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Extreme Cowboy Race

Extreme Cowboy RaceThe Extreme Cowboy Race™ was created by Ryan Dohrn of HorseCity.com and famed horse teacher Craig Cameron. "The idea of the course was all Craig and the TV aspect came from HorseCity.com. We are a true team" said Dohrn. Fifteen cowboys and cowgirls began the challenge, but only one was crowned the Extreme Cowboy Race™ Champion. Viewers have the opportunity to watch all of the heart stopping action as horse-and-rider teams compete and are eliminated. HorseCity.com decided to name the event the Extreme Cowboy Race™ in an attempt to challenge typical reality TV shows with an infusion of horseback thrills.

"The course is new for everyone involved," said Ryan Dohrn, HorseCity.com general manager. "The winners from Sacramento are now in a ranch setting and there are a few new faces mixed in with the cowboys and cowgirls. As always, there is a new twist to everyone's favorite obstacles as well as a couple new ones thrown in there."

Some of the favorite obstacles like the famous Texas Three-Step, log drag and varieties of jumps were included, but Cameron decided to bring in some new ones that challenged the riders like never before. At one point each rider has to strip his or her saddle of the horse and pick up a rider and double ride bareback. Competitors also had to use some of their roping skills being asked to rope a green horse. Also this season, there is a time limit for each obstacle and if a competitor goes over the time limit, he or she will be ushered on. This season has added more pressure to the cowboys and cowgirls creating a race that is much more exciting than previous ones. The winner this time around will truly be able to call themselves the Extreme Cowboy Race Champion!

The "Extreme Cowboy Race" is a timed race with obstacles designed to not only push horse and rider out of their traditional comfort zone, but also test the communication and horsemanship of each team. Judges award points based on a set of five criteria: 1. Horsemanship, 2. Cadence, 3. Control, 4. Horse's attitude, and 5. Overall execution. The first round of competition features 14 horse-and-rider teams. The top eight competitors move on to Round 2 for another set of competition. The top four competitors then advance to Round 3 for an all-out race to the finish and the title of "Extreme Cowboy."

Judges award points based on a set of five criteria: 1. Horsemanship, 2. Cadence, 3. Control, 4. Horse's attitude, and 5. Overall execution. Each day competitors competed for one of the prized 'Top Five' positions to advance to the finals. The top 10 competitors plus one wild card competed in an all-out race to the finish and earn the title of "Extreme Cowboy."

The "Extreme Cowboy Race" spans 15, 30-minute episodes with each episode featuring horse-and-rider teams as they complete the course. The new season will begin Monday March 5 on RFD-TV with new episodes premiering each week. Each episode will also be available on HorseCity.com to view by those who do not get RFD-TV. Also, like the first two seasons, the "Extreme Cowboy Race #4" will be podcast through iTunes and HorseCity.com.

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