Gallatin Valley Back Country Horseman

April 24th, 2017 by

Gallatin Valley Back Country Horseman

The Gallatin Valley Back Country Horsemen Club (GVBCH) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to continue enjoyable, common sense use of horses in the back country, assist government agencies in maintenance and management of the resource, ensure that the Public Lands Resource remains open to recreational stock use, and educate, encourage and solicit active public participation in wise and sustaining use of horses and use by people commensurate with our heritage and the back country resources.

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The founding of the Back Country Horsemen occured in Montana’s Flathead Valley in January of 1973. Growth of the BCH as an organization continued with the formation of additional clubs in Montana. In 1977, the Back Country Horsemen of Washington was incorporated and developed an informal liaison with the Montana and newly formed Idaho Back Country Horsemen. In 1981, a California organization known as the High Sierra Stock Users was formed and after several years of discussion, the four groups decided to merge. They would call themselves the Back Country Horsemen of America. A constitution was drafted in 1985 and accepted in 1986. A board of directors elected from each of the four units became the governing body of the new organization, thus uniting the Montana, Idaho, California, and Washington Back Country Horsemen into one organization, the Back Country Horsemen of America. Since that time, there has been steady growth within the four founding state organizations.

The Vision statement is an attempt to describe the desired future condition expressed by the many participants in this process to date. Diverse users of outdoor recreational resources in the Greater Gallatin area aspire to improve mutual understanding, respect and cooperation; accommodate a growing number of trail users and uses; and ensure development and maintenance of an interconnected trail network that is sustainable for generations.

 

Diverse users of outdoor recreational resources in the Greater Gallatin area aspire to improve mutual understanding, respect and cooperation; accommodate a growing number of trail users and uses; and ensure development and maintenance of an interconnected trail network that is sustainable for generations.

If you would like to learn how you can become involved in sponsoring Gallatin Valley Back Country Horseman, or the 4-H Clinics that Ressler Motors proudly sponsors please click HERE