BC Equestrian Trails Fund

Second Intake for the 2022 BC Equestrian Trails Fund is now CLOSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 BCETF GRANT RECIPIENTS!

ABOUT THE FUND

The BC Equestrian Trails Fund was established to provide support for HCBC member clubs and affiliates who have researched and planned a specific project related to the construction and/or maintenance of an equestrian trail, trailhead, or horse camping site in British Columbia for public use. The fund for 2021 totaled more than $24,000, allocated by the Horse Council BC Board of Directors, and increased annually by individual and corporate contributions.

The BCETF money should be used as “seed funding” to obtain additional funding from other granting agencies. A review committee appointed by HCBC will receive, review, and approve specific funding proposals. Submission deadline is April 15, 2022.

The 2022 BCETF application period will be open from January 1, 2022 to April 15, 2022. Submission deadline is April 15, 2022 

The second intake for the BCETF application period will run from July 18, 2022 to August 12, 2022. The application process will be first come first serve and the application period will close when the remaining funds are granted or on August 12th, whichever, comes first. The funds for the second intake have now been exhausted and grant application period is now closed.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Grants will be given to: 

  • Horse Council BC member clubs or affiliates that have been members in good standing of Horse Council BC for a minimum of 12 months and whose members are Horse Council BC members
  • Committees of Horse Council BC whose projects meet the required criteria

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Eligible projects for funding would include:

  • New trail construction
  • Trail upgrade/improvement
  • Bridge and water crossing construction, upgrades or rehabilitation
  • Signage
  • Trail surveying and tracking
  • Trail rehabilitation
  • Horse camp facilities such as corrals, high lines, toilets, fire rings, signage, stock watering facilities, etc.
  • Trailhead modifications to accommodate horses and horse trailers

FORMS & APPLICATIONS

Deadline for submissions is April 15 of each application year. 

Information:

2022 Criteria

2022 Criteria Second Intake

2022 BCETF Application Forms:

2022 BCETF Application, Budget & Checklist – Fillable

2022 BCETF Application, Budget & Checklist – Fillable Second Intake

2022 BCETF Application, Budget, Checklist & Guide – Print

2022 BCETF Auto-Calculating Budget Worksheet

Submission deadline is April 15, 2022 

Second Intake Submission period July 18, 2022 to August 12, 2022

If you are unable to download any of the forms or would like them in a format that is not available through this site please contact [email protected] to request them via email.

BE A BC EQUESTRIAN TRAILS BUILDER!

Just a few dollars from each Horse Council BC member each year can make a huge difference in building and improving BC’s equestrian trails. If you like to explore new trails, or plan to in the future, help make BC the best place on earth to ride by making a donation to the BC Equestrian Trails Fund.

Grants will be made available to HCBC member clubs to assist them in building and improving trails and horse-camping sites. If you are interested in donating you can do so online or by phone with a credit card or by mailing in a cheque.

OTHER POTENTIAL SOURCES OF FUNDING

Do you need funding for a project? Our partners at the Outdoor Recreation Council provide a spreadsheet with additional funding resources. You can find out more by going to the Learning Centre on their webpage.

WHERE THE DOLLARS WENT IN 2021…

  • Back Country Horsemen of BC, Robson Valley Chapter, for Belle Mtn Multi-Use Trails Rehabilitation
  • Back Country Horsemen of BC, West Kootenay Chapter, for Pend D’Orielle Staging Area Development
  • Back Country Horsemen of BC, Shuswap Chapter, for Skimikin Trails, Signage & Mapping Upgrade
  • Back Country Horsemen of BC, North Vancouver Island, for Memekay Horse Camp Improvements
  • Back Country Horsemen of BC, North Vancouver Island for Bowen Island Pickle Rd Trail Rehabilitation
  • Southern Interior Dressage Association for Canoe Creek Bridge Installation