WHY JOIN HCBC?
Support the Horse Industry in BC by Joining Horse Council!
Horse Council BC (HCBC) is the Provincial Organization for Equestrian Sport & Recreation in the province. HCBC also represents the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia and connects and strengthens the BC horse community.
Join HCBC and show your support for:
- The Right To Ride
- The right to ride horses on public land i.e. in parks, and on designated trails in BC. HCBC communicates with provincial/local Government to support its members in their advocacy roles.
- Horse Welfare in BC
- HCBC liaises and collaborates with governing bodies and promotes the importance of the welfare of equines in BC.
- The BC Horse Industry
- HCBC strives to provide up-to-date information to horse owners and riders across the province on horse health & care, welfare, land & pasture management, and environmental issues.
- A Nationally Accredited Coaching Program
- HCBC administers the Equine Canada coaching and instructor programs for English, Western and Driving disciplines.
- Financial Support for the Industry
- Funding programs that help to encourage and support participation in equestrian sport and recreation activities.
- The Preservation of BC Trail Systems
- HCBC provides funding, safety manuals, workshops, and guidance to our members interested in building and maintaining the trail systems in BC.
- Quality Science Based Education
- HCBC hosts and supports multiple educational events throughout the year along with providing free online courses to members, all based in sound scientific research and data.