BRAVE HORSE

OCTOBER   2013

 

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 webmaster@extremecowboyassociation.com

 

 

 

Craig mm photo
Photo By:  Marilyn Merrick

Craig Cameron...

  

In the beginning a horse does not see the reason, meaning or purpose in what we are asking him to do. Through repetition he learns what we want or do not want of him. In my line of work as a clinician I am presented with many tough horses that are deemed un-trainable. People always ask for the secret in training that type of horse? There is no secret. Horses respond positively to effective training techniques.

 

The best horsemen are casual around their horses. Training in a relaxed fashion and with an effective process entails working with the horse, not against him. If you follow this formula positive results are inevitable. In public demonstrations with "unrideable" horses, time after time the horses have amazed on-lookers by quickly relating to positive training. In just a matter of an hour the first-rides were accomplished without a bronc-ride or mishap

 

The key is to be an effective trainer with effective techniques. If you are not effective, no matter how good your intentions are you might as well be looking west for the sunrise. Like the horse, you must be willing to change and work to have the first ride an important one and remember from good beginnings things tend to come naturally.....Craig Cameron.

 

A Native Texan Craig Cameron, one of the original clinicians, is on the road more than 44 weeks a year covering 80,000 miles demonstrating the style of horsemanship he has perfected in the last 23 years. Called the "public defender of the horse," Craig dedicates himself to those who educate their horses by first educating themselves. At an age where most have long since retired the thought of starting colts, Craig Cameron known as "The Cowboy's Clinician," starts hundreds of horses each year; plus his four-day clinics held at his ranches in Bluff Dale, TX and Lincoln, NM blend education with entertainment

In This Issue
Craig Cameron Tools of the Trade
Sponsorship Opportunities
2013 World Championship Information
Aloha Region Year End Results
World Sponsors
Ask the Judge
Getting Ready for the World by Dalene Cameron
Region High Point Leaders
Southeastern Region: SOCA Results
Craig Cameron Collection 
  
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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Contact Us

EXCA Texas Headquarters

 

Phone: (254) 728-3082

Fax: (254) 728-3081

Email: doublehornd@lipan.net 

 
2013 EXCA World Championship Reminder
 
Club Sponsors Needed.
Ask your local club if they would like to participate in sponsoring the World Championship:
 
Title Sponsor
Ribbon Sponsorship
Buckle Sponsorship
Prize Sponsorship
Banner Sponsorship
  
Sponsorship Committee:
Cece Bulkley & Diane McMurtrey
  
Bring Your Flags
Get your state, country, and club flags ready!!  This year we will be showcasing the EXCA clubs by hanging your flags.  Please remember to drop them off with the staff at the EXCA office.
  
World show details.
Craig Cameron Shootout
Spectator Tickets
Hotel/Motel Information
Hope to see you at the EXCA 2013 World Championship!!

 
Halloween Party October 31st!
Contact Cece Bulkley or Diana McMurtrey
for details.
  
Submit Your Obstacles
If you would like to bring obstacles to the World, submit photos to :
turben@extremecowboyassocation.com

Aloha Region Year End Results:

  

Young Guns: Kalia Watts/Candy
Reserve Champion:  Piper Crabtree/Mele
  
Green: Harrison Chong/Downunder Mate
Reserve Champ: Meilan Sim/Makamae
  
Novice: Kalya Ginella/SkipnSpirit
Reserve Champ: Elizabeth Jordan/Rambo
  
Youth: Emma Thomas/Ginger
Reserve Champ: Lindsay Grimshaw/Rip
  
Ride Smart:  Betty Cox/Mango
Reserve Champ: Doug Sim/Huey
  
Non Pro: Lindsay Grimshaw/Rip
Reserve Champ:  Kalley Adams/Teddy Bear
  
Pro: Megan Thielst/Foxy Brown
Reserve Champ:  Betty Cox/Mango
  
Special Awards:
  
Keegan Neil won the Perpetual Award. for the most improved rider. Paris Starn winner of the Pro Choice Saddle pad.

 

2013 EXCA World Sponsors: 

 

SOCA LOGO

 

DARBY OAKS STABLES LOGO

 

 Focus Media 2012 World Sponsor

 

 

 

  

    

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR NAB CHAIRMAN - BILL CAMERON
Bill Cameron
Photo by Andrea Kaus

Ask the Judge:

 

Queston:  

Is it important to have a good headset on an Extreme Cowboy horse?

 

Answer:  

Yes!  When horses are moving between obstacles laterally and slowing or stopping it is very important to keep their back up and head down.  It keeps them safe and sound!   A horse cannot lift his knees or hocks efficiently over poles, jumps or bridges if he is not looking down. 

 

When a horse is in frame and loaded up there is nothing more beautiful.  It is called dressage and it is when a horse looks his best while performing.  We do a lot of lead changes, speed shifting, and sharp turns that require perfect balance.  Along with the framework the horse must be relaxed and comfortable.

