• 07 May 2015 8:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The board is monitoring the weather forecast and will determine if this weekend’s race should be cancelled by noon tomorrow (Friday) due to severe weather predictions. The safety of our members and their horses/mules is our first priority. Check back here for updates tomorrow.  

  • 14 Apr 2015 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow! What a way to start the 2015 season off right. A BIG thank you to the Riverside Cowboy Church and Eagle Ranch Resort for putting on a fantastic event. If there was ever an award for the smoothest and timeliest event, they would win it! And a special thank you to our event secretaries Beth Sandness and Holly Rushing. We could not have done it without you wonderful ladies! We had a record 121 entries—our biggest event EVER! This is going to be a record-breaking kind of year for sure. We already have 98 members after the first event!


    It was so great to see so many familiar faces and so many new folks getting their first taste of UHCA! We’d like to welcome the 38 new members that have joined this year. We hope you all had a great event and first experience with UHCA and are excited as the rest of us for the next race.  Welcome to the family!


    Congratulations to all of our riders at Eagle Ranch. There we so many great runs and UHCA continues raise the level of extreme cowboy racing as evidenced by our quality horses, mules, and riders.

    The results are now posted on the UHCA website at Winners by division were as follows:

    Buckaroo: Avery Howell

    Youth:  Justin Branham

    Novice:  Dan Miller

    Classic:  Helen Alewine

    Intermediate: Pat Glidewell

    Colt: Josh Rushing

    Amateur: Jim Ochs

    Open:  Jake McCracken

  • 27 Feb 2015 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UHCA Judging Clinic is still planned to start at 10 am tomorrow Saturday, February 28 at Rocking V Ranch, just south of Topeka. While the meteorologists are calling for some snow, we are still planning to have the clinic, which is in an indoor arena. Auditors, please bring a lunch and a chair. The clinic will last until 2:00 pm. Please drop us an email at if you registered and are not planning to attend for weather or any other reason.  Don’t forget there is a second clinic in Louisburg on March 7! If you did not register, but would still like to attend, email


  • 24 Feb 2015 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in supporting UHCA? Contact us to learn about becoming a sponsor. We have three levels of sponsorships available. Contact us today!


    Gold Sponsorship $1000
    Sponsors at this level receive a banner to be displayed at each UHCA event, promotion on the UHCA website (Home page, Results page, and Sponsors page) with links back to the sponsor’s website, promotion on the official UHCA Facebook page, and access to membership demographic data. Sponsors will also receive two tickets to the Annual Year-Ends Awards Banquet. Only a limited number of gold sponsorships are available.


    Silver Sponsorship $500

    Sponsors at this level receive their logo on signage to be displayed at each UHCA event, a logo and company description on the UHCA Sponsors page with links back to the sponsor’s website and two tickets to the Annual Year-Ends Awards Banquet.


    Bronze Sponsorship $200

    Sponsors at this level receive a logo and company description on the UHCA Sponsors page with links back to the sponsor’s website and two tickets to the Annual Year-Ends Awards Banquet.


    Event Sponsorships

    If you are interested .in supplying products or other donations as prizes for an event, please contact each event host directly.

  • 04 Feb 2015 5:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    UHCA has two exciting Judging Clinics planned for February and March. These clinics are designed to educate current and potential judges on the UHCA Handbook and the mechanics/nuances of judging a UHCA Challenge Event. Participation in this hands-on clinic is by invitation only, however, auditors are welcome!

    UHCA Members and fellow horsemen are invited to attend and take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about what judges look for and listen to our expert panel explain obstacle scoring. Auditors can follow along with their own scorecards, comparing their observations to our experts’ and are encouraged to participate in designated auditor Q&A sessions. More info at!
    It's free to audit, just bring a sack lunch and a chair!


  • 18 Jan 2015 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UHCA now offers a variety of merchandise screen printed with the new UHCA logo. Items such as t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs and more can be purchased directly from  Now you can show your UHCA pride! More information can be found at here.


    Zazzle has hundreds of apparel styles available...more than just what is pictured in the store. After selecting the item with the logo placement you prefer, click on See All Styles to pick the style of shirt that suits your taste the best! Long-sleeve, short sleeve, v-neck, sweatshirt, hoodie--whatever your taste, Zazzle has it! 


    Prices for merchandise are set by Zazzle with 10% of each sale going to support the UHCA. 


    Visit our Zazzle Store today! 

