Pierce County Back Country Horsemen
of Washington

There was a fun time at our Chapter Prize Ride this year. Nearly 100 riders showed up at Elbe State Forest to ride the trails, dine on our BBQ lunch and socialize with other horse owners. It was great to see so many children riding with their parents and enjoying their mounts. Be sure to watch for an announcement for our next prize ride in July of 2022. Funds from our events go directly to maintaining public facilities to help insure our public lands stay safe and open to our USA citizens.

Proceeds benefit PCC maintenance of public lands in Washington State. We promise tons of fun and loads of work . . . did we mention fun? Contact: Lead Trail Scout Sam Nohra for more information - evosam97@gmail.com - 253-691-8185 - Mobile - 360-458-4631 - Home

Here's an article from The Suburban Times about our efforts restoring the Gateway Bridge: Keeping the Trails Open to God's Country - Thanks to everyone who participated with work, money, and ideas. Enjoy!

Check out our project for the Upper Elk Spur trail in Elbe State Forest.

We are networked with Back Country Horsemen of Washington. (BCHW), in 25 other states. Come join us for good friendship, good information, volunteer opportunities, and the chance to make a difference!

BCHW Mission Statement

BCHW is affiliated with the Back Country Horsemen of America and therefore adopts the BCHA mission statement as follows:


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.

Businesses that support the mission of the Pierce County Chapter of Backcountry Horsemen of Washington.

Thank you to our sponsors who have helped with the Prize Ride and have provided on-going support to our chapter:

  • Coastal Farm Supply
  • K & S Saddlery
  • Toyota of Olympia
  • Wildflower Veterinary Services