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.

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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.