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Welcome to BOULDER CITY HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION

PURPOSE OF THE BCHA

BCHA was established as an association of persons dedicated primarily to the promotion and encouragement of interest in horses, their proper care and welfare, and equine activities of an athletic, social, educational and recreational nature.

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BCHA MEMBERSHIP AND EHV 1 OUTBREAK UPDATES

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR A SAFE AGRICULTURAL WASH TO USE TO DISINFECT OUR ASSOCIATION GROUNDS TO PROTECT OUR PRECIOUS ANIMALS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO OUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT(please put AG Wash in the comment section) bchapaypal@gmail.com.  ANY DONATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.  THANK YOU.


  


11/17/2019  5:43PM   BCHA membership if you have not remitted your payment for the last billing please do so, as of date 47% of membership has not paid.  Call Pam Parker(Treasurer)702-755-9119 if you do not know your total owed.  You can pay using PayPay go to website bchanv.com and click PayPal button.  You can use credit or debit through this means also.  Please make sure to add the 3.3% to your total bill for processing charges.  Reminder there is a general membership meeting 11/20/2019 at 7PM at the Women's Club on Utah.  The bookkeeper will be present at checkin to accept payments.   The voluntary quarantine ends tomorrow. 


11/12/2019  2:39PM  BCHA Update:  Received Official Cancellation of Quarantine from State of Nevada Department of Agriculture.


11/7/2019  9:21PM   BCHA Update:  Horse at barn 84/85 has been having a temperature of 102. The horse has been tested. Hopefully will know test results by tomorrow. As of now, no changes to quarantine lift date. 


11/6/2019  9:15PM  BCHA President Update:    As you all know we have received good news from the Nevada State Department of Agriculture, that if no new cases occur by November 12, 2019, the mandatory quarantine will be lifted.  With that being said Dr. Huff has advised the Executive Board that we should do a "Voluntary" extension until November 18, 2019.  This would be in the best interest of the association as an added layer of precaution.  The Executive Board has decided to accept his advice.  These additional days will be under "Voluntary" quarantine with no horses in or out, as well as in arenas or round pens.  These actions are being taken by the Executive Board to serve the best interests of many of our concerned members.  We have heard arguments from both sides.  In all, the key word is "Voluntary", as we cannot mandate or enforce the actions you take with your horse.  The word denotes "Hey just be careful for 6 more days after November 12, 2019".  During this time if you choose to take your animals off your lots, that's your perogative.  Please don't interact with animals at other lots and be cautious of interactions with other animals you may meet along the roadways.  So again, this is a personal choice.  Other advisements, do not enter other peoples lots uninvited.  If there is a sign at a lot that says do not ride here stay away and respect your fellow members wishes.  We are also asking keep dogs at home, during this time.  Continue temperature monitoring and bio security measures.  To reiterate:  The Nevada State Department of Agriculture Quarantine IS officially LIFTED on NOVEMBER 12, 2019, barring no further cases.  No matter what anyone thinks, NO one person's horse is more important than the next person.  Thank You.


11/6/2019  7:30AM  BCHA President Update: Tests results from 11/4/2019 were negative.  As of 11/5/2019 per the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the official lift date for the quarantine is tentatively set for November 12, 2019. Again barring any further cases and outstanding tests. We will go from Nov 12, 2019 to Nov 18, 2019 on a voluntary quarantine as that was the date originally stated by Dr. Huff and Dr. Simmons. All bio security measures are to remain in effect.  


11/4/2019  5:52PM   BCHA Update:  All test results are Negative to date.  Per Dr. Huff quarantine lift date has been set for November 18, 2019.  This is barring anymore new cases.  Thank you. 


11/4/2019  4:00PM  BCHA President Update:  The first 55 gallon drum of AG Wash has arrived.  The Equipment/Arena committee will formulate a plan to start applying in the common areas, as well as arenas and round pens.  The arenas and round pens will be locked back up once treated until after quarantine is lifted.  The water truck spray will be set on minimum for roadways.  As for the blood test results on the horses, we are still waiting.  More to follow.  Thank you.  


11/1/2019  3:56PM  BCHA President update:  Horse at Lots 82/83 spike temperature of 103 but has steadily gone down and is currently holding at 98.5 and is showing not other signs that other horses have had.  Dr. Huff is awaiting test results.  In meantime horse is being isolated at own barn. 

