Riding the White Rocks Plateau from Gunbarrel Farm

The White Rocks Trail is a segment of the East Boulder Trail System which stretches six scenic miles from the Teller Farm South trailhead off Arapahoe to its northern terminus at the Gunbarrel Farm Trailhead in the heart of the Heatherwood neighborhood. One can begin at the Teller South trailhead and head north. The trail […]

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North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) Convention in Denver

Join NATRC in February for a weekend full of learning, fun, and friendship. 52nd Annual NATRC Convention February 22-24, 2013 Double Tree Hilton, Denver, Colorado Interested in NATRC? What to find out what the organization and its members are all about? Then think about stopping in at the North American Trail Ride Conference. Many equine sports focus […]

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USDA Adopts Animal Disease Traceability Program

Introduction The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has instituted its Animal Disease Traceability Program (ADTP) to improve its ability to trace livestock, including horses, in the event of a disease outbreak.  The new system applies to all livestock moving interstate. Under the new federal regulations, horses moving interstate must be identified and accompanied by an […]

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Dowdy Draw—a great trail with easy parking!

Myself and good friend Andrea stopped for lunch at the Dowdy Draw Trail in South Boulder. Our horses didn’t mind the grass for their lunch also. This is Andrea and her beautiful mare Goldie. What a beautiful backdrop! This is a great trail with easy parking. Thanks, Boulder! Pat Holgate Note for Blog editor: This […]

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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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