Barrel Racing

An exciting race against the clock in which exhibitors follow a course consisting of three barrels in a triangular “cloverleaf” pattern. Riders choose to circle either the right or left barrel first, race to the opposite barrel and complete the course after circling the third barrel and racing down the center of the three barrels to stop the timer. Knocking over a barrel carries a five-second penalty. Barrel racing is popular with all ages and all skill levels. It is an excellent entry event for newcomers to competition.

April 01, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
A leading AQHA racehorse turned barrel horse, Cold Cash 123 has 1-2-3 coded in his bloodline.
March 20, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
View the top barrel horse sires of 2019.
March 18, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
How do you know if your horse needs arthroscopic surgery?
March 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
When life gets tough, turn to your barn buddy for a little equine therapy.
February 12, 2020 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
Nicknamed “Speedy,” Driftwood and his foals were known for their easygoing dispositions and their abilities in the rodeo arena.

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