Extreme Cowboy racing is based on obstacles you may encounter on a ranch. Bridges, gates, water crossings and rope work may be required. See https://www.extremecowboyassociation.com/rulebook.htm for a list of EXCA approved obstacles.
In the creation of the Grass Roots Extreme Cowboy, the mission is to "Grow the sport of Extreme Cowboy Racing from the roots up” aiming to promote the sport to the current riding community as well as in underserved areas of Ontario. Maintaining the cost effectiveness of running events to help with growth. As an affiliate of the Extreme Cowboy Association, Grass Roots Extreme Cowboy events shall be governed by the rules of EXCA.
No. But you will have to register for free with GREC.
Membership is free, but you must register to compete in an event. Create an account using the "Sign Up" button. Your account profile will speed up the registration process for all events that you enter.
The 2023 divisions are:
The entry fee is $40 for each division with the exception of Lead Line which is $20. A non-refundable administration fee of $15.00 must be paid.
There is a cap of 60 entries for each event unless otherwise noted. Once the cap is reached, a wait list will be created from the timestamps of the entries.
A valid proof of personal liability for equine events must be uploaded on your account profile. Accepted policies include memberships to Ontario Equestrian, the Canadian Recreational Horse & Rider Association and Acera. Entry forms must be completed and all fees paid as directed. You are following the EXCA rules.
Traditional western or Australian tack and attire (see EXCA rulebook ) for all divisions, except where permitted otherwise. GREC permits Novice, Lead Line, Young Guns, Novice Youth and Youth Divisions to compete in a saddle without a horn. Tack and attire shall match.
GREC permits Novice, Lead Line, Young Guns, Novice Youth and Youth Divisions to compete in a saddle without a horn. Tack and attire shall match.
Participants ages 3-10 (As of January 1st) are eligible. Lead Line entries are not allowed to ride up into any other division. The rider must be turned out in proper show attire including a helmet. Where applicable, GREC will be adopting the rules as laid out by OXC By-Laws section 4.0 Divisions, 4.5 Lead Line Division. Be sure to check with OXC on eligibility of points from GREC from this division.
Participants aged 12 - 17 as of January 1st, and are in their first or second year of youth are eligible. Young Guns can ride up to Novice Youth with parent permission. If a youth has won a champion or reserve in this division as a year end champion or finals champion they may not ride this division in their second year on the same horse. If the youth chooses to ride a different horse in the second year they may do so and compete in this division. Where applicable, GREC will be adopting the rules as laid out by OXC By-Laws section 4.0 Divisions, 4.6 Novice Youth Division. Be sure to check with OXC on eligibility of points from GREC from this division.
Please visit the EXCA online rulebook for a full description of eligibility for the following divisions: Young Guns, Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Non Pro, Green Horse, Ride Smart, and Pro.
Yes, if you are an Ontario Xtreme Cowboy member in good standing, you may include in your entry fees, a $10 admin fee to have your points sent to the OXC office for recording. Riders must participate in enough qualified events to be eligible for the OXC Provincial Finals. See the OXC website for details.
GREC events will be sanctioned and pointed with the Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA). If you
are an EXCA member in good standing,
you may include in your entry fees, a $10 admin fee per division, to have your points sent to
EXCA office for recording.
Rider eligibility is determined through qualified points from EXCA rated events. See the EXCA website for details.
At the end of the year, a High Point Buckle will be awarded to each of the divisions except Lead Line. Points for each Year End division award will be accumulated from the top 4 events of each horse/rider combination. All races will be single points for Year End calculations.
Yes. See Ontario Racing for criteria and an application form.
Additional riders in the same household can be added to your account. This option should only be done for riders not able to create their own account and register.
After logging in, click on the menu ellipses (near top right) and select the menu option Additional Riders.
then, Select Add Rider
then, Enter Details
The additional rider is now selectable on the Entry form.