Downunder Extreme Cowboys

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The Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge is a multi-faceted equestrian sporting event that showcases both horse and rider as they maneuver through a series of obstacles. Each obstacle demonstrates both their amazing horsemanship skills and incredible speed. Held in the Nutrien Western Event Center, this event is the richest and most well attended Extreme Cowboy Race in the World. Competition will be tough with a $30,000 purse and $10,000 going to the winner of the sudden death finals. 

This is an invitational competition, limited to 10 elite riders selected to compete in the three go-round event.

Automatic invitations are awarded to the:

* Top three riders in the Pro Class at the previous year's Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA) World finals

* Top three riders from the previous year's Cowboy Up Challenge

* Pro Division champion at the previous year's EXCA US National Championship