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Membership Requirements of BC Guest Ranches


  • A BCGRA member shall exemplify the western ranch ideal of personal, homelike hospitality and atmosphere.
  • A BCGRA member must be horse oriented. Horses must be available to accommodate wranglers and all guests who choose to ride.
  • Riding instruction must be available.
  • Horses must be matched to suit riders’ weight and level of experience.
  • Stock must be well cared for and equipment kept in good repair.
  • Guest ranch must operate in the safest way possible, and must have adequate liability insurance.
  • Available acreage at the ranch and/or adjoining the ranch must be of adequate size to accommodate a horse program that meets the Association requirements.
  • A BCGRA member’s facility must be adequate to accommodate guests in a comfortable manner. Accommodations must be clean and in good repair.
  • A BCGRA member shall operate primarily on an all-inclusive basis. A guest ranch shall promote a total package inclusive of food, accommodation, horseback riding and all other ranch activities.
  • All meals, snacks and beverages to be made available at the ranch or on the trail.
  • A BCGRA member should encourage guests to stay a minimum of three nights.
  • A BCGRA member’s promotional material must represent the facility’s current ownership, management and packages offered. Any changes must be reported within thirty (30) days.
  • A BCGRA member shall be required to operate for a season before accepted for full membership and shall be designated “new member” in the directory during its probationary year.