Membership
Two BCHC Members on horses

There are two ways to join the Backcountry Horsemen of California. First, determine what kind of membership you want (below). Then:

  1. Join On-Line:
    Go to the California State BCHC Membership page
    Fill out and mail the on-line form
    Pay with a credit card or PayPal

  2. Join By US Mail:
    Get the Membership Application. (PDF - 310 KB).
    Print it and fill it out. Remember, we are the Mid Valley Unit.
    Mail it in with your check.

Need a bit of persuasion? Here are some good reasons to join us.

Types of Membership:

Individual memberships are for individuals 18 and over. You get one vote at General meetings.

Family memberships are for - families! You and your family may participate in all BCHC events. You get two votes during General Meetings. Everyone in your family has to live at the same address.

Benefactor: A Benefactor has all the privileges of a family membership, but you are contributing more to our cause.

Patron: A Patron has all the privileges of a family membership, but you are contributing even more to our cause.

Mt. Whitney: Mt. Whitney has all the privileges of a family membership, but you are contributing at the top level. In California, Mt. Whitney is as high as you can go and still touch the ground. That fact gave a name to our Mt. Whitney membership type; this group contributes the most to our efforts.

Associate: If you'd like to participate in more than one BCHC Local Unit, you may maintain one or more BCHC Associate Memberships. This Membership is available ONLY to persons already holding Individual or higher membership in good standing.