Skyjacker's Mountain High ("Tuff") and Tracy Pinson Win Second Extreme Cowboy Race World Championship

Hamilton, Texas – Tracy Pinson and her ten year old black Tennessee Walking Horse stallion Skyjacker’s Mountain High (aka “Tuff”) captured their second Extreme Cowboy Race Non Pro World Championship and received an invitation to compete in the Cowboy Up Challenge at the renowned Calgary Stampede in 2013. On top of all that, Tracy was inducted into the Extreme Cowboy Racing Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on very few people in the industry.

Repeating their title from 2009, Tuff and Tracy topped an extremely competitive field of 28 entries in the Non-Pro division of the EXCA World Championships at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas. Horses from all over the US and Canada including Quarter Horses, Arabians, Standardbreds, Paints, Spotted Horses, Mustangs, etc. competed in seven different divisions to garner World Championship titles. 


Tuff was raised and trained at Darby Oaks Stables in Bushnell, Florida by Wayne Conkle and Tracy Pinson. Tuff’s sire, WC Coin’s Skyjacker, was a multi-time world champion versatility horse and won Florida’s Battle of the Breeds. His dam was by the great Ebony’s Mountain Man.



As if this wasn’t exciting enough, Texan At The Ritz (aka “Buford”) and Tracy captured third place in the same Non Pro division, missing a reserve championship by less than one point. Buford also took home the reserve buckle in the Youth division with MeiLan Sim from Hawaii – a repeat of their performance in 2011. Finally, Buford and Lisa Steinbach placed eighth in the large class of Novice riders.



Skyjacker’s Mountain High and Texan At The Ritz continue to prove that the Tennessee Walking Horse is truly the most versatile breed in the business!



Craig Cameron says “Extreme Cowboy racing is kamikaze speed with surgical precision”. The courses require the horse and rider teams to run at full speed and then be able to rein the horse back to perform flying leading changes, ground tie, climb moguls, cross water, side pass over logs, rope or cut cows, go through tunnels, shoot from horseback, cross bridges, jump ditches, ride through trash, pony other horses, or navigate tight obstacles. The course is timed, but horsemanship is a larger factor in the overall score. Horses have to lope well, respond properly to cues, and be able to negotiate any obstacles without hesitation.

A video of their World Championship run can be found on Tracy’s You Tube channel – TWHCowgirl.




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