The association was formed in 2008 by a group of individuals who had participated in a Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Race™ and had so much fun they wanted to share the opportunity with others. That first year featured seven exciting competitions and multiple clinics aimed at exposing horse/riders to different obstacles. Initially, there were only four divisions. Today, eight divisions offer riders of every level the opportunity to compete and demonstrate their skills and strengthen their relationship with their horse.
The founding directors include Scott Simms, Kate Fowler, Chris Mensch, Josh Rushing, Paul Rasmussen, Jason Stahl, Debra Taylor, Rex Buchman, Jo Turner, and Sharon Baux.
The mission of the Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association is to provide a forum to unite all breeds, disciplines, and skill levels in a competitive obstacle course setting that emphasizes and rewards good horsemanship while encouraging sportsmanship, camaraderie, and above all, fun and enjoyment with horses.
UHCA is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Kansas and is governed by an elected Board of Directors.