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Event 

Title:
Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Race - EXCA Sanctioned Event
When:
Oct 14 '13 - Oct 14 '13 
Where:
Norwood Fairgrounds - Norwood
Category:
Extreme Cowboy Association

Description

Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Racing returns to the Norwood Fall Fair in Norwood, Ontario, Thanksgiving Monday, October 14th, 2013.

Straw Jump in the Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood - Jennifer Postma Straw Jump in the Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood - Jennifer Postma

The newest sport that's taking over the Equine World is Extreme Cowboy Racing.  Billed as a "Family Cowboy Sport for all Riding Levels", it is open to riders with various backgrounds, and mounts of the Horse, Mule or Pony Kind.

The brainchild of Craig Cameron, an internationally recognized and award-winning horsemanship clinician, Extreme Cowboy Racing is a balance of Horsemanship and Speed, in celebration of the greatest animal on earth, the Horse.

The Sport has been featured at the Calgary Stampede, as the "Cowboy Up Challenge", and at Canada's Outdoor Equine Expo in Canada, while experiencing rapid growth across the United States, since its launch as a recognized association, the Extreme Cowboy Association in 2008, has created a community and competition spanning 17 Regions culminating point to the EXCA World Finals in Texas.

Tree Obstacle at Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario Tree Obstacle at Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario

A course is set with approximately 10 obstacles depending on the level of the class.  The obstacles are challenging, and their accomplishment exemplifies a trusting, broke horse, and a relaxed and rewarding rider.  Obstacles may feature a ground-tying component, lead change, side-pass, speed, stop, roll-back, etc., in addition to out of the paradigm conditions to simulate "ranch work" or "trail riding".  Some examples would include:

  • ground tie a horse, crawl through a tunnel maze made of straw bales and remount;
  • dally a rope to a saddle horn and raise a flag;
  • jump over a series of obstacles (i.e. straw bale or log jumps);
  • transport an object from a-b by carrying it;
  • transport an object by dragging it;
  • go over a tarp with branches on it;
  • sort out a cow from a herd;
  • blindfolding the horse and leading it;
  • loading the horse on a trailer; etc.

Through the Straw Jump at Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario Through the Straw Jump at Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario

Judging is based on the obstacles, overall horsemanship and time.  Each obstacle is scored out of 10: 1 point for "Approach", 8 points for the obstacle itself, and 1 point for "departure".  Horsemanship is judged on speed, control, loose reins, straightness, correct lead changes, seat, attentiveness, etc.  And the Time is scored based on finish-time.

Craig Cameron and Joe Scully at the Extreme Cowboy Race at Canada's Outdoor Equine Expo in Burlington, Ontario Craig Cameron and Joe Scully at the Extreme Cowboy Race at Canada's Outdoor Equine Expo in Burlington, Ontario

Some reviews from the last Xtreme Cowboy Race at Norwood Fair:

"Paul and I attended the Norwood fair yesterday - just to see the extreme cowboy races - they were awesome - no wonder you all were smiling - what a great way to spend quality time with great horses and even better people - well done!" ~ Monica Schjott
"Amazing" ~ Dan Allen
"Extreme Cowboys at the Norwood Fair are awesome" ~ Josh Cutmore
"It was very exciting to watch. They showed a great skill." ~ Frank Lester
"It was something new and different and appealed to every personality and interest. There were a lot of different things involved and each a certain degree of difficulty.” ~ Ed Walsh, Norwood Agricultural Society President

Where Equine is a major component of entertainment or community, I believe the Extreme Cowboy Race will become a staple.  Equine Affair, Calgary Stampede, Norwood Fair, Canada's Outdoor Equine Expo… big names, but just a start.

Course is set for Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario Course is set for Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario

More information on this event may be found at: ontarioxtremecowboy.ca

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More information on: Rider Interview at Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario Rider Interview at Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Extreme Cowboy Race in Norwood, Ontario


Below are select videos from the Norwood, Burlington and Calgary Events.

Norwood 2012 - Preliminary Round - Open

 

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Sheila Toll and CD Mack Daddy - Open - Preliminary Round - Norwood - 2012


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Jennifer Postma and Harley - Open - Preliminary Round - Norwood - 2012


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Thomas Kerber and Molly - Open - Preliminary Round - Norwood - 2012

 

 

Norwood 2012 - Finale - Open

 

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Tim Fortune and Jackson - Open - Finale - Norwood - 2012


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Jennifer Postma and Harley - Open - Finale - Norwood - 2012

 

 

Norwood 2012 - Preliminary Round - Youth

 

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Morgan Kerber and Spirit - Youth - Preliminary Round - Norwood - 2012


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Kelly Redden and Peppy - Youth - Preliminary Round - Norwood - 2012


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Morgan Kerber and Firely - Youth - Preliminary Round - Norwood - 2012

 

 

Norwood 2012 - Finale - Youth

 

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Morgan Kerber and Firefly - Youth - Finale - Norwood - 2012


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Kelly Redden and Peppy - Youth - Finale - Norwood - 2012


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Morgan Kerber and Spirit - Youth - Finale - Norwood - 2012

 

 

Burlington 2012 - Finale - Open

 

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Jennifer Postma and Tanner - Open - Finale - Burlington - 2012


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Mary Ellen Lett and Willow - Open - Finale - Burlington - 2012

 

 

Calgary 2012 - Finale - Open

 

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Jim Anderson and Picasmokenlittlelena - Open - Finale - Calgary - 2012

 

Venue

Map
Venue:
Norwood Fairgrounds   -   Website
Street:
88 Alma Street
ZIP:
K0L 2V0
City:
Norwood
State:
Ontario
Country:
Country: ca

Description

From West (Peterborough area): Take Highway 7 East into Norwood, right on 45, left onto Alma and straight to the Fairgrounds. Or, from Highway 7, turn right on Elm Street and proceed to Fairgrounds.

From West (Toronto area): Take Highway 401 East to Highway 45 (Baltimore Road), North on 45 to Norwood. Turn right on Alma and proceed to Fairgrounds.

From East (Centre Hastings): Take Highway 7 West into Norwood, turn left on Elm Street and proceed to Fairgrounds.

From South-East: Travel West to Highway 30, North on 30. West of Campbellford, take 35 to 45 and travel North (right), OR travel North on 30 to Highwy 7 and turn West (left) into Norwood (see map below).

From North: Take Highway 40 or 46 South to Highway 7, travel West (right) into Norwood to Elm Street.