Welcome to the
Alabama Obstacle Challenge Series!!
Growing With Our Riders


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!

Always Evolving to Meet the Needs of
Our Riding Community!  


The Goals of the AOCS:

Are to provide an opportunity to compete and learn about obstacle sports and other equine sports at venues that are LOCAL, AFFORDABLE, and provide a pathway to a CHAMPIONSHIP!!


All Classes (except Leadline) can qualify for

Year End High Point Awards, Belt Buckles and Prizes!!!!

See Rules to learn how to qualify.



Youth In-Hand, Adult In-Hand, Leadline, Youth (7-11), Youth (12-16),

Green Horse, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.



Each Afternoon Test Ride event will host a different professional who will offer our members the opportunity to learn about and participate in a different sport or aspect of horse riding and training.  


This is a great opportunity to try something new, or learn more about something you've been interested doing, in a casual, positive, and relaxed environment!  

The event will begin immediately after Arena Class Awards.  It will consist of an hour-long clinic, practice time, a casual judged competition, followed up by a Q&A session with the clinician/judge.  

This years Afternoon Test Ride topics and clinicians are:

April 3oth - Liberty Obstacles with Christy Cagle

June 18th - Rodeo Events with Lindsey Murphree

September 24th - Emergency/Nervous Riding Techniques

October 22nd - Positive Reinforcement (R+) Training with Leitha Lee

  • Lead Line - $10.00

  • Arena Classes - $35.00 or $25.00 with Early Registration

  • Afternoon Test Ride - $45.00 for competitors, $50.00 for Test Ride Only

  • One Time Yearly Membership - $15.00

    • Leadliners-Free​​

    • $50.00 max for a family

  • SAVE MONEY with Early On-Line Registration - $25.00 up to 1 week before event except Lead Line classes; (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