Extreme Cowboy Association Frequently Asked Questions

How Extreme is the event? 
  • Extreme is part of the original name used for the first televised event.  The word, "Extreme" also acknowledges that our event is directly associated with Craig Cameron who originated the sport as we know it and is founder of the Extreme Cowboy Association.  The vast majority of the obstacles that you will encounter in a sanctioned EXCA event are things you will routinely encounter while on a trail ride or daily work on a ranch. 

Does my horse need to have specialized training? 

  • No.  Horses of all breeds with little or no specialized training are encouraged to participate.  Two of the primary purposes of the sport are to have fun with your horse and improve your horsemanship at the same time.

What is an Extreme Cowboy Association event?

  • An Extreme Cowboy event challenges both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of obstacles demonstrating both horsemanship and speed.

Are there clothing or tack requirements?

  • Western style clothing and tack are required.
  • Snaps are OK on western style shirts.

Is there an age limit on horses that are eligible to compete?

  • There is no age limit for horses.

Are all Extreme Cowboy Association courses the same?

  • No, the courses will be different at every event. The obstacles, terrain and length of the courses will vary.

What does a membership/competition card cost?

  • An individual membership cost $65 for one year and a family membership cost $105.00 for one year.
  • A Lifetime membership cost $650
  • Young Guns and Youth cost $45
  • Greenhorn (30 day competition membership) $35
  • Associate (non-competing) $25

What about scoring?

  • A score is given for each obstacle on the course. A score is also given for overall horsemanship and speed.
  • Each obstacle consist of 3 components:  the Approach to the obstacle, the Obstacle itself and the Departure from the obstacle.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I see an Extreme Cowboy Association event?

Craig Cameron is scheduled to be at the following EXCA Events (Click here)

Can I have an EXCA Event at my facility?

  • Yes. Once you have joined EXCA you may host a sanctioned event.  See Section 3 in the Rulebook.

Find an EXCA Club or Event near you

How much does it cost to join?

  • A single membership cost $65.00 per year.
  • A family membership cost $105.00 per year.
  • A Lifetime membership cost $650.00.
  • Young Guns and Youth cost $45
  • Greenhorn (30 day competition membership) $35
  • Associate (non-competing) $25
  • EXCA Affiliated Club $265 (includes individual membership)

Join the Extreme Cowboy Association.

Contact the Extreme Cowboy Association
P.O. Box 50
Bluff Dale, Texas, 76433


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