• 25 Aug 2019 6:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well it was a wet rainy weekend and we had to cancel Sunday's race- all that being said Russ and Dina Brown along with the crew at R bar B put on a phenomenal race and team sorting fun in the evening on Saturday. A huge thank you to the whole team at R Bar B for a great day!

    Congratulations to our division winners:

    Buckaroo: Charlotte Shafton

    Youth: Danali Cramer

    Classic: Jim Ochs

    Novice: Diana Brogan

    Intermediate: Andrea Caponetto Mueller

    Colt: Josh Rushing

    Amateur: Tim Yoho

    Open: Chad Blunk

    Results are posted to the website.

  • 18 Aug 2019 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Coffey County Saddle Club put on a great race in Burlington, KS yesterday. The weather held off and the day was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful race.

    Congratulations to all our division winners:

    Buckaroo- Abigail Dolechek

    Youth- Avery Howell

    Classic- Wes Coffel

    Novice- Karen Rabe

    Intermediate- Holly Rushing

    Colt- Josh Rushing

    Amateur- Alexis Sandness

    Open- Chad Blunk

    Results are posted to the website.

  • 15 Apr 2019 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What a great weekend we had at Eagle Ranch. Our first two day event of the year- 171 riders in two days. Results have been posted to the website. Year end points will be posted soon- please check them for accuracy for yourself and your horse.

    Congratulations to all our division winners:

    Saturday Winners:

    Buckaroo: Faith Kuestersteffen

    Youth: Danali Cramer

    Novice: Telese Blasiman

    Classic: Jim Ochs

    Intermediate: Rita Shinn

    Colt: Josh Rushing

    Amateur: Tim Yoho

    Open: Chad Blunk

    Sunday Winners:

    Buckaroo: Faith Kuestersteffen

    Youth: Josh Sandness

    Novice: Nicole Briley

    Classic: Mark Cantrell

    Intermediate: Mark Cantrell

    Colt: Josh Rushing

    Amateur: Alexis Sandness

    Open: Ashley Purdin

  • 06 Jan 2019 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UHCA Board works on a continuous basis to improve the organization while listening to the needs of our members and riders. With that in mind we want everyone to know the rule changes and important announcements for the 2019 season. We encourage all riders to read the handbook once it is published online in January.

    1- Novice, Amateur, Open and Schooling class entries will now close at 11 am instead of noon. If you ride in any of those classes, please plan to arrive before 11 am to each race.

    2- The Classic division obstacles will now be numbered during the race. This is the only class that will have numbers, but we feel this is a needed benefit for this class to continue to grow.

    3- There have been major changes to the Schooling Class, known before as the New Rider Schooling Class. The schooling class is open to any rider that would like time on the obstacles to work with their horse, or for young horses or riders to get experience in a non-competitive environment. This class can also be done in-hand if desired.

    4- The Colt class definition has also been changed. Beginning in January 2020, a colt will only be eligible for the Colt class for 1 year. It is very important that those planning to ride colts in 2019 or 2020 to read and understand the rule changes .Including the rules about riding in other organizations and Colt class eligibility. Young colts could be ridden in the Schooling class, without it affecting their Colt class status.

    5- The board added an appeals statement to the Open definition. Any rider that has been restricted to the Open class, can appeal to the UHCA board to return to a lower division.

  • 03 Jan 2019 9:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    For the 2019 season, R Bar B is donating a saddle that will be given away by drawing at the Year-End Banquet. Riders get one entry into the drawing for every ride at each race. The winner will be selected at the banquet. The more you race, the better your chances to win! Must be present to win.


    For the 2019 season, McCracken Saddle and Tack is sponsoring a high-point horsemanship award for the Colt Division. The award will be given to the horse/rider team attaining the highest cumulative HORSEMANSHIP points from that teams best 5 races of the season. The 2019 Award will be a custom saddle.

