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January 2019

Welcome to the Extreme Cowboy Association

The 2019 show season has officially begun!!  We are thrilled with the many fun filled and exciting Extreme Cowboy Racing events that are being held all over the world. The formation of EXCA has been a thrilling and challenging adventure!  Many people have worked tirelessly to create an association that you will be proud to tell your friends about.  

This is the latest issue of your monthly newsletter, The Brave Horse. 

You will receive it each month electronically around the middle of the month. The Brave Horse will be full of interesting stories, EXCA event results, point standings, human interest stories about EXCA members and Tips and Tales from our founder, Craig Cameron. We encourage you to communicate your suggestions for stories and ideas that will make The Brave Horse fun, better and more informative. The Brave Horse: the best newsletter in the equine world.

Please forward your ideas and suggestions to Tracy Pinson at

Craig Cameron Kicks Off 2019 With A Clinic In The Florida Sunshine!

Twenty horse and rider teams, along with several auditors, spent a beautiful day with Craig on January 11th at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL.  The riders not only learned a lot, but laughed a lot!  They worked on horsemanship, obstacles and readied themselves for the upcoming race season.  If you haven't attended a Craig Cameron clinic, you must put it on your bucket list!

Craig Cameron Ride Smart Horsemanship You Tube Channel

Through the media of You Tube, Craig Cameron and the Ride Smart Horsemanship Series features all aspects of horsemanship, the cowboy tradition, and the American way. We put a lot of thought, work and effort to bring you originality, entertainment and education in each and every show. We are working hard to give you the type of instruction that you can use on a daily basis, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced or professional horseman.

We have more fun and more horsemanship coming to you down the line on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe and never miss a show!

We thank you for your input, emails, and continued support.

Ride like a champion!

Craig Cameron

Judge's Forum - You asked, the judges answered!

Question: I just joined EXCS online yesterday but have two rule questions. 1. Can you ride in mecate reins and 2. Can you ride your horse in a snaffle bit regardless of age?

Answer: In response to your questions, it's a big YES for both your questions: you may indeed ride in mecate reins , and may show any age of horse in a snaffle bit. You should also be aware that the current rules allow you to ride one or two handed.

2019 Events - February, March, April and May

Below are the Extreme Cowboy Events submitted through May 2019.  Please check the website at for the full calendar of events, as well as links to event flyers. 

2/3/19-Challenge de Normandie-epreuve 3-Centre equestre du clos, Pacy sur Eure, FR

2/10/19-Summerchallenge FSR-Flaming Star Ranch, Hamont-Achel, BE

2/10/19-Challenge de Normandie-epreuve 2-Ecurie de la Foret, Saint Ouen du Tilleul, FR

2/16/19-K Cross Ranch EXCA-1500 Houston Clinton Dr, Burnet, TX

2/17/19-La Osa EXCA Obstacle Challenge-Rancho De La Osa, Sasabe, AZ

2/23/19-EXCA Race du Salon du cheval de Besancon-Salon du chevel de Besancon, Besancon, FR

2/24/19-Flanders Horse Expo-Maaltekouter 11- 9000 Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, BE

3/2/19-March Jackpot-Mt Rowan Equestrian Centre, Ballarat, VI

3/9/19-Winterchallenge Finals El Picadero-El Picadero, Heirbaan, BE

3/10/19-Extreme Cowboy Alberta-Cochrane Ag indoor Arena, Cochrane, AB

3/16/19-KenInTen March Double Point Race-Ricky Carey Farms, Cave City, KY

3/16/19-SOCA Florida Race - March-Darby Oaks Stables, Bushnell. FL

3/19/19-Outdoor Challenge Series Race 2-Geelong Showgrounds, Geelong. VI

3/24/19-BSEC Buckle Series Race Four-Leopold, Geelong, VI

3/30/19-AZA Horse Fair-Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ

4/6/19-Shades of Gold EXCA Cowboy Challenge-Leona Valley, CA

4/13/19-Spectacular Australian Championships-Mt. Rowan Equestrian Centre-Ballarat, VI

