BCHC Mid Valley Unit



Ed. Notes:
1 - The activities are in reverse order by date, (latest at the top) but we sometimes add pages a couple of months after the event.
2 - There are more pictures and articles from our activities in the Newsletter pages.

3 - Youth Activities have their own page. (Young people come to most of our events, but we have some events especially for the younger riders.)

Archives: 2008  •  2009  •  2010

Youth Horse Camp, June 23 - 25, 2017

Free to members! Read the flyer.

MVU at the Rose Parade, January 2, 2017

See us on You Tube! (48 seconds)

Mud Lake Trail Clearing, July 8 - 10, 2016

Pack string going in July 8 - 10: We cleared a number of trails around Mud Lake, in Stanislaus National Forest, over a long weekend in July. See more, with 12 pictures. (949 KB)

Fourth of July Parade, Modesto, July 4, 2016

Man on horseback July 4: We rode in the Fourth of July Parade in Modesto. See more, with 4 pictures. (193 KB)

Pine Valley Horse Camp Cleanup, June 4-5, 2016

Man with log on shoulder We cleaned up the Pine Valley Horse camp over a weekend in June. See more, with 12 pictures. (0.98 MB)

Kennedy Meadows Horse Area, May 2016

people unloading horse panels We improved the horse camping area at Kennedy Meadows over two weekends in May. See more, with 7 pictures. (450 KB)

Mother Lode Parade, May 7, 2016

See us on YouTube!

Love Modesto, April 18, 2015

Mid Valley members helped clean up along the Tuolumne River, from the 9th street bridge to Highway 99, in Modesto. Read more, with two pictures. (120 KB)

Red Hills Potluck and Ride, January 1, 2015

Group Photo In what is becoming an annual event, we celebrated the New year at Red Hills with a potluck that featured deep-fried turkeys, and then rode them off. Read more, with 8 pictures (581 KB).

Clark Fork Trail Clearing, July 12 - 14, 2014

Two people using a Grip Hoist Over 28 BCHC Mid Valley Unit members got together to clear 19 miles of trail along Clark Fork on July 12 -14, 2014 Read more, with 5 pictures (484 KB).

Randy Rasmussen on the radio, March 6, 2014

Randy Rasmussen, BCHA Advisor for Public Lands and Recreation, appeared on Equestrian Legacy Radio. You can hear him and the music of Templeton Thomas here: Equestrian Legacy Radio Templeton Thompson's music is lovely, but if you're short on time, scroll to minute 52:15 for the start of the BCHA interview. He responded to two callers from Missouri (not members of Show-Me BCH) who took issue with Show-Me BCH's response to a recent NPS plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverway.

Spring Campout and Ride, April 26 - 28, 2013

Old man showing young girl how to train a horse 109 of us had a wonderful time at Don and Laurel Rumsey's Mother Lode Ranch. Rides, clinics, good food, good times. Read more, with a page of pictures (1.4 MB).

Christmas Party, December 15, 2012

Happy couple We combined business with pleasure on Saturday, December 15, with a gala dinner dance, fund-raising raffle and general meeting to elect seven new board members. Read more, with a page of pictures (554 KB).

Columbia Christmas Parade, December 9, 2012

Santa Claus in a horse-drawn cart We rode, and helped out behind the scenes, at the annual Columbia State Park All Equestrian Christmas Parade on December 9, 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (900 KB).

Dutch Oven Demo, November 10, 2012

Two Dutch Oven chefs The BCHC Mid Valley Unit Dutch Oven Group demonstrated their considerable skills at Crescent Outdoor Supply, November 10, 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (850 KB).

Trail Challenge, November 3, 2012

Girl on a white horse We rode through simulated tunnels and across simulated bridges at a trail challenge on November 3, 2011, at the Diamond Bar Arena in Ceres. Read more, with a page of pictures (660 KB).

Dutch Oven Demo, Turlock Feed, October 6, 2012

white horse We demonstrated our Dutch Oven skills at Turlock Feed's Annual Customer Appreciation Day, October 6, 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (145 KB). (One of the pictures shows Dr. Dave Dubyak giving a chiropractic exam to a horse.)

General Meeting at Kennedy Meadows, August 31, 2012

Children with trout We had a general meeting at Kennedy Meadows August 31 - September 5, 2012. A little business, a little education, lots of food and riding. Read more, with two pages of pictures (440 KB each).

Kibbie Ridge Trail clearing, August 2012

Two men with a cross-cut saw We cleared the trail to Kibbie Ridge on two weekends in August. Read more, with two page of pictures (900 KB each).

Pine Valley Work Party, July 5 - 7, 2012

Trees fallen across the trail We cleared some trails out of Pine Valley Horse Camp over the Fourth of July weekend in 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (229 KB).

Clark Fork Horse Camp Trail Clearing, June 23 - 26, 2012

One lady with a cross-cut saw We cleared more than 60 trees along the trails from the Clark's Fork Horse Camp on June 23 - 26, 2012. When we were finished you could ride unobstructed for two hours up the river, and an hour down. Read more, with a page of pictures (930 KB).

Chain Saw Class, June 9 - 11, 2012

People in a chain saw class Nine of us took a class on chain saw use and safety from the USFS on June 9 - 11, 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (855 KB).

Camp Clean-up, June 6, 2012

People painting a restroom We cleaned up and painted at Kerrick Corral and Pine Valley Horse Camp on June 6, 2012. Just another public service project by the volunteers of BCHC. Read more, with a page of pictures (134 KB).

Bishop Mule Days, May 26 - 30, 2012

Man riding a mule We were named "Best Friend of the Packers" at the Bishop Mule Days over the Memorial Day weekend in 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (855 KB).

Dutch Oven Demo, May 19, 2012

Dutch Oven chef About 15 of us came to demonstrate the fine art of Dutch Oven Cooking to the general public. We held this one at Crescent Work and Outdoor Supply, in Modesto. Read more, with a page of pictures (249 KB).

Mother Lode Parade, May 12, 2012

Mounted color guard We rode in the Mother Lode Parade, in Sonora, May 12, 2012 Read more, with a page of pictures (574 KB).

ReHorse Tack Swap, May 5, 2012

Dutch Oven chefs We "showed the flag" - Dutch Oven demo, packing demo, calendar sales - at the tack swap put on by ReHorse, a horse rescue organization, on May 5, 2012. Read more, with a page of pictures (305 KB).

Spring Campout, April 2012

Lady driving a miniature donkey We had a ball - and a general meeting, and a lot of good food - camping out at the Rumsey's Mother Lode Ranch on April 27, 28 and 29, 2012. Read more, with two page of pictures (700 KB each).

Pacific Crest Trail Packing Project, August 20, 2011

Pack string just below the mountain crest We packed the Pacific Crest Trail Association's gear out for them, from Ebbett's Pass. See a page of pictures (2.3 MB).

Kibbie Ridge Trail Clearing, July 8 - 11, 2011

Cross-cut saw crew We spent three days clearing fallen trees from the Kibbie Ridge trail, using cross-cut saws and a griphoist. See a page of pictures and read the newsletter article. (3.1 MB).

Red Hills New Year's Ride and Potluck, January 1, 2011

Group of people outdoors We had our annual ride, potluck and deep-fried turkey extravaganza at the Red Hills riding area January 1, 2011. See a page of pictures (495 KB).

There are more pictures and articles in our Archives: 2008  •  2009  •  2010

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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