The High Desert Trail Riders Back Country Horsemen is dedicated to good horsemanship, good sportsmanship, the promotion of horse trails and trail horse facilities, to provide an active program of recreational riding.

Our active chapter has trail rides, pack trips, work parties, training clinics, and the Horse Packing and Wilderness Skills Clinic, which is the best educational event of its kind on the West Coast. We are involved with the Federal Agencies providing volunteer labor on trails and trail heads and work with them on management issues and regulations regarding equestrian use on Public Lands.

Follow Us on our Web Site at www.hdtrbch.org and don’t forget the Annual Horse Packing Wilderness Skills Clinic, May 4-6, 2018.

See our Chapter Calendar

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Chapter Officers

  • President: Betty Applebaker hdtr@bcho.org 541-891-8220
  • Vice President: Jackie Olden jackieolden45@yahoo.com 541-545-6628
  • 2nd Vice President: Kelly Behr mguuu@live.com 541-892-4844
  • Past President: Jim Icenbice retiredhorseman@gmail.com 541-892-2647
  • State Director: Kelly Behr 541-892-4844 hdtr-dir@bcho.org
  • Secretary : Liz Warren cowgirl.attorney@yahoo.com 541-545-1200
  • Treasurer: Maria Meister meister.maria@gmail.com 831-235-3031

Board Members

  • Jim Collins, jcollins1goodmule@gmail.com 541-591-9428
  • Pete Reifel Pre9157826@aol.com 541-883-3291
  • Debbie Hilbert DebbieH@LonesomeDuck.com 541-281-1459
  • Ken Gudgeon 541-810-3777
  • Pam Lehto rockinhorsego@icloud.com 541-892-3144
  • Jeremy Lorenz jlorenz34@gmail.com 541-892-0457
  • Brenda Sparks alamo45@live.com  541-273-2139
  • Dick Strohkirch strohkirchs@yahoo.com 541-884-7884

Committee Chairs

  • Education: Betty Applebaker mtnmules@centurytel.net 541-891-8220
  • Newsletter: Carole Hopkins lodgelady60@hotmail.com 541-591-1805
  • Membership: Tammy Nivens tlnivens@gmail.com 541-786-1968
  • Legislative: Carole Hopkins lodgelady60@hotmail.com 541-591-1805
  • Public Lands: Carole Hopkins lodgelady60@hotmail.com 541-591-1805
  • Trail Rides: Jackie Olden jackieolden@centurytel.net 541-891-9149
  • Work Parties: Steve Jewell dogcry33@hotmail.com 541-887-9019
  • Pack Clinic: Les Hathorn hathorn.les@gmail.com 541-810-3665

Whats Happening

Our May Pack Clinic Video

Come Join Us

Our General Meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at, 7:00 pm at the Sizzler Restaurant, 2506 S. 6th Street, Klamath Falls, OR. Contact- Carole Hopkins- 541-591-1805. Please See our Calendar for exact times and dates. Come find out who we are and what we are about. If you can’t make it to one of our meetings then come ride with us.