2019 Aggie Days Spring Extreme Cowboy Race

The Calgary Stampede is excited to be celebrating our 10th year of hosting our Spring Extreme Cowboy Race at Aggie Days.

The Extreme Cowboy Race, founded by famed horseman Craig Cameron, is a multi-faceted equestrian sporting event that showcases both horse and rider as they maneuver through a series of obstacles demonstrating both their amazing horsemanship skills and incredible speed.

This race is an ideal opportunity for our guests to experience the Extreme Cowboy style of racing by being a part of a large and loudly appreciative Aggie Days crowd in the Nutrien Western Event Center. The courses that our competitors will face will include some of the epic "Cowboy Up " obstacles that are used in our big Stampede event in July. On top of all that, for those cowboys and cowgirls who aspire to compete with the world's best, this spring race provides an opportunity to show off their very best horse and rider moves in the hopes of being considered as an invitee for a future Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge in July.



Event Dates and Location

Event Date: April 7, 2019
Entry Closing Date: March 8, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre


Two competitive class options will be offered:

Primarily designed for EXCA Pro Riders and accomplished EXCA Non Pro and Senior Youth riders.

Non Pro
Primarily designed to accommodate those that show in the Non Pro Division as well as accomplished riders in the EXCA Ride Smart, Senior Youth and Intermediate Divisions.

* The competition is only open to current EXCA members. Link: EXCA membership information.

* To help riders qualify for the World Show, this event is an EXCA double point show. 

* EXCA competitors may designate which division they wish their points to be allocated to. Points can only be allocated to any division once.

Eg. Rider A enters Non Pro class. Rider A regularly competes in "Youth" division. Rider A declares on entry form that points earned in Non Pro class are to be allocated to the "Youth" division. Rider A also enters the Open class. Points earned in the Open class cannot be allocated to the "Youth" division as Rider A has already collected points for their "Youth" division in the previous Non Pro class.

* A rider may enter two horses and they may enter both classes if eligible.

* This Race is sanctioned by the Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA); World Finals points will be earned for EXCA members in good standing.

* Youth riders must be 13 years or older and experienced EXCA competitors.

Entry Fees

Entry information will be posted in mid-January.

Open Entry: $130.00

Non-Pro Entry: $130.00

*All entry fees include the use of a day stall.

Entries will be limited to 25 rides total.
If an excess of entries occurs, both skill level and date of entry may be used to select the successful competitors. Early entry is encouraged.



The Calgary Stampede Aggie Days Extreme Cowboy Race is a double-point race approved by the governing body, the Extreme Cowboy Association.

The EXCA rules are posted on the Extreme Cowboy Association's website here: EXCA 2019 Rulebook.


Peter Fraser of High River, Alberta

Kim Hazlett of Calgary, Alberta


Everyone is invited to attend this free event and discover this exciting western equine sport being showcased in the Nutrien Western Event Center in conjunction with Aggie Days.

Sunday, April 7, 2019  - 12:00 p.m.

Admission to Aggie Days is Free!


Programming Manager: Tammy Botsford
Email: tbotsford@calgarystampede.com
Direct line: 403.261.9316