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.

June 18, 2021 | Racing , Timed / Speed events
After his racing career, Grabin Courage has embraced his new life and work.
June 17, 2021 | Timed Events , Timed / Speed events
Champion barrel racer Kristie Peterson offers perspective on what it takes to win consistently.
June 15, 2021 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
QData presents barrel racing's leading American Quarter Horse money earners, sires, dams, maternal grandsires and paternal grandsires from 2020.
May 06, 2021 | News and Publications , Ranching
AQHA member Katey Jo Gordon wins INSP’s “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown.”
April 29, 2021 | News and Publications , Timed / Speed events
What are the top barrel horse bloodlines? We examine the previous year's leading barrel racing sires.

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