Island County Chapter  
Back Country Horsemen of Washington

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2022 Events and Rides 

Events and Rides listed below are tentative and subject to change.  Check back again for updates!

Ride out times are 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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2022 Events:

January 1, 2022: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: New Year's Day ride/walk in Putney Woods - Ride or walk with us on the trails. 

January 17: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting using ZOOM Video Communications

February 21: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30

March 20: Work Party in Putney Woods. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Bolton/Chadwick property. See details under Work Parties link above.

March 21: Chapter Meeting - Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30. Presentation by Cascadia Heritage Farm about Dales ponies at 6:30 then a brief Chapter meeting following the presentation.

April 16: Work Party in Putney Woods. Meet at 10:00 at Lone Lake Road parking lot in Langley for brush clearing on trails. See details under Work Parties.

April 18: No Chapter Meeting 

NEW DATE - April 25: Members only Equine Massage demonstration and hands-on class given by Sherri Spoltman at a private boarding facility. 

May 16:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30. Presentation by Catherine Kelley of Island County Public Works on Libby Parking Lot to Kettles Connector Project. 

June 4: Work Party in Putney Woods for National Trails Day. Meet at 10 a.m. at entrance to Edgewood Trail on Keller Rd (off Lone Lake Rd, Langley). Brush clearing work will be on Lulu's Lane and Spider Web trails.

June 20: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30. Presentation by Fire Chief John Clark of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue on Large Animal Rescues.

July 9: Work Party in Dugualla State Park. TBD

July 18: Chapter Meeting - 6;30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30. 

NEW DATE - July 23: Jerry Keach Memorial Hot Dog Ride in Dugualla State Park. RSVP will be required. Details to be announced soon.

August 15: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30

August 21: Work Party in Putney Woods

September 19: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30. Presentation on Equine Adventures Abroad by Connie Lloyd

September/October dates TBD: Work party in Trillium Community Forest

October 17: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30

November 21: Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Coupeville Community Bible Church, social time 6-6:30

December 19:  6:30 p.m. Year-end holiday potluck at Coupeville Community Bible Church



2021 Events:

January 18:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting using ZOOM Video Communications 

February 15:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting using ZOOM Video Communications

February 24-25: Sawyer Certification/Recertification classes

March 15:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting using ZOOM Video Communications

March 27: Group ride at Heart Lake. Ride out time is 10:00 a.m.

April 19:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, social time 6-6:30

April 24:  Community Tack Sale at Langley Fairground in Pole Barn. Donate or consign items to our chapter

May 15: Group ride at Rhododendron Park in Coupeville - Meet at 10:00, ride out by 11:00 a.m. Ride Leader: Joy Rutherford

May 17:   Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, social time 6-6:30

May 22:  First Aid/CPR Recertification class organized by James Thompson [email protected]

May 23: Work Party in Saratoga Woods. Meet at 10:00. Contact Trail Bosses for details

May 28:  Deadline to submit volunteer hours to Diane Delmonte [email protected]

June 12: Group ride at Trillium Community Forest. Ride out at 11:00

June 13:  Work Party in Putney Woods. Meet at Bolton/Chadwick property at 11:00 a.m. (not at 10:00 as previously planned) Contact Trail Bosses for details

June 21:   Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, social time 6-6:30

July 17 :  Jerry Keach Memorial "Hot Dog" Group Ride in Dugualla State Park with Potluck to follow. Ride out at 10:30 a.m. from private property on E. Sleeper Rd. RSVP by July 14 to [email protected] if you will attend the ride and/or potluck and for address.

July 17:    Chapter Meeting - rescheduled from Jul 19 to be held immediately following the Jerry Keach Memorial ride and potluck. Contact [email protected] for meeting location.

July 25: Work Party in Putney Woods. Meet on Keller Rd for work on Ross Rd Trail at 11:00 a.m. Contact Trail Bosses for details.

Aug 9-13: Install posts and signs in Kettles County Park from Libbey Road parking lot to Main Line trail.

August 16:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, social time 6-6:30

September 20:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Coupeville Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, social time 6-6:30

October 10: Work Party in Putney Woods. Meet at Lone Lake parking lot at 10:00 a.m. for work on Trail of Wild Fell.

October 25:   Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting using Zoom Video Communications.

November 15:  Chapter Meeting - CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER AND POWER OUTAGES

November 22:  Chapter Meeting - 6:30 p.m. virtual meeting using Zoom Video Communications.

December: no events scheduled this month