JUNE 2014

Welcome to the Extreme Cowboy Association   


We are excited about 2014 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




Craig mm photo
Photo By:  Marilyn Merrick

Craig Cameron.. 

Visit Craig's website to view new video footage and follow him on his adventures:


Guts and Glory Ride November 6 - 8, 2014 

(click on image to make an early donation for this worthy cause)


In This Issue
Craig Cameron Tools of the Trade
Sponsorship Opportunities
International Clubs Growing
Brave Horse Story Submission
Ask the Judge: Interview with Bill Cameron
Get your Hall of Fame Nominations in (links)
EXCA Club News & Flyers
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!  
Quick Links

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Instant Replay Productions
Roy Frey     
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Become a 2014 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


International Clubs
New Members:  Slovakia
Jana Stanakova
Katarina Zuziova
Veronkia Uhlarova
Maria  Merkova
Martin Potocek
Six New Members joining our 
Xtreme France EXCA club!!
Hungary will have their next EXCA race on July 12, 2014.
Memberships continue to grow as our sport grows in Hungary.  If you are in Hungary in July stop by because Greg Torok puts on an amazing event! 
See flyer.
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.
World 2012 Circle T alamo  
The EXCA World Championship is around the corner.  


Parade of flag volunteers?
Ribbon sponsors?
EXCA Button Sponsors?





Craig Cameron the original
"Extreme Cowboy"










Ask the Judge:  
Question:  How do I use spurs effectively during a race so that the judge won't mark me down?

When you use a spur you are ideally to place the rowel next to the horse's stomach and use small quick taps if a horse does not want to go forward.  You keep your feet close to the horse as to not to stab or insult your horse in any way.  A person should not have to kick a horse with spurs.


When you  tap a horse or squeeze a horse up to an obstacle and he refuses, lowers his head and starts backing up while you are leaning forward and then you stop asking to go forward, you have taught him that he can quite the spurs or legs any time he wants.  


It is not how hard you use the spurs, but when you use them.  No horse can be bullied into anything.   The spurs are used to maintain a respect that is already there, not to make them do something they don't want to do. 


When I get a refusal, I simply calm down, relax my legs on a horse and get ready to be there awhile.  I don't take it personal, I do not get uptight, I do not get mad, and I do not quite... ever.

                                                - - -     Bill Cameron
2014 Hall of Fame Nominations
EXCA is now accepting Hall of Fame & Horse Hall of Fame Nominations                   
Nomination form for Hall of Fame.
Nomination information & application for the
Horse Hall of Fame.
EXCA Club News
Salon Du Cheval:  EXCA Quebec, Canada 
June Demonstration was a huge success!!












France Xtreme Club
Xtreme Race June 8 and June Playday photos






Oklahoma EXCA Club
July Event Flyer and June Photos


Lone Star EXCA "Heat Wave Series"  Flyer

Woodside, CA  First Anual EXCA Race
Ready to race in California?  August 23rd we are having traditional 
ranch type obstacles.  At the Horse Park of Woodside.  Michael Raynor

Ontario Xtreme Cowboy July 5th Event FLyer



NW  Washington, EXCA Race June 29th Flyer

Hungary Club EXCA  July 12 Race Flyer