 

10/29/2019 9:27PM BCHA President update: Another horse at lots 141/142 has spiked a 105 temperature. Per Dr. Huff and Dr. Simmons the horse will be moved via trailer tomorrow to the approved quarantine stalls, which will be constucted by Bill, George and Scott. They were both satisfied with the location and distance from other lots/barns. Dr. Huff will be out tomorrow to check other horses on those lots. As a note, we are experiencing our 2nd night of extrmely high winds. Dirt is blowing around freely and long distances. There is nothing we can do about it, unfortunately. Please continue bio security, taking temperatures, keep manure in enclosures or if remove keep on lots and covered and keep all animals in their enclosures. Thank you.


10/28/2019 4:07PM We were just informed the horse confirmed from October 25, 2019 did not make it. At this time we would like to extend our prayers and sorrows to all of our members that have lost

their loved ones. 

   

10/28/2019  3:24  Per the Vets:  There are no reported new cases since October 25, 2019.  The horse reported on that date is still showing symptoms per Dr. Huff and we pray that horse pulls through.  Dr. Simmons(the state vet) and Dr. Huff state that the clock for quarantine starts when the last horse is diagnosed.  So 21 days from that date.  Per Dr. Frehner the are no cases reported outside in the Las Vegas area.  Per the vets, including Dr. Madigan of UC Davis, to know what horse or horses carries this virusis impossible to determine.  People just need to continue practicing bio security and understand these illnesses are part of the equine industusty, unfortunately.  For those who have subscribed to the EDCC site for alerts, the EHV1 virus has been discovered in a number of states, including Virginia recently.  We are doing all the preventative measures best we can, including the delivery of the AG Wash next week.  We will also be determining a location for a few quarantine stalls for the future, as recommended by the vets.  More to follow as we get it.  Thank you.


10/26/2019  12:10PM  BCHA President suggests anyone having questions about AG Wash please go to their website www.synbiontagwash.com


10/25/2019  5:40PM   BCHA President to Membership please kindly remind those who come to visit our association, that are not members, we are under quarantine and members only at this time permitted on property. Thank you 


10/25/2019   5:39PM   President Update on latest blood tests. 2 horses tested at lots 141&142. One is negative EHV1. Unfortunately the other horse is positive EHV1 with the Neuro strain. Dr. Huff once again strongly states nobody should be mucking, visiting or feeding at others barns. Stay with your own lot. Bio security is paramount. In addition, as a reminder, there is no vaccination against the EHV1 with the neuro component. More to follow as it comes in. Thank you 


10/24/2019  1:49PM  Dr. Huff:   Vaccination status is immaterial as there is no vaccination protecting against the neuropathic EHV 1 which is what is being dealt with at the BCHA.


10/24/2019   12:29PM  BCHA will be purchasing their first 55 gallon drum of the AG Wash today.  We WILL make this a regular part of our budget going forward.  It will become common practice going forward to regularly spray the arenas, round pens and roads.  This practice will also be utilized for events held at the BCHA.  What we do in the common areas will only be as good as what people do on their own lots.  Thank you.


10/24/2019  10:31AM   BCHA President spoke with Dr. Wyatt Winchell of Desert Pines at 8:30 AM this morning.  To clarify there are NOT 4 more sick horses to their knowledge, ONLY 2.  Those 2 are being tested and are from the opposite side of the association from the original group of sick horses.  As for the mention of the "4 horses" that was their update on the 4 horses tested from the first row.  2 by Dr. Frehner and 2 by Dr. Huff.  All 4 were positive with the EHV1 with a Neuropathic Stain.  In addition, it was their opinion all 4 of these horses were either not vaccinated or insufficiently vaccinated.  As for horses that visited from outside such as events or practices there are no cases of horses thus far with symptoms.  Continue to practice bio security and limit the movement of horses around the Association.  The vets are hoping we are now at the tail end of  this strain.  More to follow as it is recieved.  Thank you. 


10/23/2018  3:50 PM   At 3:36 PM 10/23/2019 Dr Huff reported to the BCHA Executive Board that he is in reciept of the bloodwork results and it has been confirmed as EHV1 


10/22/2019   4:13PM   Per the Dept of Agriculture the BCHA is under Mandatory Quarantine as of 3:38 PM today.  NOTHING IN NOTHING OUT.  It will be enforced by Dept of Ag, Boulder City Animal Control and Boulder City Police Department.  Keep horses on your lots.  Test results are still pending.  Updates will be provided as they are made available. 


10/21/2019  4:34PM   BCHA President has spoken with Animal Control and State Vet.  State said all we can can do is wait on test results and practice biosecurity at this point.  No movement of horses to and from corrals or within the corrals is suggested.  He has been monitoring the situation and will be in contact as soon as he reviews the findings. 


