South Boulder Creek West Trailhead and Homestead Trail Update

Good news! The South Boulder Creek West Trailhead now has horse designated horse trailer parking. In addition the Homestead Trail Reroute has been completed for horses. BCHA would like to thank the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks for building new designated horse trailer parking at the South Boulder Creek West Trailhead. Parking […]

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National Western Stock Show

It’s that time again. If you have never been to the Stock Show think about taking a day and seeing what it is all about. It is a fun way to find out about all sorts of animals from chickens to pigs, bunnies, sheep, stock dogs and of course all sorts of horses and 20 […]

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South Boulder Trail Ride

We had a lovely trail ride on Sunday on the South Boulder trail system to the west of Highway 93 on Sunday. Now that the road from Boulder Valley Ranch was clear of ice and snow, and recently graded,  I thought it would be nice to get out of dodge, so to speak. Nico and […]

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Pilates and Riding—a perfect combination!

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to put these two together— Pilates and riding. Boy was I getting stiff and inflexible (and older every day). I sit at a computer all day, like many of us and when it came time to ride and ask my horse to flex it was like trying […]

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Baby it’s cold outside, but we’re riding anyway!

Yes it’s winter, yes it’s cold but we’re riding anyway. Some easier trail systems in Boulder County are great to ride this time of year. The girls got together a few weeks ago and did a Chili ride on the Niwot Loop trail system. We met at the open space lot on 83rd off Niwot Road. […]

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Season’s Greetings to All!

Happy Holidays to all creatures large and small, and thank you to all of you who have supported BCHA through your membership and time. This is the time of year to renew your membership, give a gift of membership to someone special, or become a new member of the Boulder County Horse Association (BCHA). Join […]

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A Bit of Info About Horses in Boulder County

Did you know that there are more horses than cows in Boulder County? In fact, there are approximately 15,000 cows (H. Lovins / Nat Cap Solutions 2011), and approximately 15,330 horses (Deloitte Touche/American Horse Council, 2005; and National Agriculture Statistics Service, 1999). Boulder County ranks fourth in the total number of horses in Colorado, with […]

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BCHA 2012 Fun Show

It was a perfectly fun day at the 2012 BCHA Fun Show! BCHA would like to congratulate and thank all who came to this year’s show. A special thank you goes out to all our volunteers and Show Manager Sheila Ranegar, for her amazing organizational and delegation skills. Her “show moms” ran the office, the […]

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Stretching Your Horse’s Hay Supply During Drought

Drought conditions result in poor hay, poor pasture production, and rising feed costs. Often, horse owners are forced to find alternative feed sources to either stretch their limited hay supply or completely replace it. Some quick facts: High-fiber roughages should make up the majority of a horse’s diet. Ideally, horses should receive 1.5 to 2.0 […]

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Larimer County Open Lands Program

Larimer County is currently seeking input from the public about the Open Lands program. This input will be used to update the Open Lands Master Plan. You can give your input by taking their online survey. This is your opportunity to let the County know how you want them to spend your tax dollars. It […]

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