Celebrating Trail Riding Advocacy Since 2001

Preserving Horsemen’s Heritage of Responsible Access to Public Land

Retaining our rights of access and use of the back country requires a unified, coordinated effort. Although most user groups accept equine use; there are some that would like to see equine activities prohibited in wilderness areas. Join online or download the membership form to become part of a group that is working for you, to protect and expand your trail opportunities!!!

The purposes of the Back Country Horsemen of Eastern Tennessee are to:

  • Assist government and private agencies in the establishment, maintenance and management of trails and other back country resources.
  • Ensure public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
  • Perpetuate common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
  • Educate and encourage the wise use of the back country resources by horsemen and the general public.
  • Actively involve youth in activities related to our purpose, and maintain a family oriented organization.