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BCHA Annual Fun Show

2017 Fun Show – Register Now! Join us for the 2017 Fun Show! The annual Boulder County Horse Association Fun Show is a unique equestrian event that brings together people from all across the Equestrian community for a day of fun games, races, and relaxed equestrian classes. Unlike other horse shows, the goal of the Fun […]

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Colorado Horse Rescue 2017 Mane Event

Heroes For Horses Spend a fun-filled evening with friends, family, CHR staff and volunteers. Join us for a champagne welcome, silent and live auctions, three course gourmet dinner, our new video presentation and the chance to mingle with beautiful CHR horses! CHR is dedicated to providing relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, […]

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American Trails on Horses — a long heritage

Resources and Library: Horses and Equestrian Trails Hosted by AmericanTrails.org Since the earliest days of public lands, backcountry managers have used horses and mules for haulilng equipment and supplies, and moving heavy objects. Featured in the Fall 2016 issue of American Trails Magazine Horsepower: where it all started By Guy Zoellner, Spotted Bear Ranger District, […]

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10 Insect Repelling Plants for Around the Barn

By Sara Stewart Martinelli Did you know that you can plant any number of things around and near your barn to reduce and repel flies, mosquitos, and other insects?   Here’s a list of some easy to grow plants that thrive in Colorado that are wonderful allies for keeping the population of these pests down. Catnip […]

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EIA-Positive Horse Identified In Colorado

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 Contacts: Christi Lightcap, (303) 869-9005, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us Dr. Keith Roehr, (303) 869-9130, Keith.Roehr@state.co.us EIA-Positive Horse Identified In Colorado BROOMFIELD, Colo. -On May 4, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian’s Office, was notified by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) that a Weld County horse tested […]

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Rabbit Mountain Elk Management Plan Open House Thursday April 6, 2017 Boulder County Parks & Open Space Headquarters 5201 St Vrain Rd Longmont Have you ever sighted an elk as you ride the trails at Rabbit Mountain?  Have you noticed an increase in the number of elk up there over the past decade? BCPOS has […]

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Spring Checkup by Martin Black

This time of year, when a person starts riding a horse that has been laid off for the winter—or at any other time—and may have prospered, it might be a good idea to check the horse mentally to see if horse and rider are on the same wavelength. It’s easy for the rider to get […]

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Trail Obstacle Clinic with Jody Marken

Sunday June 11, 2017 9am – 12pm at Two Spruce Farm 3714 West County Rd 2,  Berthoud 80512 Limit 8 riders per clinic.  All breeds and disciplines welcome! Preregistration is required. Cost:  $75 member  |  $95 non-member Build trust and confidence in your horse, and your horse in you! Expose your horse to challenges in […]

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2017 Annual Meeting & Social Soiree

Boulder County Horse Association invites you to the 2017 Annual Meeting and Social Soiree at the Chautauqua Dining Hall Tuesday February 21, 2017,  6pm with Special Guest Speaker: Frances Carbonnel 3 Time World Champion in Western Dressage Mingle with fellow members of the Horse Community in the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall as we review the […]

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Horseshoes – As Luck Would Have It

By Dave Pence reprinted with permission from Boulder County Parks and Open Space The horseshoe is considered very lucky and used to be hung in homes to protect it and attract good fortune for the family residing inside. As with many superstitions, contradictions can be found with the beliefs associated with the horseshoe. For instance, […]

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