By Petra Migl
Twenty dedicated horse people (and one dedicated husband), from the North Thompson Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of BC, met for a year end potluck and social at a member’s house last Saturday.
Besides enjoying good food and company, the planning and preparations for next years big event, the ‘Rendezvous 2013’ came into full swing.
For Rendezvous 2013, up to 250 people and 100 horses from Backcountry Horsemen of BC Chapters all over British Columbia are expected to visit and camp in Barriere from June 7-9.
This annual get together, which the North Thompson chapter has agreed to host, will take place at the fall fairgrounds, and in and around the North Thompson Agriplex.
During the social, exciting ideas took shape like running a ‘Barriere Battle of the Breeds’, where riders have to compete in various different disciplines to show off the versatility of their horse’s breed.
More fun events like ‘Hoof and Woof’, where canine, plus horse and rider can demonstate their talent to master an obstacle course together are on the agenda, as welll as a chapter trail competition and gymkhana.
Guest speakers such as a local vet and ER doctor have committed to talk about horse and rider injuries and first aid on the trail .
Of course trailrides in the area and off the fairgounds will be organized as well. The group will have more information available in the near future as they finalize their plans for Rendezvous 2013.
Everyone left pumped and excited as new ideas were just flying…. There was no doubt – this will be a great event !
The North Thompson Chapter was founded in March 2012 and has 20 members at this point.
New members are always welcome, so consider joining. The upcoming year is shaping up and promises to be fun filled with lots of activity for all you horse enthusiasts.