Nature Coast Back Country Horsemen


Your volunteer hours are important

NCBCH Current events


In light of Clovid-19 there will be no NCBCH meetings until further notice.

Stay safe and soon we will resume our meetings!

Becky Card Swerdloff, President,

Nature Coast Back Country Horsemen

Our Annual Membership Drive

NCBCH welcomes and depends on your involvement and support. Join us now to preserve our right to ride on public lands in Florida and across the nation.


Click on Membership Application box to get printable image.

President's Message

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NCBCH's Most Recent Improvement Project for Equestrians



Volunteer of the Year 2020 - Gary Macintosh

We would like to congratulate Gary Macintosh, our 2020 Volunteer of the Year, and thank him for all he has done for our Forest! Gary has almost single handedly taken care of the East Croom equestrian trails for years. He takes time from his busy schedule at his bed and breakfast, Our Father’s Haven Bed and Breakfast to address, remedy and maintain any issues with the equestrian trails in East Croom. He is one of our long-time members and has been a board member on both NCBCH’s and BCHFL’s boards.

Please Support Our Sponsors

NCBCH thanks the following sponsors who made our 2019 Shindig a huge success

Ranch Hand Feed Depot, Giddy-Up Saddle Shop, Wagon Wheel, Fletcher's Tack Shop, Irish Trails Farm and Pet Supply

Remington Outpost, Capricci Healing Waters, Massage by Claire Larrson, White Daisy, Damsel in Defense - Phyllis Nolte, Photography by Ann Hopta

Tractor Supply Co. Brooksville, Pickett's Brooksville Ace Hardware, Toole's Groveland Ace Hardware, Rural King

Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant, River Ratz, Luigi's Pizza of Brooksville, Mykonos II, Beef O'Brady's, Mallie Kyla’s, Country Kitchen, Glory Days Grill, Publix

Florida Forest Service

Please patronize these generous donors that support our local community

Back Country Horsemen of America

How to obtain parking passes for local Trailheads

Friends of Florida State Forests Annual Day Pass

Good for all Florida state forests that have fees at the trailheads. The day use fee at Croom's Tucker Hill trailhead is $2 per person. The annual pass is $45 which is good for any day of the year for up to 6 people. To order the annual pass on-line go to:

Friends of Florida State Forests Annual Day Pass

Purchase it locally at: Florida Forest Service

Withlacoochee State Forest Recreation/Visitors Center

15003 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34601-4201

(352) 797-4140

Lake Townsen Preserve, Nobleton Parking Fee

The daily parking fee is $3.00 per vehicle. An annual parking pass is $45.00 per vehicle.

To get Annual Parking Pass Application go to:

Lake Townsen Annual Parking Pass

Read both pages, particularly the highlighted area, print, fill it out, make a check payable to Hernando Cnty Recreation Department, & mail to 205 E. Fort Dade St., Brooksville, FL 34601, or go to their office at same address to purchase one. Call 352-754-4027 for further info.