About the Barrel Race

Barrel Racing contestants compete against the clock to run a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels. The horse and rider are allowed a running start and time is recorded by a highly accurate electronic eye. The contestant may begin on the left or the right side; however, the contestant is disqualified if he/she turns incorrectly around a barrel. Touching a barrel is permitted, however knocking over a barrel results in a five second penalty.

A good Barrel Racing horse must possess not only speed and agility, but also a good temperament and a big heart. American Quarter Horses are often favored for this event because of their ability to sprint short distances and turn on a dime. American Paint Horses, Appaloosas, and Pintos are also popular mounts. The majority of contestants in barrel racing are women, but quite a few male competitors have also made their mark in the world of barrel racing.

2017 Results

Open 5D - Tuesday, February 21
Adult 4D - Tuesday, February 21
Senior 4D - Tuesday, February 21
Youth 4D - Tuesday, February 21
Youth 8 & Under - Tuesday, February 21
Youth 9-12 - Tuesday, February 21
Youth 13-15 - Tuesday, February 21
Youth 16-18 - Tuesday, February 21
Futurity - Tuesday, February 21
Derby - Tuesday, February 21
Open 4D Poles - Tuesday, February 21
Youth 4D Poles - Tuesday, February 21
Open 5D - Wednesday, February 22
Adult 4D - Wednesday, February 22
Senior 4D - Wednesday, February 22
Youth 4D - Wednesday, February 22
Youth 8 & Under - Wednesday, February 22
Youth 9-12 - Wednesday, February 22
Youth 13-15 - Wednesday, February 22
Youth 16-18 - Wednesday, February 22
Futurity - Wednesday, February 22
Derby - Wednesday, February 22
Open 4D Poles - Wednesday, February 22
Youth 4D Poles - Wednesday, February 22
Open 5D Barrels Average
Open 4D Poles Average
PBRIP Average


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