TBD upon level of interest
  • Almosta Trail Ride – date TBD
  • Little Thumb Butte Ride and Lunch – April 30th
  • Bumble Bee Annual Fund Raiser – Nov 4th thru Nov 6th
  • Gate Installation, retrofit and signs
  • BCHCAZ serves breakfast to the Cowboy Poets Gathering every August

Contact Us

Back Country Horsemen of Central Arizona
PO Box 4486
Chino Valley, AZ 86323



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Just a shout out to thank Jim Higgs and Gayle Gardner for leading the ride yesterday! Great job! Several drag riders also helped tremendously. Special thanks to Gayle Higgs for arranging and coordinating with the B&B. Ann from the B&B put out an excellent spread for lunch, and even had a special Happy Trails BCHCAZ cake for us.

Although we got a 'little' damp, between the river crossings and rain, we all had a great time and no one got dumped.
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You still have time to RSVP to our Little Thumb Butte B&B coming up next weekend. Contact Gayle Higgs 928-445-3809. It is $15 to cover both the ride and lunch. Please only bring horses or mules that can cross water easily, we will be going across the Verde about 10 times during the ride. ... See MoreSee Less

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