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Barrel Racing Events
Barrel Racing Events

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.  


For more information about entering the 2015 Barrel Race, please click here.

Schedule of Events

Title Day Time Location
Barrel Race Mon, Feb 23, 2015 8:00 AM Area 1-7
Barrel Race Tue, Feb 24, 2015 8:00 AM Area 1-7