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.
Along with our work, we also have a lot of good fun. Each Saturday work day ends with a pitch-in around the campfire, and we all get together the next morning for a day of riding. Each April we have a booth at the Hoosier Horse Fair. In the fall we have an annual fun ride, and in December there is the Christmas party.