10/20/2019  8:26PM   Executive Board would like to remind everyone that Biosecurity practice means stay to your OWN lot please.  Keep your horses on the lot and in their stalls.  Do not trespass on other members lots under any circumstances.   We will update as soon as updated by vet, no further information at this time. 


10/20/2019  2:30PM   The Executive Board has reached a quorum to lock down the arenas and round pens due to the spead of an unconfirmed virus that has downed 5 horses thus far at the BCHA.  As we learn more from Desert Pines Equine on the test results, hopefully by Tuesday, we will advise on further precautions and suggested remedies by the vets.  If you have furthur concerns about your horses please see your personal vets.  Thank you. 


10/19/2019:   5:01PM BCHA President Update:  As of now we are waiting on blood test results from UC Davis about whether it's herpes virus or not.  As of now, 3 horses have been put down.  The doc has tested 4 horses and diagnosed 7 thus far with similar symptoms.  It's a "Voluntary Quarantine" at this point.  The vet figures that it has been going around since mid-September or earlier at this point.  But incubation periods have already set in or come and gone for some horses at this point.  More to follow as we learn test results. 


10/19/2019:    9:42AM  We wanted to inform you that there is Equine Influenza active at the BCHA. Please limit interactions inbetween animals without following proper handwashing procedures.  Flu vaccinations are available through your veternarian please consult them for details.  This is NOT strangles. 


QUARANTINE PROTOCOL

EFFECTIVE 10/30/2019

President sets new protocol for a sick horse. It will be as follows. 

1. Vet is notified 

2  President or other Executive board member is notified; Executive board member to be present to assist and oversee protocol 

3. Owner is responsible for moving horse to quarantine pens. Location TBD. Must use a trailer to move. Do not walk horse over. Borrow another members trailer if needed. 

4 Owner or owner appointed representative are the only ones allowed in quarantine area for feeding, cleaning and watering . 

5. Disinfectant station will be set up for when a person leaves quarantine area. 

6. Only vet and owner of that particular sick horse are allowed in the quarantine pen area. A selected board member and Bill are the only other people permitted back there if really needed. 

7. If a horse passes, only the vet, owner and the person removing the horse are the only ones allowed in the quarantine area during that removal. 

8. When driving vehicle to quarantine area to check on a horse, park at least 10-15 yards from stalls as a safety zone. Disinfectant station will be about that distance from the stalls. 

9.  Trailer that transported horse is to remain in quarantine area until disinfected 

More to follow and please bear with us as we start implementing these new protocols. Thank you

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN!

The Boulder City Horseman's Association is a private association of dues-paying members. BCHA members can enjoy a competition arena, two exercise arenas and three round pens with lights. In addition, the BCHA is surrounded by wide open space for desert trail riding.  We are not a riding academy and not open to the public.  Invited non paying continuously accompanied guests of members in good standing are always welcome as long as all bylaws, Boulder City Codes, and State Laws are adhered to.  

Prospective new members please e-mail us at  bchaboard@gmail.com prior to bringing a horse to the BCHA to complete an application and remit all fees required.  

BCHA BYLAW ARTICLE FIVE MEMBERSHIP  Section 5.01 Qualifications. 

Qualifications for membership in BCHA are:

A. Owner of a horse to be kept in the BCHA corrals.

B. Members must be residents of Clark County, Nevada

C. Approval by four members of the Board or a majority of the membership prior to moving any livestock into the corral zone.

E. Payment of membership fees, annual dues, and assessments.

F. A minimum age of 18 years.

BCHA Emergency Alert Broadcast System

Test was performed on 8/27/2019 at 2:38 PM.   If you did not receive a text please e-mail bchaboard@gmail.com with your updated phone number.  This system will be used to alert members as to when emergency water shut down is done or any other emergency that may impact your animals well being occurs.  You may also 

e-mail to opt out of receiving these messages.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THE BROADCAST SYSTEM IS A ONE WAY SYSTEM

Events

Fridays

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Riding Lessons

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Boulder City Arena

Event Details

Fridays

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Riding Lessons

 We are open to the public for schooling. Reservations and costs are set through Boulder City Parks and Recreation per horse and due in advance.    ALL LESSONS MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH BOULDER CITY PARKS AND RECREATION 702-293-5296.   

