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Paint Your Pony Was A Big Success!

By Suzanne Webel On a beautiful fall afternoon, seventeen aspiring equine artists and their guests assembled with a mixture of eagerness and trepidation in Barn A at the Boulder County Fairgrounds to capture their ponies on canvas. Participants had submitted a favorite photo of their subjects ahead of time, which our “artists on deck” Stacie […]

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Paint Your Pony Event – SOLD OUT

Horse Lovers!  Unleash your inner artist and join us for a fun and creative Paint ‘n Sip afternoon! Sunday, November 12, 2017    2 – 4 pm    Barn A:  Boulder County Fairgrounds *Submit a photo of your own horse in advance *Sip coffee, tea, or cider and paint your pre-prepared canvas No Experience necessary! *Enjoy a […]

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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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Happy Trails – Hermit Park / Moose Meadow Trail / Homestead Meadows

By Suzanne Webel Thank you, Larimer County, for Hermit Park!!! Goodbye, Lion Gulch, and good riddance. I have spent many hours over the past thirty years trying to find a better access to one of my favorite haunts: Homestead Meadows. And for 30 years I have been frustrated by the steep, rocky Lion Gulch Trail, […]

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National Public Lands Day

Greetings, Equestrians!                                                                    What: It’s National Public Lands Day!  This is YOUR INVITATION to participate with BCHA and Boulder County Parks & Open […]

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Happy Trails – Lagerman Agricultural Preserve

By Suzanne Webel It’s taken more than 25 years for Boulder County and the City of Boulder to cobble together a complex assemblage of nine properties comprising more than 2100 acres, now known as the Lagerman Agricultural Preserve – but it’s done. And the new trail system, comprising the existing 1.6 miles at Lagerman Reservoir […]

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Happy Trails – Rabbit Mountain Open Space

By Suzanne Webel Prologue, written in October 2017. Recently I’ve spent a lot of time (again) learning about elk, this time in the context of Rabbit Mountain. In the past few years a growing herd of elk has decided that Rabbit Mountain is a great place to hang out. In spite of Boulder County Parks […]

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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 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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