APRIL 2015

Welcome to the Extreme Cowboy Association   

We are excited about 2015 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


EXCA Judge's Clinic
Open to ALL EXCA Members

May 19-20, 2015

Cost: $250.00. Clinic attendees will be responsible for making their own arrangements for lodging and meals in Stephenville or Granbury.

***No host accommodations. Cabins will NOT be available for lodging. A list of local hotels is provided below.

Stephenville Hotels:

Hampton Inn and Suites

910 S. Harbin Dr.

Stephenville, TX 76401



Holiday Inn Express

121 Lockhart Street

Stephenville, TX 76401



La Quinta Inn and Suites

105 Christy Plaza

Stephenville, TX 76401



Super 8

921 S. Second St.

Stephenville, TX 76401



Description: The clinic will be led by EXCA founder, Craig Cameron. Craig will offer instruction with live judging opportunities on the original Extreme Cowboy Race course as seen on RFD-TV. This clinic will fill fast - Sign up now!

Upon successful completion of the course and written/verbal test, a participant will be moved up one level.

Clinic Begins Tuesday 9:00 am

Lunch will be one hour (1) to one and one half (1 ) hours.

Dinner reservations will be made for the group Tuesday night if you wish to attend (you must purchase your own dinner).

Clinic Ends: Wednesday 5:00 pm   






In This Issue
Sponsorship Opportunities
National Championship
Horsemanship Clinic
EXCA International
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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Become a 2015 SPONSOR


Corporate Sponsorships, Branding, Display & Signage Opportunities.
Visibility for sponsors is offered through web, advertising, printed flyers, signage and race day promotions.
Corporate sponsors are encouraged to take advantage of the various opportunities 
for exposure. 

Contact Us

EXCA Texas Headquarters


Phone: (254) 728-3082

Fax: (254) 728-3081


Submit Your EXCA Stories and Photos
to Brave Horse
We would love to hear from you!!
Have an interesting or funny EXCA competition story about you and your horse that you would like to share?

Funny stories of your travels to an EXCA show?  

Share with us your tips for preparing you and your horse for an EXCA race? (article format please).

How about a travel checklist that you use and any advise on how to get those horses to drink water while hauling?

Please submit your stories and ideas to

What new obstacles would you like to see added to our rule book?   Please submit your photos and ideas for approval to:  Frank Turben

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Don't forget to give your local National Advisory Board member a big thank you for all their contributions and hard work.  Keep them informed on your race feedback and any new ideas your EXCA group club may have.

Craig Cameron the original
"Extreme Cowboy"

 Extreme Cowboy Race National Championships To Be Held at Circle E Guest Ranch in Belvidere, TN in
Conjunction With the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation National Trail Ride

Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Association and the Southern Obstacle Challenge Association are pleased to announce that the EXCA National Championships will be held at the Circle E Guest Ranch in Belvidere, Tennessee, June 5th and 6th, 2015.  The Nationals will be held in conjunction with the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation National Charity Trail Ride.  Judges for the Championships will be Peter Fraser, Alberta, Canada and Diana McMurtrey, Winter Garden, Florida - both are Calgary Stampede and level 5 EXCA judges.  SOCA President and Nationals judge, Diana McMurtrey said "SOCA is proud to once again have the opportunity to host the EXCA Nationals."  She added, "We are so excited to be working with a great charity and expect to see some of the best horse and rider teams in North America at this event".

The FRMF National Trail Ride will benefit the foundation and will feature nightly concerts, vendors, live and silent auctions and great food.  The beautiful Circle E Guest Ranch ( is located in the Cumberland Mountains on highway 16, just 8 miles from Winchester, Tennessee. Nestled on the fringe of over 100,000 acres of uninhabited mountain lands, Circle E offers 120 miles of marked trails with breathtaking views of the mountains, caves, waterfalls, creeks, four seasons of color and an abundance of wildlife.  Circle E has 240 campsites with water and electric, as well as 400 stalls with shavings.

The Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation ( was established by singer Michael Martin Murphey and named after his granddaughter Fiona who was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Fiona has endured multiple fractures of arms and legs since birth. She was diagnosed with a broken collarbone, arm, femur and several broken ribs in utero.  The Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation Charitable Trust helps children with bone diseases and other debilitating conditions and is a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization based in Georgetown, Texas.  With more than 10 years of experience, Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation Charitable Trust functions to provide aid to families and children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and similar conditions.

Extreme Cowboy Racing combines horsemanship with speed.  The event is judged, as well as timed.  Horse and rider teams must execute a series of obstacles that represent trail or ranch work.  Obstacles may include water crossing, shooting, roping, negotiating trash or dead fall, ground tying, jumping, dragging and always includes the signature free ride.  Horses must be able to run wide open and then rein back to perform slow, technical maneuvers or obstacles.  Horses can be of any breed, age, size and sex.  The cowboys and cowgirls range in age from 8 to 80!

There will be world champion riders and horses competing for over $5,000 in prize money, various prizes and the coveted EXCA Nationals belt buckles that are awarded to the champions and reserve champions in each of the divisions including Pro, Non-Pro, Ride Smart (55 & Over), Novice, Intermediate, Youth, Young Guns (11 & Under) and Green Horse.  Each division will run once on Friday and then again on Saturday, with the scores from both runs being totaled to determine the winners.  The course will be different each day and riders do not know what the obstacles will be until the morning of the race.

On top of all the awards, this will be a triple point event to earn those coveted points toward qualifying for the World Finals in Hamilton, Texas.  Additionally,  SOCA has successfully negotiated with the famed Calgary Stampede to, once again, give an automatic invite to the 2015 EXCA Nationals Pro Champion to participate in the 2016 Cowboy Up Challenge, a by invitation only event. 

Come see why Extreme Cowboy Racing is the fastest growing equine sport - It is almost as exciting for the spectators as it is for competitors.    For more information, volunteer opportunities, entry forms, or sponsorship packages, please email or go to or



Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic for free!

Don't miss this special opportunity to attend a Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic for free! Equine Champions for Christ and the Crooked Creek Ranch will be hosting Craig Cameron May 8-10, 2015 in Hamilton, Texas. This clinic will be free for all kids ages twelve to eighteen. Craig Cameron will focus on taking each participant and their equine partner from beginning to winning by covering basic fundamentals as well as advanced maneuvers of horsemanship.

Meals, housing, and stalls for participants will be provided at no cost. Families of participants are welcome to attend meals with their loved one throughout the clinic. Those riding in the clinic are responsible for bringing a horse, tack and feed. This is a rare opportunity and those wanting to participate should sign up as soon as possible as spaces are limited! 

For more information or to sign up contact Equine Champions for Christ or Craig Cameron American Horsemanship.

Equine Champions for Christ: 254.386.0076

Craig Cameron American Horsemanship: 254.728.3082

Sign Up Form:


Dear Friends,

EXCA Slovakia would like to invite you to their  first EXCA race of the season 2015. The race will take place at the Lucky Ranch in Reca, Slovakia, a beautiful, permanent EXCA race arena, which many of you know already from the 2014 season or from the Slovak National TV report broadcasted in the prime time news last September (you can watch this report on the EXCA Slovakia FB page.). As Bill Cameron mentioned in the TV interview during his stay in Slovakia,  the Lucky Ranch EXCA arena is one of the most beautiful EXCA race tracks he has ever been on. 

 This year we have again proudly prepared for you a perfectly organized race, attractive race patterns, prestigious prices and excellent infrastructure for maximal comfort and fun for  yourself and your horses.


All relevant information, registration forms etc (all available also in English) you can find at  For any questions please contact us at or on the Facebook.


We are looking forward to see you in Slovakia soon.