The Many Benefits of Membership...
The High Desert Trail Riders Back Country Horsemen is dedicated to good horsemanship, good sportsmanship, the promotion of horse trails and trail horse facilities, to provide an active program of recreational riding.
It is said that what you get out of an organization depends on how much you put into it. Participation is necessary to reap the benefits of HDTR membership. The long-term benefit is leaving our legacy of the recreational use of equestrian use in our backcountry to future generations, for our children and grandchildren.
The short-term benefits are the fun, camaraderie and education we get from the many activities that we do. These activities include trail rides (day and overnight), pack trips, Chapter meetings, government agency meetings. educational events. They also include work projects such as trail clearing, horse camp and trailhead maintenance, providing packing support for government agencies, and fish packing.
The responsibility of membership is to be involved up to whatever level you are comfortable with. HDTR’s existence and success is determined by the activities that we do – that means member involvement to help us make HDTR a success. Members are free to choose which activities they wish to participate in.
Our active chapter has trail rides, pack trips, work parties, training clinics, and the Horse Packing and Wilderness Skills Clinic, which is the best educational event of its kind on the West Coast. We are involved with the Federal Agencies providing volunteer labor on trails and trail heads and work with them on management issues and regulations regarding equestrian use on Public Lands.
Please consider becoming a BCH member. Our many fun activities also help create opportunities for every equestrian to get involved. As a member, you can meet new equestrian friends, help us build credible relationships with local and regional federal state and city forest partners, be informed on news that impacts our equestrian access to public lands and help on a work party now and then. There is fun for everyone.