Nature Coast Back Country Horsemen


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NCBCH Current events


NCBCH Meeting

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021


5:30 PM dinner

6:00 PM meeting.

Golden Corral on US 19

5300 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606


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.

Dues for 2021 are $25 for individual membership, $30 for family (2 votes during elections for family membership).

Click on the Membership button below to print an application.

General Gun Season in Croom


November 6 to 28


If you choose to be in the foret, please wear an orange hunting vest

NCBCH Newsletter

NCBCH News Nov 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

General gun season in Croom forest starts November 6 and runs until after Thanksgiving on November 28 so be safe out there.

After months of all of us enduring covid,some of us illness or surgery, and the passing of many friends, I am hoping myself and all of us can resume our lives in a more normal fashion.

NOVEMBER MEETING

NOVEMBER 18TH Thursday 5:30 dinner, 6:00 meeting we will be in private back room

GOLDEN CORRAL ON US 19 (IF YOU SIGN UP YOU CAN GET COUPONS FOR BUY ONE GET ONE FREE DINNERS https://www.goldencorral.com/rewards/

The forest has become a bit more dangerous as Amazon delivery trucks speed down 5, 7, and 9 daily to deliver packages, we have younger folks using e bikes, 4 wheelers and side by sides, hunters driving on horse trails with any kind of motorized vehicle. Charlie Kemp had some ideas for signs and we need to discuss this and other trail problems.




ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Our annual dues will be collected starting November and we need your voice now more than ever.

Dues for 2021 are $25 for individual membership, $30 for family (2 votes during elections for family membership).

Click on the Membership button at the top of this page to print an application.


Happy trails to all!


Officers and board members for 2021

President – Becky Card-Swerdloff

Vice President – Donna Black;

Secretary – Ann Hopta

Treasurer – Lorri Kindberg

Board of Directors (4 positions) – Lee Adams, Donna Allen, Martha Casisa, Charlie Kemp

NCBCH's Most Recent Improvement Project for Equestrians



Volunteer of the Year 2021 - Charlie Kemp

Charlie Kemp and Molly Rider

Nature Coast Back Country Horsemen’s 2021 Volunteer of the Year awardee is Charlie Kemp. Charlie has enthusiastically given his time and expertise to better our organization. He has acted as a liaison with SWAMP (mountain bike group in Croom) and FFS. Although Charlie is not a ‘horse’ person but rather a ‘bike’ person he strongly supports his wife Vicki as an equestrian. He and his sidekick Molly Rider regularly travel Croom trails by either biking, hiking or on his quad (with a valid permit) to address and correct trail issues.

He identifies problem trail issues, creates safe and sustainable alternatives and submits these plans to FFS for their input and approval. He created plans for Smith Prairie Trail Head (where NCBCH won the prestigious Back Country Horsemen of America’s Double Diamond Award), worked with the FFS biologist to reroute the extremely eroded portion of the access trail out of Tucker Hill Trail Head to create a sustainable and safe trail.

He is currently on NCBCH’s board.

Becky Card-Swerdloff presented Charlie with a personalized biking shirt. Emblazoned with NCBCH’s logo and his Volunteer of Year status it also has a nod to his passions – his bike and Molly Rider! Thank you Charlie for all you do!

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.