 

     - - -     Bill Cameron

Getting Ready for EXCA World: Arena Etiquette

A few tips to make arena warm-up safe and fun!

By Dalene Cameron

 

Know that every arena has three spaces in which to ride!

 

THE RAIL

  • The rail should be left open for riders who are working their horses at the lope or extended trot, and moving quickly.
  • If you hear a rider behind you, call out "rail please," you should immediately move to the left (inside track) to let them pass.

THE INSIDE TRACK

  • The inside track is for riders who are jogging or walking their horses.

THE CENTER

  • The center of the arena is where a rider can practice concentrated maneuvers ( spins, side-pass, etc...)
  • A rider should always move into the center to stand, dismount, or visit, preferably exit the arena when socializing.

 

DIRECTION

  • During warm-up, the majority of horses will be traveling counter-clockwise. Do not attempt to work your horse in the opposite direction unless very few horses are warming up and the space allows you to safely do so.
  • When two riders pass each other while riding in opposite directions, they should always pass left shoulder to left shoulder the same as when driving on the road!

 

ARENA MANNERS

 

Look over your shoulder before swinging a rope. Always be aware of any riders approaching from behind.

  • Loud verbal commands may cause another rider's horse to react to your command of "Whoa" or other verbal urging (smooching & clucking)
  • Never back-up or bring your horse to an abrupt stop without first looking behind you.

 

ON TO THE WORLD!

 

2013 REGIONAL HIGH POINT LEADERS:  CONGRATULATIONS!!
    
WOMEN: 

 

First Name Last Name Region Points

Diana

Wingfield

Southern

8115.512

Inez

Throm

Mid Mountain

4537.101

Vicky

DeCaro

South Eastern

3793.229

Helen

Alewine

Mid Central

3237.668

Lindsay

Grimshaw

Aloha

2341.14

Kelsie

Graham

South Central

2136.753

Ambria

Holm

South Pacific

1495.011

József

Dörnyei

Int'l Europe

806.94

Eliza

Green

Mid West

557.319

Talea

Metivier

North Pacific

410.459

Tammy

Botsford

Int'l Canada

396.65

Paula

Bausch

Southwestern

213.02

 

MEN:
  
First Name Last Name Region Points

Tim

Haupt

South Eastern

5162.739

Vinnie

Muselli

South Pacific

4909.584

David (Nip)

Dodd

Mid Central

4351.083

Dennis

Robinson

South Central

2844.514

Richard

Bryan

Southern

2759.491

James

Best

Southwestern

1286.1

Doug

Sim

Aloha

1111.77

Jason

Keeker

Mid West

999.07

Dan

Yopp

Mid Mountain

761.651

Tom

Ryan

North Pacific

738.268

Tom

Ryan

Int'l Canada

452.515

Péter

Zsoldos

Int'l Europe

382.698

 
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Southeastern Regional Championships

Hosted by SOCA

September 28, 2013 at Green River Farm in Gaffney, SC

  
Young Guns:
 1. Bennett Green on Chloe
 2. Bennett Breen on Dash

 

Novice:

 1. Michael Lindsey on Ace
 2. Rebecca Adams on Generator'sTall Paul
 3. Vicky DeCaro on Roxie Rose
 4. Joe Holloway on Solano's Moonlite Run
 5. Dakota Rose Hodges on Sonny's Busy Lady
 6. David Updegraff on Luke

 

Green Horse:

 1. Shelby Ratliff on One Tuff Cowgirl
 2. Josiah Hood on Sarah

 

Non Pro:

 1. Tracy Pinson on Texan at the Ritz
 2. Ricky Carey on Brandy
 3. Michael Lindsey on Ace
 4. Kelsie Graham on Flower
 5. Rick Peniston on Jake
 6. Leanne Hale on Slick

 

Youth:

 1. Eliza Green on Lightnin'
 2. Shelby Ratliff on Generators Tall Paul
 3. Cullen Green on Tater
 4. Dana Fleming on Destiny
 5. Natalie Rogers on Tucker

 

Ride Smart:

 1. Vaudry Edge on Thru
 2. Rick Peniston on Jake
 3. Dennis Tipton on Goodbar's Sonny
 4. Vicky DeCaro on Roxie Rose
 5. Joe Holloway on Solano's Moonlite Run
 6. Dennis Robinson on Threat's Dark Reflection
  

Pro:

 1. Laura Green on Chloe

 2. Leanne Hale on Slick

 3. Ricky Carey on Brandy

 4. Jennifer Postma on Sexy Superstar

 5. John Roberts on Silk

 6. Cody Brown on Chic

  

 

Pro Division:  Laura Green & Chloe
Ride Smart:  Vaudry Edge & Thru
  
Green Horse:  Shelby Ratliff & One

Non Pro:

Tracy Pinon & Texan at the Ritz

Novice: Michael Lindsey & Ace
Youth:  Eliza Green & Lightnin'
 
  
Young Guns: Bennett Green & Chloe
     
Pro:  Mystery Man & Midnight Fury
 

 

 


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