NOVEMBER    2012

Welcome to the Extreme Cowboy Association   

We are excited about 2013 and the many fun filled and exciting Extreme Cowboy Racing events that are on the schedule.  The formation of EXCA has been an 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 Frank Turben at



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Photo By:  Marilyn Merrick

Stories From Craig Cameron


True Story - Kicking Mare


There was a lady who wanted to come to one of my horsemanship clinics, but she didn't think she could because her mare kicked badly.  She could not ride her horse in public.  I told her to bring the horse and if I could not fix her, the lady wouldn't have to pay.


I put the horse in the round pen and prepared her for hobbling with the leg-yielding exercises.  By the time I was done, I could get the mare to lead by any of her four feet.  I then hobble-broke her and eventually put on a set of sideline hobbles (soft, cotton hobbles that attach a front leg to its corresponding hind leg).


I rode in on my horse and circled the mare.  I flagged her and she tried to kick, but the sideline hobbles prevented her from doing so.  I got close to her, rubbed her and she finally realized she could tolerate me being around her.


The mare found that the herd was a good thing again.  She went back to her natural instincts and worked within the herd situation.  She turned loose, relaxed and stopped being dominant, aggressive and protective.


Her owner then was able to ride her in the clinic in the midst of other horses.  When I looked over at the lady on her horse, I found her grinning from ear to ear.


Excerpt from:  RIDE SMART by Craig Cameron with Kathy Swan.  Pages 118  Published by Western Horseman.  

In This Issue

Craig Cameron Tools of the Trade

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pro Coverage by Bill Cameron

Thank You 2012 World Sponsors

EXCA World Results


Craig Cameron Collection 

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Click on logo above to take you to Craig's collection. These are the tools & equipment he uses everyday.  They will help you to Ride Smart and achieve success in any discipline you choose. 


Especially Extreme Cowboy Racing!  


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EXCA Rule Book

EXCA Schedule of Events

Craig Cameron

EXCA Store 



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Contact Us

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Phone: (254) 728-3082

Fax: (254) 728-3081




Bill Cameron

Photo by Andrea Kaus

Ask the Judge:


Question:  What did you think of the Pro Division at the World Finals?


The first go was a dual between Calgary Champions Runt Rageth and James Anderson, finishing virtually dead even taking the round.  Tom Ryan and Lee Hart finished closely for 3rd and 4th.  Alyssa Plackemeier and Laura Green showed they could hang with the big boys anytime coming in 5th and 6th.


In the second go round, Lee Hart decided to show everyone he could raise the bar and boy he did putting on the ride of his life!  Laura Green decided to raise her game and rode like lightening with laser precision taking second in the go round.  The two Calgary Champions Runt Rageth and James Anderson were solid again at 3rd and 4th putting them into the finals.  Tom Ryan still knocking at the door in 5th and Alyssa's hanging tough at 6h.


The finals was extremely exciting with everyone bringing their A game!  James Anderson's Picasmokealittlelena pulled out all the stops and the sorrel mare showed that it was her day as James picked up the pace!  Great ride by a great rider!  Runt gave a great performance for 2nd by a point.  Lee had a solid run for 3rd and Laura Green surprised everyone by jumping into 4th.  The overall Champion was Runt Rageth who had the highest score of 3 go rounds.  Runt was rock solid thru the whole competition.  Congratulations Runt.


  - - -     Bill Cameron



Thank You 2012 World Sponsors 

World Title Sponsor Harmony Farms Banner


Chuckwagon Steakhouse 2012 Sponsor

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Cullen Green


Young Guns

1. Cullen Green

2. Kora Bower

3. Brooke Matson

4. Emma Thomas

5. Kristen Wiseheart





Jim Ochs



1. Jim Ochs

2. CC Metzler

3. Dennis Tipton

4. Paris Starn

5. Michael Lindsey





Lee Hart


1. Lee Hart

2. Lee Hart

3. Joseph Visser

4. Jim Best

5. Jason Keeker




Tracy Pinson


Non Pro 

1. Tracy Pinson 

2. Joseph Visser

3. Tracy Pinson

4. Tammy Botsford

5. Cindy Lafferty






Steve Barrett

Ride Smart

1. Steve Barrett

2. Cindy Lafferty

3. Diana Wingfield

4. Jim Ochs

5. Nip Dodd





Joseph Visser



1. Joseph Visser

2. Meilan Sim

3. Paris Starn

4. Brittany Wiseheart

5. Jaime Ciletti





James Anderson



1. James Anderson

2. Runt Rageth

3. Lee Hart

4. Laura Green

5. Lee Hart





Overall World Champion:  Runt Rageth



Craig Cameron Shootout Winner - Alyssa Plackemeier