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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Xtreme Cowboy event? 

  • The Ontario Xtreme Cowboy (OXC) is an event that challenges both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of trail & farm-based obstacles demonstrating both horsemanship and speed.


Does my horse need to have specialized training? 

  • No. Horses of all breeds with little or no specialized training are encouraged to participate. Two of the primary purposes of the sport are to have fun with your horse while improving your horsemanship. 


Are there clothing or tack requirements?

  • For all OXC sanctioned races, OXC will follow EXCA rules with regards to tack rules and dress code. Traditional Western attire or Australian Stock attire is required. All tack must be traditional Western or Australian unless stated differently for a specific event.
    NOTE: Any exception to EXCA rules will be announced per race, as such for the following divisions; Young Guns, Youth and Novice Divisions only, to allow English tack. (Some restrictions will apply. Contact the OXC Office for full rules.)


Where can I find the rules?

  • OXC is an affiliate of EXCA. We follow their rules for all EXCA sanctioned events. 
    You can find them on-line here: EXCA RULES.


Are all OXC courses the same?

  • No. The courses will be different at every event. The obstacles, terrain and length of the courses will vary.


What does an OXC membership cost?

  • 2022 Adult Membership: $50.00

  • 2022 Junior Membership: $30.00
    (Junior Membership is 18 and Under as of January 1st of membership year.)

  • 2022 Family Membership: $70.00
    (Family Membership consists of 2 Adult Membership and any number of Junior Memberships living in the home.)

  • See our MEMBERSHIP page for a membership application form and details on joining the OXC.


How is an OXC event scored?

  • A score is given for each obstacle on the course. A score is also given for overall horsemanship and speed.

  • Each obstacle consists of 3 components:  the approach to the obstacle, the obstacle itself and the departure from the obstacle.


Where can I see an Extreme Cowboy Association event?

  • See the EVENTS Page for Local OXC Events


Can I have an OXC event at my facility?

  • Yes. Once you have joined OXC, you may host a sanctioned event.  
    Contact one of the OXC Directors for more information. 


What Divisions are offered at OXC Events?

  • In 2022 OXC offers all 8 EXCA Divisions at EXCA sanctioned events, unless stated otherwise. 
    These divisions are:
    Young Guns / Youth / Novice / Intermediate / Non-Pro / Green Horse / Ride Smart / Pro
    To find out which division fits you best please read the division descriptions found at the REQUIREMENTS page or also at the EXCA RULEBOOK page. 

Contact the OXC

  • You can find all contact information below, in the footer of the website.