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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Boulder County Regional Trails

by Suzanne Webel We hope that now the Feeder Canal Trail is dead, Boulder County will redouble its efforts and resources to build other long-sought regional trails, especially along old railroad grades such as 1) the one west of Highway 36, 2) the one from Boulder to Erie, 3) the one from Longmont to Lyons, […]

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BCHA Adopts the Switzerland Trail at Caribou Ranch!

“Our” trail is officially called the Delonde Trail, named after one of the families that homesteaded the area in the 1800’s and whose classic wood house still stands today in a meadow at Caribou, in mute tribute to their hard work making a living from this high mountain valley. Our initial commitment lasts two years, […]

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Proposed Mountain Bike Trail from Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch

Eldorado Canyon State Park in conjunction with Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) is currently exploring the possibility of a mountain bike trail that would connect Eldorado Canyon with the Walker Ranch trail. Yes, you read that correctly — a “mountain bike trail” — not necessarily a shared-use trail, or a multiple-use trail, but possibly a mountain […]

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The Feeder Canal Trail Bites the Dust

by Suzanne Webel After more than 30 years (!) of hearing all the pros and cons, in September 2009 the Board of County Commissioners finally gave up on a proposed multi-use trail along the Boulder Creek Feeder Supply Canal. For some, this trail would have provided a continuous off-road link between Boulder and Lyons, 13 […]

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Community Profiles – Tom and Kristin Lopez

Get Acquainted with Tom and Kristin Lopez, our 2010 Fling Hosts at Lone Hawk Farm By Pat Jarvis The setting for this year’s Horse Lovers’ Fling is classically romantic. We arrive at Lone Hawk Farm via a country road with views of the Front Range, an expansive 360 degree view of Potato Hill, and the […]

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Community Profile – Philip Armour

In Greek, the name Philip means “lover of horses”—fitting for the editor of a cowboy magazine. Since hiring on with American Cowboy www.americancowboy.com in 2009, he has led the magazine and website through successful redesigns that have broadened the appeal, while staying true to loyal readers. The magazine’s paid circulation now approaches 100,000. American Cowboy […]

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Ride a Mile in My Boots

On Sunday, June 14, 2009, members of Boulder County’s Trail Stewardship teams – equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners – experienced the trail from a different perspective. Participants spent part of the morning riding horses and mountain bikes, walking and running, on a trail at Joder Arabian Ranch, a 347-acre ranch located in North […]

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