Backcountry Horsemen of California

BCHC Logo, by E. Morris

Mid Valley Unit




Mid Valley Unit logo Backcountry Horsemen of California is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving backcountry wilderness, protecting stock users' historic use of the wilderness and educating the public about gentle, "Leave No Trace" wilderness use. We are a 501(c)3 organization, which means donations to BCHC Mid Valley are tax-deductible. The Mid Valley Unit is based in Modesto. See our Links page for our neighbors and the state web site.

Here's what we'll be doing in the next few months. See our Activities page for pictures of recent activities.

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March 21 - 23, 2014 (Fri - Sun): State-wide Rendezvous
George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, Norco

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Saturday, March 29, 2014: Monterey Dunes Day Ride
Sand, sun, salty air, and friendship!
Complete details on our Rides page.

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April 4 - 6, 2014 (Fri - Sun): Spring Campout and Ride
Rumsey's Mother Lode Ranch
Contact: Karen Lopes (209) 756-5534
Complete details (PDF, 49 KB)
Schedule of Events (PDF, 51 KB)
Registration form (PDF, 11 KB, nicely formatted)
Registration form (Text, but it will work)
Directions to Rumsey's Mother Lode Ranch

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014: Mid Valley Unit Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Michael's Pizza and Pub, 500 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto
Contact: Carl Perry (209) 632-9100

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April 11 - 13, 2014 (Fri - Sun): Joint Ride with Lake-Mendo
Complete details on our Rides Page.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014: Oakdale Rodeo Parade
Getting ready for the Rose Parade in 2015!
Contact: Doug Dollarhide, (209) 605-2403

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June 27 - 29, 2014 (Fri - Sun): Youth Horse Camp
Young people aged 9 - 17 will get a chance to spend a long weekend with no indoor plumbing, no internet, no cell phones, and no parents; (but plenty of adult supervision, horses and pristine mountain lakes.) We'll teach them how to enjoy the backcountry. Complete details.

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July 13 - 17, 2014 (Sun - Thu): Novice Pack Trip
Learn to pack from the masters. 10-novice limit, so act fast! Complete details on our Rides Page.

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August 22 - 25, 2014 (Fri - Mon): Kennedy Meadows General Meeting
Camping, fishing, riding and just plain fun with your fellow BCHC members. Our guest speaker Saturday night will be internationally-known horse and mule trainer Jerry Tindell.



Backcountry Horsemen of California - Mid Valley Unit
PO Box 1709
Modesto CA 95353-1709

Questions about the Mid Valley Unit? Ask Dennise Davis,
Questions about the web site? Ask Ted Pack,

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