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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 11 classes to choose from!


Jessica Jones, Tricia Harbin, Val Cox, 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 hosted the Ultimate Obstacle Challenge at the 2015 and 2016 Alabama Horse Fair!  We had a fantastic turnout, a great show, and had a blast!!  We look forward to continuing our partnership with The Alabama Horse Council.


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!  


One of the Main Goals of the AOCS is 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!!


Each Obstacle Sport is treated as its own Division with its own set of Classes:

  • Arena Division – Classes offered: Leadline, Youth (6-11), Youth (12-16),  Green Horse, Novice, Intermediate and Open.

  • Trail DivisionClasses offered: Youth (7-11), Youth (12-16), Novice, Intermediate and Open.  Youth (7-11) must have an adult rider with them.

  • Jackpot Timed DivisionClasses offered: Youth (7-16), Open



  • Lead Line - $10.00

  • Arena Division - $35.00

  • Trail Division  - $35.00

  • Jackpot - $20.00 (no early registration discount)

  • Early On-Line Registration - $25.00 up to 1 week before event; (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.

Val Cox            Lauren Henny         Jessica Jones        Tricia Harbin
Board Members

                Anita Duncan               Jessica Jones                

Tricia Harbin                       Lauren Henny                        Val Cox