  • 31 Dec 2018 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The beginning of each year brings self-promises of improving our riding, learning a new discipline, honing our horsemanship, finding a new trainer, or cleaning out the tack room. If any of these New Year’s resolutions sound familiar, mark your calendar for the Ultimate Riding Resolutions Workshop and Used Tack Swap, February 2, 2019 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Arena. This event will feature mini-instructional workshops by four of the top trainers in the region that specialize in extreme cowboy racing and obstacle challenges.

    Mid-day, a judging workshop will provide insight to what judges are looking for when scoring a rider’s performance for particular types of obstacles along with valuable tips about how you can increase your scores.

    Reserve a table to find a new home for those gently used items that have been cluttering up your tack room or come and shop for that perfect piece of equipment you’ve been searching for. At the end of the day, we’ll pit our featured trainers head-to-head in a fast-paced match race to demonstrate the excitement, finesse and horsemanship that is the Ultimate Horsemens Challenge Association.  So, fast track your goals in February and join us for this surefire remedy for the winter blues.

    NOTE: This is a spectator event, not a riding event, please don't plan on bringing your horses. 

    Schedule of Events

    8:00 am | Tack Sale Set Up
    9:00 am | Welcome remarks
    9:15 am | Ashley Purdin
    10:15 am | Joshua Rushing
    11:15 am | Judging Workshop
    1:00 pm | Runt Rageth
    2:00 pm | Kylie Fowler
    3:30 pm | Match Race

    Concessions available onsite throughout the day; provided by Back Country Horsemen of Kansas.

    Used Tack Sale
    Members: $10/8ft space
    Non-Members: $20/8ft space
    Tack sale sellers must pre-pay for space and tables online; tables can be rented for $8 each or your can supply your own tables and chairs.


  • 05 Dec 2018 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 13 and 14- Eagle Ranch, Collins, Mo

    May 11- Bates County Fairgrounds, Butler, MO

    June 22 and 23- R Bar B, Topeka, KS

    July 20- EC Equine, Louisburg, KS

    August 17- Coffey County Fairgrounds, Burlington, KS

    September 7- Saddle and Sirloin, Kansas City, MO

    October 12- EC Equine, Louisburg, KS

    Details and fliers to follow.

  • 14 Oct 2018 6:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We want to say a huge thank you not only to the team at EC Equine and Ashley Purdin, but also to all of our riders that were so flexible in our changes to make Saturday's race happen.

    Congratulations to all of our division winners:

    Buckaroo- Angeline Saliceti

    Youth- Josh Sandness

    Classic- Michael Garman

    Novice- Andrea Capenetto-Mueller

    Intermediate- Alexis Sandness

    Colt- Josh Rushing

    Amateur- Chad Blunk

    Open- Runt Rageth

    Results have been posted to the website.

    Please put December 1st on your calendar and make plans to attend our year end banquet.

  • 24 Sep 2018 5:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wow- what a weekend we had in Burlington, KS for a 2 day event.

    We can't say thank you enough to all our riders and the members that stepped in to volunteer to help make the show run so well.

    Congratulations to all our division winners for the two days.

    Saturday division winners:

    Buckaroo- Angeline Saliceti

    Youth- Josh Sandness

    Classic- Jim Ochs

    Novice- Judy Love

    Intermediate- Chris Elbe

    Colt- Josh Rushing

    Amateur- Chad Blunk

    Open- Ashley Purdin

    Sunday division winners:

    Buckaroo- Colton "Tuff" Jones

    Youth- Danali Cramer

    Classic- Jim Ochs

    Novice- Judy Love

    Intermediate- Christine Bennett

    Colt- Jennifer Peterson

    Amateur- Melanie Dolechek

    Open- Ashley Purdin

    Results are posted to the website!

  • 07 Sep 2018 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Burlington event is a fundraiser for the UHCA and as such we need volunteers. We are asking for each member to volunteer to help with 1 class throughout the weekend. If every member agrees to work one class, we would have plenty of help. Please consider which class would work best for you and email us back so we can get you on the schedule. Both days will run the normal go order for both courses. We are willing to work around all riders and what divisions they ride in.

    We appreciate all of our members, their willingness to help out and their flexibility. Please join us for what will be a great weekend at Burlington.

Kim Washam, President 816-383-0159 |

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