Events

Event 

Title:
Extreme Cowboy Race at Craig Cameron 'Ride Smarter' Clinic
When:
Feb 22 '14 - Feb 22 '14 
Where:
The Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron - Clinton
Category:
Extreme Cowboy Association

Description

Saturday Night of the Craig Cameron 'Ride Smarter' Clinic at REACH Huron in Clinton, Ontario, clinic participants and competitive horsemanship enthusiasts will compete in an Extreme Cowboy Race! 

Craig Cameron "Ride Smarter Clinic: On to the next level of horsemanship"

Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Race and Ride Smarter Clinic at REACH HuronJoin the founder of Extreme Cowboy Race & star of his own TV series on horse training for a 3 day long clinic entitled "Ride Smarter: On to the Next Level of Horsemanship". Clinic takes place 9am - 5pm Friday Feb 21, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd. Rider spots $700 + HST per person, includes stall & lunch. Auditors spots available for $35/per person per day or $75 per person for all three days and entry to the Extreme Cowboy Event Saturday Night. Call 519-606-1482 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details or to register. Registration forms can be submitted by fax to 519-482-3088 or via email.

Extreme Cowboy Race - Sat, Feb 22, 2014

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.

Reach Huron Extreme Cowboy Race Cowboy Up Challenge Reach Huron Extreme Cowboy Race Cowboy Up Challenge

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 a recent Xtreme Cowboy Race:

"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.

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:
The Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron   -   Website
Street:
169 Beech Street
ZIP:
N0M 1L0
City:
Clinton
State:
Ontario
Country:
Country: ca

Description

The Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron Inc. (REACH Huron) is operated as a non-profit Corporation. The Centre functions as a "motel for education", offering innovative programming as well as recreational activities to support both the equine and agricultural industries.

The Centre is located in Clinton, Ontario, the heart of Huron County, 78 km north of London, 97 km west of Kitchener, and close to the intersection of Provincial Highways 4 & 8.

The Centre supports the large animal sector industries. Within a one hour drive of the Centre there are:
• 123,000 horses, representing 32% of Ontario's horse population
• 316,000 beef cattle, representing 48% of Ontario's beef population
• 261,000 dairy cattle, representing 47% of Ontario's dairy population
• 139,000 sheep, representing 44% of Ontario's sheep population
• 2,950,000 pigs, representing 79% of Ontario's swine population