The horseback riding instructors are city employees. They are paid a percentage of the cost of the lessons and ALL registrations and/or payments are taken at the Boulder City's Parks and Recreation main office.  Instructors are only to be conducting lessons through the Parks and Recreation program and not independently at the BC arena.  All lessons are to be conducted in the Boulder City Arena Only.  Participants or their guardian are also required to fill out the BCHA release of liability form provided by BCHA.  

The city has every student sign a City of Boulder City release of liability as well as the BC Horseman’s Association release of liability.

THERE ARE NO PRIVATE LESSONS PERMITTED AT THE BCHA 

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Boulder City Arena

Saturday & Sundays

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Riding Lessons

6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Boulder City Arena

Event Details

Saturday & Sundays

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Riding Lessons

We are open to the public for schooling.  Reservations and costs are set through Boulder City Parks and Recreation per horse and due in advance.   ALL LESSONS MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH BOULDER CITY PARKS AND RECREATION 702-293-5296.   

The horseback riding instructors are city employees. They are paid a percentage of the cost of the lessons and ALL registrations and/or payments are taken at the Boulder City's Parks and Recreation main office.  Instructors are only to be conducting lessons through the Parks and Recreation program and not independently at the BC arena.  All lessons are to be conducted in the Boulder City Arena Only.  Participants or their guardian are also required to fill out the BCHA release of liability form provided by BCHA.  

The city has every student sign a City of Boulder City release of liability as well as the BC Horseman’s Association release of liability.

THERE ARE NO PRIVATE LESSONS PERMITTED AT THE BCHA 

6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Boulder City Arena

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BOULDER CITY HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION

1 Corral Road Boulder City, NV 89005

Email: bchaboard@gmail.com Phone: 702-294-1689 (Bill, caretaker) Office: 702-294-9984 (Please use e-mail as there is rarely anyone in office)



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BILLINGS

10/15/2019:  Billings  have been mailed.   IF YOU DO NOT RECIEVE YOUR BILL WITHIN 5 DAYS OF THIS DATE PLEASE CONTACT  Pam Parker 702-755-9119. Please pay upon receipt as there is no grace period.  Past dues must be paid in full.  In 30 days certified letters will be sent  for non payment to the member and if applicable to the lot/lease holder, this begins the  Termination Process  per Bylaws.  BOOKKEEPER WILL NOT BE AT GENERAL MEETING.

BOOKKEEPER HAS TAKEN OVER ALL DUTIES

As membership voted on the Bookkeeper has assumed all duties as directed by membership.  Therefore please  

 NO CASH FOR PAYMENT, MONEY ORDER, CHECKS OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY.  PLEASE DO NOT PUT CASH IN THE DROP BOX AT CONCESSION STAND.  THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE MEMBERS AND BOOKKEEPER AS THERE IS NO WAY TO CONFIRM.  BOARD MEMBERS CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS.

ARENAS

 

UPDATE:  CARETAKER WILL BE WATERING AND DRAGGING ARENA TUESDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SUNDAYS AROUND 4PM. ARENA/EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE IS BEING FORMED TO COVER THE OTHER DAYS AND IF NECESSARY ROADWAYS.  IF INTERESTED IN SERVING ON COMMITTEE CONTACT GEORGE COWAN(COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON) 702-493-8371. 

COMMITTEES FORMED: Please contact the Chairperson if you would like to serve on the committee.

 

Arena Committee- George Cowan 702-493-8371(Chairperson) Dany Conrad and Pete Nelson member volunteers

Event Committee- Brittany Davis 702-813-2156(Chairperson)  ZeAnne Hesterman and Scott Donnelly member volunteers

Concession Committee- Pam Parker 702-755-9119(Chairperson)

Bylaw Committee- Sarina Rohrig  702-521-8310 (Chairperson)    Debbie Evans Hayden member volunteer

CARETAKER HOURS:

 

MONDAY 8AM-12NOON, TUESDAY 1PM-5PM, WEDNSDAY 8AM-12NOON, THURSDAY 8AM-12NOON, FRIDAY 2PM-6PM, SATURDAY-OFF, SUNDAY 1PM-5PM

CONTACT SCOTT PASTORE FOR ANY COMMENTS, CONCERNS OR NEEDS  WITH REGARDS TO CARETAKER 702-813-6100

MEETINGS

 

There will be a BCHA Executive Board meeting November 14,2019. Please email bchaboard@gmail.com by November 8,2019 if you would like to be put on agenda 

There will be a BCHA General Membership meeting November 20,2019 at7PM at the Women's Club on Utah to cover the agenda not covered at the October meeting. As customary after all agenda items are covered and time permitting questions and concerns can be addressed from the floor.