Welcome to Kentucky Back Country Horsemen
Kentucky Back Country Horsemen was organized in 2007 to address the increasing need to maintain horseback riding Kentucky's trails on public lands. We are an affiliate chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America. We are also affiliated with the Kentucky Horse Council.
Kentucky Back Country Horsemen works with federal, state, and local agencies to preserve and maintain access to public trails so that everyone has the freedom to enjoy them. As a service organization, we are able to offer our expertise to assist public agencies to manage continuing recreational equine use on public lands. Another of our primary purposes is to educate horsemen and other trail users in the low impact use of the backcountry environment.
Membership is on an annual basis. We welcome anyone interested in promoting and protecting trails and equestrian access to public lands. We hold meetings monthly, in addition to work parties, educational clinics, rides, and other events.
The purpose of this organization shall be:
- To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses
in America's back country and wilderness.
- To work to ensure that public lands remain open to
recreational stock use.
- To assist the agencies responsible for the management of
public lands in meeting their goals.
- To educate, encourage, and solicit active participation in
the wise and sustaining use of the back country resource by horsemen
and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
- To foster and encourage the formation of new state Back Country Horsemen organizations.