These are annual events that support the mission of Back Country Horsemen by building positive Chapter and community relationships. The public is welcome at most of these events, and may join MVBCH at any one of them.
TACK CONSIGNMENT SALE: The Third Annual Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen's Tack Sale was a Great Success! This event is a fundraiser for MVBCH and a much needed and welcome community service held at the Montezuma County Fair Grounds. We wish to thank all the volunteers, vendors, cosigners, and customers that made Saturday June 2nd such a Great Day!
Please check back often for updates and more information on the tack sale for 2019.
POKER RIDE: The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen enjoyed entertaining fellow horsemen at its Annual Poker ride on Saturday May 5th. It was well attended and the rides' organizer, Wayne Schaaf, could not have ordered a more Grand Day! We want to send our appreciation out to all the gracious and courteous participants from around the Four Corners Area and to the great group of volunteers whose tireless work made the whole day so pleasant and fun for everyone. We also want to acknowledge our prize sponsors and ask that you let them know they are appreciated: IFA, Basin Coop, Farmers Supply Durango, Nihla McCabe, Tif Rodriguez, Dale Wilson, Barbara Kipper, and Kathy Hayes.
The 2019 Poker Ride will most likely be planned for the first weekend in May of next year. Please check back often for updates.
DUTCH OVEN COOKOUT: Please check back often for updates for the 2018 Dutch Oven Cookout. It is usually on a Saturday in August. There will be Dutch Oven dishes and lots of sides and desserts, graciously contributed by attending members along with great camaraderie. Many members make a weekend of it by camping out and doing day rides. It is a wonderful time and happens every year. Please check back often for updates as the planning progresses.
FALL COLOR RIDE AND POTLUCK: This event is held in the fall when colors are at their peak. Sometimes riders go out in small groups on various trails then meet back at the trailhead. Other times, we all ride together. Then it's visiting around the campfire and sharing a delicious potluck lunch or dinner. Participants are also welcome to camp for the weekend. Members only, but you may join at this time. Please check back often for updates as the 2018 planning progresses.
THANKMAS PARTY: THANKMAS is our holiday Party and gift exchange in December 2018. We have a great time visiting, swapping yarns, exchanging interesting gifts, and devouring tasty treats. A really festive family affair, this is a great chance to get better acquainted with Chapter members and their families! Check back for updates in planning and we will see you in December.