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The Hoosier Back Country Horsemen are a chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historical use of recreational stock in the back country commensurate with our heritage. We work with the Hoosier National Forest to keep our trails open and safe. The "You Are Here" information signs with the map of the trails on the carsonsite posts are a result of a matching grant we wrote for the HNF. The Springs Valley Trail is a result of the HBCH working with the HNF on a recreational trails program grant. The HBCH adopted the Deam Wilderness in the Hickory Ridge Trail system and work to maintain the trails there.

Hoosier Back Country Horsemen are men and women from all walks of life, from all over the state of Indiana, who have a common goal: To preserve and maintain the multiple-use trail systems in Indiana’s forests for recreational trail riders today, and in the future.

In 1996, a concerned group of equestrians recognized the need to assist the U.S. Forest Service in keeping open the multiple-use trails, and the Hoosier Horsemen came into being.  Since that time, our volunteers have maintained a working relationship with the U.S. Forest Service rangers and property managers, donating our time and expertise to help maintain the trails in Hoosier National Forest.
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