About

Our Mission: The Boulder County Horse Association promotes, protects and unifies the equestrian community of Boulder County through education, recreation and legislation.

BCHA has been an umbrella organization for all horse-related interests in Boulder County since 1971.

Our education and recreational activities are centered around bringing the horse community together for fun and information. BCHA activities include the following:

Education

Clinics, Seminars—Held throughout the year on equine and equestrian topics, these educational opportunities are open to the public and discounted or free to members.

Events Calendar—We maintain a community events calendar and actively promote some events of other horse-related non-profits in Boulder County.

Nicker Blog—BCHA’s website blog contains useful news, articles, community profiles, and legislative updates to keep Boulder’s equestrians in the know.

Recreation

Rides—We offer organized, though informal, rides on Boulder County trails several times each summer and fall.

Meet-ups—BCHA coordinates informal social events throughout the year to discuss ongoing issues in the horse community and provide networking opportunities to our members.

Fun Show—This annual fall event is a no-pressure horse show for all ages and breeds.

Legislation

We strive to present a unified voice on equestrian issues to local and regional governments and to the public. BCHA promotes the acquisition of open space and parks, and supports an interconnected system of multiple-use trails. We are an organizational member of the Boulder Area Trails Coalition and the Colorado Horse Council. Over the years BCHA has worked closely with Boulder County to formulate a set of horse-keeping guidelines in the Land Use Code that can accommodate the needs of most horse owners, yet enable the County to enforce reasonable regulations should the need arise.

Other

The Equestrian Services Directory—An on-line resource for equestrian/equine services in Boulder County, the directory offers free listings to Boulder County businesses, as well as paid advertising opportunities.

The Horse’s Mouth—This quarterly newsletter with information, featured articles, and upcoming events.

Youth Group—The BCHA Youth Group offers an opportunity for young horse-lovers to get involved in horse activities, meet other horse enthusiasts, and learn equestrian skills in a fun and educational setting.

BCHA is a 501(c)3 organization, enabling contributions to the organization to be tax-deductible.