Mt Olympus Chapter of BCHW is the newest chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Washington located in the foothills of Mount Olympus and the Solduc River Valley of the NW Olympic Peninsula. While Mt Olympus is the newest Chapter of BCHW, our members are not new to Back Country Horsemen of America or riding and packing horses/mules on trails. We are a group of experienced riders and trail warriors who are dedicated to the BCHW mission statement of keeping public lands open for historic stock use and ultimately for the enjoyment of all trail users.
We benefit our membership, the horse and trail user community by sponsoring a variety of educational programs for both young and old during our membership meetings and at our Mt Olympus member’s ranches and farms. We teach Leave No Trace Principals, Trail Horsemanship Clinics, the use of personal protection equipment, safety and first aid for both horse and rider.
We are nestled in the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, surrounded by mountains and fern laden rain forests, and salt water beaches. Most of our trails follow pristine rivers into mountainous beauty where adventure is only limited by the expertise of horse and rider.
MT OLYMPUS CHAPTER of Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW.ORG), is a 501 (c) (3) our parent organization has 31 chapters across the state dedicated to: keeping trails open for all users; educating horse users in Leave-No-Trace practices; and providing volunteer service to resource agencies.
BCHW Mission Statement: BCHW is affiliated with the Back Country Horsemen of America and therefore adopts the BCHA mission statement as follows:
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
2. To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
3. To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
5. To foster and encourage the formation of new chapters in the state organization.