4/13/19-UHCA Eagle Ranch-Eagle Ranch-Collins, MO

4/13/19-SOCA SC State Championship-Green River Farms- Gaffney, SC

4/14/19-Extreme Cowboy Alberta-Cochrane Ag indoor Arena, Cochrane, AB

4/20/19-EXCA France Back In The Saddle-WALTI Stable-Etrechy, FR

4/20/19-Geelong Cowboy Classic-Grandview Park, Geelong, VI

4/27/18-Eastern Ohio Obstacle Series-Riverland Arena-Navarre, OH

5/4/19-Shades of Gold EXCA Cowboy Challenge-Leona Valley, CA

5/4/19-Memphis Showdown-Memphis Agricenter, Germantown, TN

5/5/19-Extreme Cowboy Alberta-Cochrane Ag indoor Arena, Cochrane, AB

5/11/19-UHCA Bates County-Bates County Fairgrounds, Butler, MO

5/11/19-SOCA Alabama State Championships-The Canyon, Hodges, AL

5/12/19-International Race Blue Eyed Stables, Kijkuitstraat, BE

5/18/19-Summerchallenge Meerdalhof-Meerdaalweg 2, 3050 Oud-Heverlee, Vlaams-Brabant, BE

5/18/19-Oklahoma State Championship-Rolling Stone Stables & RV Park, Shawnee, OK


EXCA Clubs: Please submit news from your region!

We are asking that all clubs submit results, pictures and any news from your region so we can share with the EXCA membership.  Please send them to Tracy Pinson at


Make sure your dues are paid so that all points earned at the races count toward qualifying for the World Finals!  Please check your membership card for the expiration date. 

The Florida State Championship Race was held at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL on January 12th. The combined round winners are.....

Pro Champion - Dennis Tipton on Goodbars Sonny

Pro Reserve Champion - Cliff Schedt on DC Corona's Chic

Non Pro Champion - Stephanie Walters on Destiny

Non Pro Reserve Champion - Tracy Pinson on Tuff Night At The Ritz

Intermediate Champion - Bob Hill on RJ Freckles Jewel

Intermediate Reserve Champion - John Hodges on SB Shaney Face Dunit

Youth Champion - Breanna Bork on Diego

Youth Reserve Champion - Kiaya Roberts on Blaze

Ride Smart Champion - Vaudry Edge on Drifting Thru Poco

Ride Smart Reserve Champion - Bob Hill on RJ Freckles Jewel

Novice Division Champion - Anny Gay on Catman

Novice Division Reserve Champion - Terri Glonek on One Tuff Cowgirl

Green Horse Champion - Tracy Pinson on 2X T-Buck

Green Horse Reserve Champion - Shelby Ratliff on Dangerous Da Vinici

Downunder Extreme Cowboys 1/12/19 winners....

Pro Champion - Fiona Milverton on Rooster Lil Trona

Pro Reserve Champion - Kerry Collins on DBS Enticing

Non Pro Champion - Jennifer Holmes on Django

Non Pro Reserve Champion - Fiona Milverton on Duntay Ya Smart

Intermediate Champion - Jorja Milverton on Roosters Lil Trona

Intermediate Reserve Champion - Ryan Nowell on Buster

Youth Champion - Jorja Milverton on Roosters Lil Trona

Youth Reserve Champion - Charlotte Maywald on Smokin Hootchie

Ride Smart Champion - Jennifer Holmes on Django

Ride Smart Reserve Champion - Graham Nowell on Colonel Johnson

Novice Division Champion - Sharon Crafter on Radar

Novice Division Reserve Champion - Zoe Mullens on Billy Ray

Ranch de l'Oison 1/11/19 Winners....

Pro Champion - Marjorie Le Gars on Wimpys Okie Pine

Non Pro Champion - Marion Dupouy on Thorgal de la Gueriniere

Non Pro Reserve Champion - Elodie Brouillet on Cooky

Intermediate Champion - Mario Cappelli on Sapp Chix Partee Shee

Intermediate Reserve Champion - Aurore Renouard on Bai Gain d'Aurore

Ride Smart Champion - Christian Ouin on NC Creary des Flots

Ride Smart Reserve Champion - Christian Ouin on Twist N Love

Novice Champion - Sylvie Mullier on Twist N Love

Novice Reserve Champion - Celine Lambard on Salsa

Israel Equestrian Federation 12/1/18 Winners....

Pro Champion - Danielle Deknuydt on Shadow

Pro Reserve Champion - Ashir Kol on Castom Jac Diamond

Non Pro Champion - Herve Deknuydt on Shadow

Non Pro Reserve Champion - Noam Sitbon on Fibo

Extreme Cowboy Association

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