• 03 Apr 2020 6:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    While we were excited about seeing our UHCA family at the end of April for our first two races at Eagle Ranch, we unfortunately have to reschedule these events due to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The events will be postponed until October 17-18. If you have made reservations at Eagle Ranch, they will be automatically transferred to the new weekend. If you need to cancel your reservation, please reach out to Eagle Ranch directly at (417) 275-1105. If you have pre-entered, you do not need to re-enter.

    Due to the closing of the venue for the Mid-Central Horsemen’s event in Maryville, MO, on May 16, we regretfully have to postpone that event as well. Information regarding a new date will be forthcoming.

    We hope you are all well and staying healthy. We encourage you to spend this time of social distancing improving your horsemanship and building your relationship with your horse if you are able.

  • 15 Dec 2019 8:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The beginning of each year brings self-promises of improving our riding, learning a new discipline, honing our horsemanship, or finding a new trainer. If any of these New Year’s resolutions sound familiar, mark your calendar for the Ultimate Riding Resolutions Workshop and Top Horse Competition, February 15, 2020, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Arena.

    This event will feature mini-instructional workshops by four top trainers in the region that specialize in disciplines related to extreme cowboy racing and obstacle challenges. Come see what cowboy racing is all about and how to get that competitive edge!

    Throughout the day, eight riders will compete for the coveted Top Horse title (a previous fan favorite at EquiFest). The UHCA Top Horse Competition will feature a jumping derby, an obstacle challenge, and a freestyle event.

    A variety of vendors will also be on hand with quality tack and other products or services. So, fast track your goals in February and join us for this surefire remedy for the winter blues.

    Check out the event listing on the website for more information. 

  • 08 Dec 2019 9:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2020 UHCA event dates have been announced. Mark your calendars! 

    April 25-26 | Eagle Ranch Resort, Collins, MO

    May 16 | Mid-Central Horsemen, Maryville, MO, NEW DATE!

    June 13 | R Bar B, Topeka, KS

    July 18 | Bates County Fairground, Butler, MO,  NEW DATE!

    August 15 | Rain Date

    September 12-13 | Saddle and Sirloin, Kansas City, MO

    October 3 | Irvin Ranch Horse and Cattle Co, Cleveland, MO

  • 16 Oct 2019 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    Our final event of the season was held last weekend in Butler, MO. Scott Sims did a wonderful job of running a 2 day event with really nice courses.

    Congratulations to all division winners:


    Buckaroo- Faith Kuestersteffen

    Youth- Danali Cramer

    Classic- Tim Yoho

    Novice- Diana Brogan

    Intermediate- Nicole Briley

    Colt- Josh Rushing

    Amateur- Kevin Black

    Open- Lee Chapman


    Buckaroo- Abigail Dolecheck

    Youth- Angeline Saliceti

    Classic- Tim Yoho

    Novice- Diana Brogan

    Intermediate- Diana Brogan

    Colt- Josh Rushing

    Amateur- Tim Yoho

    Open- Chad Blunk

    All results have been posted to the website.

  • 08 Sep 2019 6:16 PM | Anonymous

    What a great race yesterday. The team at Saddle & Sirloin did a great job. Thank you to all the volunteers and Mark Beeler for an amazing show.

    Congratulations to all our division winners:

    Buckaroon- Bailey Jones

    Youth- Danali Cramer

    Classic- Jim Ochs

    Novice- Theresa Moore

    Intermediate- Nicole Briley

    Colt- Josh Rushing

    Amateur- Jen Peterson

    Open- Ashley Purdin

    Results have been posted on the website.

  • 25 Aug 2019 6:11 PM | Anonymous

    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

    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

    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.

Chris Redden, President 660-254-0866 |

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