Copper Cayuse Host's Horseback Riding Week
Horseback riding defines Pemberton culture. Horses can be seen downtown, and the hitching posts in front of the grocery store and other shops in the Village aren't there for show. They exist so that people who ride their horses in to town for grocery shopping have somewhere to, you know, hitch their horses.
So, in that vein, the Pemberton chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of B. C. is hosting its first fundraiser.
This Sunday, June 12th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, join the Back Country Horsemen of B. C. as they host an all ages and all riding abilities Hooves on Trails Family Day at Copper Cayuse Outfitters Ranch in Pemberton.
They're going to raise money which will be used by the Pemberton Valley Trail Association. The PVTA works with the BCHBC and the Pemberton Off Road Cycling Association (PORCA) to develop multipurpose trails.
Raising Awareness & Funds for Pemberton Valley Train Enhancement
Not so long ago, there were more trails that were horse-friendly. Now, many of them have been repurposed as bike trails, and cannot hold the weight of a horse. With horses being such an important part of Pemberton culture, the BCHBC is hoping to raise awareness about this and help raise money, too, for maintaining, enhancing and creating local trails.
The PVTA is the local organization responsible for all the strategic planning for trails in the Pemberton Valley, as well as actually building and maintaining the trails. We're lucky to have this association which is committed to working together with all interested groups to create multipurpose trails. There is no competition between groups and no bad feelings. Everyone has the same goal, and works together to build and maintain a solid, awesome network of trails throughout the Pemberton Valley.
Come Join the Fun!
If you can come out and join in the fun and Lions Club barbecue on Sunday, June 12th, you'll be able to take part in free wagon rides, a mini-horse hugging pen, $25 riverside trail rides and lead pony rides for $2. An adaptation of horseshoes called "no holds barred" washeroos will cost teams $5 for entry, with the winning team taking half the pot. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016