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BCHA on Equestrian Legacy Radio

Here is a link of this month's airing of Saddle Up America, with BCHA serving as a "guest host," on: Equestrian Legacy Radio .

The half-hour BCHA interview starts at minute 1:03:45 for those who want to scroll directly to the interview.

Topics covered include:

1. The growing threat posed by e-bikes on mixed-use trails,
2. BCHA's concern over horse camps increasingly being occupied by parties without stock, and
3. What horse people can do, as a minority trail user, to continue to influence public land agencies and ensure our needs are not overlooked.

As always, BCHA thanks host Gary Holt for inviting us to participate each month in the airing of Saddle Up America!
Randy Rasmussen, M.S.
Director, Public Lands & Recreation | Back Country Horsemen of America
WildernessAdvisor@bcha.org | 541.602.0713 | www.bcha.org
BCHA maintains its 47-year-long public service ethic.
We keep trails open for you.

Your Work Makes a Difference

BCHU members do a tremendous job each year volunteering their time and efforts so they and others can continue to enjoy the backcountry of Utah. See the completed Volunteer Hours Summary for 2020.


Back Country Horsemen of Utah (BCHU) is a state-wide organization of men and women concerned about sustained equestrian access and proper use on our public lands. We are the Utah members of Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) with the same committment to protecting the access of equestrians to public lands.

We welcome riders of all types, ages and interests into our chapters!


We are devoted equestrians who love to ride and explore new trails, and we assist with trail maintenance and improvement projects, keeping trails clear for all user groups.


  1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses and mules in America's back country and wilderness.
  2. To work to ensure the public lands remain open to recreational pack and saddle stock use.
  3. To assist the agencies responsible for the management of public lands.
  4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in wise and sustaining use of back country resources by horsemen and the general public, commensurate with our heritage.
  5. To foster and encourage the formation of new chapters of Back Country Horsemen throughout Utah.

    In order to protect our heritage of back country stock use, we have joined service and education as composites to encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.

    We welcome riders of all types, ages and interests into our chapters!

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