Welcome to the

Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series!!


3 Sports at 1 Event


Obstacle sports have taken the horse world by storm.  Extreme races, trail challenges, and arena obstacle courses are popping up everywhere! 


In 2008 Jessica Jones, Tricia Harbin, and Anita Duncan held our first obstacle challenge at Chalakee Ranch in Guntersville, AL, with only a youth class, an adult class and 15 or so entries.  


Over the years we have grown into a show that has an average of 70-80 entries, 3 Divisions,  and many classes to choose from!


Jessica Jones, Tricia Harbin, Val Ray, and Lauren Henny have grown the AOCS into a fun, positive and competitive show series.


Riders, horses, donkeys and mules of all kinds, ages, disciplines and abilities come to compete in three of the most popular and exciting obstacle sports out there (timed challenge, trail challenge, and arena challenge)!!


The AOCS is proud to have grown into the competition we have become, and we strive every year to be better and better!

AOCS - 3 Sports at 1 Event!  



The Goals of the AOCS are to provide an opportunity to

compete and learn about 3 types of obstacle sports at venues that are

LOCAL, AFFORDABLE, and provide a pathway to a CHAMPIONSHIP!!


All Classes (except Timed) can qualify for Year End High Point Awards,

Belt Buckles and Prizes!!!!

See Rules to learn how to qulaify.

  • Arena Division *New* In-Hand (Open), Leadline, Youth (6-11), Youth (12-16),  Green Horse, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Trail DivisionYouth (11-16), Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.  

    • Youth (7-11) must have an adult rider with them.

  • Timed DivisionYouth (7-16), Novice, Open



  • Lead Line - $10.00

  • Arena Division - $35.00

  • Trail Division  - $35.00

  • Timed Division - $20.00 (no early registration discount)

  • One Time Yearly Membership - $15.00, Leadliners-Free​​

    • $100.00 max for a family

  • SAVE MONEY with Early On-Line Registration - $25.00 up to 1 week before event for In-Hand, Arena and Trail; (If you early register twice and do not show, you will no longer be eligible for early registration for that season.)

  • Schooling - $10.00 If you would like to practice an obstacle course but do not feel you are ready to compete there will be a schooling time provided at the end of the competition, and during breaks.

  • Competitors’ entry fees include schooling.  Competitors may school only AFTER they have finished competing, or in areas approved by the host.

Valerie Ray            Lauren Henny         Jessica Jones        Tricia Harbin

 Anita Duncan               Jessica Jones                Tricia Harbin