|CRAIG CAMERON CREATES EXTREME COWBOY
National Organization Promotes
Membership and Club Affiliation
Television’s “Ride Smart” clinician and
“Extreme Cowboy Race” creator Craig Cameron has introduced the Extreme
Cowboy Association (EXCA). Created by Cameron after many requests
to expand the popular horse activity, the association is now up and
running and is offering individual memberships and club
affiliations. EXCA will promote a nationwide network of local
events where points are kept and tracked in their region by the EXCA.
Contestants then compete at year-end state and regional competitions
where they will earn points to qualify for national and world finals.
An Extreme Cowboy
Association event challenges both horse and rider to maneuver through a
series of obstacles designed by Craig Cameron to emulate what cowboys
and ranchers do on the ranch: water crossing, dragging logs, ground
tying, trailer loading, traversing rough terrain, shooting, and much
more. This new equine sport showcases speed with control
and horsemanship. Each Extreme Cowboy Race event is unique and
different offering a wide variety of courses, obstacles, and terrain,
depending on the course location.
To assure fairness to
each rider, categories have been established for Pro and Non-Pro, as
well as a Youth category for ages 12-17 and a Ride Smart category for
riders 55 and over. A Young Guns category is also offered for children
between the ages of 7 and 11. Participants may go anywhere in the
country and compete with riders at the same skill level.
The EXCA requires
Western clothing to keep the cowboy tradition and Western spirit alive.
The Association is open to all grades and genders of horses, ponies,
and mules. Depending on the producer of the event, contestants
compete for cash and/or prizes.
The Extreme Cowboy
Association has created an official rulebook that states rules,
regulations, and approved obstacles. Annual membership dues are $65.00
for individuals and $105 for a family. Lifetime memberships are offered
$650.00 and include a custom EXCA belt buckle. Annual Club affiliation
is $200.00 and one-day memberships are $30.
Members receive an
official EXCA Competition Card that entitles them entry into the
organized events and subscription to the monthly EXCA Newsletter, “The
Craig Cameron has
achieved national recognition as one of America’s top horsemanship
clinicians in addition to hosting his two award winning television
series, “Ride Smart” and “Extreme Cowboy Race.” Craig Cameron is
author of several books including the best selling “Ride Smart” book
plus his own line of clothing and tack. Craig has received many
awards and was recently inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
To learn about the
Extreme Cowboy Association, visit www.extremecowboyassociation.com.