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.

2016 Barrel Racers can enter the Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program (PBRIP) sidepot for a chance at an additional jackpot with $500 in added money. Click here for PBRIP rules. Exhibitors must pre-enter the Open 5D Barrel Race, then submit a PBRIP entry form (below) upon arrival.

Click here for details and rules for the 2016 Barrel Race. Late entries will be accepted online until February 17, 2016. After February 17, entries must be done at the show.

Schedule of Events

Barrel Race - February 22-23, 2016 | 8:00am | Expo Hall

Downloads

2016 PBRIP Entry Form - pre-enter Open 5D Barrel Race, then submit PBRIP entry form to secretary upon arrival.

Draws

Feb 22 - Open 5D Barrels
Feb 22 - Adult 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Senior 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Youth 4D Barrels
Feb 22 - Youth 8 & Under 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Youth 9-12 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Youth 13-15 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Youth 16-18 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Open 4D Poles
Feb 22 - Youth 4D Poles
Feb 23 - Open 5D Barrels
Feb 23 - Adult 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Senior 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Youth 4D Barrels
Feb 23 - Youth 8 & Under 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Youth 9-12 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Youth 13-15 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Youth 16-18 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Open 4D Poles
Feb 23 - Youth 4D Poles

Results

Feb 22 - Open 5D Barrels
Feb 22 - Adult 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Senior 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Youth 4D Barrels
Feb 22 - 8 & Under 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - 9-12 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - 13-15 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - 16-18 4D Incentive
Feb 22 - Open 4D Poles
Feb 22 - Youth 4D Poles
Feb 23 - Open 5D Barrels
Feb 23 - Adult 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Senior 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Youth 4D Barrels
Feb 23 - 8 & Under 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - 9-12 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - 13-15 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - 16-18 4D Incentive
Feb 23 - Open 4D Poles
Feb 23 - Youth 4D Poles
Youth Barrels Average
Open Poles Average
PBRIP Average

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