Rendezvous 2012 - June 1-3 at 100 Mile House, BC
Registration opens Thursday, May 31st at 1pm.
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REGISTER ON LINE FOR THIS EVENT.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Contact Peter Reid (
Friday June 1st: Participants can enjoy the trails, seminars and presentations. The day will close with a message from our outgoing president followed by the Annual General Meeting.
Saturday, June 3: A full day of riding and educational seminars, culminating with what promises to be an evening full of fun and laughter. A dinner and auction will be hosted by local entertainer, Gordie West. Come prepared to have a great time!
Sunday June 3rd the weekend will wrap up with a pancake breakfast and of course, there will be Cowboy Church. Folks are welcome to ride the beautiful trails before heading home.
An Overview of Activities:
“Participation” is the focus of the 2012 Rendezvous, hosted by the South Cariboo Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of BC. Why not trailer your horse up to the scenic Cariboo and spend time out on the trails! You’ll meet old friends, make new ones, and have the opportunity to learn some new skills you’ll find helpful to both you and your horse at home or out on the trails.
With this in mind, we’re pleased to offer a variety of activities, seminars and demonstrations to benefit you and your equine companion.
Nearby trails will be marked so you can ride at your leisure. Local members will be available and keen to ride along in case you are directional challenged!
A trail class course will be set up to challenge rider and horse on different obstacles. Friday morning there will be a qualified instructor on site to help you and your horse with the different challenges these obstacles will bring. The course will remain in place for the balance of the day on Friday as well as Saturday morning for practice at your leisure. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a good-natured judged competition. We would like to invite one horse and rider from each Chapter to participate so we can determine which Chapter comes out on top. Hopefully this will result in a “Throw Down” challenge in 2013!
This is a rapidly growing activity in the Cariboo and throughout the province. On Friday and Saturday, we will offer carriage driving sessions with an Equine Canada certified driving instructor who will go over what is required to make your trail horse a driving horse as well.
Dutch Oven Cook-off
What would a Rendezvous be without a Dutch oven cook off and a packing challenge? Come on Chapters! In the spirit of sportsmanship let’s find out which Chapter can compete for the best cook and who can be the quickest tying that diamond hitch.
Loni Koch, Certified Equine Sports Therapy practitioner, will be present to talk about how various therapies can help your equine partner.
Emily Sonntag, Invasive Plant Management Coordinator for the Cariboo Regional District, will offer a presentation about invasive weeds and also host a ride for a first hand look at weeds in our area.
Dr. Walsh, D.V.M., Williams Lake Veterinary Clinic, will be discussing a variety of equine issues, with a focus on how to treat injuries that could occur on the trail.
Ron Burfoot, master farrier and horseman, will demonstrate different ways to play with your horses through groundwork. Watching his horses on the teeter-totter is amazing! Ron has great fun working with his horses and his demonstration is not to be missed!
Randy Brodoway, a knowledgeable local horseman and businessman, will be available to discuss saddle-fitting issues on a one on one basis.
Geocaching is one of the fastest growing events worldwide, so bring your GPS and participate. An avid geocacher will be available to instruct you on how this fun and challenging activity works.
And Just for Fun!
Mounted cowboy shooting, using real 44’s, will be an exciting demonstration you will not want to miss!
We hope to have a hands-on demonstration on how to measure and fit hoof boots, a seminar on equine nutrition and a lawyer to discuss legal issues.
For the little ones, we’ll have organized activities and games the kids and adults alike will enjoy!
Many of us now include a GPS in our saddlebags when we hit the trail. We’re pleased to offer a GPS & Spot seminar at this year’s Rendezvous. This will be one to sign up early for as attendance will be limited!
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FEBRUARY 15, 2012
The South Cariboo Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of BC invites you to come to Rendezvous 2012...
Revisit with old friends, make some new friends, tell tall tales around the campfire,
and explore some of the most spectacular wilderness in beautiful British Columbia!
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE
Event Dates: The ‘official’ event runs Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2012, however, they will be ready to receive guests on Thursday May 31.
Location: 100 Mile House Rodeo Grounds
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Contact
ALL WEEKEND LONG: Riding, riding and more riding! (See below)
FRIDAY NIGHT: BCHBC Annual General Meeting
SATURDAY NIGHT: Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions with Entertainment
SUNDAY MORNING: Rendezvous officially wraps-up with a pancake breakfast and cowboy church. Amen!
Do you play guitar or pick a mean banjo? Perhaps you are an ace at slapping two spoons together! Whether you are the next 'Cariboo Idol 'or you couldn't carry a tune in a bucket ... we want you bring your musical instruments and your singing voices for campfire songs.
LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS
Each Chapter is asked to provide at least five or more new or very gently used items, gift certificates or gift baskets. Funds raised through this activity help both the Provincial Society and Regional Chapters. Please be sure that all items are identified with the name of the donor(s) and show the regular retail price or estimated value. And yes, if your Chapter would like to donate more than 5 items ... you are more than welcome to! Remember, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year ... so don't forget your cheque books!
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD RATE:
Adult $50. per person if pre-registration postmarked by April 29. Children/students 17 years and under are free.
Only pre-registered members are guaranteed a dinner ticket for Saturday night
Postmarked AFTER April 30, 2012 and at the gate: Cost: Adult $65. per person. Children/students 17 years and under are free.
Coming early or staying later?
You may camp at the Hills Ranch (http://hillsguestranch.com/), located 8 miles north of 100 Mile House, for $20 per night. There are about 40 corrals and you have access to their pool, hot tubs, as well as some wonderful riding.
We expect to have over 150 horse and riders at Rendezvous... but don't worry... there are plenty of marked trails for short or long back country excursions. A local rancher has given BCHBC permission to use his property, so we can ride right from the rodeo grounds into the mountains. Trails will be marked and there will be local riders who able to lead groups. Don’t forget your cameras! In addition to trail riding, there will be clinics, seminars and demonstrations for you (and your horse) to enjoy.
- Trail Class with 5 obstacles. A fun competition where finishing first is not the objective!
- Teach Your Horse to Drive! No, we're not talking 'bout cars here! Actually, you learn to drive, your horse learns to pull!
- All Aboard! Tricks and techniques for safe loading and trailering for horses.
- Ghost Busters! Can you say 'Boo!' Despooking your horse.
- Knot for Fun! Everything you want to know about packing, knot tying and more.
ACCOMODATIONS FOR HORSES & HUMANS
- Ample room for high lining and portable corrals.
- Lots of parking for RVs, trucks and trailers.
- No hotel/motel at the site but lots of room for camping.
- Use of rodeo grounds restroom facilities.
- Use of rodeo ground outdoor arena facilities.
- There are showers available in town.
What to Bring
To be announced.
Because of sensitive grass areas, only hay cubes can be brought in from outside. Good quality 50-pound grass hay will be available for $7.50 per bale.
SEMINARS: To be confirmed
- Camping safety
- Invasive weeds
- Legal issues
- Feeding horses
- Equine veterinary topic
- Wilderness survival
EVENTS: To be confirmed
- Dutch oven cook-off
- Saddle fitting
- Treasure hunt
- Miscellaneous activities for adults and kids