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 done some elk telemetry studies that indicate […]

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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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Horse Flies Harass Horses, Humans, and Toads

By Jeff Mitton When I was twelve, my friends and I sought relief from sweltering heat and oppressive humidity by slipping into a small lake near Pompton Plains, NJ. We swam out to a raft and hung on, enjoying the cool water. But then I noticed leeches on the barrels that supported the raft and […]

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Annual Boulder County 4-H Tack Sale

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building Longmont, Colorado 9:30-10:30 a.m. –4-H only 10:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m. –Open to the Public Great values on new and used tack and horse supplies. Need a little updating? Need a new look? Come see what’s new, what’s been around for awhile, and what you’re missing! There […]

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BCHA Board Thanks Peggy Gurnett for Her Service

by Laura Edwards Peggy Gurnett volunteered to join the BCHA Board of Directors early in 2016, after attending several meetings as a member. Having returned to Boulder county after some years away, she wanted to do what she could to meet new horse people, serve the community, and develop her business, Peggy Gurnett Horsemanship, in […]

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