2021 Fishlake UT Horsecamping

Bristlecone BCH reserved the large group site and all available individual horsecamp sites Sunday July 25 to midday Wednesday July 28, 2021. Members rode three days and covered many a mile of beautiful alpine trail but there are still many more miles to be explored on a future trip. Riders got to introduce their mounts to some new conditions such as riding in a large string while experiencing a variety of terrain from mountain meadows to challenging slopes. Although we lost a few horseshoes all riders returned intact.


Dinners were cooked and served by the awesome "Chuckmaster" Mike Flood who also kept us all safe on the rugged mountain trails. The group gathered around for dinner and fellowship every night. Each member brought a side dish for the group to enjoy. Some in the group even tried their hand at fishing and we'll not forget Maria treating all of us to ice cream at the local general store.

Everyone enjoyed the 70 degree days as a welcome break from the southern Nevada summer.

A really fine time was had by all.

Shilo Ranch Easter Campout & Trail Rides

Bristlecone BCH hosted a 2 day campout and trail rides at the historic Shilo Ranch in Sandy Valley, CA Friday & Saturday, April 2&3, 2021. The ranch, formerly owned by movie star Tony Curtis, was the home for a horse rescue run by Tony's wife for many years. Bristlecone BCH members set out on two trail rides with 40 participants on Saturday and 24 participants on Sunday. The group shared prepared meals, cowboy poetry, music and swapped stories during the event. Cowboy church was held on Easter morning and it was great.

Member Consensus-Let's do this again!

J&M 2-day Foundation Horse Clinic

Who: Presented by Mike Flood

Where: Maverick Ranch, Mountain Springs, Nevada (On the hump on the way to Pahrump)

When: May 1st and 2nd

How Much: $45

This clinic is full, but you can contact Sheryl via to be placed on the waitlist or to request information on future clinics.

If you have any questions, please call Sheryl Schmalz at 702/278-8433.

The Clinic was an Awesome Success!


The BCHN-BC has agreed to help support rider Samantha in her May 2021 long-ride from Las Vegas to Carson City exploring the State of Nevada, and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild Horse and Burro Act.

Our group will be helping Samantha with water and feed drops along her route. The event will include media coverage before her ride begins.

She made It!