EXCA Cowboy Classic

EXCA Cowboy Classic

Hosted by the El Rodeo Ranch Riders

El Rodeo Ranch Riders

The EXCA is the original and only recognized association for the sport of Extreme Cowboy Racing. The Extreme Cowboy Race™ was originated by the first “Original Extreme Cowboy”, Craig Cameron. Craig has achieved national recognition and prominence as a true cowboy and is known as the “Cowboy’s Clinician”, being one of the finest horsemen in the United States.  A member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Culver Riding Academy Hall of Fame, he is taking the Extreme Cowboy Challenge across the country with the Extreme Cowboy Association. Craig has received two Telly Awards from RFD TV, one for his “Ride Smart” show and the second award for the “Extreme Cowboy Race”.The EXCA has been specifically designed to invite riders of all levels to participate and enjoy the “fastest growing equine sport”, The Extreme Cowboy Challenge! EXCA has organized the sport of Extreme Cowboy Racing with an Official EXCA Rulebook to keep competition safe, fun and consistent for everyone.EXCA has developed the official competitive structure for all EXCA members in regions across the United States, Canada and Europe.  Each region will offer local, and Regional Championship competitions that lead to the EXCA World Championship competition. EXCA is the “Official Governing Body” for the members in the sport of the Extreme Cowboy Racing.

Tony's Hay & Grain

Tonys Hay and Grain

Tony's Trail Course

 Designed by Mary Rose Anderson of MR Anderson Horsemanship
2018 Western States Horse Expo Champion and EXCA Judge

Mary Rose Anderson of MR Anderson Horsemanship

Mary Rose Anderson of MR Anderson Horsemanship

EXCA Cowboy Classic

Hosted by the El Rodeo Ranch Riders


Friday & Saturday Night
October 5th & 6th, 2018
Check In - 5:30pm, Walk-Thru 6:45pm.
Open Ceremony & Race Starts @ 7:00pm!


1st place winner receives a "2018 Norco Horse Affair EXCA Champion" A Cut Above Buckle and sponsored products & prizes!

2nd-10th awarded items from our list of AMAZING SPONSORS!!

  • $500 Added money donated by Thrifty Horse
  • $500 Tony's Hay & Grain products & prizes
  • $500 Horse Guard products & coupons
  • $500 Tumbleweed Leatherworks custom made items
  • $250 Pro Choice horse gear
  • $250 Kensington horse gear
  • & MUCH MORE!


FREE Audience Raffle Giveaways from this list of our sponsors! Must be present at the race to win! Enter your name @ the El Rodeo Ranch RIders EXCA Cowboy Classic Booth during the Norco Horse Affair from 9:00am-5:00pm.


Judges: EXCA Hall of Fame Trainer and Level 5 Judge Bill Cameron & EXCA World Reserve and State Champion Robin Bond

Tony's Trail Course Designed by Robin Bond & El Rodeo Ranch Riders Team

All competitors must be current EXCA members or may sign up for a 30-day Trial Membership. EXCA rules apply. Visit www.ExremeCowboyAssociation.com. 

Divisions Offered:

Ride Smart

First to enter, Last to run! Pre-entry required prior to event date (September 20th, 2018 Deadline!)

$300 Entry - 2 Runs (1st Go Friday & 2nd Go Saturday- Same order of Go, Includes 4-day parking/event pass & overnight stall for Norco Horse Affair). 

Update: The entry fee and stall fees are now separate!

That means you may pay your $150 event entry and $30 haul in for both days. The cost for a weekend stall (more than one night) is still $150 but if you only need one night (Friday night) the stall fee is $35 (you must clean up after yourself or be charged $70 instead)


Questions? Contact Show Secretary: 

Monica Ruth 951-415-6309 



Limited to 10 riders! Riders may ride more than one horse with an additional entry per horse. No more than one entry per horse.




The Novice Division is designed for base level riders who have developed only the basic riding skills, such as loping, backing and side passing, etc. and have had little or no success competing in other equestrian events. The Novice Division is considered an entry level division that will allow the rider to develop confidence and additional horsemanship skills to allow the rider to move into the Intermediate Division. The purpose of the Novice Division is to provide a division that is fair to all base level riders. Novice riders are allowed to ride “up” into higher Divisions of competition.



Minimum age 12- max age of 17 years old. May ride a max of 3 horses



An Intermediate rider is an individual who is ready to move out of the Novice Division but is not yet ready to compete in the Non-Pro Division and does not receive compensation for riding or training horses, ponies or mules. An Intermediate rider has increased horsemanship skills such as increased speed and confidence in their basic skills and are prepared for the challenge of this higher level. A rider in this division has had some competition experience in equestrian sports and/or Extreme Cowboy Racing. 



An experienced rider who does NOT receive compensation for riding or training horses.


Ride Smart 

Class for nonprofessional riders ages 55 and over. 



A professional rider over the age of 18 that receives compensation for riding or training horses. 


3-5-minute course

Bonus points are calculated by EXCA software so that a rider gets 1 bonus point for every 20 seconds his time is under 8 minutes. An average score is totaled for both judges scores and accumulated for high point awards.



Traditional western or Australian tack. Mechanical hackamores, tie downs, martingales, cavessons, drop nose bands and any form of gag bit or slip bit is not allowed. A bosalito will be considered a cavesson except in a traditional two rein set up. A bosalito will not be used with a get down rope. 


Dress Code

Traditional western or Australian attire. Jeans or colored jeans are acceptable. Must wear a long-sleeved button up shirt. Logos, with the expectation of markers mark, on shirts, jackets, pants are not allowed unless approved by the EXCA office. Shirts must be tucked in when rider begins competition. Must wear riding boots with a heel. Chaps and spurs are optional. Riders shall wear a western style hat or certified riding helmet. NO caps allowed. 


Draw for "Order of Go" will be announced prior to the event. Download the application below.

$500 in added prize money donated by Thrifty Horse!


tonys hay and grain


professionals choice

tumbleweed leatherworks