  • 15 Dec 2014 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 11th (Sat) - Eagle Ranch, Collins, MO

    May 9th (Sat) - Miller's Ranch, Maple Hill, KS

    May 30th (Sat) - Linn Co., Mound City, KS

    June 20th (Sat) - R Bar B, Topeka, KS

    July 18th (Sat) - Von Holten Ranch, Sedalia, MO

    August 29th (Sat) - Big River Ranch, Lexington, MO

    September 20th (Sun) - Strong City, KS

    October 3rd (Sat) - C5T Ranch, Benton, KS

  • 16 Nov 2014 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board appreciates the participation of the membership in the recent survey we sent out. Getting feedback makes it much easier for the board to make decisions about the future of UHCA and potential Handbook changes. Below are the results of the survey.


    Key Issues:

    Should we increase the number of obstacles in the Buckaroo division?

    • 63% of members are in favor of this change
    • 13% of members were opposed to this change
    • 23% of members expressed no opinion
    • Breaking down the results a bit further, 85% of parents of Buckaroo riders supported this decision

    The board had decided to increase the number of obstacles for the Buckaroo division to 8.


    The next important issue was whether members felt that moving the Colt division from the high impact course to the low impact course was a positive or negative change.

    • 62% of the members felt it was a positive change
    • Less than 8% felt it was a negative change
    • Of the riders who have competed in the Colt division in the past two seasons, 66% felt it was a positive change

    The board is still discussing how we can improve timing of our events so both courses finish closer to the same time while still keeping our colts safe .

    We also wanted to know if you felt 2 year old colts were too young to be competing in UHCA events.

    • 33% of members said 2 year old colts should not be ridden in UHCA events
    • 41% of members felt that it should be up to the rider to decide
    • 25% were unsure of how they felt about this issue

    The board had decided not to prohibit 2 year old colts from UHCA competitions, but we do encourage riders to consider the health and welfare of these young horses when deciding to compete on them.


    80% of the membership expressed an interest in being able to register for events and pay entry fees online. There are some logistical challenges with paying for entries in advance when there is a third-party host involved. For now, we will most likely offer pre-registration online, but you’ll have to pay at the event with the exception of UHCA-hosted events such as this year’s race at Burlington.


    80% of the membership indicated they would like to have access to an online member directory. We will be adding this feature to the website.  By default, the directory will display the members name, city, and state, but members can control what information is displayed or not displayed by editing their privacy settings in their profile.


    62% of members indicated that the online Handbook meets their needs. The board decided to print a handful of Handbooks for those that do prefer print and these will be available at events, but will not be mailed out.


    87% of members felt that the current method of providing access to scorecards is effective, so we will continue to make the scorecards available at the following event. However, the scorecards will be discarded after the subsequent event, so be sure to have someone pick yours up for you if you are unable to attend the following event.

  • 05 Oct 2014 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another exciting UHCA season comes to an end with a great event at Burlington, KS. Thanks to Jim and Joyce Ochs for putting on a fun finale to our 2014 season. The hospitality of the folks in Burlington was outstanding and we really appreciate all the support UHCA and this event received from the community of Burlington and Coffey County. It was great to see spectators in the stands and to see new riders experience cowboy racing for the first time.  Results have been posted to the UHCA website.

    It was amazing to see our riders and their horses/mules improve throughout the season. It may be a few (chilly) months until our next race, but we’re sure all our riders will be working hard to improve and up the ante for 2015! 

    Congratulations to our winners!

    Buckaroo: Avery Howell

    Youth:  Alaina Rohnke

    Novice: Joyce Ochs

    Classic: Jim Ochs

    Colt: Josh Rushing

    Intermediate: Pat Glidewell

    Amateur: Jim Ochs

    Open: Runt Rageth

  • 15 Sep 2014 8:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    It’s hard to believe we’ve already had 8 races this year. Rex Buchman and the Flint Hills Rodeo Association put on a great event this past Sunday. It was a long day, but the courses were challenging and it was such a treat to get to do so much cattle work! Thanks to everyone who came out to support UHCA and our host. It was a beautiful day in the Flint Hills of Kansas!

    Congratulations to our win...ners!

    Buckaroo: Danali Cramer
    Youth: Alexis Shin
    Novice: Brandy VonHolten
    Intermediate: Spencer Hawerlander
    Colt: Ashley Purdin
    Classic: Jim Ochs
    Amateur: Judy Coffel
    Open: Runt Rageth

    Results and year-end points have been posted on our website.

    Only one more event left this year, and it’s a big one! You don’t want to miss it. Plan to be at the Coffey County Fairgrounds on Oct. 4 and stick around for the Burlington Taste of Fall Celebration going on all weekend long.
    undefined at Flint Hills Rodeo. 

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